UCalgary does research that changes the world.

Our scholars are making a positive impact in your community. 

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.

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COVIDcast

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.

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Research Highlights


Funds injected to support cross-cutting research strengths

Susa Benseler and a young patient

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

Keri Damen

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. 

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William Ghali

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.

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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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Research News


In the News: Bryan Faubert, Art, in CBC News

Decommissioned CTrain car a dream canvas for Calgary artist

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The COVID Crisis Brings Teaching & Learning Opportunity

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In the News: Medium

A Digital Survival Kit for Teaching Online Classes

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In the News: Washington Post

How Johnson & Johnson companies used a ‘super poppy’ to make narcotics for America’s most abused opioid pills (Peter Facchini)

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