Alberta Gambling Research Institute

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About us

The Alberta Gambling Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gambling in the Province of Alberta.

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Apply for Grants

The Institute accepts proposals from eligible applicants for a variety of research grant opportunities.

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We provide grant funding to support peer-endorsed academic investigations. See a list of past research projects.

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Learn about research resources related to various aspects of gambling.


AGRI Annual Conference 2022

The Institute’s 2022 Conference occurred June 23 - 25, 2022 in Banff, Alberta.  Thank you to all who participated!

Final Program | Speaker ProfilesConference Evaluation | Conference Presentations

Thank you for participating at the AGRI 2022 Conference. We would greatly appreciate if you would fill in the Conference Evaluation.



Post-doctoral Fellowship 2022-23 Application Form

Applications now being accepted for Post-doctoral Fellowship 2022-23. Applications due to Alberta Gambling Research Institute ( by 4:00 pm, Friday, October 14, 2022.

Guidelines & Application Form: PDF / Word

Graduate students

Apply for Graduate Scholarships 2022-23

Applications now being accepted for new applicants and current recipients. Applications due by April 29, 2022 by 4pm MDT.

Guidelines & Application Form

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position

A two-year postdoctoral position is available to assist with the Alberta Gambling Research Institute’s National Project on Gambling and Problem Gambling (ANP). Position begins June 1, 2022.

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Research Grants

2021/22 Major Research Grants Approved

Six major research grants were funded as part of the 2021/22 grant cycle. For details, see 2021/22 Major Grants.

2020/2021 Annual Report

2020/2021 Annual Report

Performance highlights and audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

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Institute Newsletter Winter 2022

Institute Newsletter Fall 2021

Featured articles: Dr. Daniel McGrath Examining the Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Gambling Behaviour; Dr. Carrie Shaw Appointed as Senior Researcher at CERG; Investigating Publishing Practices in Gambling Research: An Interview with Graduate Student David Baxter; New ANP Journal Article Published; AGRI Conference 2022 @ The Banff Centre.

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Casino & VLT Availability in Canada

The following documents provides an overview of the temporary closures and re-openings of commercial gambling venues across Canada by province.