Vision and Mission

In the Fall of 2021 the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology (ACB) participated in a stratigic planning retreat. This retreat gave the department an opportunity to reflect on our progress on the existing ACB Strategic Plan (2017-2022), and to discuss and decide upon our goals for the next 5 years, found in the ACB Strategic Plan (2022-2027)

Our Vision

To be a global leader in integrating knowledge creation and dissemination to change how anatomy, cell biology and neurobiology research and teaching is done.

Our Mission

To champion and enhance innovation in research and education; inspire and empower the next generation of students; broaden community engagement; and create new partnerships to attract and produce the best faculty, staff, and students.

Our Values

Excellence, Creativity, Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Accountability

Our Goals

In striving to fulfil our Vision and Mission, the Department is committed to achieving the following Strategic Outcomes:

  • Anatomy & Cell Biology is known for its strong culture of inclusivity and collegiality, where diversity is celebrated and everyone feels welcomed, valued and supported
  • Our programs are the destination of choice for a diverse population of exceptional students seeking an education in cell biology, neurobiology, and/or the anatomical sciences
  • Students experience innovative, high-quality research and learning environments where they are supported, mentored and enabled to achieve success
  • Faculty and trainees participate in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary and dynamic learning and research environment that enhances individual and collective success
  • Our faculty members are recognized and rewarded for individual and team-based accomplishments in research and teaching (innovation, impact, productivity, funding, training)
  • Department members have access to modern, well-equipped research and teaching facilities and resources
  • Faculty, staff, and students actively engage in and contribute to the community through outreach initiatives