To Live Our Mission: Changing Lives
Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2023
St. Joseph’s College, an affiliated college of the University of Alberta, was established in 1926 to provide instruction in Catholic theology and philosophy, courses in related subject areas approved by the Faculty of Arts, research expanding the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, sacramental and pastoral services, and residences for men and women. The College’s relationship with the University of Alberta exemplifies a uniquely Canadian model of Catholic higher education, grounded in the theology of encounter and engagement that Pope Francis most recently articulated in Evangelii Gaudium (2013). For this reason, the College’s programs and research over the last 90 years have contributed to the distinctiveness of the University of Alberta as a leading university in Canada and the world.
Emerging from the broad process of reaffirming the Identity and Mission of St. Joseph’s College (2015), the Board of Governors has initiated and approved this Strategic Plan in order to shape decision-making over the next five years. The core elements of the Plan emerge from the efforts of various working groups, along with data gleaned from interviews, focus groups, and environmental scans. By building upon the College’s existing strengths, the Board calls all constituents of the College To Live Our Mission by continuing to engage the world with the College’s commitment to the dialogue of faith and reason, and its love and care for the entirety of God’s creation.
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