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Special Projects

"Our Shared Priorities" is a strategic vision for the Ontario Agricultural College for 2018-2023. It helps us to focus our efforts and remind us of the value we place on: student success, achieving excellence, supporting our people, organizational effectiveness and our legacy and reputation. We look to this document for guidance - to help us focus our efforts and to remind us of what matters most in terms of who we are and what we do. It also influences an annual reporting exercise that shares key examples of how our joint purpose is being realized across OAC. Read the full "Our Shared Priorities" strategic vision here.

Developed by OAC’s Research and Graduate Studies team, the Graduate Destinations initiative shares 2019 employment data of over 3,050 alumni who graduated with a master's or PhD from 1999 to 2019. They found that OAC graduates are employed in all sectors including post-secondary, private, government, not-for-profit, other public and individual.  Learn more about the Graduate Destinations initiative here.

People are the most important asset in the agriculture and food sectors; organizations prosper through leadership, professionalism and talent. In 2011 and 2017, OAC commissioned studies, entitled Planning for Tomorrow, to determine the projected needs for highly qualified personnel in the agriculture and food sectors in Ontario. The results from the study confirmed a significant gap between the supply of graduates from OAC programs and demands of the agri-food sector. The Ontario Agricultural College’s Planning for Tomorrow initiative is evolving to prepare students with the skills needed to succeed and support the future of the agriculture and food sectors. With industry support for Planning for Tomorrow, through a new $2 million fundraising campaign, OAC will pursue a comprehensive strategy. More about the Planning for Tommorrow project goals and campaign here.