St renew

The University of Guelph has released a draft of its strategic renewal document intended to guide the University’s planning in the months and years ahead.

The document is available online. Comments and suggestions may be made on the strategic renewal website or emailed to through May 17.

“This outlines the directions and principles that will help guide our planning processes in the years ahead,” said president Franco Vaccarino.

“It’s a statement of who we are as a University and where we’re going together.”

The draft document is based on input from faculty, staff, students, alumni and others interested in the University of Guelph’s future. A broadly representative strategic renewal advisory committee identified major themes from consultations held last fall, which are included in the document.

Vaccarino is now inviting comment from U of G and Guelph community members.

“Throughout this process, our community’s input has been central to the continued refinement and evolution of the core elements of this document. I look forward to receiving feedback on the draft document.”

The strategic renewal process began in September 2015 to help the University define a common purpose and direction. Once this document is approved, current and future planning initiatives will be checked against it to help support and guide planning.