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Goal 4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Reimagining STEM

Reimagining STEM

Werklund School academics are reimagining STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by examining the assumptions that underpin these disciplines. By challenging conventional notions, these academics are fostering a new mindset as well as advancing education and research. Learn more.


Cultural Diversity in the Classroom through Games

In collaboration with educators in the Calgary Public Library, Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Arts Academy, an associate professor in the Werklund School of Education is looking at cultural pluralism in the classroom. This research project, supported by an SSHRC Insights grant, explores the use of tabletop games as a tool for incorporating cultural diversity in the classroom. Learn more.

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Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

Goal 4

Exploring Global Challenges

Through the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, undergraduate students can take the Global Challenges course (UNIV401). This course encourages students to explore complex global issues, ask important questions and solve problems that mean something to them. In the coming academic year, students will explore a range of topics related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more.


Experiential Learning in Sustainability

Campus as a Learning Lab is an innovative initiative with a focus on experiential learning and fostering a campus culture rooted in sustainability. Through the program, UCalgary students, faculty and staff members can use the campus as a lab to test and model innovative sustainability practices, leveraging its research, academic and operations functions. In the 2019-20 year, over 770 students participated in the program. Learn more.



Campus and Community Impact



UCalgary provides access to over 1,400 different awards, scholarships and bursaries to meet the financial needs of students. Enrollment Services also hosts “Financial Fridays” sessions each week where students can learn about funding their education and have their questions answered.



More than 300 students and academics from across Canada visited UCalgary for the 2019 Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching Conference. Participants engaged in discussions on issues such as curriculum development, assessment, design-based thinking, language, wellness, STEM and Indigenous education.

Green classroom


An international Ph.D. student leads a non-profit organization in Mexico that generates environmental changes through community engagement and volunteering. The organization implements a wide range of initiatives in Mexico through collaboration with undergraduate Mexican students, universities, children and teachers at elementary schools, communities and companies, as well as with professionals and Indigenous Peoples.

Certificate students