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Our next strategic plan

Together, we’re building a great research university

The University of Calgary’s strategic plan sets the university’s goals and how we’ll reach them. It articulates what makes the University of Calgary special and lays out our priorities for spending, focus and resource allocation. It establishes the shared mission and the vision for our university. As a member of the university community, you can choose your level of involvement with the strategic planning process.

Get Involved

Choose your level of involvement with the University’s strategic planning process.

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Complete the initial online consultation

Through this initial online consultation, you will have the opportunity to provide your thoughts on the university’s collective goals, what makes us stand out and what our priorities should be as an institution.

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Sign up for a workshop

Workshops will be held Jan. 23 – Feb. 14, for 60, 90 or 120 minutes, and are offered in multiple locations (including online). Registration for these workshops is now open.

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Look for pop-up stations around campus

When you participate and provide your insight through the survey, you are eligible to win one of the weekly prizes or the grand prize. Keep an eye out for pop-up stations across campus with opportunities to complete the survey in person.

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Provide written or oral feedback

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The Planning Process

Strategic plans at the University of Calgary are built from a combination of consultation and a review of best practice and environmental conditions. The process is overseen by the Strategic Planning Oversight Committee, made up of representatives from groups across the University. A Working Group made up of academic experts and university staff assemble materials and manage the day-to-day process. The strategic plan must ultimately go through the university’s governance processes and be approved by the General Faculties Council and Board of Governors.


Strategic planning timeline

The strategic planning process begins with planning and pre-consultation. Constituent groups across the University are canvassed for their views on the scope of the strategic plan and the process through which it will be constructed. From there, the first round of community consultation officially begins as the community is consulted on the goals, objectives, differentiators and priorities through surveys, workshops and written submissions. External feedback is also sought.

After this consultation, a “what we’ve heard” report is released summarizes input to date and a second round of community consultation begins that allows time for additional conversations and more focused consultations with the external community and experts across campus. At this point a strategic plan proposal is released. Before any plan takes effect, it must have governance approval from the Board of Governors and General Faculties Council.



Where we've been

Eyes High set a marquee goal of being a “top five research university” and established three goals, described as foundational commitments:

Sharpen focus on research and scholarship

Enrich the quality and breadth of learning

Integrate the university with the community

These goals were supported by a strategy statement that declared: “In this spirited, high-quality learning environment, students will thrive in programs made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking.

The Framework for Growth established focuses on transdisciplinary scholarship, future-focused program delivery and deeper community partnerships.

Eyes High Strategy

In 2016-17, the University of Calgary’s original Eyes High strategic direction (published in 2011) was refreshed following five years of underpinning foundational transformation, planning development, priority identification, and resource allocation at the University of Calgary.

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Framework for Growth

We’re on a mission to provide an exceptional student experience and committed support to a world-class faculty.

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Community Report

A celebration of our achievements over the past five years.

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