Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG 9

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 

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SDG 10

Reduced Inequalities 

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SDG 16

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 

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Research

Public Policy

Centre for Corporate Sustainability

The Centre for Corporate Sustainability was founded to disseminate knowledge and balance environmental, social and economic approaches. Its mission is to enable partnerships among researchers, industry experts, government officials and community representatives to improve sustainable industry and economic practices.  

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Alberta Futures project explores Alberta’s economic and fiscal future

Project explores Alberta’s economic and fiscal future

Recent economically impactful events in Alberta call for innovation and collective action to put the province on the path of sustainable prosperity. To encourage discussion around this, The School of Public Policy’s Alberta Futures Project has commissioned papers from a wide range of authors exploring Alberta’s economic and fiscal future, as well as the future of health care. This collection of papers is set to be published in an upcoming series of books.

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Start-ups
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Teaching, learning and student experience

Haskayne and Mitacs

Canada’s Student Work Placement Program provides meaningful employment to UCalgary students

UCalgary secured $9 million in dedicated federal funding for new co-op and internship placements. This program will provide up to 1,200 students with valuable work opportunities in their fields of study. 

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UCalgary introduces embedded certificate in entrepreneurial thinking

UCalgary introduces Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking

The new Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking was introduced in Fall 2021. The certificate, which is available to all UCalgary undergraduates, will provide students with opportunities to solve social problems, create great new technologies and build businesses. 

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Start-ups
Start-ups

Economy
City

Campus and community impact

Campus

Campus

The new UCeed Social Impact Fund is a unique partnership in social finance that supports a growing family of organizations focused on making positive changes in our communities. The fund will help accelerate early stage social enterprises and invest in those that are ready to tackle societal challenges, deliver value to the community and foster economic growth.

National

National

In an increasingly digital world, banks are closely looking at crypto currencies as a future for money exchange. The Bank of Canada invited institutions to share their innovative ideas for how a central bank’s digital currency could potentially work and chose three teams, including UCalgary’s, to share their proposals for public review. This transdisciplinary research could help ensure the efficiency and robustness of Canada’s economy in the future.

International

International

Grad students from Haskayne School of Business and the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape received honourable mention at the Urban Land Institute of the Americas case competition. Their final presentation focused on building connection, experience and opportunity in Kansas City’s downtown core.