Employee Engagement Survey


The University of Calgary has been surveying employees bi-annually since 2011 to provide feedback to leaders on engagement and enablement, both of which are key drivers to achieving the strategic vision of the university. The survey provides insight into how you feel about the university, the work you do, and opportunities for improvement. The results of past surveys have helped us engage and support you and your work, and understand what we need to do to reach our Eyes High goals.

Your feedback has resulted into many things such as improved opportunities for professional and leadership development, career development programming, the development of the mental health strategy and our evolving university-wide Respect in the Workplace program.

Results of the 2017 Employee Engagement Survey were presented at two Town Halls hosted by Dr. Cannon, one at main campus on May 31, 2017 and the other at the Foothills campus on June 14, 2017.

Faculty/Unit Results

Senior Leadership Team members were responsible for presenting the results of their portfolio's results between June 1 – 30, 2017. The full results for the survey have been published on this site as of June 30, 2017.

About the Survey

The University of Calgary’s engagement surveys serve as a benchmark and help us measure progress in engagement and enablement in the work environment. The university’s senior leadership team, which includes deans, will facilitate ongoing implementation of action plans based on their respective engagement results, and the progress of those plans will be monitored by the president’s executive leadership team.

Model for University of Calgary's Engagement Surveys


2017 Survey Questionnaire


New Questions in 2017 Survey


Methodology and Data Analysis


Survey Reports


Continuing Education

Cumming School of Medicine

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Environmental Design

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Kinesiology

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Social Work

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Haskayne School of Business

Libraries & Cultural Resources

Office of the Provost - including Administration, Downtown Campus, International, Campus Planning and Resource Allocation, and Office of Institutional Analysis


School of Public Policy

Schulich School of Engineering

Student & Enrolment Services - including Women's Resource Centre

Taylor Institute of Teaching & Learning

Werklund School of Education

Finance and Services

Finance - including the Office of VPFS and Ancillary Services

Human Resources - including Faculty Relations

Information Technology

Risk - including Risk Management, Campus Security, Environment Health and Safety, Emergency Management, Enterprise Risk Management, and Internal Audit

Ancillary Services


Animal Health Unit

Office of VP, Research - Including Research Services


Facilities Development/Office of Sustainability

Facilities Management (Caretaking)

Facilities Management (Non-caretaking)

Facilities Management (Caretaking and non-caretaking)


Development and Alumni Engagement

University Relations

University Relations

Direct to the President

Office of the President and Vice Chancellor - Including Office of the Secretariat, Legal Services, Office of Protected Disclosure Equity and Diversity, and the Executive Leadership Team

  1. Dimensions by Gender


  2. Dimensions by Staff Group