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We exist in a synergistic and collaborative relationship with our local community and the province of Alberta. We benefit from the knowledge, support and advice of those around us.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement (SPaCE) is as an overarching portfolio that seeks to design, integrate and lead strategic initiatives within the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary to ensure we are responsive, accountable and engaged with our communities locally and globally.

SPaCE aims to play a leadership role in advancing the Cumming School of Medicine's social accountability mandate. We have a duty to ensure that our activity and presence in this world has a positive net impact.

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Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement Team

Announcements

October 22, 2015 | Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement Leadership Appointments

Local Community

The Cumming School of Medicine has prioritized local engagement as one of three pillars of the school's Strategic Plan 2015-2020. SPaCE seeks to engage with our local community in Calgary and Southern Alberta by: 

  • Extending our community engagement to sharpen the CSM's response on the health priorities of Albertans.
  • Catalyzing and integrating community engagement into the fabric of the CSM.
  • Enhancing meaningful partnerships with local groups and organizations.

Engagement programs within the community include:

  • With the public: Beakerhead, Science in the Cinema, the Dean's Talks, Make Calgary Walkable
  • With inner city and vulnerable populations: Street CCRED, Mobile Palliative Care in the Inner City, Cumming School of Medicine Refugee Response
  • With Indigenous populations: Indigenous Health Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation Commission response, Aboriginal Science Outreach
  • With strategic partners and policy makers: public dialogue series, Energize campaign, Telus SPARK and City of Calgary partnerships
  • Within our medical school: Pathways to Medicine Scholarship for low income applicants, Executive and Junior Faculty Leadership Development programs, leadership think tank

Global Health

Global health is an area of research and practice that places priority on achieving equity in health for people worldwide.

Global Health initiatives include:

For more information about global health teaching, research and service, please explore the Global Health website.

International Partnerships

We further our engagement and diversity under the University of Calgary Internationalization Strategy with International Partnership activities such as:

For more information about international partnerships, please explore the Global Health website.