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University Strategic Plan

Draft Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Directions

 

Now more than ever, Mount Royal University needs to define a strategy to set the course for our future and unite our community.

We will soon complete the important task of updating our University Strategic Plan. We welcome the campus community to read and reflect on the draft vision, mission, values and strategic directions presented here, and share your thoughts. We will consider all feedback, particularly where we see common themes reflected in input from across campus.

We look forward to engaging with all of our stakeholders and governance bodies further as the plan is finalized.

 

Draft Vision

Opening minds and changing lives

Draft Mission

To provide meaningful and engaged learning opportunities that create individual transformation and societal benefit.

Draft Values

Transformation

Belonging

Boldness

Inquisitiveness

Authenticity

 

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Transformation

  • We are positive and future‑focused with the energy to create and lead
  • We face changes in the world with courage, connection and capability
  • We provide an educational experience that empowers students to succeed and have an impact in an evolving world

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Belonging

  • We celebrate the diversity of people, culture and ideas by fostering a safe and inclusive campus
  • We meet students where they are, providing an education and experience accessible to all
  • We support people to become who they want to be, through academic and personal growth
  • We are rooted in the Calgary community and we welcome the world to experience MRU

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Boldness

  • We are risk-takers and changemakers: courageous, collaborative and confident
  • We are ambitious and comfortable challenging traditional expectations
  • We offer a space to enable people to become who they want to be, on their journey of self‑discovery
  • We view challenges as opportunities to adapt through new ways of thinking and doing

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Inquisitiveness

  • We appreciate knowledge is limitless and continually seek to learn
  • We recognize critical thought is the basis of education and encourage new perspectives
  • We value dialogue and inquiry rooted in free expression, together with civility, mutual respect and empathy
  • We pursue scholarly inquiry through research and innovation to inform teaching and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practice
  • We help students understand the world so they may apply their knowledge for societal good

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Authenticity

  • We know who we are and seek to change and grow in a uniquely MRU way
  • We proudly pursue a path in post-secondary education that puts undergraduate students first
  • We admire people who, as part of their MRU legacy, are true to themselves and make a positive impact in the lives of others, in their communities and in the world
  • We have a 100-year legacy of service and will thrive for many years to come

Draft strategic directions

Taken together, our strategic directions guide our future planning and decision making. Though numbered sequentially, they are of equal importance and intersect to enhance our strengths while rising to meet the challenges to inspire and inform how we will fulfill our mission and vision over the next five years.