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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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Research at UCalgary

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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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


Speedskater-turned-coach and massage therapist riffs on life, sports, and life after sports

Marcin Goszczynski, BSc’09, took an unconventional path to his current career...

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Cardiac surgeon invents simulator to teach new trainees how to suture the heart

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UCalgary political scientist examines perceptions of leadership within Canadian political parties

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Diana Thorneycroft’s Black Forest explores the grotesque, the uncanny and otherness

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