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Press Release

March 13, 2023

Gregg Callander Appointed as Interim President & Chief Executive Officer of University of Calgary Properties Group

Former University of Calgary Properties Group (UCPG) Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Gregg Callander, will assume the role of Interim President & Chief Executive Officer as the Board of Directors proceed with finding a permanent replacement. This transition comes after Mr. James Robertson recently announced his resignation as President & CEO.

Gregg spent six years as UCPG’s Vice President & Chief Financial Officer before he retired in June 2022. He played an integral role building UCPG’s strategic financial growth plan and leading the organization’s operational mandate. Gregg has more than 35 years of financial and leadership experience and has served on both public and private companies in a wide range of industries including commercial, residential, land development, real estate, manufacturing, leisure, and construction.

“I am honoured to be stepping in as UCPG’s Interim President & CEO and look forward to re-joining an exceptional team that is changing of the face of real estate in Calgary,” says Gregg Callander, UCPG Interim CEO. “It’s an exciting opportunity to continue the cadence of University District as an award-winning community and support the revitalization of what will become a thriving northwest innovation quarter at UIQ.”

Murray Fox, UCPG Board Chair says, “UCPG’s Board of Directors are committed to ensuring a successful transition as we continue the search for a permanent President & CEO for University of Calgary Properties Group. We welcome Gregg back to the organization with confidence that his leadership and strong familiarity will support this transition and continue the growth of University District and University Innovation Quarter.”

UCPG is undertaking the process to find a permanent President & Chief Executive Officer. For further information, please contact Ms. Maureen Henderson, Vice President Community Experience at 403-992-8388 or

About University of Calgary Properties Group
University of Calgary Properties Group Ltd. (UCPG) was created by the University of Calgary to oversee the development and management of university land projects. With a financial model that provides an innovative approach to land development, residual profits from UCPG are directed back to the University to fuel its academic mission. Setting a high standard for sustainable and progressive neighbourhood design, UCPG’s team and 14-member board of directors are dedicated to creating, developing and managing premier communities. With the masterplan for University District underway and portfolio diversification with University Innovation Quarter, UCPG is delivering on creating amazing places where people can thrive.

About University District
To the west of the University of Calgary and overlooking the Bow River and Rocky Mountains, University District is a comprehensive 200-acre community with a bold new vision for urban life in Calgary. Through a collaborative, people-first design process, the Master Plan and thorough engagement program forged strong respect between local stakeholders and UCPG. The neighbourhood applies the best ideas in city design and incorporates the wants and needs of surrounding legacy communities – weaving current aesthetic, technology, and lifestyle options into the strong social fabric of the city. University District is the 2022 national winner of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Award for Best Growing Community.
For more information about University District, visit the Discovery Centre at 4410 University Ave. N.W., Calgary (just north of the Alberta Children’s Hospital) or go online: and visit Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, #UDLife.

Media Relations Contacts:

Maureen Henderson
VP, Community Experience
University of Calgary Properties Group
(403) 992-8388