Welcome to the future.

This is where we spark change by combining academic excellence with the spirit of innovation.

This is where we walk parallel paths in a good way with Indigenous partners.

This is where we harness the power of research and creativity to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

This is Canada’s entrepreneurial campus and the #1 startup creator in the country.

This is where we Start Something.

This has been my academic home for over three decades, and I am exceedingly proud to serve our students, faculty, staff and community. 

This is the University of Calgary, and we are focused on the future.

Last year, we consulted extensively with campus and community constituents to develop a long-range plan to capitalize on our extraordinary people, our world-class facilities, our Calgarian ingenuity and our reputation for excellence.

Take a moment to review the mission, values and goals that make up our revitalized strategy, Ahead of Tomorrow. This far-reaching strategic plan will guide the University of Calgary to 2030 with a shared vision of how we can leave a lasting positive impact on our graduates, our city and our world. 

I eagerly await the possibilities that lie ahead. 


Ed McCauley, PhD, FRSC
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Calgary