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Community Plan

Ahead of Tomorrow Implementation Plan

Implementation Plans

Any strategy is only as good as our follow-through. As part of the strategic plan, four implementation plans have been created to cover shorter time periods. These three-year plans expand on how the university will deliver approved initiatives, meet set goals and build out roadmaps of enabling activities that are needed to deliver on Ahead of Tomorrow.

This Community Plan addresses the community strategy in Ahead of Tomorrow as well as general matters outlined in the strategy’s mission and values. Activities and initiatives in this Community Plan are integrated with approaches described in the Academic Plan, the Research and Innovation Plan, and Operations Plan. 

As with all University activity, the Community Plan  should be considered and interpreted through our foundational commitments to: Equity Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility; Indigenous Engagement; Mental Health; Global Engagement; and Sustainability.

Universities exist to educate, to discover and to enrich the societies they both  serve and lead. 

The University of Calgary’s Community Plan is a dynamic blueprint that places the community at the centre of our endeavours. With a profound connection to our place on Treaty 7 lands, the vibrant City of Calgary, the diverse country of Canada, and the ever-evolving global stage, we commit to navigating shared concerns and seizing shared opportunities. We aim to exceed tomorrow’s expectations by leveraging our entrepreneurial spirit, fostering a culture  of inclusivity, and supporting prosperity for all. 

Together, we are starting something extraordinary.

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Community event, Rex dino mascot costume on the left

Community Ahead of Tomorrow: goals and objectives

As established by Ahead of Tomorrow, the goal of the University of Calgary is to enhance community relevance, and we will do this by locating community at the centre of all we do.

Three objectives have been set for 2030:

  1. Become #1 University, U15, in community engagement. 
  2. 25,000 students, faculty and staff annually contribute to community challenges. 
  3. Engage 100,000 alumni, donors, and community members on an annual basis.

As committed to in Ahead of Tomorrow, we will ensure community is included by design throughout the process.

View the other Implementation Plans

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Research and Innovation Plan

The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, with a mission to produce new knowledge and to translate knowledge into impact.

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Academic Innovation Plan

The University of Calgary, driven by its academic mission, seeks to innovate, create, and contribute to society through excellence in teaching, student experience, research, and service.

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Operations Plan

University operations support creating, running and sustaining best-in-class processes and services. This enables the UCalgary community to reach their goals and achieve their ambitions.

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Ahead of Tomorrow | Strategic Plan 2023-30

The University of Calgary’s remarkable trajectory reflects audacious growth and entrepreneurial spirit. Our students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and community have built a bold university in less than 60 years.

What is next?  How do we look beyond tomorrow?

This Strategic Plan shapes our journey toward 2030, considered through long-term, foundational commitments to: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility; Indigenous Engagement; Mental Health; Global Engagement; and Sustainability.