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Submitted by Nick Heazell on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 2:17pm

The University of Calgary engages with many organizations in the community on a diverse spectrum of partnership and sponsorship opportunities.  The University of Calgary is proud to partner with local community organizations, not-for-profits and other educational institutions. Through financial support and contributions of university experts, sponsorships allow us to support local organizations to present programs of value to Calgarians. We seek to contribute to these opportunities as the global intellectual hub located in Canada’s most enterprising city.

For detailed information on our current programs, please visit one of the following links:

Submitted by Nick Heazell on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 2:45pm

Action Calgary

Action Calgary

As an Action Calgary partner, the university collaborates with leading corporations to support the growth and economic prosperity of Calgary. Action Calgary is an initiative of Calgary Economic Development, a vibrant community partner that connects the University of Calgary to local businesses.

Visit the Action Calgary website to learn more about becoming part of the energy campaign.

Submitted by Nick Heazell on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:12pm

Calgary Awards

The City of Calgary established the Calgary Awards to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians. Each year, individuals, corporations, community groups, schools and organizations are nominated in five major award categories, for a total of 17 awards. One professor of our university family earned the Community Achievement Award (Education) in 2015.

As a gold-level sponsor, The University of Calgary supports the Youth – Community Achievement award. The Youth award recognizes young Calgarians whose exceptional volunteer and community achievements have improved the quality of life in Calgary. The 2014 award was proudly awarded to Brett Rothery.

Submitted by Nick Heazell on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 2:24pm

Calgary Youth Science Fair

Calgary Youth Science Fair

The University of Calgary is proud to be a platinum partner of the Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) as host of the annual fair at the Olympic Oval since 2012. Approximately 1,000 students, from schools in and around Calgary, will attend the fair. The mission of the CYSF Society is "to promote an appreciation for scientific principles and method in the youth of Calgary by means of an annual science competition".

 Students will get the opportunity to participate in the “Science Lab”, an interactive showcase area that provides students with real-life scenarios where their research interests can be translated into. CYSF takes place from April 15 – 18, 2015.

Submitted by Nick Heazell on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:57pm

South Shaganappi Area Strategic Planning Group

Along with many surrounding companies and community associations, the University of Calgary sits on the strategic planning committee for northwest Calgary communities that are effected by upcoming plans for infrastructure growth.

Submitted by Nick Heazell on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 2:27pm

United Way

United Way

The university is proud to support agencies like the United Way that provides individuals and families the opportunity to reach their potential and improve their quality of life. In 2014, the University of Calgary surpassed its goal and raised a record-breaking $433,512!  The United Way of Calgary raised $59.7 million in 2014 with the help of the University of Calgary.

Submitted by Nick Heazell on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:22pm



The University of Calgary is a Maker of Community sponsor of Beakerhead. This city-wide week-long demonstration is a smash up of art, science and engineering and showcases events, competitions, performances, community challenges and any number of creations all over Calgary during September. The 3rd annual Beakerhead will take place from September 16 – 20, 2015.

Submitted by Nick Heazell on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 2:53pm

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

The University of Calgary works in partnership with the Calgary Stampede to celebrate our western heritage and values. The university collaborates with the Calgary Stampede as an integral part of our local community and a central part of Calgary’s cultural identity.

Submitted by Nick Heazell on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:28pm

City of Calgary

The University of Calgary collaborates with the City of Calgary on a number of municipal priorities that are aligned with our Eyes High vision. Great cities need great universities.

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Woodrow Wilson International Center

The University of Calgary and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) have established a five-year partnership, hosting the first event in 2015. This partnership provides an opportunity for discussion on the bilateral relationship between Canada and the United States.