A Message from the President

This is a time of unparalleled opportunities for well-educated university graduates. The economy and workplace require, and are increasingly dependent on, knowledgeable individuals who have the capacity to learn continuously, adapt to new situations and work with others. Those with a university education are best positioned to deal with the complexities and challenges of modern society. Never has a university education been more important or valuable.

At the University of Calgary, we provide dynamic life and learning experiences that prepare our students for successful lives and careers. Building on the research excellence of the University, we have re-designed our curricula to promote lifelong learning skills, especially the abilities to investigate, understand and solve difficult and complex problems. The University of Calgary is one of Canada's research universities; as such, you will have the opportunity to study and learn alongside some of the world's most accomplished researchers and scholars. University of Calgary students graduate with the competencies they need to be successful wherever they go.

The University of Calgary is located in a vibrant, enthusiastic, world-class Olympic city that enjoys one of the fastest-growing economies and populations in North America. Many of our students get a head start on their working careers through numerous internship and co-operative education opportunities that may be in downtown Calgary or in some far corner of the world. The quality of a University of Calgary education is well recognized and is the reason why so many students seek their university education from us.

I invite you to come to the University of Calgary and share in an exciting academic experience that will help set you up for success.

Harvey P. Weingarten

President and Vice-Chancellor