Research Field Stations

Our research stations draw scholars from around the world to conduct disciplinary and interdisciplinary research of the highest caliber, and educate students from all levels. By supporting international-class research stations, we obtain reciprocal arrangements at stations in Canada and beyond, which provides opportunities for students and scholars to test their ideas and participate in courses across a wide range of disciplines.

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Research Field Stations

Kananaskis

Biogeoscience Institute

The Biogeoscience Institute encompasses two world-class ecological research stations in Kananaskis Country, in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. These stations host experiential learning and research opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, and K-12 students.

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Kluane Lake

Kluane Lake

Kluane Lake Research Station operated by our Arctic Institute of North America, is one of Canada’s most valued, celebrated, and well-used facilities that provides a major gateway for researchers from across the globe to access research sites in the northern hemisphere.

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WA Ranch

W.A. Ranches

W.A. Ranches is a 19,000-acre cattle ranch operation northeast of Cochrane, Alberta that was donated to the University of Calgary in 2018. The ranch focuses on teaching, learning and research, as well as a real-life training facility for veterinary medicine students.

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Bamfield

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

The Bamfield Marine station is supported through an institutional partnership with the University of Victoria, UBC, UAlberta and SFU. It provides year-round research facilities, basic and specialty equipment, and technical assistance to researchers from Canadian and international institutions.

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Rothney Observatory

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is operated by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and is the department's principal teaching and research facility for observational astrophysics. The observatory's telescopes play an important role in astrophysics courses, and hosts school, community and tour groups year-round.

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ACWA

Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA)

The ACWA Research Facility, embedded within The City of Calgary’s Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Centre and the University of Calgary, bridges the gap between bench/pilot-scale testing and applications used in full-scale municipal wastewater treatment plants.

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CAMI

Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI)

In partnership with CMC Research Institutes, this unique research field station is used for in-field testing to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies to measure, monitor, and verify secure underground storage of CO2.

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