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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

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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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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Research News


Alumni and their Oscar moments

OK, so maybe 'the' academy didn’t actually come calling, but some former Arch Award honourees felt like doing one-handed push-ups when they received their award. Give someone an Oscar moment by nomina...

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Cheating may be under-reported across Canada’s universities and colleges

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UCalgary community raises record-breaking funds for 2019 United Way campaign

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Nominate an inspiring graduate, honour their hard work and sacrifice

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