UCalgary at Beakerhead

Join us at the annual crossroads of art, science and engineering where you’ll find UCalgary research presented in delightfully bizarre engineered installations and artworks.

What is Beakerhead?

For decades, people have been directed into either technical or creative streams, yet it is precisely at their intersection where ingenuity lives. That’s where you’ll find Beakerhead.

Beakerhead was incubated in UCalgary’s Schulich School of Engineering and originally incorporated under the university. Beakerhead, a not-for-profit organization, culminates in a five-day citywide spectacle with more than 60 events. 145,000 people took part in the Calgary-wide event in 2017.

The UCalgary community have been active participants in programming since the first year of the festival in 2013. Faculty members from several faculties – Arts, Kinesiology, Science, Schulich School of Engineering, and others – have presented their research to the public at Beakerhead

UCalgary Beakerhead News

Beakerhead 2018: That's a wrap

Photo highlights of UCalgary's participation in annual smash-up of art, science and engineering

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Escape-room experience captures the fun side of chemistry

Multi-disciplinary team incorporates everyday chemistry principles in locked room event at Beakerhead Sept. 19-23

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Why it's OK to stay sweaty after a workout

Kinesiology researcher Tish Doyle-Baker on perspiration

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Neuroscience tops the menu at Beakerhead's Lunch Without Light

Cumming School’s Jaideep Bains helps diners understand how their brains react to a completely dark environment

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Modern myth of Frankenstein goes under the microscope

Art meets science and technology at Campus Collisions Sept. 19-20; take part in Beakerhead festival by attending events on campus.

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Leading astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell helps kick off Beakerhead on campus Sept. 19

Arts, science, engineering smash-up takes variety of events to campus and community Sept. 19-23.

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2018 events featuring UCalgary students, faculty and staff