Institutional Sustainability Strategy

We are committed to creating opportunities for entrepreneurial thinking, applied practice and project-based learning in sustainability. The Institutional Sustainability Strategy is a roadmap for continuous improvement in our pursuit of excellence and leadership in sustainability. How we get there is laid out in our supporting and interdependent frameworks: Advancing Sustainability Education and Research, Engagement for Sustainability and Sustainability in Administration and Operations.


Want to play a part in shaping sustainability at UCalgary?

Participate in this short survey to help inform the next steps for sustainability and climate change initiatives! Participants will have a chance to win one of 10 prize packs, which includes five $50 gift cards to the UCalgary Bookstore and UCalgary branded merchandise.

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Sustainability Week

Oct. 23–28, 2023

Join us during Sustainability Week and explore meaningful engagement with sustainability on campus and beyond. Community members will have the opportunity to connect with sustainability leaders, discuss timely issues with peers and learn ways we can achieve local and global impact in sustainability. This week’s events include speaker panels, interactive workshops, and discussions on topics such as climate action, sustainable practices, and equity. The Sustainability Week 2023 theme is Resilience, Reciprocity and Renewal. 

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Certificate in Sustainability Studies

Certificate in Sustainability Studies

Make sustainability a part of your academic experience, explore new ways of thinking and enhance your future career.


Campus as a Learning Lab

The Campus as a Learning Lab (CLL) program brings together students, faculty and staff to work on projects that make UCalgary more sustainable and bring our Institutional Sustainability Strategy to life.

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At the University of Calgary, we are advancing sustainability education and research by integrating sustainability across disciplines to respond to, and partner with, our community. Sustainability is a core component of our 2018-23 Academic and Research Plans.

FutureU, Climate Action, Our Changing World


FutureU is an Innovation@UCalgary initiative that invites students to discover the world of innovation through hands-on learning and community-based activities. The goal is to help students build a sustainable life working on challenges they care about.

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Campus Energy & Emissions Dashboard

At UCalgary, we value accurate and transparent sustainability reporting. We are working to share our progress as we transform our campus into a living laboratory for climate and energy leadership. Discover our Campus Energy & Emissions Dashboard below.

Get Involved

Get Involved

Whether you're a student, faculty or staff member, there are sustainability initiatives waiting for you.



Class of 2023: Study of cutting-edge biofuel project opens career paths for UCalgary students

Industry and academic mentors in Sustainable Energy Development master’s degree share their guidance and insights as Hanna Thai and Lleyton Zhou find their way

Class of 2023: She fell in love with chemistry and now works to make the science more sustainable and inclusive

PhD grad Anna Niedzwiecka empathizes with experiences of international students, especially women

Women Breakthrough Award winner turns waste into economic opportunities

Atinuke Chineme’s research looks at waste management through a gender lens

UCalgary showcases its progress in campus sustainability and community impact

From Pluralism to Energy Solutions, UCalgary’s 2023 Institutional Sustainability Report highlights sustainable initiatives on campus and beyond.

UCalgary Mobilizing Alberta Climate Action Grant program launches new funding round

Program has so far allocated more than half a million dollars to bolster local climate action

UCalgary Certificate in Sustainability Studies

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