Community Engagement

Where we are

  • Engaged in local, provincial and national communities
  • Students experience rich and diverse learning in clinical placements
  • Indigenous Initiatives as a strong foundation
  • Partnerships with rural communities
  • High quality relationships with partner organizations
  • Engaged and diverse members on Community Advisory Council
  • Responsive to community input (e.g. Calgary Urban Projects Society)
  • Bi-directional mentorship with community partners

Where we are going

  • Revitalizing rural nursing through curriculum redesign, recruitment of students from rural areas and online/blended education delivery
  • Fostering global experiences and partnerships
  • Focusing on creating community resilience through engagement with that community
  • Renewing awareness of nurses’ roles in the community
  • Focusing on sustainability of relationships
  • Leveraging entrepreneurship and innovation (e.g. social innovation, social enterprise) to benefit communities
  • Sustaining and growing alumni and donor engagement

How we will get there

  • Developing experiences that foster global citizenship both internationally and locally (e.g. i@home – international at home)
  • Creating sustainable and resilient connections with diverse communities
  • Building capacity for rural health through partnership with AHS and Covenant Health
  • Increasing our engagement and visibility in UCalgary’s innovation ecosystem (e.g. Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, Innovate Calgary)

Living the Plan - Community Engagement


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