Summary: Message from the President September 2009
Welcome to the University of Regina, and welcome to the start of the 2009-2010 academic year!
For many of us, September is a time of new beginnings, especially for our new students, faculty
and staff. Welcome to YOUR university.
The new academic year holds great promise for all of us, and I am filled with optimism and
excitement about the year ahead. One of the reasons is that the University of Regina has a new
strategic plan. It was developed through extensive consultations with our University community
and the broader community. Our Board of Governors approved the plan over the summer. It is
called: "mâmawohkamâtowin: Our Work, Our People and Our Communities." The Cree word
mâmawohkamâtowin means "co-operation; working together towards common goals". This plan
will guide our direction for the next five years and beyond.
Our new strategic plan will have an impact on our lives and futures, and you will begin to see
the results in the things that we do this year. For example, we will look for ways to incorporate
sustainable practices into all of our activities; we will make every effort to engage more
meaningfully with our First Nations and Metis communities; we will work hard to improve the
university experience for all of our students; and we will work toward an even more welcoming
campus where we properly recognize the achievements of our students, faculty, staff, and
I'm very excited about this new opportunity to realize our potential as an academic community. I
hope you share my enthusiasm as we work together toward these common goals.