Faculty of Science
Together, we will become an international research leader
The Faculty of Science is where curiosity meets discovery.
We offer our students innovative programs, hands-on research opportunities, access to cutting-edge laboratories and a stimulating environment that fuels their curiosity.
Our faculty is led by some of the world’s best professors in diverse areas such as air and water quality, alternative energy, neuroscience and oil and gas exploration.
We have created an energizing environment where students thrive. They develop a scientific mindset, analyze problems, explore options and discover solutions.
Led by knowledgeable faculty members — many of whom are world leaders in their respective fields — we offer innovative programs and hands-on research opportunities. We provide access to cutting-edge laboratories and links to a global network of alumni.
We are committed to excellence.
Faculty of Science campaign goal
Vitally engaging communities
Our connection to our communities is the fuel that lights our passion, ignites our curiosity and powers discovery.
We strive to create meaningful connections to the communities that we serve.
The faculty and its departments have many community outreach opportunities and initiatives that contribute to Calgary's scientific community and environmental and economic health.
Many of our programs are targeted at a younger audience, aiming to build the scientific and innovative spirits of junior high and high school students.
Sparking community excitement
The best way to learn how amusement park rides work — while exploring physics in action — is to get on them, experience them and measure them.
Rollercoasterology is the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s annual outreach event. It helps junior and high school science teachers get their students excited about physics. The event is a partnership with Calaway Park, just west of Calgary.
Students go on rides and study the math, forces and physics with the help of Rollercoasterology workbooks.