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Welcome from the Provost


On behalf of the University of Calgary, I offer my congratulations to you as you embark on the next phase of your academic journey. You are joining a thriving campus community of over 6,000 full- and part-time graduate students registered in 63 programs.

Our campus community is – much like Calgary itself – a high-energy destination for people like you with ambitious dreams and the drive essential to fulfill them. Energized by our Eyes High 2017-22 vision, the University of Calgary has earned a reputation for thinking boldly, delivering high-impact outcomes and attracting exceptional talent to our campus. Our students enjoy an educational experience that allows them to pursue their passions in one of Canada’s most enterprising and entrepreneurial cities. We are catalysts of change and calculated risk-takers.

We are committed to a student experience characterized by outstanding teaching and research, academic support, and facilities. This includes access to extracurricular activities, leadership and professional development opportunities, exposure to diverse ways of thinking and living, and access to community-based work and volunteer opportunities. It also means students are welcomed into a safe and inclusive environment that allows them to develop the skills, knowledge and personal attributes necessary to become productive citizens and leaders in their chosen fields.

We are happy you have joined us. Whether you are a returning student or someone new to our university, I hope that you will take full advantage of the programs and services available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Students’ Association, and the university to support you with your studies and research.

I wish you great success and look forward to meeting you on campus.

Dru Marshall
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)