Courageous Curiosity

Empower a daring culture of innovation with the courage to confront humanity's greatest challenges and opportunities.

Unleash Discovery. Inspire students, faculty, and staff with the responsibility and expectation to be boldly curious as learners, researchers, scholars, and artists.

Uplift Indigenization. Expand the understanding and practice of Indigenous ways of knowing and concepts of innovation.

Embrace Interdisciplinarity. Cement and catalyze interdisciplinary endeavour as a core premise of learning, research, scholarship, and creativity.

Seek Solutions. Foster a problem-solving, entrepreneurial ethic among students, faculty, and staff, harnessing opportunities to apply our research, scholarly, and artistic efforts to community and global priorities.


Boundless Collaboration

Invigorate the impact of collaboration and partnership in everything we do.

Enrich Disciplines. Build, enhance, and sustain research, scholarly and artistic strength central to vibrant collaboration within and among all disciplines and academic units.

Align Structures. Ensure that academic, administrative, and physical infrastructure enable collaborative opportunities for all students, faculty, and staff.

Embolden Partnerships. Foster, expand, and diversify local, national, and global partnerships—with governments, businesses, and civil society in rural, northern and urban communities—rooted in reciprocal learning and the co-creation of knowledge.

Experience Reconciliation. Nurture the humility, ethical space, and conviction central to embedding the spirit and practice of reconciliation in all our engagement efforts.

Inspired Communities

Inspire the world by achieving meaningful change with and for our communities.

Embrace Manacihitowin (respect one another). Strengthen bonds of respect, trust, and shared benefit with Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, across Canada, and globally.

Amplify Value. Distinguish the university as an essential community partner by growing and documenting our impact on prosperity, quality of life, social resilience, ecological sustainability, and student success in rural and northern Saskatchewan, in our towns and cities, and in communities across Canada, and globally.

Celebrate Stories. Equip all members of our community with the tools and opportunities to share and propagate the university’s knowledges, successes, and stories—locally and globally.

Energize Champions. Galvanize and diversify relationships with our alumni and donor community.

2025 Aspirations

Transformative Decolonization Leading to Reconciliation. The world needs a university in which Indigenous concepts, methodologies, pedagogies, languages, and philosophies are respectfully woven into the tapestry of learning, research, scholarship, creativity, and community engagement.

Productive Collaboration. The world needs a university in which research and innovation are inspired by and accountable to community partners.

Meaningful Impact. The world needs a university resolutely committed to measuring its own success in terms of the aspirations of the communities it serves.

Distinguished Learners. The world needs a university whose graduates have the drive, the curiosity, and the humility to work with others in addressing the greatest challenges and opportunities the world faces.

Global Recognition. The world needs a university that sets the standard in learning, research, scholarship, creativity, and community engagement.

Strategic Framework and Narrative

The complete plan document can be found here.