The University of Alberta’s strategic institutional plan, For the Public Good, articulates five goals: Excel, Build, Experience, Engage and Sustain. Community Relations focuses its work on the Engage goal. The goal as defined in For the Public Good is to engage communities across our campuses, city and region, province, nation and the world to create reciprocal, mutually beneficial learning experiences, research projects, partnerships and collaboration.
Community Relations fosters institutional strategic connections with the communities it serves. Its goals are to build relationships and engage communities through two main areas of engagement: legislated processes in community consultation for campus planning and initiatives for community engagement and outreach.