Okanagan College continues to Inspire.
After nearly 60 years of transforming lives and communities, the college has unveiled a road map to its future with an inspiring new plan that keeps the needs of learners – and a growing and changing region – at the forefront.
OC’s board of governors recently gave unanimous approval to Inspire, the college’s new strategic plan that maps out the mission, vision and priorities of the institution for the coming years.
“Okanagan College has long taken its mission to heart, striving to transform lives and communities,” said Vernon’s Juliette Cunningham, board chair. “As we collectively emerge from an intense period of change and uncertainty as a society, we know the college will continue to play a vital role in recovery, resilience, sustainable growth and innovation in the region. Inspire sets OC’s course for many ways in which we can play that role.”
Inspire is the culmination of hundreds of perspectives, conversations, ideas, comments and questions presented during a series of engagement sessions in 2021.
“As the title – Inspire – suggests, the feedback throughout this process was clear: Okanagan College is an inspiring place because of its people,” says Okanagan College president Neil Fassina.
“With Inspire, OC re-affirms its pledge to weave Indigenous world views into all aspects of college life as part of the institution’s journey toward reconciliation,” explains Fassina. “From our learning and research environments to our physical, cultural, social and spiritual spaces on campuses, to our structures, policies and practices, Inspire outlines our unwavering commitment to working with, listening to and learning from Indigenous communities throughout this journey.”
More information about the college’s new strategic plan is available at www.okanagan.bc.ca/inspire.
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