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2022 - 2027 Strategic Plan
Academic Excellence



Champion the value and importance of mission-driven education in the 
humanities and social sciences.

Enrich students’ learning experience through distinctive and complementary courses and programs.

Invest in and enhance our compelling faculty research in the humanities social sciences.

Elevate our reputation for excellence in teaching and learning.




  • Communicate SJU’s role at the University of Waterloo as a centre for exceptional humanities and social science research and education.
  • In partnership with the University of Waterloo, become an exemplary model of best practice in federated and affiliated university college relations.

  • Develop an innovative and attractive Academic Plan for the University that accentuates our course and program offerings, their content and delivery.

  • Expand mission and community-oriented experiential service-learning programming.

  • Develop an Academic Plan that leverages and builds upon existing scholarship, research and creative activities to establish SJU as a centre of excellence.

  • Raise the profile of faculty research through a communication plan that works to highlight its quality and significance, and, where possible, its relationship to our mission of service in support of the common good.

  • Recognize, communicate and celebrate the University’s commitment to teaching excellence and innovation.