Humanly Projects

Since 2017, Humanly has featured a collection of evolving understandings of global challenges that we are facing locally in Calgary and the surrounding area.

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GOAL 1: NO POVERTY

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

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GOAL 1 | PAUL & GINA

How might we foster community for single mothers living in poverty?

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GOAL 2: ZERO HUNGER

The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

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GOAL 2 | LAURA

How might we reduce food waste in Calgary on both a residential and commercial level?

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GOAL 2 | JENNY HAGEN

How might we minimize food insecurity in Calgary?

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GOAL 2 | ORRY ROTH

How might we empower food security in the neighbourhood of Manchester, Calgary?

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GOAL 2 | ANYE JURESSEN

How might we engage the public in enabling policy changes to address food insecurity in Calgary?

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GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH & WELLBEING

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

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GOAL 3 | JONATHAN & SHADI

How might we help those suffering from depression due to the drastic changes caused by COVID-19?

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GOAL 3 | JUMAN

How might we ensure the COVID-19 response is disability-inclusive so that autistic children have a healthier lifestyle at home?

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GOAL 3 | MELISSA

How might we decrease depression in seniors during COVID-19?

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GOAL 3 | KAYLEE & KIRK

How might we ensure the well-being of children in their changing social environment due to the pandemic?

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GOAL 3 | FATIMA & ASHLEY

How might we support the mental health of racialized immigrant youth in Canada?

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GOAL 3 | DIANE

How might we facilitate harm reduction for those struggling with addiction?

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GOAL 3 | AUSTIN & DANA

How might we encourage the growth of community based mental health support systems to
decrease the burden on the healthcare system?

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GOAL 3 | RILEY

How might we reduce vaccine hesitancy in society?

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GOAL 3 | NATASHA & JOHANNA

How might we make physical activity accessible for young adults in Calgary?

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GOAL 3 | ASHLEIGH

How might we champion the appropriate use of antipsychotics for dementia patients in Canadian long-term care residences?

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GOAL 3 | CASSANDRA

How might we explore the benefits of art as a therapeutic means of dealing with situations affecting mental, physical and emotional well-being of young adults?

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GOAL 3 | JORDAN JANZEN

How might we improve the overall happiness and well-being of working Calgarians?

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GOAL 3 | REILLY & EMMA

How might we reduce barriers for student athletes in seeking help for issues related to mental well-being?

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GOAL 3 | EMILY & RAQUEL

How might we minimize the effects of seasonal affective disorder in order to maintain good mental health and well-being?

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GOAL 3 | BEN FRENCH

How might we break down stigmas associated with substance abuse?

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GOAL 3 | CHRISTOPHER RICE

How might we improve patient care through health information technology in a primary care setting?

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GOAL 3 | TRAVIS PRESBITERO

How might we create more inclusive environments for individuals who are hard of hearing or deaf?

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GOAL 3 | JING DONG

How might we bring awareness to and normalize mental health issues for young adults?

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GOAL 4: QUALITY EDUCATION

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

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GOAL 4 | KAITLYN & ARTHUR

How might we update our education system from industrial age thinking to the technological age?

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GOAL 4 | THERESE

How might we change mindsets within the education system around the perception of student failure?

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GOAL 4 | YVES & NIKOLETA

How might we encourage Mount Royal University students and staff to reduce their emissions?

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GOAL 4 | ELISE & SHIFA

How might we develop an education system that places emphasis on value, deep learning and critical thinking for understanding?

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GOAL 4 | ELLE & MICKAYLA

How might we make Albertan off-reserve schools more safe and enriching for Indigenous youth?

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GOAL 4 | EMAN & ERICA

How might we educate young adults on the importance and application of soft skill development in order to adapt to future work environments?

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GOAL 5: GENDER EQUALITY

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

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GOAL 5 | SHANIA & ASFA

How might we increase the visibility of women of colour and foster an environment of inclusivity to encourage women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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GOAL 5 | BEN

How might we prevent sexual assault on university campuses?

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GOAL 5 | LAUREN

How might we help young females build self-worth and self-compassion?

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GOAL 5 | ROSEY

How might we reduce stigma and stereotyping for victims of sexual assault?

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GOAL 5 | SAMAR ABDALLAH

How might we increase the awareness of women being abused in society?

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GOAL 6: CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.

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GOAL 6 | JEMMA


How might we create awareness for western Canadians that freshwater could become a limited resource in the near future?/em>

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GOAL 6 | DANI MASSEE

How might we raise awareness about the realities of clean water access within Indigenous communities across Alberta?

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GOAL 7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.

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GOAL 7 | QUANG (CHESTER) HO

How might we encourage the use of solar energy within households in Alberta?

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GOAL 7 | CONOR CHRISTIE

How might we increase adoption of solar energy products in residential areas around Calgary?

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GOAL 8: DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.

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GOAL 8 | STEVEN & CHASE

How might we retain and grow talent in Calgary?

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GOAL 8 | CHELSEA

How might we create a sustainable economic atmosphere for careers in the arts?

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GOAL 8 | KATY & KATIE

How might we creduce barriers that youth face while finding employment in Calgary??

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GOAL 8 | BRYCE

How might we discern the impacts of technological displacement on how we work?

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GOAL 8 | MAX

How might we engage potential skills and talents individuals with autism may have in the workplace?

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GOAL 8 | SEAN

How might we better educate Albertans on the facts and impacts of wind energy in the province?

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GOAL 8 | PIPER GOODFELLOW

How might we help support vulnerable women in obtaining paid work opportunities in Calgary?

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GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

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GOAL 9 | MARY & BRIANA

How might we contribute to local economies and reduce wasted resources with innovation in the farming industry?

