Community Engagement

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

Nursing alumna now leading UCalgary Alumni Board of Directors

Kate Wong, BN’12 appointed president and chair of UCalgary Alumni Association (UCAA)

Nursing student receives funding and recognition for community impact by Mazda Canada

Bill Zheng is one of five Canadians, and only Albertan, named Mazda Rising Legend

National student nursing conference coming to Alberta in January

UCalgary Nursing student heads up conference as coordinator and promises career-altering sessions for attendees

From South Sudan to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to far North, alumni nurse has ‘10 careers in 1’

Alida Fernhout loves the variety and flexibility in her nursing career and humanitarian work