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Philanthropy at UCalgary: $182M in action

From the big gifts that make headlines across the country to the thousands of others that add up to create tremendous momentum, philanthropy is a cornerstone of excellence at the University of Calgary. There’s hardly a student, faculty, project or facility on our campus that hasn’t been touched by the generosity of donors. And behind each gift is a caring heart and a bold vision: to create positive, lasting change.

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Longtime friendship inspires legacy gift to Hotchkiss Brain Institute

A US$12.5-million injection of funding from the late T. Boone Pickens, a renowned American philanthropist, energy industry giant and close friend of institute namesake Harley Hotchkiss, is bringing new opportunities for brain and mental health research at the University of Calgary.

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World-class quantum research — right here in Alberta

Initiated by a group of visionary donors, the $25-million Quantum Horizons Alberta (QHA) imitative brings together UCalgary and the universities of Alberta and Lethbridge grow Alberta's already considerable capacity, attract top talent to the province, and train the next generation of scientists.

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Meet the donors

The Werklund School of Education and W.A. Ranches aren’t the only ones celebrating anniversaries this fall, many UCalgary donors have also hit important milestones — including one who has been giving for 50 years!

UCeed company aims to change standard of care for chronic pain

Zymedyne Therapeutics, founded by scientists out of the world-renowned Hotchkiss Brain Institute, is on a course to create a class of non-opioid and non-addictive pain medications. It's a “unicorn” that pharmaceutical companies have been madly chasing for years, and has the potential to help millions around the world.

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