Addressing social, economic and environmental sustainability challenges, both locally and globally.

At the University of Calgary, we are advancing sustainability education and research by integrating sustainability across disciplines to respond to, and partner with, our community. Sustainability is a core component of our 2018-23 Academic and Research Plans.

Through experiential learning opportunities, we are preparing graduates to be skilled collaborators and engaged citizens who demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and use their leadership skills to strengthen the social, natural, economic and cultural fabric of their communities. 

Focus on research and scholarship

Our nationally and internationally recognized scholars are tackling sustainability research through priorities outlined in our strategic research themes.

Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow

Transforming the energy landscape for a cleaner, more efficient energy future.

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Infections, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases

Finding sustainable solutions to global health concerns.

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Human Dynamics in a Changing World

Developing sustainable, resilient communities and adaptating to social ecological change.

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Engineering Solutions for Health

Applying innovative and novel technology to improve healthcare delivery and efficiency.

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New Earth-Space Technologies

Utilizing technology to improve environmental monitoring and inform decision-making.

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Brain and Mental Health

Promoting mental health and the connections to environmental, economic and social factors.

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Dr. David Layzell

New national climate institute taps UCalgary experts

Independent, multidisciplinary Canadian Institute for Climate Choices to provide government policy-makers with evidence-based research and analysis

Research collaborations

A number of research institutes and centres at the University of Calgary are conducting leading sustainability research to tackle challenges locally and globally.

Arctic Institute of North America

Conducting sustainability research to acquire, preserve and disseminate information on physical, environmental and social conditions in the North.

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The Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education in the Schulich School of Engineering focuses on research and education in environmental engineering, and energy and the environment. 

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A glimpse into a limited resource: groundwater

UCalgary researcher explains why we need to pay attention to our groundwater consumption.