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GOAL 9 | TYSON LEAF

How might we provide real-time education and training for the transitioning workforce displaced by technology?

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GOAL 9 | LAUREN PIWEK

How might we better support local engagement in innovative and creative outlets within Calgary’s social framework?

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GOAL 9 | KYNA CESCHINI & PHOEBE DAVIS

How might we support a sustainable creative class in Calgary?

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GOAL 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES

To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

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GOAL 10 | KARISA & CORRIE

How might we combat the omission of LGBTQ2S+ existence and participation in heteronormative societies?

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GOAL 10 | EMMA J.

How might we improve inclusivity in urban design practices for Calgary’s rough sleepers?

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GOAL 10 | LISA KOZOKOWSKY

How might we help all Canadians understand and permeate the barriers to reconciliation in support of Indigenous societies?

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GOAL 10 | PAYTON

How might we bring awareness to and normalize mental health issues for young adults?

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GOAL 10 | GABRIELLE DICKSON & GIUSTINA QUALIZZA

How might we increase customer’s feelings of safety on the LRT in Calgary?

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GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES

There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

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GOAL 11 | EMMY

How might we strengthen Calgary's neighbourhoods to foster a healthy and active lifestyle?

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GOAL 11 | ALLISON & JULIANNA

How might we utilize unused spaces to enhance the creative economy for Calgarians?

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GOAL 11 | SARA & AMY

How might we help people embrace cycling as a form of sustainable transportation?

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GOAL 11 | MACKENZIE

How might we address barriers in order to create an environmental and behavioural shift towards more human-scale cities?

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GOAL 11 | NOORDEEP

How might we rethink urban planning and infrastructure development processes in Calgary’s city core to improve standards of living?

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GOAL 11 | EMMA R.

How might we encourage homeless individuals living in Calgary to move towards a more stable life through community initiatives and involvement?

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GOAL 11 | COOPER & RANDALL

How might we expand the working lifespan of business buildings in the Calgary core?

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GOAL 11 | THERESE B.

How might we educate Mount Royal University students about the importance of waste segregation?

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GOAL 11 | KINZA

How might we create safe, collaborative and cross-cultural learning opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at a university level?

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GOAL 11 | EMMA YONGE

How might we help Calgarians reduce landfill-bound waste?

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GOAL 11 | KATIE YARN

How might we improve transportation accessibility in the city for people with physical challenges?

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GOAL 11 | KURTIS SCHAETZLE

How might we clarify food quality labels such as best before dates to be more accurate and useful for consumers?

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GOAL 11 | BRETT ROBERTSHAW

How might we increase public engagement and consultation to improve unused public spaces in a way that’s inclusive of all Calgarians?

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GOAL 11 | ROBYN PASHULA

How might we ensure that Calgarians have the appropriate education to support the City of Calgary’s recycling program?

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GOAL 11 | JAMES EREISER

How might we facilitate the proper use of the City of Calgary composting system?

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GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION

Responsible Production and Consumption

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GOAL 12 | APRIL & ERABELL

How might we increase the practice of water sustainability within Calgary?

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GOAL 12 | DENZEL

How might we reduce household red meat consumption?

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GOAL 12 | KATHRYN

How might we encourage restaurants to use sustainable food waste practices?

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GOAL 12 | KRISTINA & KATHERINE

How might we encourage responsible, eco-friendly shopping to reduce the consequences of fast fashion and textile waste?

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GOAL 12 | ELENA & MEAGHAN

How might we empower Canadian stakeholders to better fulfill their roles in phasing out single-use plastics?

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GOAL 12 | DENISE BOUDREAU

How might we reduce and re-purpose household food waste?

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GOAL 12 | CARMEN BRONSCH

How might we help Calgarians be responsible consumers when it comes to purchasing groceries?

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GOAL 13: CLIMATE ACTION

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

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GOAL 13 | GISELLE

How might we reduce the systemic problem of fabric and textile waste?

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GOAL 13 | WYATT

How might we reduce invasive human impacts on our environment that directly drive communicable diseases?

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GOAL 13 | MERCY & NICOLE

How might we identify the barriers that prevent people from acting on climate change?

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GOAL 13 | ANDREW

How might we understand how misinformation functions to proactively combat climate change?

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GOAL 13 | ANASTACIA JIDO

How might we understand and break through the psychological barriers that prevent society from understanding the seriousness of climate change?

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GOAL 14: LIFE BELOW WATER

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

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GOAL 14 | DAWSON

How might we reduce the negative impact which harmful plastics have on ocean life?

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GOAL 14 | NICOLE & VICTORIA

How might we reduce plastic disposal in our oceans and increase participation in a plastic free lifestyle?

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GOAL 14 | AMANDA

How might we educate individuals on how to better sustain the trout population in Alberta?

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GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

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GOAL 15 | COURTNEY

How might we empower the public to coexist with urban coyotes?

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GOAL 15 | KRISTEL PENA

How might we implement a better system that eliminates the need for any adoptable animals in Calgary to be euthanized?

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GOAL 15 | RACHEL ASHAUER & BRIANNA JACKSON

How might we inform the public of the impact of improperly abandoned oil wells in Alberta’s Natural Areas?

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GOAL 16: PEACE, JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

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GOAL 16 | INGRID

How might we help at-risk youth mitigate the psychosocial factors impacting them in order to lead full and productive lives?

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GOAL 16 | JILLIAN

How might we mobilize lived experiences and histories of harm to build capacities for restorative justice?

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GOAL 16 | SAMANTHA

How might we establish social understanding in regards to Indigenous over-representation in the Canadian criminal justice system?

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GOAL 16 | LUCY RANDAL & ADRIENNE LWANGA

How might we bridge the gap between passive and active political participation?

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GOAL 17: PARTNERSHIPS

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.