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Donors like you are driving groundbreaking research, exceptional student experiences and positive change at UCalgary and in the community. Read on to see how philanthropy is helping us change lives.

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Prestigious prize fuels cutting-edge brain research

The Hopewell M.I.N.D. (Maximizing Innovation in Neuroscience Discovery) Prize, created through a record-breaking $10-million gift, will lead to groundbreaking discoveries in brain and mental health research.

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Introducing the Azrieli Accelerator 

A $25-million gift from the Azrieli Foundation will transform neurodevelopment research that will change the lives of children, teens, and adults.

Mathison Hall: Open for Business

The stunning new addition to the Haskayne School of Business, includes new classrooms, group work spaces, study spaces, an event centre and student services for undergraduate and graduate students

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7 people paying it forward in Calgary

These University of Calgary champions are deeply invested in the community and believe philanthropy is about more than money.

UCeed Energy to advance Canadian-led innovations

UCeed Energy is the latest example of the commitment that UCalgary, Innovate Calgary and other community partners have made to leverage research and innovation to help transform the energy landscape.

Cal Wenzel Precision Health Building named in honour of philanthropist

A new name for the Teaching, Research and Wellness Building marks a new era for precision health at the Cumming School of Medicine on UCalgary’s Foothills Campus. 

Kennedy Scholars Program to recruit future tech leaders

The award will attract top students from across Canada. In addition to spanning two faculties, the program is unique in that it grants scholarships each year to one local student and one from outside the Calgary area. 

New gift to propel psychosocial oncology to the next level

Funded by a $5-million gift, a new research chair and dedicated space at the Calgary Cancer Centre will build on renowned Calgary strength in cancer-focused emotional and psychological research and care.

Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking moves into its new home

Located in the heart of campus at the site of the former MacKimmie Block (once the home of UCalgary’s main library), the Hunter Hub is a cornerstone of UCalgary’s innovation ecosystem — one that’s been nearly a decade in the making.