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Eyes High is the University of Calgary's new strategic direction, a bold and ambitious vision to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary, by the university’s 50th anniversary in 2016.

Strategy Statement

The University of Calgary will be a global intellectual hub located in Canada’s most enterprising city. In this spirited, high-quality learning environment, students will thrive in programs made rich by research and hands-on experiences. By our 50th anniversary in 2016, we will be one of Canada’s top five research universities, fully engaging the communities we both serve and lead.

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Sept. 28, 2011
University of Calgary lifts its Eyes High

New strategy aims for top five status by the university’s 50th anniversary in 2016. Read more »

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To the more than 1,000 students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members in attendance at the Sept. 28 Eyes High launch, we posed two questions:

Question 1: We want to know what EYES HIGH means to you?

  • . Eyes High means treating colleagues, students, staff and faculty with a high amount of respect and integrity
  • It means healthy social support for all, a pillar of attainment.
  • Setting the new precedent for the "top 5" institutes.
  • The belief that the UofC lives beyond the city of calgary
  • look and imagine beyond what I can see in front of me
  • Never settle
  • is all about reaching the stars
  • I want to be enthused again - great start!!!
  • I'm inspired.. Yes we can!
  • it means being a place where everyone wants to be
  • eyes high is an inspiring concept for the entire university community!
  • Collaboration with Institutes and more importantly my degree is from a proud university
  • Great job UoC! I'm excited!
  • Eyes High see the top of the Mountain
  • passion, possibility and purpose!
  • looking forward to President Cannon's vision to bring this University to be the best in Canada and keeping all eyes high
  • Trying new things to improve life on campus.
  • Project Next Rocks
  • eyes high to me means taking a momentous step forward and working towards taking our place in the top 5!
  • Eyes high means being inspired to be the best we can be and not being scared to try new things
  • eyes high means everyone is to make a beautiful goal for themselves.
  • Follow your dreams! Decide, Commit, Succeed!
  • Reaching higher, looking beyond, seeking innovation.
  • Everything that DR. PATRICK FINN is doing right now!
  • reaching further then you ever thought you could
  • dream-believe-achieve
  • looking forward to the future and expanding internationally
  • Resolute with pride and forward looking
  • eyes high means to me.... Graduating from a university that is worth attending!
  • eyes high means continually striving to solve global problems.
  • looking forward not back
  • - reach for the moon and you will land amongst the stars. Aim high!
  • moving forward from the present to the future
  • working together to make a great university with small steps and large projects
  • it means we start again remembering the past but going forward as one!!!!
  • better course quality better reputatable degree
  • BEAT U of A !!
  • eyes high means creating energy in the community.
  • each person needs to go beyond their every day jobs and really excel at what they do
  • I look high to not looking down!
  • - it's not the mountain we conquer but ourselves
  • Will this intellectual hub include or exclude the arts ie humanities and social sciences?
  • the best enery management business school in the world
  • this is an amazing opportunity. We are ready.
  • Eyes High means looking not just to the future but to our personal and collective improvement.
  • it means looking over the obstacles and to the goals
  • eyes high means working hard to achieve your best. To succeed.
  • relentless commitment to excellence
  • strive for & achieve goals that you you once thought only possible
  • Striving for excellence
  • challenge status quo!
  • looking for the future
  • Always looking to improve and be the best that I can to serve the UofC
  • eyes high means reaching for the stars
  • Eyes High means to me to look to the horizon and not my feet.
  • not just the sky is the limit but the outerspace is the limit Ppl should be inspired by how we create n innovate
  • Eyes High means moving into the future with goals of progressing without boundaries!!
  • #eyeshigh - looking and thinking of the future and doing things differently than anyone else!
  • Improvement in the learning experience of students.
  • Everyone at UofC has a role to play in Project Next with Eyes High
  • I'm keeping my eyes high for academic freedom, speech, and liberty on campus.
  • Eyes high means go beyond what we think we can do in research. Our goal is to break boundaries and make new frontiers.
  • ''I WILL lift my eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help.''
  • Eyes High means high quality teaching learning and research
  • eyes high to the world, excited to increase our international rep as a university
  • I think it means to be able to keep a clear focus on what "we" all need
  • It means a renewed commitment from staff! I'm proud to work here, supporting our students and great research!
  • no limit to our potential...the sky's the limit
  • Look up, look forward. Always.
  • A great vision
  • Eyes high means that we will strive to be a leading institution not only in Canada, but in the world.
  • Eyes high to me is looking beyond and being inspired to reach forward toward new horizons.
  • . Going beyond our expectations
  • Looking to the future with joy and anticipation!
  • A collective vision to achieve the University's potential
  • No one is too young to make a change in the world
  • Set ambitious goals and achieve them
  • I'll keep my eyes high! Looks like an awesome plan for the University of Calgary!
  • eyes high = top of the mountain
  • it means that i will be competitive within the employment field and graduate school!
  • Focusing on larger goals
  • Eye's High means "keeping our hopes up for the future, looking ahead positively into the future MEOW
  • means aiming to be superlative, not average!
  • Shooting to the stars to make things happen, to build the future out of the impossible
  • hope for improvement that is long time
  • Finally getting some research funding!
  • go above and beyond
  • Dream big
  • great grad students!
  • Exceeding expectations and creating an atmosphere of new and exciting ideas.
  • thinking out of the box and doing everything we can to foster an environment of creativity, collaboration and innovation
  • a desire to accomplish and ascertain a vision of excellence and commitment to a cause
  • When your eyes are high, you reach for the stars.
  • . Keeping my eyes high
  • Fearless
  • It means more students feel pride at being at this institution! - Faculty of Science Rep
  • success on and off the soccer field, representing the uofc with pride!
  • Building a great univwrsity with a strong reputation worldwide.
  • More money for reseach.
  • commitment towards innovation!
  • eyes high means to me..... Graduating with my good friends from the best University EVER!!!!!!!!!!
  • working together towards a common goal
  • student focused vision and inspiring leadership
  • eyes high means that we will be there... Sooner than we think we can
  • A truly inspiring opportunity to show what Calgarians are really made of.
  • eyes high means dreaming big and setting ambitious goals for myself and this school
  • Engaged people who are connected to their campus and their role on it.
  • making the impossible a reality
  • set higher standards of ourselves & grow together
  • beat U of A!!!
  • setting goals, aiming high and achieving them.
  • High eyes, Bright Skies.
  • Set your goals high and in focus.
  • the sky is the limit!
  • Wonderful to be at such an amazing institution!
  • Higher tuition brah
  • shows how legit our school really is. pretty cool to be a part of this epic movement
  • brilliance beyond our wildest dreams
  • eyes wide high means that we will become an innovative, respected and internationally known educational institution.
  • The future!!!1
  • Eyes High represents the vision to open your eyes to new dreams,
  • Look forward to the future, strive for the highest possible goal n
  • teamwork in achieving excellence
  • eyes high means keeping your vision and setting your eyes on the prize
  • Eyes High means success and increased drive for involvement from alumni. Go Haskayne! Go UofC! Go Dinos!
  • means getting out of the weeds and looking for opportunities to improve
  • exciting!
  • . Eyes high means a better enviro, both physical and virtual, for students to thrive. Congrats.
  • high expectations
  • Looking forward to bright future
  • Eye high means one university, one community moving to be one of Canada's top five by 2016
  • looking forward and looking above ourselves to better our school.
  • looking forward to the possibilities of the future
  • It means over coming all obstacles with a positive attitude.
  • keep your head up! We can only raise ourselves
  • eyes high means to me no one is above other than God!
  • Eyes High - go big or go home! Dream big people!
  • great plan! Let's go uofc.
  • A great future for the generations to come
  • Pride in who we are and who we will be
  • opportunity abounds!!!! Go U o C
  • striving for excellence
  • EYES HIGH MEANS CHEERING ON OUR DINOS!!!
  • Aspiration.
  • success in learning
  • Looking above and beyond to achieve greatness.
  • looking up, looking out, inquisitively moving forward, aware and excited.
  • eyes high means not settling for what we have but striving or what we can achieve!
  • limitless possibilities
  • reach for the stars, anything is possible!
  • it's awesome.
  • becoming the best university in North America :)
  • striving for success
  • Eyes on the Prize!! We can DO it!!
  • Unity! Campus and abroad!
  • I'm keeping my eyes high! -- Keith Dobson, Chair, Project Next Strategy Steering Committee

