The University of Ottawa is the world’s largest bilingual (English-French) university located in Canada’s Capital. Over 40,000 students, 5,000 employees & more than 210,000 alumni are the core uOttawa community. The school has 10 faculties with 450+ programs & is a member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities.
The project integrated design thinking to create a 10 year university Strategic Plan called #IMAGINE2030. It evolved into an on-line digital multi-platform experience bringing together LEGO® Serious Play®, NUREVA Span™ collaborative digital canvases & BANGtheTABLE©, a digital public consultation tool, to create a bilingual multi-platform experience for anyone wanting to contribute ideas for the future university. Launched January 2019, this ground-breaking design project involved 35 in-person events, while gathering hundreds of on-line ideas, comments, views & recommendations globally over six weeks, to challenge the status quo and propose a more resilient, durable & dynamic uOttawa future experience. Hundreds of students, staff, professors, alumni, stakeholders & community members shared their vision of the future university model. #IMAGINE2030 resulted in #TRANSFORMATION2030 here.