Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Partnerships through the Research Plan
UCalgary’s Research Plan guides the institution’s approach to research, integrating values like student experience, impact, innovation, increasing capacity and ensuring strengths be matched with appropriate opportunities. Within this plan, fostering collaborations and partnerships that extend well beyond Alberta is key. It lays out suggestions and approaches for participating in these collaborations in order to engage with national and international communities. Learn more.
ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada that brings together scientists, engineers, and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies, and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change in the Canadian North. Over 175 ArcticNet researchers from 33 Canadian universities, 8 federal and 11 provincial agencies and departments collaborate with research teams in Denmark, Finland, France, Greenland, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA. Learn more.
Teaching, Learning and Student Experience
FutureU is a new co-curricular experiential learning program to help UCalgary students find their place in a rapidly changing world. FutureU is part of the Innovation@UCalgary ecosystem and helps students build a sustainable and healthy life for themselves, working on challenges they care about. Students are provided with opportunities to explore emerging trends and ideas, meet engaging leaders from on and off campus, develop future skills for the knowledge economy and think about their place in the world beyond the classroom. Learn more.
Sustainable Development Goals Alliance
The Sustainable Development Goals Alliance (SDGA) is a UCalgary student group that works closely with students, clubs and faculty to provide programs and events that raise awareness about the 17 SDGs. Recently, this group launched the Sustainability Leadership Innovation Program where students are matched with mentors and seed funding to transform ideas into action to improve campus sustainability. Learn more.