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Published on April 22, 2008

Author: Biaggia


Calgary’s University The U of C Today :  Calgary’s University The U of C Today A University of Calgary Senate Community Outreach Presentation Change :  Change “I start with this assertion: The work of universities, especially the students we educate and the research we conduct, is critical to the social and economic health of Canada. Our environment fosters a community of scholars that engages students and complements the classroom experience. We embrace change.” - Dr. Harvey Weingarten, President Rules of Engagement :  Rules of Engagement A high-quality student learning environment High-quality research and scholarship Return to community - Dr. Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Rules of Engagement:  Rules of Engagement A high-quality student learning environment Teaching High-quality research and scholarship Research Return to community Service Student Success:  Student Success The student learning environment promotes student success Our research and scholarship addresses issues that are important to our community Engaged Scholarship:  Engaged Scholarship “This type of scholarship engages faculty in academically relevant work that simultaneously fulfills the campus mission and goals as well as community needs.” - National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement, 2000 Student Success :  Student Success The Challenge :  The Challenge Graduates need vastly different skills Need to create academic programs that meet the current and future needs of our students and our society Contemporary, relevant and useful education Experiential learning Top 10 in Canada :  Top 10 in Canada High Quality Research & Scholarship G13 Research income $171.0M (02) - $253.0M (06) Responsible use of Resources Operating budget $567M (02) - $878 (06) Fundraising $22.6M (02) - $100.0(06) University endowment $267M (02) - $381.5M (06) Top 10 in Canada :  Top 10 in Canada Fuelled by Alberta’s nation-leading economic growth, Calgary’s University has embarked upon a $1.5-billion capital expansion program to add capacity for 7,000 more students and new experiential learning, research and community engagement initiatives. The University of Calgary is a member of the G13 of Canada’s top Universities and ranks in the Top 10 in research income, fundraising, endowment and research competitions and national awards. Great Cities, Great Universities :  Great Cities, Great Universities Calgary aspires to be one of the great cities of the world – a “great” city needs a great U of C Universities are the intellectual, economic and social hearts and engines of their communities Silicon Valley – Stanford Boston – Harvard & MIT Impact :  Impact What would Calgary's labour force be like without U of C’s 28,000 students and 125,000 alumni? Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities – social, cultural and intellectual contributions Haskayne, Law, EVDS and Schulich – business, engineering, legal and geo science Medicine, Social Work , Kinesiology, Education, Nursing – health and wellness, clinical services, education and social services Economic Impact :  Economic Impact 5th-largest employer in Calgary 6,320 FTEs – 1% of Calgary’s labor force 9,500 jobs supported or created by the U of C $506M in direct cash flow from local expenditures of the U of C, faculty, staff, students and visitors Additional $860M induced by the initial local business volume (multiplier effect) Graduates building a great city :  Graduates building a great city 5,000 to 7,000 graduates annually 2,460 nursing alumni (2,841 AB) 5,936 engineering alumni (6,423 AB) 11,246 education alumni (13,700 AB) 714 U of C medical doctors (890 AB) 17 alumni serve as aldermen, MLAs, or MPs; 1 Prime Minister Cultural Impact :  Cultural Impact CULTURAL Over 500 cultural events - 100,000+ guests 1,800+ Fine Arts grads live in Calgary; work in the arts Student practicums, part-time employment and volunteerism strengthen Calgary $1.5B Capital Plan Supporting teaching and research :  $1.5B Capital Plan Supporting teaching and research 4-yr growth strategy 2007-2011 $1.5B - 7,000 new student spaces Largest capital expansion in the U of C’s 40-year history Funded by private donations and public investments In Progress:  In Progress Taylor Family Digital Library ($162M) Information services for 35,000 students Health Research Innovation Centre ($230M), South Campus; 1,300 new faculty, staff, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; 150,000+ patients In Progress :  In Progress Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Skills Facility ($80M) 2008 Animal / human transmission of diseases Faculty of Law ($8M) Child Development Centre ($37M) 2008, West Campus Dr. Fok Ying Tung International House Residence ($26M) In Development :  In Development Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy ($323M) Experiential Learning Centre ($260M) Urban Campus ($240M) Partnership of U of C, Bow Valley, SAIT, the CBE, Athabasca and the U of L West Campus In Development :  In Development Pine Creek Research Centre ($61M) Central Heating and Cooling Plant Expansion ($75M) Life Sciences expansion - Kinesiology Complex ($80M) Conservation and Information Resources Facility ($23M) Taylor Quadrangle ($13M) Results :  Results Increased scholarships Automatic merit awards for high performing students Increased early admissions Increased online services One-stop shopping for registration and course selection Increased financial support for graduate students Results :  Results Take Your Place–40 new student spaces, designed by students for students Wireless campus Undergraduate research and international learning opportunities $1.5M investment to encourage innovative teaching and learning Quality Initiatives Calgary’s University Tomorrow :  Calgary’s University Tomorrow Investment in new technologies including podcasts, clickers and blended learning 500 new faculty and 7,000 new student spaces by 2010 Calgary’s University :  Calgary’s University Southern Alberta’s most complete library More than 1,000+ seminars, courses and programs offered by Continuing Education annually More than 500 live theatre, dance and music events annually The Nickle Arts Museum Free lectures, symposiums and guest speaker events Calgary’s University :  Calgary’s University World renowned U of C recreation centre Fastest ice in the west at the Olympic Oval Adventure vacations with the Outdoor Centre Camp for Kids University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre Senate Slides Here :  Senate Slides Here Senate Slides Here :  Senate Slides Here Senate Slides Here :  Senate Slides Here Your University :  Your University Be a public advocate for growth You, too, can be a lobbyist Create opportunities for students – co-ops, work terms Support a student, a program, a faculty

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