Principal releases sequel to 2010 vision document
Principal Daniel Woolf has released a position paper outlining his thoughts on the university’s past and present, and its future over the next decade. The Third Juncture focuses on Queen's core values, challenges the university is facing, and the importance of collective imagination moving forward.
“This is a critical time in the history of the university, and for postsecondary education in Canada,” says Principal Woolf. “I believe that creative thinking will help guide us through the many challenges that are ahead.”
The Third Juncture explores how the university's values – including a strong sense of community, a commitment to excellence, and a drive toward innovation – will intersect with economic change, advancements in technology, and the globalization of education and knowledge. It imagines what Queen's will look like in 2022, both physically and figuratively, as the university blends the commitment and talent of exceptional faculty and students with opportunities leading to discovery, social innovation and technological advances.
In January 2010 Principal Woolf released a vision document titled Where Next?, suggesting a number of possible directions for Queen's and asking some general questions. The Third Juncture was written following the two-year planning exercise culminating in the Academic Plan and clarifies ideas and questions raised in Where Next?