The University of Calgary is the place to start something.
As Canada’s entrepreneurial university, we are known for our ambition, curiosity and bold vision, making UCalgary a destination of choice for students, scholars and researchers. It’s a spirit that has shaped our campus, breaking down barriers to innovation, giving big ideas room to grow, and creating an exceptional student experience where tomorrow’s leaders thrive.
It propels us forward — and sets us apart.
We’re the No. 1 startup creator among Canadian research institutions. Our robust innovation ecosystem includes UCeed, Canada’s largest university venture fund, which supports young startups by bridging the gap between institutional funding and commercial investment.
We’re cultivating and supporting changemakers with the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, a unique community hub for activities that support entrepreneurial student experiences and expand a growing community of innovative thinkers.
And we are the youngest top research university in Canada, changing and saving lives through innovative, world-class research. Our research strengths attract top talent to our campus, with transdisciplinary scholarship reaching across faculties, from medicine to law to engineering to arts.
We don’t wait for change. We lead it by combining academic excellence with a spirit of innovation.
Imagine a world where a revolutionary treatment can decrease ischemic stroke deaths by half. Where the mysteries of quantum science are unlocked to develop previously unthinkable technologies, like medical imaging and lasers once were. Where the lithium needed for mobile devices and electric cars is extracted more efficiently and at a lower environmental cost.
It’s not so farfetched — and, in some cases, we’re closer than you think. From groundbreaking research at the world-class Hotchkiss Brain Institute, to attracting top-tier quantum scientists and tech firms, to creating a path for entrepreneurs to bring new ideas and technologies to market, the University of Calgary is making that world a reality.
At the same time, we’re driving the economy — and contributing billions to it each year — and fostering a strong and vibrant community by working in parallel with Indigenous leaders towards reconciliation and challenging the status quo to create a more equitable and inclusive society.
It all starts at UCalgary — and it starts with you.