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Just over a week to go to help shape the future of your university

Complete the survey. Take the online poll. Share your ideas
November 21, 2016
Students, faculty and staff participate in one of 20 Energizing Eyes High focus groups. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Students, faculty and staff participate in one of 20 Energizing Eyes High focus groups. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary 

Results of the Week 9 poll, above; cast your vote in the Week 10 poll.

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.   

There is just over one week to go to join the more than 3,000 people who have completed the online survey to refine the university’s strategic direction. The online survey will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Anyone who completes the online survey is eligible to enter a draw for one of 10 iPad Pros. The random draw for the iPad Pros from focus group and survey participants will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1. Winners will be notified by Monday, Dec. 5.

Many online survey participants have taken time to provide detailed comments:

“I have seen growth in collaboration on campus and within Calgary and Canada. University Relations (and I don’t work for them) do a fabulous job with their UToday stories. I am always so impressed to see how diverse U of C’s connections are,” wrote one survey respondent.

“Increased involvement in the Calgary community. Often there isn’t much connection between the university and the city we live in. Students that come to U of C from other cities end up missing out on a lot that Calgary has to offer because there aren’t [many] opportunities for connection,” wrote another respondent.

More than 2,800 people have participated in the online polls over the past eight weeks

Take a few minutes to watch the Energizing Eyes High video and be inspired by President Elizabeth Cannon speaking about the origins of Eyes High, where we are heading and why it’s important to participate in the consultation process.

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.

  • Complete the online survey before Nov. 30
  • Take the weekly poll in UToday or on the website
  • Send a comment to eyeshigh@ucalgary.ca
  • The last of the 18 open-registration focus groups was held on Nov. 7. Some special sessions are still being offered by faculties and departments — watch for area-specific invitations.
  • The last of the roving booths was held Nov. 15 at Mac Hall.

Special focus groups and surveys are also 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.