Latest Update Alumni Magazine Available Online!
St. Jerome’s University (SJU) is going through a transformation. Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, the university remains focused on providing a valued student experience; welcoming new leadership; updating its Strategic Plan and Academic Plan; continuing its important work on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Indigenization; and Campus Ministry outreach into the local community. “The Work of Transformation” is the focus of the 2021 edition of the university’s Update alumni magazine, now available online.
“Each year when we prepare this publication for our alumni we try to ensure that it reflects the St. Jerome’s of today,” noted SJU President and Vice Chancellor, Peter Meehan. “It is important for our readers to see the work being done to advance our mission. We recognize that alumni have a shared experience at SJU that connects them to our past, but we also want to ensure they are with us as we serve the next generations of students.”
Among the featured articles in this issue are a welcome to the university’s new Vice President Academic and Dean, Carol Ann MacGregor, who makes connections between her academic path to SJU and what lies ahead; Board of Governors Chair, Mike Pautler sharing insights on how the Board is guiding SJU in a changing world; an update on the EDI and Indigenization work on campus and initiatives already demonstrating the university’s commitment ahead of the release of its Action Plan; and a visit to the Tiny Home Takeout with Campus Ministry SJ Acts students, serving pizza and soup to Kitchener-Waterloo’s most vulnerable. Other sections of the magazine include, a message from the president and link to his Installation Ceremony video; an update from campus (focusing in this issue on how research gives students an edge); a spotlight on award winners; the annual financial report; updates from the DRAGEN and Well-Link Labs; news about alumni, faculty, staff, and contract academic staff; and opportunities to join us at upcoming university events.
“The 2021 edition of Update is our year in review with a positive look ahead,” added Meehan. “It is also a starting point for conversations with our alumni, and other members of our community, whose feedback is an important part of our planning process.”
Update magazine has been distributed since 1983 in various formats. During the pandemic, and in keeping with the focus of this issue’s content on change, the magazine was published in an online format only for this edition.
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