SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

February 23, 2016 15:00 ET

ADVISORY: University of Calgary launches Institutional Sustainability Strategy

Comprehensive approach includes new academic program

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 23, 2016) -  Members of the media are invited to the University of Calgary's launch of a new institutional sustainability strategy that for the first time will incorporate an academic framework to advance education and research for sustainability. The launch will include a significant new academic program for students.

WHAT: Institutional Sustainability Launch

WHEN: Wednesday, February 24 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (speakers begin at 12 p.m., media availability to start at 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Main lobby of the EEEL Building (See campus and parking maps)

SPEAKERS: Elizabeth Cannon, president and vice-chancellor; Joanne Perdue, chief sustainability officer; Lauren Arthur, student co-op community coordinator with the sustainability office

A media availability will follow the official program at 12:30 p.m. with Joanne Perdue and Lauren Arthur available to speak to reporters.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Sean Myers
    Media Relations Advisor
    University of Calgary
    W: 403.220.4756
    C: 403.607.7618
    sean.myers2@ucalgary.ca