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Strategic Research Plan

Research at the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a comprehensive academic and research institution, with a mission to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to our local, national and international communities. UCalgary is pursuing our Eyes High strategic vision to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by our 50th Anniversary in 2016. To achieve this goal, we designed our Strategic Research Plan to focus on three major priorities: matching our strengths with opportunities, increasing our research capacity, and creating a dynamic environment to promote research excellence.

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Research Highlights

Energy Research Strategy in Motion

UCalgary is in the energy capital of Canada, which means we’re a natural to become a national and international leader in energy research. With contributions from every single faculty on campus, we are focused on creating a low carbon energy system while assessing the cumulative effects of energy-related processes and harnessing unconventional hydrocarbon resources.

Research supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation is helping build communities across Canada. The University of Calgary teams up with its home city to improve wastewater treatment methods

Government of Canada funds transformative research initiative to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of unconventional hydrocarbon resources

Giuseppe Iaria’s Wayfinding project will work with astronauts to see how spaceflight affects spatial orientation and navigation skills

University of Calgary and partners tackle the challenge of monitoring the health of wildlife to establish a baseline

UCalgary Magazine

The power of an open mind, or curiosity, is often what sparks innovative research and discovery. Here, we poke into the labs of five UCalgary student and post-doctoral researchers who are at different stages of their careers. Curious yet?


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