About UCalgary

Learn what makes us who we are – where we came from, where we're going, why we do things our way and the places that make our work possible. 

A community of pioneers and discoverers

We've been named North America's top young university five years running, and we've done it by pushing our limits, challenging ourselves to do better, and seeking knowledge – wherever that journey takes us. We're never afraid to question conventional wisdom, and we share what we find openly and eagerly. It's an approach that's led to exponential growth over our first 50 years.