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Community Engagement

Submitted by Nick Heazell on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:41pm

Introduction

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

Community Engagement Team

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.

  • Seek active partnership opportunities with community organizations, government, not-for-profits and other educational institutions
  • Work with faculties, departments, institutes and centres on campus to increase their engagement efforts with internal and external community members
  • Lead the planning and execution of institutional events for the university including building-openings, announcements/ launches, large celebratory events and sponsored events with community partners

Watch our United Way campaign thank you video, click play

Supporting our Community

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.

Community Connections

Action Calgary
Calgary Stampede
Calgary Youth Science Fair
United Way
 Wordfest

Community Events

The University of Calgary hosts many public events on our campuses in Calgary. We invite you to view upcoming university events and join us on campus.