Jan. 25, 2024

Do you have ideas on how to continue to spark sustainability on our campus?

UCalgary seeks your participation to advance sustainability action across education, research, engagement, and campus operations
A close up shot through a statue on UCalgary campus shows a cyclist and a building in the distance
Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Launched in 2016, the Institutional Sustainability Strategy (ISS) is UCalgary’s road map for continuous improvement in our pursuit of excellence, innovation, and leadership in sustainability. Reflecting UCalgary’s foundational commitment to sustainability, the strategy includes four key goals addressing sustainability across education, research, engagement, and campus operations. UCalgary is seeking your ideas to affirm actions our campus can continue to take to support sustainability.

We want to identify innovative ideas to embed sustainability within future-focused education and scholarship, create rich experiential learning opportunities, expand our understanding of sustainability, and infuse sustainability across our campus operations. 

This process will embrace guidance from an Elders Leadership Circle for Sustainability and Campus Mental Health and a Sustainability Working Committee comprising undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and senior leaders. 

"We want sustainability to reflect our community's aspirations and our values of curiosity, collaboration, and innovation,” says Dr. Penny Werthner, interim provost and vice-president (academic). “Continuing our dialogue on innovative ideas to embed sustainability in our education and our operations, we will enable our UCalgary community to continue to learn and take action." 

Calling all UCalgary members! 

We are looking for ideas from our campus community. Your participation will help inform our university to advance sustainability. We invite you to share your ideas by:

  • Participating in a workshop. Learn more
  • Requesting a workshop or a short presentation for your classroom, faculty forum, or staff forum. Email sustain@ucalgary.ca for more information 
  • Providing your ideas online

Together, we can spark change that creates pathways toward a more sustainable and vibrant future for our own campus and our community of Calgary. 

Ahead of Tomorrow, UCalgary’s 2023-2030 strategic plan, affirms UCalgary’s long-term, foundational commitment to sustainability. The University of Calgary continues to make tremendous sustainability progress and positive impact within education and research, engagement, administration, and operations earning a top two per cent global ranking in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings and a top five per cent global ranking in QS Sustainability Rankings. Learn more about UCalgary’s sustainability progress.

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