Your experience is much more than your degree. Explore options to pursue original research or bring an idea to reality through the Hunter Hub.
Undergraduate research opportunities
Join a leading Canadian research university.
With $504 million in sponsored research funding in 2021, UCalgary provides many students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience while helping overcome some of society's greatest challenges.
UCalgary has 315 inventions from 2022 alone, and is the #1 startup creator among Canadian research institutions.
We're making a positive difference in the world through our key research themes:
The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) and the Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentships are two examples of programs dedicated to giving undergraduate students research experience. In these programs, students work alongside researchers to learn how projects are developed and how research can contribute to solving our world's greatest challenges.
Meet some of the many UCalgary students helping create new and meaningful knowledge through research.
Explore beyond my degree
“My project investigated potential vaccine development to combat Legionnaires’ disease. It was an opportunity to explore beyond my degree, pursuing my interest in the intersection between business and health care.”
Hands-on, interdisciplinary research
"From engineering cells with the iGEM Team to simulating COVID-19 in virtual reality, the hands-on, interdisciplinary research showed me that innovation occurs when we break out of the rigid roles we set for ourselves."
Landing an internship
"The UCalgary Global Online Research Program helped me gain international exposure. The learnings I acquired from my research assisted me in landing an internship with a leading energy corporation.”
Bring your ideas to life
Entrepreneurial thinking is being creative in finding innovative solutions.
It involves taking initiative, exchanging knowledge across disciplines, being resourceful and learning from experience.
Here at the University of Calgary, entrepreneurial thinking is a critical component to our degree programs.
The Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurship
A space to share knowledge and turn ideas into practical solutions, the Hunter Hub is dedicated to helping students develop entrepreneurial ways of thinking.
Launchpad is a six-month, co-curricular program, aiming to build entrepreneurial thinking skills in undergraduates and graduate students, post-docs, and researchers from every faculty at the University of Calgary.
Falling Walls is an international forum to showcase the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Think TEDtalk and Dragon’s Den for a fast-paced, exciting way to share great ideas with the potential to improve society
This makerspace features freely available technology to develop and design your own projects. Located in the Taylor Family Digital Library, you can print and scan in 3D, use milling machines or editing suites.