Explore the power of research

Read stories of groundbreaking discovery taking place in all disciplines at the University of Calgary. 

Are anxiety and depression in our genes?

Anxiety and depression can be debilitating disorders. But how they develop is not yet fully understood. Our researchers study the genetic and environmental factors that lead to anxiety and depression, what helps some people overcome them better than others, and what we can do to prevent them in the first place – because the better we understand these disorders, the more we can help those affected by them.

Answering the big questions

From laboratory bench to hospital bedside, from cultural evolution to digital revolution, we're translating discovery into meaningful, measurable change.

Explore UCalgary is our way of showing you how we're challenging conventions, solving the unsolvable and doing our best to make the world a better place. For you, for us, for our communities and for everyone around the globe.

So dive in and immerse yourself in our stories of research, of breakthroughs, of discovery and of innovation, across broad themes and in specific topics, in all faculties and disciplines.

Our themes of exploration

These eight areas of research distinction shape the paths we explore and guide our journeys of discovery. 


Culture and Society

Studying the stories of 'us' – how we live, work and evolve together.

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Energy and the Environment

Powering our planet while safeguarding our future.

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Entrepreneurial Thinking

Solving problems and creating opportunities – in any discipline.

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High-Performance Athletics

Pushing the boundaries of higher, faster, stronger, better.

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How We Teach and Learn

Expanding the art and science of education.

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Human and Animal Health

Blending discovery and teaching on the forefront of medical advancement.

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Our Place in the Universe

Searching the earth and sky for answers to age-old questions.

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Urban Evolution

Shaping our spaces and the world around us.

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