Queen's new strategic plan for global engagement


Queen's new strategic plan for global engagement

University releases draft Global Engagement Strategic Plan for campus consultation.

By Dave Rideout

March 2, 2023


Queen's banners hanging from lamp posts along campus' University Avenue.
The Global Engagement Strategy consultation is open for feedback until Friday, Mar. 17, 2023.

Queen’s is launching an online call for feedback on the draft Global Engagement Strategic Plan. Created to support the Queen’s Strategy,  the plan outlines six objectives to deepen the university’s global impact and ability to help shape a more just, equitable and sustainable society.

“Our university community is driven by intellectual curiosity, passion, and a propensity for teamwork, positioning us as an institution capable of addressing society’s most significant global challenges,” says Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “With a new, comprehensive Global Engagement Strategic Plan to guide this work, we will continue to strengthen our impact on a global scale.”

The draft Global Engagement Strategic Plan aims to take a principled approach to global engagement grounded in I-EDIAA, mutual benefit and sustainability. It focuses on several areas for growth, among them: embedding Queen’s in the global community through mutually – beneficial partnerships, cultivating critical and innovative thinkers through global learning, advancing inclusive excellence in research, and creating a campus environment in which everyone can thrive.

The strategic plan has been built on extensive community engagement. The Office of the Vice-Provost, Global Engagement considered and incorporated input from over 400 faculty members, students, staff, Kingston community members, and global partners. Queen’s sought additional guidance from the International Association of Universities (IAU), whose representatives visited campus in May 2022 and shared comprehensive recommendations for how to enhance our international engagement.

“A spirit of partnership and collaboration animates the global engagement strategic plan. A plan is most promising when designed with the same collaborative spirit it seeks to encourage, so that has been our approach from the start,” says Sandra den Otter, Vice-Provost, Global Engagement. “We consulted widely in preparing our draft Global Engagement Strategic Plan, and we look forward to receiving further feedback to ensure that the plan resonates with the broader campus community.”

All campus community members are invited to review and submit feedback on the draft Global Engagement Strategic Plan before it is finalized. The consultation period ends on Friday, Mar. 17, 2023. To share your thoughts, visit the Global Engagement Strategic Plan consultation website.

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