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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 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, the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex, the Outdoor Centre, the 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.

Our university is 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 engage with the wider community through programs like our annual United Way Campaign, UCalgary Strong and our Campus Mental Health Strategy.

You are here to begin a journey of growth, building a strong foundation for the rest of your life through ambitious scholarship, ethical leadership and engaged citizenship. Take advantage of the numerous opportunities to build this foundation, including the wide range 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 a unique dimension to your academic experience.

This is an especially vibrant time on our campus. Now that the University of Calgary has reached its milestone 50th anniversary, we have a renewed commitment towards the future. Working together, our university community is capable of exceptional achievement, and we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive community where everyone is encouraged to excel.

We are moving forward, strengthening ties with the surrounding community, enriching our academic environment, and building world-class facilities that bring out the best in our students, faculty and staff.

The University of Calgary, like our students, is maximizing our potential: we know that we have a great deal to learn and a great deal to offer in this extraordinary city we call home.

Welcome to the University of Calgary!