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UCalgary is on a mission to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to our communities.

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We conduct research that changes the world.

UCalgary believes in thinking creatively and courageously, and in doing research that has a positive impact on our communities at home and around the world. Our scholars conduct research studies and clinical trials in a vast range of disciplines, from MRIs to understand childhood brain development, to online surveys that help us understand how people interact on social media.

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The University of Calgary is a comprehensive academic and research institution, with a mission to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to our local, national and international communities. UCalgary is pursuing our Eyes High strategy to become one of Canada’s top five research universities.

To achieve this goal, we designed our Research Plan to focus on three major priorities: Matching Strengths with Opportunities, Increasing Research Capacity, and Driving Innovation.

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News and Highlights

Are entrepreneurs born or made? The ingredients for entrepreneurial thinking

Conventional wisdom tells us that only a select few are born with the skills to think entrepreneurially. And that only those people come up with truly great ideas that change the world.

But what if we could teach those abilities to all students?

Funds injected to support cross-cutting research strengths

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To deliver on Goal 1.2 in the 2018-23 Research Plan, the Vice-President (Research) commits $500k to help interdisciplinary research teams gain momentum

International search process begins for new vice-president (research)

A message from President and Vice-Chancellor Ed McCauley

The University of Calgary has commenced the international search for a new vice-president (research). The vice-president (research) is the principal leader in driving innovation, research and discovery at the university, fulfilling the priorities outlined in the Eyes High Strategy and the Academic and Research Plans.

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Navdeep Bains

New federal funding supports UCalgary’s commitment to economic diversification and innovation

Western Economic Diversification Canada provides $7.2 million for four projects: $3.1 million for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, $1.1 million for the W21C Digital Health Innovation Hub, $2 million for Alberta Precision Exchange (APEX), and $1 million for the Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies. 

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Maribeth Murray

New cyberinfrastructure opens doors to Arctic data warehoused across the country

CFI supports project led by Arctic researcher Maribeth Murray to facilitate information sharing among scholars, Inuit, and others

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André Buret

Dr. André Buret appointed interim vice-president (research)

With the selection of Dr. Ed McCauley, vice-president (research), as the new president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary as of Jan. 1, 2019, Dr. André Buret has been appointed as interim vice-president (research), effective the same date. 

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Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan announced $36.8 million in research funding grants to the University of Calgary, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

University of Calgary awarded $36.8 million for discovery research

The University of Calgary has received $36.8 million in research funding grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), funding more than 150 researchers and students at UCalgary.

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J.C. (Jack) Anderson and his daughter Wynne Chisholm.

Major gift establishes W.A. Ranches at University of Calgary

$44-million gift from Anderson-Chisholm family will transform veterinary education and research

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Ed McCauley

The Holy Grail for Our Energy Future

Around the world, renewable energy industries may account for only a sliver of energy consumption — but they are growing. We check in with Ed McCauley, VP Research, to ask how UCalgary is powering that growth.

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