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Campus focus groups begin to energize Eyes High

Share your voice and help shape the future of your university
October 3, 2016
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to share their thoughts at one of the Energizing Eye High roving booths — one of several opportunities to engage in the consultation. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to share their thoughts at one of the Energizing Eye High roving booths — one of several opportunities to engage in the consultation. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Energizing Eyes High poll, week 1

Energizing Eyes High poll, week 2

Energizing Eyes High poll, week 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: The community consultation for Energizing Eyes High is now complete. Thank you to everyone in the campus community who took part. Read the UToday article about the wrap-up of the consultation process, or view a slideshow summarizing the results of all 11 online polls.   

Energizing Eyes High campus focus groups begin today and more than 221 students, faculty, staff, Board and Senate members have already registered to share their ideas on the future of your university. Don’t miss the opportunity to register for one of 20 campus focus groups. (Register for the table topic you are most interested in.)

Thank you to everyone who took time to participate this week, including the 61 students who won $10 Mac Hall food vouchers for participating in the online survey. Vouchers can be picked up in MLB 325 on Fridays.

More than 1,300 people have completed the online survey, many taking the time to provide thoughtful and detailed comments:

“I think that our scientific research focus is an excellent one, and appreciate how the federal government donation will enable us to spearhead more research into renewable technologies,” wrote one survey respondent.

“In light of recent big events (2013 floods, 2014 Brentwood murders, 2016 Fort Mac fires, every year's United Way campaigns) and so many smaller, but no less important events, UC has stepped up in a big way and served the community with pride and honour,” said another respondent.

Nearly 1,000 people have participated in the online polls over the past two weeks. Results, at right.

Five ways to engage

There is still time to participate. You can choose one or more of the Energizing Eyes High consultation opportunities that work best for you.

* Special focus groups and surveys are being offered for alumni and external community members. Interested in learning more about these opportunities? Email eyeshigh@ucalgary.ca.

Anyone who attends a focus group or completes an online survey is eligible to enter a draw for one of 10 iPad Pros. Students are also eligible for weekly draws for $10 Mac Hall food vouchers, with a 50-per-cent chance of winning.

What happens next?

Feedback will help focus UCalgary priorities and impact funding decisions going forward. Once the consultation feedback is collected and analyzed, a refined strategic direction will move through our governance bodies — the General Faculties Council and the Board of Governors — before it is launched in spring 2017.

Learn more

Check out the Energizing Eyes High website to learn more and to engage in the consultation opportunities. Questions and general feedback? Email eyeshigh@ucalgary.ca.