Our values

What’s important to us and what kind of university – and people – we strive to be.

Balance

We complement the research, learning and work environment with social, cultural, sports and recreational spaces, services and programs to promote a healthy community.

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Explore our health and recreation programming

Collaboration

We build bridges through proactive communications between individuals, between teams, between departments and faculties, and with other organizations in the community, with integrity and transparency.

Curiosity

We are stimulated by the unknown and unexpected, and rely on it to provoke exploration and innovation.

Excellence

We expect the best of everyone who works and learns at the University of Calgary. We support and recognize the achievements of all community members and help each other achieve our highest ambitions.

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Globalization

We think and act with a global mind-set, acknowledging the pervasiveness of worldwide connectivity, aware of global developments and acting on opportunities to benefit the world we serve.

Read about our international activity 

Support

We value people who interact with others in an inclusive and respectful manner. We offer high-quality programs and services to promote health and safety, foster community morale and meet the diverse needs of all we serve.

Read our campus mental health strategy

Sustainability

We commit to leadership in sustainable ways of living, working and learning. We take care of the physical, natural and social environment. We uphold balanced budgets, positive social relationships and the health of our planet.

Read our sustainability strategy