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World-class research facility coming to UCalgary

$20-million donation from the Taylor Family Foundation will take kinesiology research to new heights

The University of Calgary will soon be home to one of the most advanced post-secondary research facilities for the study of human performance, movement and sport science, thanks to an extraordinary $20-million gift from the Taylor Family Foundation

The Taylor Family Kinesiology Building will further advance UCalgary Kinesiology’s position as an international leader poised to deliver breakthroughs in exercise physiology, neuroscience, nutrition and more. This extensive project will also revitalize existing spaces to improve labs and offices, enabling growth to undergraduate enrolment and drawing top scholars to the city.

The Taylor Family’s long-standing support and vision has truly helped make the extraordinary possible at UCalgary, and we look forward to opening this iconic new facility to strengthen our expertise in human movement, sport, recreation and wellness.

Dr. Ed McCauley, PhD

UCalgary president and vice-chancellor

The Taylor Family has truly helped make the extraordinary possible at the University of Calgary

Investing in UCalgary since 1981, the Taylor Family's support now exceeds $100 million, and has helped the university compete on the world stage, creating lasting, positive change in our community.

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Building a world-leading kinesiology research facility

Since 2018, the Faculty of Kinesiology has been rated as one of the best in North America for sport science. This ranking highlights the performance of more than 300 universities and measures the quality and breadth of our research.

The Taylor Family Kinesiology Building will boast 25,000 square feet dedicated to world-class kinesiology teaching and research. The expanded space will accelerate what is possible with an impressive breadth of equipment, with hundreds of pieces ranging from multiphoton microscopes and cell incubators to motion-capture systems and instrumented treadmills.

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Building upon our world-renowned excellence, we look forward to preparing more leaders in research and industry – and accelerating collaborations with leading companies around the world.

Dr. Nick Holt, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology

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This gift propels us toward our goal of becoming an international leader. A leader committed to addressing the systematic gap in research, particularly in women’s health and wellbeing.

Dr. Nick Holt, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology

And we’re just getting started.