Aerial view of the University of Calgary campus during the summer.

Our strategies and plans

See our roadmaps and progress reports, and get a look at how we're doing at reaching our goals. 

Our strategy statement

The University of Calgary’s remarkable trajectory reflects audacious growth and entrepreneurial spirit. Our students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and community have built a bold university in less than 60 years.

What is next?  How do we look beyond tomorrow?

We face universal challenges. But we are confident we can achieve global impact while remaining true to our Calgary community and values.

The Ahead of Tomorrow Strategic Plan shapes our journey toward 2030, considered through long-term, foundational commitments to: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility; Indigenous Engagement; Mental Health; Global Engagement; and Sustainability.

Based on our unique approach to teaching and learning, research excellence, community partnership, and campus operations, this Strategic Plan and our foundational commitments together lay a mosaic for the future.

Implementation Plans

Any strategy is only as good as our follow-through. As part of the Strategic Plan, four implementation plans have been created to cover shorter time periods. These three-year plans expand on how the university will deliver approved initiatives, meet set goals and build out roadmaps of enabling activities that are needed to deliver on Ahead of Tomorrow. 

The Academic Innovation Plan, Research and Innovation Plan, Community Plan, and Operations Plan are integrated approaches that address the strategies under Ahead of Tomorrow.

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