Did You Know?
University of Calgary Food Services:
locally grown products and has seasonal menu features.
dairy products from provincial suppliers.
vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten-free options.
to purchasing cage-free shell eggs and sourcing sustainable seafood and fish with the Marine Stewardship Council.
Fair Trade Campus
In 2015, UCalgary became the first designated Fair Trade Campus in Alberta and the tenth in Canada.
Students in the University of Calgary chapter of Engineers Without Borders led the drive for fair trade designation. They worked with staff in Food and Conference Services and the Office of Sustainability to achieve the designation and to ensure our continued commitment.
In 2018, UCalgary won Fairtrade Canada's Fairtrade Campus of the Year Award.
Growing Food and Knowledge
The Urban Cultivator is an indoor garden located in The Landing at the Dining Centre. The university’s Food Services team work with the UCalgary Garden Club to grow herbs and microgreens for the Dining Centre’s menu.
The Campus Community Garden provides a space for campus and community members to grow their own food and connect on projects that support sustainable food systems and healthy eating. Anyone can join the Community Garden Club to begin harvesting the benefits of local eating.