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Community Report 2022

A celebration of our achievements over the past five years, and our new strategic planning process.

Our Three Foundational Commitments

Sharpening our focus on research and scholarship

Enriching the quality and breadth of learning

Fully integrating the university with the community

UCalgary President Ed McCauley with a student discussing the student's research.

"Five years ago, we set out a goal to become a top five research university. We are. We set out a goal for deeper community integration. It’s happening. We aimed to raise the funds that are now transforming our campuses. We did. And we set out to improve the student experience and focus on research. We have.

All that and more is outlined in this, our first Community Report since before the pandemic. It’s my privilege to present it to you, because each day I am amazed by the innovation, the ability, the resilience, and the can-do attitude of the UCalgary community—one that reflects Canada’s most enterprising city. 

I’d also like to invite you to join us on the next steps of our journey. Whether you’re a student, a member of faculty or staff, or a Calgarian who would love to be our next partner, our doors are wide open. The University of Calgary is a place to start something, we hope with you."

Ed McCauley 

President, University of Calgary 


Celebrating our student and alumni community

A student gardening plants
Maroon text that reads "78% first-year students who rate experience as "good" or "excellent" - three points above top-five comparators."
Maroon text that reads "74% Senior students who rate experience as "good" or "excellent" - equal to top-five comparators."
Red text that reads "From 2017-2022 25.2% increase in undergraduate degrees awarded annually."
Red text that reads 2017-2022 55% increase in graduate degrees awarded annually."
Red text that reads "From 2017-2022 13.5% Growth in number of alumni engaged."

Fostering Community Partnerships

Plaque announcing Glenbow museum donation is unveiled in front of a crowd of people

In 2020, the Glenbow Museum transferred a vast collection of documents, photographs, books, audio, and videos about the history of Western Canada. We also received the entire EMI music collection, which we’ve partnered with the National Music Centre to make available to the public. 

3D model of a building

Downtown Calgary is changing, with reanimated alleyways, revitalized empty spaces and a rejuvenated nine blocks around City Hall. And UCalgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape is part of the excitement, in partnership with the City and other partners — often working from the City Building Design Lab that’s operated from the old public library since 2019

UCalgary Entrepreneurial Excellence

A woman directing a man using a VR headset.
A woman looking through a microscope.
Orange graphic text reading "More than 84.3 million change in sponsored research funding."
Orange text that reads "From 2017-2022 52% more patents submitted."
Pink text that reads "From 2017-2022 31.5% increase in publications a year."
Pink text reading "From 2017-2022 154% more startups created."
A group of students and faculty cheering in a group huddle.

See the report highlights

Check out the highlights from our 2022 Community Report brochure.

$1.41 billion raised in the Energize campaign was the third-highest in Canadian university history


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