Welcome to the 2020 Institutional Sustainability Report

Showcasing our positive impact through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our interdisciplinary networks of community-builders and disruptors influence positive paradigm shifts and drive innovation. Explore our progress across Research; Teaching & Learning and Student Experience; and Campus and Community Impact. Together, we champion sustainability to make the world a better place for present and future generations. 

Our pursuit of excellence means our engagement in sustainability is ever evolving. Recognizing the important connections to sustainability and the SDGs within other institutional strategies, this report also highlights select progress in: 

  • Walking together in a good way on a path of transformation to advance truth and reconciliation under ii’taa’poh’to’p
  • Prioritizing the mental health and wellbeing of our university family as guided by the Campus Mental Health Strategy; and
  • Increasing campus diversity, cross-cultural competencies and enhancing global collaboration and partnerships through our Global Engagement Plan.

Guided by our Eyes High strategic vision and our Academic and Research Plans, we are proactively addressing society’s most pressing challenges and preparing students for leadership in sustainability across all disciplines.

2020 Report Highlights


Stars Gold Rating since 2013
Canada's Best Diversity Employers



Sustainable Development Goals displayed in one logo

UCalgary and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

To create positive change within our campus and within local and global communities, we recognize the important connections to sustainability and the SDGs within our other institutional strategies.

Explore how UCalgary is advancing the SDGs. Click on the buttons below to start exploring the online report.

Goal 1: No Poverty  l  Goal 2: Zero Hunger  I  Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing  I  Goal 4: Quality Education  I  Goal 5: Gender Equality  I  Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation  I  Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy  I  Goal 8:  Decent Work and Economic Growth  I  Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure  I  Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities  I  Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption  I  Goal 13: Climate Action  I  Goal 14: Life Below Water  I  Goal 15: Life on Land  I  Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions  I  Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals