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

Alumni nurses reunite and reminisce on their nursing journeys

Arlene Johnston BN’79, Med’81 and Wes Radulski BN’82 first met at Rockyview General Hospital and still maintain ties to UCalgary Nursing today...

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Nursing students hold donation drive for menstruation products for vulnerable and unhoused Calgarians

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Class of 2022: Nursing grad student awed by people of Ukraine during humanitarian relief tour

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Mentees-turned-mentors pay it forward in UCalgary Nursing’s NurseMentor program

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