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A Message from the President

A university education provides you with more than just a body of knowledge or an area of expertise. It provides the tools for a lifetime of learning and leadership. Never has a university education been more valuable in building meaningful lives and bright futures.

At the University of Calgary, our programs are designed to foster the thinking, communication, teamwork and analytical skills that will prepare you to meet unknown challenges throughout your life. This means offering a multidisciplinary education in which you will see, appreciate and solve problems from a variety of different perspectives. This means offering opportunities to work side-by-side with leading scholars conducting real-world research.

Most importantly, our mission is to ensure that you are fully engaged in your university experience. Students who are invested in their education perform better and are more successful in reaching their academic and personal goals. We are investing significant time, talent and resources to determine how best to help you succeed.

At the University of Calgary, we know that successful universities are those that are focused on the ever-evolving needs of students and the community. We know that successful universities welcome and embrace change. Change is what the U of C is all about.

We are here to help you learn, to develop and to decide how you will make a difference in the world around you. Welcome, and enjoy the experience.

Harvey P. Weingarten

President and Vice-Chancellor