As a foundational goal in the Eyes High vision and strategy, the University of Calgary is committed to fully integrating with the community, engaging the communities we both serve and lead.
Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
— Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The Community Engagement team actively seeks out partnership opportunities with community organizations, not-for-profits and other educational institutions. We build on existing relationships, create new associations and endeavor to enhance the university’s role in the community.
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Community Engagement proudly works in collaboration with a number of organizations within the community. Our students, faculty and researchers are actively involved in community engaged learning through the Centre for Community Engaged Learning and community focused research, through platforms like the Urban Alliance and makeCalgary.