Together, we will innovate a global energy transition
Located in the heart of Canada’s energy sector, the University of Calgary is one of North America’s leading energy universities. For more than three decades, the university has cultivated a reputation as a global leader in energy research innovation and education.
UCalgary embraces the opportunity to leverage its tremendous capacity to advance major research and education initiatives in a global energy transition.
UCalgary strives to further strengthen and empower partnerships with community, neighbours, industry and government to bridge the gap between lab and field, fuel investment in new energy innovations, and mobilize decision-makers to improve the health and well-being of people here and around the world.
With urgent economic, social and environmental-impact issues in Alberta and beyond, the university intends to invest in energy research and education that will transform energy systems across North America and around the globe.
Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High — our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date — closes in June 2020. Get ready to be a part of our history!
Connecting with community to pioneer the future of energy
UCalgary is committed to engaging with the community we lead and serve — certainly, our level of excellence in research and education wouldn't be achievable without our local and national supporters, neighbours, and partners in government and industry. A broad range of programs of study, symposia, workshops and other activities and strategic collaborations frequently bring campus and community together, and promote greater energy literancy among the general public.
Stewards of the future
A team of UCalgary researchers has combined several renewable-energy technologies to create a carbon-neutral research project so simple that elementary school students can run it. The project focuses on a community of microbes that use natural photosynthesis to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Students at Dr. E.W. Coffin School recently took part. Christine Sharp, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geosciences in the Faculty of Science and co-founder of Solar Biocells, is involved in the project. “This is geared towards Grades 5 to 8 students,” says Sharp. “It’s the perfect age to expose kids to the carbon cycle and other concepts.”