Greetings! It is hard to believe I have already completed my first year as President of Tyndale University. And what a year it has been! Of utmost importance through the pandemic has been ensuring the health and safety of students, faculty and staff while continuing to deliver an outstanding educational experience. But COVID-19 is not our only focus.

Of particular note, we are developing a new institutional strategic plan. To ensure forward momentum while this work is underway, last November, we launched four key priorities to provide focus during the transition and to ensure that we are moving forward as a university even as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These priorities are:

  • Culture: One of Tyndale’s greatest strengths is our staff and faculty. We are exploring ways to ensure that we continue to develop, retain and attract individuals who engage in our mission with head, heart and hands and who shape the culture we value and enjoy.
  • Academic Programs: We have begun identifying new and ongoing academic programs while considering ways to enhance our use of resources between and within Undergraduate and Graduate/Seminary programs, and with the Open Learning Centre.
  • Structures/Policies/Property: Our ability to manage, develop and implement our infrastructure is a critical part of this transition. Key questions include: How will we steward and leverage the property and facilities? What structures will enable us to move forward? How will we manage policies needed for growth?
  • Technology: Technology is an enabler that supports each of these priorities and needs to be woven through all of the above. We are seeking ways to enhance our use of technology to improve delivery of programs and services to students, to support employees and to make our administrative processes more efficient and effective.

Much progress has been made and more will shared in the months ahead. In this moment of reading this Annual Impact Report, we invite you to pause, reflect and give thanks to God for all that has happened in the past year.

You have played a vitally important role in this important work. Thank you. The following pages are a testimony of God’s work in the lives of students through your partnership with Tyndale University.

God bless you,

Dr. Marjory Kerr
President and Vice Chancellor