The Faculty of Medicine launched its new strategic plan, Building the Future, in September 2016.

In Building the Future, we articulate the commitments, principles, goals, and objectives that will propel us forward. The plan builds upon Faculty of Medicine successes in training the next generation of health professionals and developing focused areas of research pre-eminence; and it enables the Faculty, and the University, to deepen and extend our leadership role in shaping British Columbia’s health system and contributing to the knowledge economy of the province.

The plan provides a shared purpose and vision that will guide our decisions. Our priorities, based firmly on effective collaboration with our academic and health partners, strive to reflect the impact of transformative trends in health and care, and create an agile and effective organization that uses resources, investment and strategic fundraising efficiently and effectively in the face of fiscal pressures.

Through successful implementation of the plan, we will have a modern, financially sustainable organization that delivers efficient and effective services to students, faculty, and staff in coordination with our partners; we will be delivering the next generation of health care professionals, researchers, and educators to enable truly excellent person-centered health care and population-level preventative and precision medicine; and we will be well-placed to provide answers to fill knowledge gaps that inform how we can improve health and health care for our citizens, and truly provide health through knowledge and innovation.

Planning Process

​​​​​The Faculty of Medicine launched a strategic planning process in early 2016 to develop our blueprint for the future and guide the Faculty of Medicine through to 2021.​​ The process we followed is summarized below.

Phase 1: Ground the Plan

Phase 2: Shape the Plan 

  • Seek input from faculty, staff, and students in province-wide town halls and an online form
  • Seek input from stakeholders group meetings, such as:
    • Associate and Assistant Deans, Research
    • Centre and Institute Directors
    • Educational Council
    • Medical Alumni Association
    • Senior Administrator Group
    • Student Representatives
    • Government and external partners 
  • Hold working group meetings to discuss themes and input received
  • Consolidate high-level plan content based on input received

Phase 3: Share the Plan 

Phase 4: Implementation Planning

  • Map the implementation approach
  • Present implementation approach to faculty, staff, and students at November 23, 2016 Full Faculty Meeting (to watch the presentation, visit this link
  • Invite faculty, staff, and students to participate in implementation of the Strategic Plan
  • Create Pillar Advisory Groups and set priorities for each pillar
  • Invite participation and establish Operational Working Groups to support key action and activities (ongoing)