Sustainability Report

Enriching learning. Growing leaders. Accelerating change.

Excellence and leadership in sustainability

Our Institutional Sustainability Strategy, now in year four, confirms the university's sustainability values and impetus for action, setting forth guiding principles and renewed goals. Our Sustainability Report highlights and celebrates a few of our accomplishments and progress in the three frameworks of the ISS in 2018-19.

Sustainability Research

Advancing Education and Research

Integrating research and education in sustainability across disciplines in ways that respond to community needs.

Waste and Recycling

Enriching Engagement

Helping make sustainability part of everyday campus life, building leadership capacity and working with community.


Modeling Administration and Operations

Continually improving our sustainability performance and infusing sustainability into the campus experience.


The University of Calgary has been recognized for its ongoing support of sustainability leadership and continuous advancement of sustainable practices on campus. We have maintained our STARS Gold rating since 2013, and in 2019 were named Canada's Best Diversity Employers, Canada's Greenest Employers, a Fairtrade Campus and Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada.

Diversity Employers
Greenest Employers
Campus of the year
Canada Green Building Council
Sierra Magazine Cool Schools logo

The University of Calgary is a Canadian post-secondary education leader in sustainability in our academic and engagement programs, administrative and operational practices, and through supporting community and industry in their aims for leadership in sustainability. We are guided by our Institutional Sustainability Strategy, a roadmap for continuous improvement in our pursuit of excellence and leadership in sustainability.