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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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UCalgary faculty, postdocs, and students do remarkable work to benefit our communities.
Podcast: Public Health Always Wins
March 23, 2020
Hear from UCalgary Vice-President (Research) Dr. William Ghali, MD to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on research activity, how COVID-19 affects treatment for other illnesses and how public health professionals are coordinating and responding to COVID-19.
- Impact of COVID-19 on research activity (1:48)
- How COVID-19 affects treatment for other illnesses (5:19)
- How public health professionals are coordinating and responding to COVID-19 (6:52)
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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.
And we need your help to do it.
Research at UCalgary
The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, 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 is driven by our Eyes High strategy to sharpen focus on research and scholarship, enrich the quality and breadth of learning, and integrate with the community.
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.
Funds injected to support cross-cutting research strengths
Moving Solution-Driven Inventions Forward Through Innovation@UCalgary
Partnerships with University of Calgary’s IMPACT Clinical Trials Accelerator move health innovations forward, from concept to marketplace.
Dr. William A. Ghali appointed vice-president (research)
Dr. William A. Ghali has been appointed vice-president (research), for a five-year term effective March 1, 2020. 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.
Keri Damen appointed executive director, Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking
In this key role, at this critical and exciting time in the history of this university, and this city, Damen will steer the development and execution of entrepreneurial thinking initiatives at UCalgary and, in turn, within the community.
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.