Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

University of Calgary

2021 Gold Recipient
Mental Health at Work®

The University of Calgary is a global intellectual hub located in Canada’s most enterprising city. In our spirited, high-quality learning environment, students thrive in programs made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. Our strategy drives us to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, engaging 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.’

UCalgary has a well-established commitment to mental health. In 2015, The university unveiled a comprehensive Campus Mental Health Strategy (CMHS). As a community-based strategy, focused on students, staff and faculty, the CMHS outlines UCalgary’s commitment to building a community of caring.

Post Secondary Education

Calgary, Alberta

6,800+ Employees

Campus Mental Health Strategy progress event featuring Vivek Shraya and Ian Campeau

“Research, learning, entrepreneurship, and innovation thrive when our UCalgary community members’ wellbeing is supported. I am proud to accept Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work Gold Level Certification because I’ve seen the hard work of so many contributing to the policies, strategies, practices and resources that support our community. This award recognizes these efforts and we are honoured to receive it.”

Ed McCauley, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary

Previous Awards

Mental Health at Work® – Silver 2017; Bronze 2016

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