Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International) Office

Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International)

Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura is the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International) at the University of Calgary. He was a full professor, Canada Research Chair in Project Management Systems and a founding director of the Centre for Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering prior to this role.

His involvement in international activities is comprehensive, including teaching, training, research, administration and service activities. Ruwanpura leads the implementation of the university’s international strategy. By aligning international activities with the university’s Eyes High vision, Academic and Strategic Research Plans, he helps advance the institution’s efforts in international research, academic programming, staff and student mobility, programmatic partnerships, service and development.

Internationalization at the University of Calgary

Whether studying abroad, forging partnerships or building capacity in developing countries, our students, faculty and staff have contributed to the vigorous international activity within our university. We look forward to work with our campus community to advance internationalization as we're looking to build a great research university.

Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International)

Janaka Ruwanpura in the media

In the media

Webinar: 7 steps to a successful international strategy implementation with VPI Ruwanpura. Register now

Janaka Ruwanpura among the 2018 ASTech award winners

Now more than ever University of Calgary needs to be a global intellectual hub

University of Calgary named 2017 Institutional Award Winner for Global Learning, Research, and Engagement

University Of Calgary recognized with UN Global Compact Network Canada’s Sustainable Development Award

$44 million in funding awarded for research partnerships in Mexico

UCalgary wins the Canada China Business Council Education Excellence Bronze Award

​​​​​​​University of Calgary receives prestigious CBIE award for excellence in internationalization

UCalgary's VPI receives Immigrants of Distinction Award for the promotion of science, technology and math in Calgary (STEM)

Cheryl dueck enhances academic activities

Enhancing internationalization

UCI's Senior Academic Director, Cheryl Dueck enhances the strategic co-ordination of our international activities, providing academic oversight, enriching international programming, expanding international opportunities and aligning UCI with academic units across the university.