Undergraduate research opportunities

Join a leading Canadian research university. With $419 million in sponsored research funding last year, UCalgary provides many students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience while helping overcome some of society's greatest challenges. 

Undergraduate research

Create new knowledge

Whether it's conducted in class or out in the field, research can be an important part of your educational experience. The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) and the Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program in Health and Wellness are two examples of programs dedicated to giving undergraduate students research experience.

You'll work alongside researchers to learn how projects are developed and conducted, and how research can contribute to solving our world's greatest challenges.

Students working

Ready, set, go!       

The race is on to build the fastest electric motorcycle. Members of Team Zeus, a student group with a dedicated workshop in the Schulich School of Engineering, fine-tunes their bike in preparation to compete at the eMotoRacing competition in Utah. 

The buzz behind bees wings

The buzz behind bees wings

Fourth-year ecology student, Maddison Canuel, spent her summer studying bumblebees in a local park through a PURE award. Specifically, she looked at the wing wear they experience due to the distance they fly searching for food. 

Social media for change

Social media for change

Through research, students in a community health nursing course helped draw attention to human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Calgary. The students partnered with local non-profit CHILL to create a social media campaign and e-learning tool for health-care providers.