Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High

Spark meaningful change

Today, the University of Calgary is bursting with potential. For half a century we have created and grown a community of thinkers, leaders and drivers.

Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High promises to positively charge our campus community, our city and beyond for the next 50 years – with student experiences to unleash potential, research outcomes to benefit society, and community connections to strengthen our ties.

Join us - because when you combine your energy with ours, anything is possible.

Overall goal: $1.3 billion

Progress to date: 60%

Donors: 21,235

Gifts to date: 53,421

Campaign progress

Thanks to generous gifts from alumni and friends, Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High is already fueling transformative change across campus and beyond.

Committed members of the community, together with corporations and government, partnered to establish the Canadian Natual Resources Limited Engineering Complex at the Schulich School of Engineering.

On Sept. 15, 2016, we celebrated the vision and commitment of 88 members in our inaugural Legacy Society event. The Legacy Society is a planned giving initiative to celebrate individuals who have included the university in their estate plans.

The newly established Bill Winters MEGlobal Memorial Internship, created in partnership with the Faculty of Law and Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, will support law students' continued learning through real-world experience in the international internship program.

Campaign Advisors

The University of Calgary acknowledges the valuable support of its dedicated campaign volunteers, including:

  • Mark Blackwell
  • Geoffrey Cumming
  • Joanne Cuthbertson
  • James (Jim) Dinning, C.M.
  • W. David Duckett
  • Charlie Fischer
  • Chen Fong
  • Richard F. (Dick) Haskayne, O.C, AOE
  • Lois Haskayne
  • Wayne Henuset
  • Elizabeth Henuset
  • H. Douglas Hunter
  • Diane Hunter
  • Brenda Mackie
  • Keith MacPhail   
  • Zainool Mamdani
  • David O’Brien, O.C.
  • Gail O’Brien
  • Seymour Schulich, O.C.
  • John Simpson
  • Donald Taylor, O.C.
  • Ruth Taylor
  • Michael J. Tims
  • Mac Van Wielingen
  • David Werklund

Student experiences to unleash potential

Student experiences to unleash potential

$400 million

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Research outcomes to benefit society

Research outcomes to benefit society

$650 million

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Community connections to strengthen our ties

Community connections to strengthen our ties

$250 million

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Campaign overview

"The response of the community to our Energize campaign has been phenomenal. Our community believes in our Eyes High vision. They know that great cities need great universities, and great universities are built on great philanthropy. The've been with us every step of the way, we've already exceeded half of our goal, and I am fully confident that our community continue to invest in their university to help us reach our Eyes High vision."

- Elizabeth Cannon, president and vice-chancellor

Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High

This is our  tomorrow -- a tomorrow we are ready to face, together, energized by the promoise of what being a great university really means in Canada's most enterprising city.

Together we are fuelling transformational change for this university, our city, and beyond, inspiring discovery, creativity and innovation for generations to come.

Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High  is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in our history -- with a goal of $1.3 billion.

Join us -- because when you combine your energy with ours, anything is possible.