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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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

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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.

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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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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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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

How to prepare for the unexpected in business

Join us Sept. 24 for an Alumni Month webinar where engineers and entrepreneurs will tackle disruption and reinvention during — and beyond — COVID-19 ...

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New book release from Dr. Ben McKay

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In the News: Livescience.com

Teensy long-necked dinosaur embryo reveals weird snout horn (Darla Zelenitsky)

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2020 TECTERRA Award Winners

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