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As a core team within University Relations, Community Engagement aims to increase interactions between those within the University of Calgary and the greater community.

The Community Engagement team provides three important services on behalf of the University:

  • 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
  • Seek active partnership opportunities with community organizations, government, not-for-profits and other educational institutions
  • Work with faculties, departments, institutes and centres to advance their community engagement with internal and external stakeholders

We support the university’s vision and strategy Eyes High. Through outreach, stakeholders can discover the tremendous impact the university has on learning and research within the community it serves and leads.

Community Engagement Department:

John G. Alho
Associate Vice-President
Government and Community Engagement

Amber Berg
Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice-President
Government and Community Engagement

Susan Mide Kiss
Director, Community Engagement


Community Engagement

Kelly Knight Dasko
Manager, Community Engagement

Kiran Kadavil
Community & Municipal Engagement Specialist


Community Programs and Institutional Events

Sarah Roberts
Manager, Community Programs and Institutional Events

Alecia Graham (on maternity leave until 2017)
Community Programs and Events Specialist

Amy Mykes 
Community Programs and Events Coordinator 

Heather Keen
Community Programs and Events Coordinator

Krystyn Persaud
Community Programs and Events Coordinator


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