Dr. Elizabeth Cannon has advised the University of Calgary’s Board of Governors of her decision to step down from the position of president and vice-chancellor at the end of the current calendar year. The extensive accomplishments during her time as president mark an extraordinary period of growth and success in the university’s 50-year history.
President Cannon has been, and continues to be, an inspirational leader who has transformed the University of Calgary into one of Canada’s most recognized and dynamic institutions of higher learning. Since her appointment in 2010, she has driven forward a bold agenda that has propelled the university to new levels of excellence in teaching and learning, research, and community engagement. She has never wavered in her commitment to the University of Calgary. Every day she champions our community — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — as amongst the best in the country and indeed, the world. Under her leadership UCalgary has made great progress in achieving its ambitious Eyes High goals, and garnered tremendous respect and support from the Calgary community and beyond.