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Self-discovery starts at UCalgary. Focus your potential through innovative learning experiences, bold discoveries and lifelong connections. Find your starting line. 

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Say hello to Canada's youngest top-five research university

Named one of Canada’s top five research universities by Re$earch Infosource, UCalgary has $504 million in sponsored research funding, 113 inventions from 2021 alone, and is the #1 startup creator among Canadian research institutions.

Bold ideas begin here. 

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President Ed McCauley

At the University of Calgary, we don’t wait for change. We make change. A new solution for a problem, a new creative composition, a new look for a downtown block or a new technology to transform the marketplace – we’re here to help Calgary’s economy, grow, prosper, and diversify in the years ahead. UCalgary is where people come to Start something.

Dr. Ed McCauley, PhD

President and Vice-Chancellor


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Veterinarian Medicine

Solving the Veterinarian Shortage

We're home to the newest Veterinarian school in Canada and are already ranked #3 in Canada & #37 globally. Through innovative teaching methods & hands-on learning, UCVM is poised to tackle the major environmental & economic needs related to animal health.  

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Success starts here

From researchers and graduate students to donors and community partners, UCalgary is a hub connecting passionate visionaries. We're reaching out across silos and disciplines with a shared purpose – to ignite life-changing global impact.

Our transformative research is rooted in entrepreneurial thinking.

Our programs are grounded in hands-on learning. 

Momentum is building. 

All we need is you. 


Provost Teri Balser

The University of Calgary is committed to transformation and reimagining the student experience. We are a place where students can discover their greatness in a world-class environment for learning. Here at UCalgary learners of all kinds have a chance to draw on their strengths, imagination, and creativity to reach their full potential and help make the world a better place.

Dr. Teri Balser, PhD

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)


Innovation at UCalgary

Innovation Ecosystem Directory

Have an idea? Have a proof of concept?

Ready to grow? Need funding?

Looking for programs and events? In need of mentorship?

The UCalgary Innovation Ecosystem Directory allows users to easily navigate the various groups that help advance innovation. Learn about which service providers, funding bodies, events, spaces, and competitions can help advance your innovative ideas and solutions.

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Challenge something.

From waste to treasure, discover how GreenSTEM startups are changing the sustainability game.

Launch something.

Become a changemaker by building your entrepreneurial skills while you study with Launchpad.

Explore something.

Explore the limits of human potential in North America's top ranked sport science school.

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Save lives. Change lives. UCalgary clinical research results in a new blood test for breast cancer.


Entrepreneurial thinking

The University of Calgary is ambitious and driven to do more, achieve more. Through Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies, UCalgary is enabling small businesses to raise money, expand operations and create jobs. Through UCeed, UCalgary is connecting donors and researchers on projects improving child health and sparking social change. Through medical discoveries, we're advancing new treatment options to save lives. 

By embracing innovation, a can-do attitude and a need to act boldly, UCalgary is making a bright future possible. 

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Innovative research

Our researchers are problem-solvers. We go from wonders and concepts to creating plans and taking action. We're ready to partner to make the potential possible. Take our work in neurodevelopment and brain research. By collaborating across disciplines and campuses, our researchers inspired a landmark donation to create the Azrieli Accelerator – a revolutionary and holistic approach to investigating brain development. Children and adults worldwide can now benefit from discoveries made right here in Calgary. By embracing curiosity as the spark, catalyzing the quest for knowledge, and partnering with government, community leaders, non-profits and the private sector, UCalgary drives the pace of innovation. 

Community partnerships

How can UCalgary and you serve the community that we care about, together? It's a question with solutions that are constantly evolving. The future of UCalgary and our city is connected, and is at the heart of why we continually work to build meaningful relationships that support our community and economy. Through partnering with businesses, social groups and governments we are adding value – and you can too.  

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Future focused

UCalgary nurtures your innate ability to draw on your own strength, imagination and creativity. Experience an environment designed to let you learn how you learn best. Connect with research opportunities or entrepreneurial courses, regardless of your major. Build your resume with internships, volunteer opportunities and study abroad programs. Tap into city-wide partnerships and community-based learning programs. With a student experience rich with opportunities to grow your skills, no wonder 93.5 per cent of UCalgary grads get jobs. Get ready to transform your future. 

 


Number one in Collaboration Growth

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in Cross-Sector Publications (2001-2020)

Number two in Research Intensity

Research Intensity

by Grad Student Funding

Number three in International Collaboration

International Collaboration

in Publications Growth (2001-2020)


Dr. William Ghali Vice-President (Research) at UCalgary

UCalgary is a world-class destination for the best and brightest scholars who are driven to start impactful research in an empowering, dynamic environment.

Dr. William Ghali, MD

Vice-President (Research)