University of Calgary

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

The World100 Representative

Diane Kenyon - Vice-President (University Relations)

Diane holds responsibility for a broad portfolio that includes brand, marketing, government relations, community engagement and internal and external communications. Under her leadership, University Relations has achieved a new level of excellence and professionalism. The division has been widely recognized with multiple awards for marketing, communications, issues management, and government and community engagement.

Diane has a 30 year background in public sector marketing, communications and government and stakeholder engagement. She has developed and directed strategic programs with national and international impact and led integrated teams focused on building reputation, brand and engagement in post-secondary education, broadcasting, and cultural industries.

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5 campuses: 4 in the Calgary area and 1 in Doha, Qatar


30,000+ students: 24,000+ undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students

About University of Calgary

The University of Calgary offers students a high-quality educational experience that prepares them for success in life, as well as research that addresses society's most persistent challenges. Our creation and transfer of knowledge contributes every day to our country's global competitive advantage and makes the world a better place.

The University is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with five campuses; four in the Calgary area, consisting of the Main Campus, Foothills Campus, Downtown Campus and Spy Hills Campus, and the fifth in Doha, Qatar. As well as the five campuses, the University also has field stations and other facilities, including several research parks, centres observatories and Olympic stadiums.

Clagary is one of Candad's cleanest, safest and most culturally diverse urban centres, repeatedly ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities. With a population of 1.2 million, it's also the largest city in Alberta and the third-largest municipality in Canada.

International Partnerships

The University of Calgary has over 250 international agreements, with partner universities in 140 countries and 155,000 alumni across 150 countries globally. These agreements involve organisations such as the East Africa Regional Advisory Council and the East Africa Family Medicine Initiative (EAFMI), and the Calgary partnerships extend from the Americas across to Australia and New Zealand. Plus student and faculty exchanges in Australia, Chile, China, Kuwait and Uganda.

University of Calgary International connects students, faculty and staff to the world through 250+ active student mobility, education and research agreements with universities, governments and partner organizations in 140 countries. The university’s Eyes High vision, which focuses on high levels of research, enriching learning and community integration, drives Calgary's efforts to become a global intellectual hub.

Notable Research Areas

The University of Calgary is a comprehensive academic and research institution, with a mission to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to the local, national and international communities. UCalgary is pursuing the Eyes High strategic vision to become one of Canada’s top five research universities. To achieve this goal, Calgary designed a Strategic Research Plan to focus on three major priorities: matching strengths with opportunities, increasing research capacity, and creating a dynamic environment to promote research excellence.

Each of the Strategic Research Themes represent an area in which Calgary have a critical mass of expertise, they are an essential hub in provincial, national, or global research networks, and have strong community or industry partnerships. Research activities in these areas are driven by current societal needs, for engaging communities, and creating opportunities for international prominence.