Institutional Sustainability Strategy Goals
Top research-intensive universities don’t just focus on the present, but on far-reaching possibilities for the future. At the University of Calgary, we are re-shaping the future of sustainability across a wide range of initiatives addressing health, poverty, inequity, clean energy and the environment. Collectively, we have embedded the principles of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals into UCalgary’s teaching and learning, operations, campus facilities and community engagement. These campus-wide efforts are already making a positive impact on how we do our part as global citizens. As a powerful force for good, the University of Calgary is just getting started.
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary
By supporting research that is aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, UCalgary will help address the increasingly complex global challenges of poverty, health, climate action and economic growth. We will bring our strengths in transdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement and innovation to these challenges, and contribute to a more equitable, safe and sustainable world.
2022 Report highlights
At the University of Calgary, we recognize the pressing and interconnected social-ecological challenges facing local and global societies. Universities have a responsibility to prepare graduates to be critically aware and ready to address our greatest societal challenges. At UCalgary we develop future-focused programs to prepare students across all disciplines to be innovators and leaders in sustainability. Through innovation in teaching and learning in the classroom, and hands-on experiential learning on real-world challenges in our community, we are empowering the change leaders of tomorrow.
Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic
The University of Calgary acknowledges the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. The University of Calgary acknowledges the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples in Canada and is committed to our collective journey towards reconciliation to create a welcome and inclusive campus that encourages Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, connecting and being.
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