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 is pleased to announce the 2022 Conference (June 23 - 25, 2022) in Banff, Alberta. 

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Gambling Research Methods Online Workshop

Gambling Research Methods Online Workshop (Sept. 29)

This free online workshop will feature a balance of both quantitative and qualitative approaches, and will primarily be a pedagogical (‘how to’) session that should appeal to graduate students and other early career researchers in the field of gambling studies.

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Video and Materials from AGRI Annual Conference 2021 (Complete)

Videos, conference presentations and posters from Conference 2021 Gambling in Canada: Current Research & Future Directions now available. Event took place online April 27-29, 2021. 

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Apply for Major Research Grants 2022-23

Applications now being accepted for Major Research Grants. Applications due to respective University Research Office [RSO] by Monday, June 27, 2022.

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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.

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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.