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As a core team within University Relations, Community Engagement aims to increase interactions between those within the University of Calgary and the greater community.

The Community Engagement team provides three important services on behalf of the University:

  • Lead the planning and execution of institutional events for the University including building-openings, announcements/launches, large celebratory events and sponsored events with community partners
  • Seek active partnership opportunities with community organizations, government, not-for-profits and other educational institutions
  • Work with faculties, departments, institutes and centres to advance their community engagement with internal and external stakeholders

We support the university’s vision and strategy Eyes High. Through outreach, stakeholders can discover the tremendous impact the university has on learning and research within the community it serves and leads.

Community Engagement Department:

John G. Alho
Associate Vice-President
Government and Community Engagement

Amber Berg
Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice-President
Government and Community Engagement

Susan Mide Kiss
Senior Director, Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Kelly Knight Dasko (on leave)
Manager, Community Engagement

Lisha Hassanali
Manager, Community Engagement

Kiran Kadavil
Specialist, Community & Municipal Engagement

Amy Mykes
Specialist, Community Engagement

Community Programs and Institutional Events

Sarah Roberts
Director, Institutional Events

Heather Keen
Coordinator, Community Programs and Events

Krystyn Persaud
Specialist, Institutional Events


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