Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Research

Public Policy

Fiscal and Economic Policy Research Programs

This work at the School of Public Policy evaluates fiscal and regulatory policies of the federal, provincial and municipal governments and proposes alternatives that improve the lives of Canadians. The research programs cover a wide range of issues including taxation, income inequality, public sector deficits and debt, productivity, financial market regulation, livable cities and economic diversification. Learn more.

Strategy and Global Management

Strategy and Global Management

Through the Haskayne School of Business, The Strategy and Global Management academic area is a hub for research in business strategy, international business, corporate governance and ethics. Faculty members regularly publish in top management, strategy, international business, political economy and entrepreneurship journals, are actively engaged with the global academic community, and bring state-of-the art research to Haskayne. Learn more.


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Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

Haskayne and Mitacs

Haskayne and Mitacs Collaboration Provides Real-World Experience to Students

Haskayne School of Business and Mitacs collaborate to help businesses adapt to new economic realities. The Mitacs Business Strategy Internship program provides real-world experience and career connections for students, while at the same time supporting businesses and non-profits to adapt their operations to the new economic realities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

A global movement for international business education

A global movement for international business education

The X- Culture symposium, which came to Calgary in 2019, brought together teams from all over the world to one location for a week of learning. Students had the opportunity to address local business problems, learn about our key economic drivers, explore our city and country’s culture, get to know their peers and spend time working on their professional development. Learn more

 


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Start-ups

Campus and Community Impact

Campus

Campus

UCalgary’s Tech Fest brought together 48 local tech companies, Calgary Economic Development and over 1,100 students interested in careers in tech fields to leverage the impact of cross-collaboration between academia, industry and community partners. The event provided access to community resources such as Innovate Calgary, Startup YYC and Fuse 33 Makerspace to create a more holistic picture of how Calgary’s tech community functions.

National

National

Some Canadians, some of whom are new to Canada, often have difficulty obtaining basic credit products from traditional banks to start businesses or navigate short-term financial difficulties, and may incur steep costs when sending and receiving money internationally. A new appointed chair of business regulation law in the Faculty of Law is looking at ways financial technologies can be used to provide low-cost financial products and services to these “underbanked” Canadians.

International

International

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an international event celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity. GEW brings together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and innovative thinkers in over 165 countries on campuses and in the communities they serve.