Can asking questions change the world?

Is everyone truly equal under the law? Can wastewater become drinking water? Is there a better way to detect cancer? Does social media make us less civil? Every day, our scholars tackle global challenges, make important discoveries and create new knowledge. It all starts with a big question — one that challenges status quo, defies conventional wisdom, confronts the obvious.

Because without asking questions, we can’t move our world forward.

Gender Dynamics

As societal conversations around gender evolve, UCalgary researchers look at a wide range of aspects related to this topic, including our laws and gender discrimination, masculinity, and gender norms in sports.
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Our themes of exploration

These are the themes that 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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