On April 29, 1966 the University of Calgary was granted autonomy. From there, growth was fast and furious, as a new campus took shape and innovative educators came to Calgary from around the world.
In 2016-17, the University of Calgary marked its 50th Anniversary as an autonomous institution.
Through the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, under construction now, the university will take the lead in educational innovation by researching the most effective methods for engaging students, by supporting faculty to be the best teachers they can be and by providing some of the most innovative learning spaces available anywhere in North America.
The University of Calgary is a comprehensive academic and research institution, with a mission to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to our society and global communities. It is the creation of new knowledge in all forms that distinguishes us as a research university. Their ability to engage students in discovery and innovation further sets us apart among competing research universities. Eyes High is the University of Calgary's strategic direction to become one of Canadas top five research universities by the universitys 50th anniversary in 2016. This bold vision is grounded in innovative learning, teaching, and engagement with the Calgary community.
In our spirited, high-quality learning environment, students thrive in programs made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entreprenuerial thinking. Our vision is that, by 2022, we will be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative teaching and learning and fully engaged with the communities we both serve and lead. And we’re relying on our world-class instructors and researchers to help us reach those goals. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to inspire and guide students to reach their full academic potential, and to lead bold, ground-breaking research, this is the university for you.
Find your home in residence and connect with other students. Also, find the hot spots on campus to eat.
Books & Supplies
Find out where you can get your books and supplies on campus including the University of Calgary Bookstore which offers new and used textbooks.
IT & ComputingGet the computing support you need from Information Technologies. IT is responsible for much of the technology used in running the university.
Health & WellnessFeel better about yourself, your studies and your university experience. The SU Wellness Centre is here to help you enhance your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction – Eyes High – to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.As a comprehensive academic and research institution, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines.
Athletics & Recreation
Being a current student at the University of Calgary means you have access to a number of world class recreational facilities and options.
Canadian medical education programs will continue to receive both LCME and CACMS accreditation.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
Overall a good university. The classes are large, as expected with a university of this nature. Professors and class difficulty and style vary by professor and subject, but overall I had few negative experiences in this aspect.
The best part of my university experience was joining my sorority Alpha Gamma Delta and meeting a group of like minded girls who enjoy volunteering and working towards a degree in an interesting field as much as I do.
The University of Calgary environmental science program is great and will prepare students for future field work and consulting type jobs. The program is fairly strict and there aren't many options to take courses outside of the degree which other programs offer.