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


Alumna calls for public health response to protect kids from online pornography

Virtual global summit Oct. 13-15 addresses problem of children and adolescents' exposure to X-rated content<br /> ...

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7 University of Calgary researchers inducted into prestigious Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

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Two UCalgary postdocs receive Alice Wilson Awards for outstanding academic qualifications

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Workplace incivility harms marginalized employees more than others

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