University of Calgary
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Submitted by burnsc on Mon May 8, 2017 - 2:23pm


Catalyze Canada’s transformation to a vibrant and sustainable future.


We work together to advance research, scholarship and innovation, create authentic learning experiences and inspire careers of the future. We do this work to generate curiosity-driven discovery and to contribute to solutions to society’s grand challenges.


  • Impact
  • Curiosity
  • Integrity
  • Inclusivity
  • Collaboration
  • Wellness


  • Make a Difference: Prepare students to make a difference in a changing world through innovative curricula and authentic learning experiences.
  • Champion Research: Champion transformative research, scholarship, and discovery.
  • Foster Innovations: Foster sustainable innovations that inspire solutions and technologies.
  • Be part of a Community: Play an integral role in, and learn from, the cultural fabric of Calgary and the communities we impact.
  • Celebrate Diversity: Embrace, promote, and celebrate diversity and inclusivity.
  • Be inspiring: Be an inspiring place to work.

Personalized Health at the Molecular Level

with a current focus on drug synthesis, delivery and diagnostics; minimizing the threat of antibiotic bacteria resistance and host-microbe.

Energy in Transition

with a current focus on biocatalysis, solar and other renewable energies, carbon capture or conversion, and microbially enhanced oil recovery.

Securing our Digital Future

with a current focus on security in the digital age, privacy protection, and quantum communication.

Understanding Earth’s Evolving Systems

with a current focus on Earth as a system (from the core to the magnetosphere), biodiversity and conservation, and life at a distance.

Faculty members pursue solutions to these grand challenges through the following platforms:

  • Fundamental research
  • Major facilities
  • Data Science and our sensorized world

Our Thanks

Special thanks to those who dedicated their time and effort being part of the Task Team … and to the students, alumni, faculty, staff, industry partners and collaborators who provided input at town halls, focus groups and individuals meetings.