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Celebrating 50 Years: 2012

University of Calgary Grows its Sustainability Activities

In September 2012 the University of Calgary announced the appointment of its first Chief Sustainability Officer, the first Canadian university to establish such a position.  In the new position, Joanne Perdue had responsibility for integrating sustainability into all aspects of the university including teaching, co-curricular student activities, research, service learning, and operations across campus.  The University of Calgary established an Office of Sustainability in 2007 and began integrating sustainability into university policy, planning and reporting frameworks, earning a Silver rating in 2011 under the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System which ranks post-secondary institutions across North America. 

Some of the many sustainable ventures and accomplishments undertaken and realized at the University of Calgary in 2012 included:

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