Strategic Portfolio Initiatives

The Strategic Portfolio Initiatives (SPI) unit was created to work across the university portfolio on strategic initiatives. The team works together to develop and execute strategies and initiatives that will advance the university's reputation, build productive relationships, and help accrue essential public resources at one of Canada's top five research-intensive universities.


What we do

  • Professional Portfolio Management of Priority Programs & Projects
  • Strategic Event Management
    • Green and Gold Day: Held each September, Green and Gold Day is our premier school spirit event, celebrating the students, staff, faculty and alumni who make the U of A the vibrant community that it is. Check out this year's celebration.
    • Canada 150 celebration: In addition to a year-long exploration of how the University of Alberta's people, achievements and ideas contributed to the making of a confederation, a celebration was held on South Campus dedicating Evergreen Pond to the community.
    • UR internal events
    • Important visits
  • Strategic Relationship Building
  • Calgary Centre Management
  • Consolidated University Relations Administrative Services
    • UR Human Resources services (all aspects of UR employment)
    • UR financial management and budget analysis
    • Policy development and management
    • Record management