The University of Windsor is looking to the community for input this summer as it embarks on its next strategic plan, Aspire: Together for Tomorrow.
President Robert Gordon says Aspire is intended to define where the University should be in the future by outlining a path to achieving these goals and providing a guide to decision-making that builds on the institution’s strengths, while expanding on opportunities and working with communities to create a vibrant Windsor-Essex region.
“We’re calling on all members of our neighbouring community to share their thoughts on important issues like what they see as the University’s role in supporting or addressing opportunities and challenges in our region, and what changes could be made to make the campus more welcoming and open to the surrounding community,” he says. “We want people to know that their voice matters and their perspective will have a significant impact on the University’s future.”
In-person listening sessions have been scheduled in the community throughout July and August, with an online feedback component providing more opportunities for people to share their views.
“We want to hear what the community sees as the University’s strengths, as well as gather opinions on what our neighbours view as ideal characteristics for a university in Windsor-Essex,” Dr. Gordon says.
In-person sessions are scheduled for:
- July 26 and Aug. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre, 3277 Sandwich St. W.
- July 28 and Aug. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Alan Wildeman Centre for the Creative Arts, 360 Freedom Way.