Research impact at UCalgary

The new knowledge we create through cutting-edge research results in societal impact and leads to positive change in our local, national, and international communities. 

How can our research change the world?

Our purpose as a university is to contribute to the body of world knowledge while simultaneously engaging our students in learning guided by processes of discovery, creativity, and innovation. Our research promotes cultural understanding and social justice, improves quality of life, and helps to secure a prosperous and sustainable future.

“We define ‘impact’ as making a difference in the communities we serve. By supporting engaged scholarship from inception to impact, we can make research meaningful to society and to community."

Dr. William Ghali

Vice-President (Research)

What do we mean by impact?

Dr. William Ghali, Vice-President (Research) shares UCalgary’s commitment to research impact and the importance of engaging with the community for research. Watch the video to learn more. 


Our research impact evolution

Here are just some of UCalgary's recent strides to increase institutional emphasis on research impact.


Research Impact Stories


Discovery of baby woolly mammoth remains in Yukon permafrost ‘most exciting scientific thing I have ever been part of,’ UCalgary prof says

Remarkably complete mummified mammoth, complete with skin and hair, has been named ‘Nun cho ga’ by Elders ...

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New work-integrated learning initiative opens doors for neurodiverse students

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Researchers hope artificial intelligence will help ease weather-related supply chain issues

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Bodychecking experience does not lower the risk of injury for teen hockey players

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