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University of Calgary Calendar 2016-2017 Welcome A Message from the President
A Message from the President

Welcome to the University of Calgary’s energetic and diverse community of students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university, and we are proud to offer an abundance of academic opportunities, extracurricular activities, cultural events and athletics for you to enjoy. Our beautiful campus in northwest Calgary is the proud home to state-of-the art facilities like the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, Outdoor Centre, Olympic Oval, Taylor Family Digital Library and the award-winning Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning (EEEL) building; we also have four satellite campuses: Downtown, Foothills, Spy Hill and the University of Calgary in Qatar.

We are committed to providing a transformative environment that nurtures discovery, creativity and innovation. At the start of the year, we encourage all of our students to get involved in campus activities – to participate in Orientation Week and the Common Reading Program, to embrace the numerous leadership opportunities available and to participate in community support activities like our annual United Way Campaign, UCalgary Strong and the Campus Mental Health Strategy initiatives.

You are here to begin a journey of growth, building a strong foundation for the rest of your life and we are dedicated to providing you with unique and challenging opportunities based on ambitious scholarship, ethical leadership and engaged citizenship. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of programs and funding offered through University of Calgary International (UCI) to study, volunteer or work overseas. These international programs will broaden your perspective and add dimension to the teaching, learning and research on our campus.

This is an especially vibrant time on our campus. Now that the University of Calgary has reached its milestone 50th anniversary, there is a renewed commitment towards the future. We have developed a strong foundational system that allows for nimbleness and welcomes diversity.

We are moving forward, building ties with our surrounding community, enriching our teaching and learning environment and constructing new, leading-edge facilities for our students like the Schulich School of Engineering expansion.

The University of Calgary, like our students, is maximizing our potential: expanding our research expertise, leading by example in the community and engaging with the dynamic environment of the enterprising city we call home.

Welcome to the University of Calgary!

Elizabeth Cannon