2020 UCalgary Institutional Sustainability Report

2020 Sustainability Report

View our progress in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our Institutional Sustainability Strategy.

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sustainability and social innovation

Sustainability and Social Innovation

How social innovation and sustainability can kickstart a personal transformation for UCalgary students. Leading student changemakers share their experiences, offer tips, and point to resources at UCalgary

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.


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. Interested in taking the Certificate in Sustainability Studies next year? Declare your interest by Feb. 1, 2020.


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.

Energy Dashboard

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.

Water Movement

World Water Day

Why does Canada - a country known for having one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world still sees populations that do not have access to this essential commodity? Join the Office of Sustainability and Water Movement as we dive into discussions around water crises affecting Canada's Indigenous populations on World Water Day - March 22, 2021.

The event will take place virtually over Zoom. Stay tuned for more details. 




Nominations open for 2021 Sustainability Awards

Deadline is Feb. 3 to recognize sustainability excellence at UCalgary ...

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Innovation in sustainable food cultivation can change the world

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Sustainability standing soars

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Take what you need, leave what you can: The story of a Calgary community fridge

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UCalgary Certificate in Sustainability Studies

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