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The University of Calgary is Canada's leading next-generation university–a living, growing, and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation's most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction–Eyes High–to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016. It is grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary. As a comprehensive research institution, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity, and innovation across all disciplines. The multidisciplinary research themes that will guide the university towards its top five goals are the brain and mental health human dynamics in a changing world engineering solutions for health energy innovations infections, inflammation, and chronic diseases and new earth-space technologies.
UCalgary offers students a high-quality educational experience that prepares them for success in life, as well as research that addresses society's most persistent challenges. Our creation and transfer of knowledge contribute every day to our country's global competitive advantage and make the world a better place.
We do this in Calgary – Canada's most enterprising and caring city, where the Western can-do spirit, sense of family, and youthful energy permeate everything we do. We're pioneers at heart, innovators by necessity and desire, community-builders because it is in our DNA. We see potential where others balk at the challenge, and we know how to cooperate to "it is done."
The University of Calgary is a publicly funded research-intensive university founded in 1966, with 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programs, and more than 50 research institutes and centers. As one of Canada's top comprehensive research universities, UCalgary combines the best university tradition with the city of Calgary's vibrant energy and diversity. Our main campus occupies a beautiful setting with a view of Alberta's Rocky Mountains and covers more than 200 hectares — an area larger than Calgary's entire downtown. In 2016, UCalgary was ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world by QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Our values are the people who study and work here share values that reflect our character and our vision as a community. We complement the research, learning, and work environment with social, cultural, sports, and recreational spaces, services, and programs to promote a healthy community. We build bridges through proactive communications between individuals, between teams, between departments and faculties, and with other organizations in the community, integrity, and transparency. We are stimulated by the unknown and unexpected, and rely on it to provoke exploration and innovation.
We expect the best of everyone who works and learns at the University of Calgary. We support and recognize the achievements of all community members and help each other achieve our highest ambitions. We think and act with a global mindset, acknowledging the pervasiveness of worldwide connectivity, aware of global developments, and acting on opportunities to benefit the world we serve. We value people who interact with others inclusively and respectfully. We offer high-quality programs and services to promote health and safety, foster community morale, and meet the diverse needs of all we serve. We commit to leadership in sustainable ways of living, working, and learning. We take care of the physical, natural, and social environment. We uphold balanced budgets, positive social relationships, and the health of our planet.

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