Institutional Priorities

Process and Looking Forward

Consultation Events

  1. 28 key interviews
  2. 126 academic roundtable participants
  3. 40+ student consultations
  4. 150 ThoughtExchange participants
  5. 6 Strategic Council meetings
  6. 30 “Dr. Watson Is In” sessions
  7. 12 group consultations


The development of this plan was led by the joint steering committee of the Academic Plan and the Research Plan, and supported by an Indigenous Advisory committee who provided guidance to ensure the plan was developed to align with our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

While our Strategic Plan provides broad direction to the Academic Plan, we also knew the detail of how to achieve what we wanted would be driven by input from staff and students, as well as RRC Polytech’s Strategic Councils. The plan that follows has been built through the contributions of a wide variety of stakeholders through individual, group and College-wide consultations, including with the Knowledge Keepers Council. In total, more than 300 people contributed to the development of this plan.

Looking Forward

Our Strategic Plan embraces our role as Manitoba’s polytechnic. This Academic Plan charts our path forward, outlining our priorities and informing decision-making throughout its five-year implementation.

RRC Polytech’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation — and the pursuit of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in everything we do — is our collective responsibility, and underpins all elements of the Academic Plan. So too does our commitment to developing and deepening partnerships wherever appropriate.

This is the context in which we have developed our Academic Plan and to which our priorities seek to respond.


As a community, we look forward to working together to achieve the goals of this plan for the betterment of Manitoba and all Manitobans.

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