In this digitally driven era of ceaseless change, our diligent stewardship of the wisdom of the past must not distract us from the urgency of present and future imperatives.
Twenty-first century learners cannot be expected to approach uOttawa in the ways that nineteenth or twentieth century learners did, nor will they tolerate outdated academic program offerings and inflexible learning technologies.
Our students and faculty – those of today and of tomorrow – demand that we be nimble, and that we seize every new opportunity to create, share and discover knowledge, proactively exploring new pedagogies and learning platforms as they emerge. Consequently, developing an institutional culture and toolset to enable rapid, responsive, practical and flexible iteration is critical to ensuring uOttawa's continuing relevance and excellence in the decade to come.
Constant technological change is now our reality. Agility is a state of being that will allow us to gracefully evolve in step with the world around us.