UCalgary campus in the summer

Our organization

As a publicly funded post-secondary institution, we take our responsibilities to our community seriously. Our structures, policies and procedures ensure transparency and efficient decision-making.

Our purpose

UCalgary offers students a high-quality educational experience that prepares them for success in life, as well as research that addresses society’s most persistent challenges. Our creation and transfer of knowledge contributes every day to our country’s global competitive advantage and makes the world a better place.

We do this in Calgary – Canada’s most enterprising and caring city, where the Western can-do spirit, sense of family, and youthful energy permeate everything we do. We're pioneers at heart, innovators by necessity and desire, community-builders because it’s in our DNA. We see potential where others balk at challenge and we know how to cooperate to "git’er done."

Our mandate

The University of Calgary expects to achieve focused outcomes that support and encourage engagement, economic, social, and cultural prosperity, and are valuable to all Albertans.

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Governance and leadership

UCalgary's governance structure and university leadership groups shape the way our university is run. 

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Executive leadership team

Our leadership is committed to student success, excellence in scholarship, creativity, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and giving back to the community. They ensure that these principles govern our priorities and guide our actions as we reach for our strategic goals.

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Our 14 faculties are key contributors to the student experience, delivering programs and conducting research in a variety of disciplines. They're also focused on contributing to society by finding solutions through research to some of the greatest challenges we face.

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Administrative and business units

Our administrative departments and units play a key role in the operation of the university.

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Our people

The groups who make up our community make us so proud of our university. 

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