Question 2: How will your life at the university be enriched by EYES HIGH?

  • I can believe traveling to go to school here is worth it!
  • As an alumni I am from a great, outstanding, world-class university
  • more awesome opportunities.
  • my life will be enriched by everyone having a common goal
  • equality opportunity for all reflecting the diversity of our community
  • Eyes high to me means setting goals high and working
  • Gives us more opportunities
  • trained by the best to become a leader among leaders
  • broaden my involvement with the u of c, putting calgary on the map and bringing the community together.
  • I have studied and worked on campus for 22 years ... Never been so PROUD and EXCITED to be here. Thank you #eyeshigh
  • A commitment from each student, faculty and staff to be a leader and lead the UofC to top 5!
  • eyes high is honestly reaching to a meaning that has never characterized the Univetsity of Calgary.
  • eyeshigh# will give us a commonality that we may not have had before
  • #eyeshigh broaden knowledge to improve my creativity
  • becoming an integral part of our community, locally and globally
  • It is going to open more opportunities for personal development and to give to the community
  • nothing wrong with being the best, eh?
  • Eyes high will improve the quality of what we receive as students and what we contribute to our city and beyond!
  • Better quality of education in UofC will prepare me for competition anywhere in the world.
  • Students will be able to access state of the art technology and research early in their undergraduate lives.
  • A brighter future for my younger sibbling.
  • more funding which ultimately lead to a better workplace, room for innovation and more research
  • More research opportunities!
  • true collaboration, community, communication and team
  • this will affect me through clarity of purpose
  • Two degrees that I can be incredibly proud of in Canada and internationally!
  • we will attract more money and industry partners
  • better innovative research that can contribute to the welfare of not just Calgary n Canada but the whole world
  • be even more proud to say I am a #uofc alumni!
  • Greater opportunity in a phenomenal environment.
  • I will be enriched at U of C because it is striving to be the best which pushes me to want the same!
  • with the eyes high project... I will always see ppl look up to me
  • A residence experience that transcends traditional classroom learning
  • Eyes High to me means work smarter faster better
  • With innovative courses like those taught by Dr. Patrick Finn.
  • increased funding for graduate students!
  • a united front!!!!
  • MORE FUNDING!
  • I can brag about my university to friends across Canada!!
  • It means our degrees will be worth more than ever before.
  • better focus on why we're all here in the first place. No more apathy!
  • More research opportunities!
  • Free tuitions
  • It means to always look to achieve the highest goal
  • free tuitions!!
  • never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna turn around and desert you
  • help to better myself and experience new things.
  • Beat U of A
  • We need great universities--our city's future success depends on it! -- Mayor Nenshi

We received hundreds of responses—thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! Continue the conversation at #EYESHIGH.