UCalgary's Mascot Rex high-fives a man in a jean jacket as he waits in line for the President's Stampede BBQ on July 12. The two are pictured in the quad on main campus with the TFDL in the background. A woman smiles in the background as she watches the high-five.
Rex gives a high-five to a community member as they wait in line during the President's Stampede BBQ on July 12. Photo by Justina Contenti

July 18, 2022

Broncs, bulls and barbecue — UCalgary celebrates return of in-person Calgary Stampede

Volunteers walked the parade route, students researched behind the rodeo chutes, campus community enjoyed sunshine, entertainment and a Stampede meal

The 2022 Calgary Stampede wrapped up on Sunday after returning for another successful 10 days full of celebration, camaraderie and community.

A proud partner of the Calgary Stampede, the University of Calgary participated in numerous events on campus and across the city as the Stampede roared back to life after being disrupted for the last two years by COVID-19.   

Nearly 25 volunteers walked with the UCalgary float in the Stampede Parade to kick off the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth on July 8, including brand-new UCalgary Chancellor Jon Cornish as well as a contingent of international students — all taking part in a uniquely Calgarian experience. 

More than 1,700 community members enjoyed lunch during the President’s Stampede Barbecue on July 12, which returned for the first time since 2019. Students, staff, faculty and their families took in the sun and entertainment at the event on main campus.

Students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine spent time educating Stampede-goers at Ag-tivity in the City, while students and researchers worked behind the chutes conducting research aimed at improving chuckwagon horse safety, and looking into the behaviour of rodeo bulls.

Take a look at some of the UCalgary highlights from the 2022 Calgary Stampede: