Enhancing your academics

Your experience is much more than your degree. Explore options to pursue original research or bring an idea to reality through the Hunter Hub.

Undergraduate research opportunities

 
Join a leading Canadian research university. With $457.2 million in sponsored research funding last year, UCalgary provides many students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience while helping overcome some of society's greatest challenges.
 
We're making a positive difference in the world through our key research themes:

New Earth-Space Technologies

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Brain and Mental Health

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Child Health and Wellness

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One Health

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Energy innovation for today and tomorrow

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Human dynamics in a changing world

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Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering

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Infections, inflammation and chronic diseases

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Students making new discoveries

Meet some of the many UCalgary students helping create new and meaningful knowledge through research.

Amy

Helping cancer patients thrive

Amy’s research journey began with a volunteer role at the Thrive Centre in the Health and Wellness Lab. The Kinesiology student’s involvement has grown significantly since her initial role. Her latest studentship with the program will see her work with overweight and obese children and adolescents affected by cancer and blood disease.

Adesua

Launching a kinesiology career

Adesua’s love of physical activity propelled her research career forward. During her degree, she volunteered in the Language and Cognitive Development Lab, where she developed an interest in human cognition and behaviour. She now studies the effect of walking aids on movement and muscle activation.

Jerome

Understanding brain development

Jerome’s passion for neuroscience research grew as he became more and more interested in discovering new ways to treat brain development issues in children. By studying the hypothalamus, Jerome can gain a better understanding of how certain mechanisms work, as well as how defects in that area may lead to disorders.


Bring your ideas to life

 
Entrepreneurial thinking is being creative in finding innovative solutions.

It involves taking initiative, exchanging knowledge across disciplines, being resourceful and learning from experience.

Here at the University of Calgary, entrepreneurial thinking is a critical component to our degree programs.

The Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurship

A space to share knowledge and turn ideas into practical solutions, the Hunter Hub is dedicated to helping students develop entrepreneurial ways of thinking.

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Launchpad

Launchpad is a six-month, co-curricular program, aiming to build entrepreneurial thinking skills in undergraduates and graduate students, post-docs, and researchers from every faculty at the University of Calgary.

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Falling Walls Calgary

Falling Walls is an international forum to showcase the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Think TEDtalk and Dragon’s Den for a fast-paced, exciting way to share great ideas with the potential to improve society

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Lab Next Makerspace

This makerspace features freely available technology to develop and design your own projects. Located in the Taylor Family Digital Library, you can print and scan in 3D, use milling machines or editing suites.

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