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Can asking questions change the world?

Every day, our scholars tackle global challenges, making important discoveries and creating new knowledge along the way. And it all starts with a question. 

Is your gut the one running the show?

We think of the brain as the body's control centre. But research shows that many of the body's most important functions start with signals from the gut.

Our researchers study how our microbiomes influence the communications between our guts and our brains, affecting everything from our health to our mental states to our relationships. Because while our brains are in charge, the bugs in our bodies have a pretty big say, too.


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Answering the big questions

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

Explore UCalgary shows you how we're challenging conventions, solving the unsolvable and doing our best to make the world a better place. 

Immerse yourself in our stories of research, of breakthroughs and of innovation, in all faculties and disciplines.

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Our themes of exploration

These are the areas where our journeys of discovery take place. 

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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