Together, we will create energy innovations for today and tomorrow
The University of Calgary is located at the core of Canada’s energy industry. It has unparalleled access to corporations, decision-makers and technology receptors.
This access gives rise to a unique opportunity and responsibility for our university to be the leader in Canada — and one of the few leaders in the world — in high-impact energy research.
Our primary goal is to advance knowledge creation, applications and translation that will address major energy system challenges.
By 2035, the world will require energy at a level 1.5 times greater than in 2010.
Meeting this global demand is a daunting challenge. It calls for innovative energy research to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and minimize environmental impacts.
The university’s Energy Research Strategy, Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow, will deliver world-leading research results and technological innovation to achieve lasting economic and environmental benefits for Canada.
Research outcomes to benefit society
Fuel transformational change
Schulich School of Engineering celebrates research
A sustainable energy sector, cleaner air and water and more renewable power — that’s what a team of world-class researchers at the Schulich School of Engineering is working to achieve.
Our scholars in the Schulich School are addressing some of the biggest energy challenges of our time.
The engineering school is celebrating the work of eight prestigious Industrial Research Chairs dedicated to finding energy and environmental innovations that can transform our society for generations to come.
Industrial Research Chair partnerships
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and a team of partners — including Alberta Innovates, the City of Calgary and dozens of engaged industry stakeholders — have come together to make research possible.
The NSERC Industrial Research Chairs program is one of Canada’s key innovation instruments.
NSERC and industry each provide matching funding to support a major research endeavour in an area of critical importance for the entire country. The shared research results help drive innovation from coast to coast.