Both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta share a common drive to build a lowcarbon and energy-efficient Canada, thus creating an example in the global scenario. Both universities are combining their strengths and world-leading researchers to propel Canada towards a sustainable future.
In 2016, the Canada First Research Excellent Fund (CFREF) invested a total of $150 million into the province, with $75 million allocated to the University of Calgary and $75 million allocated to the University of Alberta. As part of the awards, a portion of the two funds, $6.5 million each, were allocated from the two universities to create collaborative research projects that are within the mandates of the two CFREF research programs.
To date the two universities have created nine collaboration projects, involving more than 20 faculty members, with more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The universities have held three large joint workshops (fall 2017, spring 2018, fall 2018) for updating research progress collectively to the joint project participants.