AGRI Alberta Gambling Research Institute

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 2024

Location: Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Date: April 11-13, 2024 [Complete]
Conference 2024 Materials provides contains conference speaker presentations. Additional items to be added as received.


Applications Open for 2024/25 Major Research Grants

Guidelines and application forms for major research grants ($160,000 / three years) are now available. Applications are due to respective University Research Office (RSO) by Friday, July 5, 2024. More information

Applications for 2024/25 Graduate Student Scholarships

Guidelines and application forms for graduate and doctoral scholarships for students currently attending or planning to attend partner universities are now available. Applications are due by May 6, 2024 by 4pm MDT. More information


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Winter 2024 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • AGRI Conference 2024 to Examine Trends & Challenges in Gambling Research
  • Dr. Andrew Kim Accepts Position at the University of Calgary
  • AGLC Insight Responsible Gambling Symposium (September 26, 2023 - Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall)
  • A Friend in Need (1903) by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge
  • Two Major Research Grants Funded in 2023/2024
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2022/2023 Annual Report

Performance highlights and audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.

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Two Major Research Grants Approved in 2023/2024

The following two major research grants were approved for funding in 2023/2024: 

  1. Help on Demand: Development of a Personalized Gambling Self-Help Smartphone App (#100)
  2. Addiction Substitution and Natural Recovery: Using a Pathways Model Lens (#101)
Fall 2023 Newsletter

Fall 2023 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • Self-Help Programs for Gambling Problems: An Interview with PhD Candidate Brad Brazeau
  • Dr. David Hodgins Named as Fellow of Royal Society of Canada
  • Research Resource Spotlight: The Greo Evidence Centre
  • The Faro Layout in the Mint Saloon, Great Falls, Montana (1934) / Olaf Carl Seltzer
  • Announcement of Graduate Scholarship Recipients 2023/24

2023/24 Graduate Student Scholarship Recipients

The Institute is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Scholarship and Research Allowance Award Recipients. Graduate student names, programs, project titles and award supervisors are available here.

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AGRI National Project Publications

As of November, 2022, investigations from the AGRI National Project (ANP) study of gambling and problem gambling in Canada have resulted in 14 peer-reviewed journal publications, one accepted book proposal, and various other statistical materials.