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


Opportunities abound for students and postdocs seeking experiential learning internships

Collaboration between UCalgary, provincial government and Mitacs skyrockets institution’s ranking to No. 2 across country...

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Innovation not limited to STEM fields: e2i program supports transdisciplinary research

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Department of Biomedical Engineering signs memorandum of understanding with W21C

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