Aspirations for the Decade Ahead

In developing this plan, we have reflected on and solidified aspirations for the faculty, outlined as our commitment, responsibility, and impact.

Our commitment

We are dedicated to making the Faculty of Arts the top Arts faculty in Canada and within the top 20 in the world over the next 10 years.

To accomplish this, we must support current practices while enhancing our programs and research, especially in UBC’s four core areas: Research Excellence, Transformative Learning, Local and Global Engagement, and People and Places.

Our scale and diversity are great assets: we can facilitate interdisciplinary research and teaching, and provide our students with the resources needed to achieve success and effect change in the world.

Our responsibility

We recognize our responsibility to our students and the people of British Columbia to provide high-quality, high-impact, and accessible education as well as leading-edge research, knowledge mobilization, public scholarship, and opportunities for lifelong learning.

Our impact

As the leading Arts faculty in Western Canada, our global reach, intercultural expertise, and international connections bring innumerable economic, cultural, and social advantages to the province, including the training of subsequent generations to engage globally and contribute to a diverse environment.

An Arts degree remains the best passport to career flexibility and is a powerful tool in the life-readiness of our students.

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