Strategic Plan 2023-2028

Mobility for all!

Too often, pain-free movement is taken for granted. But millions of people suffer from a loss of mobility or painful movement through accident, disease, or ageing. The UBC Department of Orthopaedics’ dream is a world of pain-free mobility for all. We strive to get people moving and keep them moving, so they can do the things they need and love to do. So they can live their best lives.

A united, empowered, dynamic UBC Department of Orthopaedics can lead the way in transformative orthopaedic healthcare solutions, for BC and the world.

We are proud to present our strategic plan for achieving these ambitious goals.

Our Goals

Our overarching goal is to be a global centre of excellence in orthopaedic healthcare that inspires our profession and advances patient outcomes by delivering our rallying cry of mobility for all.

  1. Establish an exemplary orthopaedic teaching and learning experience, recognized as a global gold standard, from undergraduate to Continued Medical Education.
  2. Make insightful discovery through groundbreaking research in orthopaedic healthcare that pushes boundaries of understanding and positively impacts practices and patient outcomes.
  3. Provide a fully engaged and integrated clinical practice in a department that works collaboratively and effectively in partnerships to deliver outstanding orthopaedic healthcare outcomes.

Our Vision

Pain free mobility for all.

Our Values

Our “stronger together” philosophy: We strive to attract and retain the best talent, and we value integrity, excellence, respect and collaboration. We champion environmental sustainability and are committed to upholding the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

Our Mission

To maximize your mobility and function.

Our Commitments

Our “local to global” commitments: We hold commitments to three distinct yet integrated groups: ourselves, our local community, and the global community.

Our Strategic Framework

At the core, is our patient who seeks mobility. Supporting this are the twin forces of our ‘stronger together’ values and our ‘local to global’ commitments.

Our actions are executed through the three core pillars or disciplines of education, research and clinical practice.

There are two internal programs; developing sustainable systems and structures to enable us to deliver our goals effectively, and Culture and Communication – essential elements for a complex organization like ours to function well.

Throughout all our actions are the cross-cutting themes of Patient-Driven Partnerships and Patient Impact. Everything we do is ultimately measured by successful patient outcomes.

Learn More & Get Involved

Engage with our Strategic Plan

Is your work or research linked to items outlined in our Strategic Plan? Your stories will help build a greater sense of community in the Department and help raise the Department’s profile. They may be featured in Department communications and may also be directed through other UBC and external communications channels.

READI Committee

A Respectful Environments, Equity, Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion (READI) Committee was established in 2021 to provide leadership across the UBC Department of Orthopaedics in the areas of anti-racism and anti-discrimination for all. Discover the purpose of the group and what you, as a member of the Department, can do to support this important initiative.

Global Orthopaedics

Learn more about our activities that improve orthopaedic care and outcomes in communities all around the globe.

Special thanks to all the faculty, staff, students and partners across the province who have contributed to the development of this plan.