- No. Students: 30201
- No. Staff: 3203
- Study mode: 113 On campus
- Languages of instruction: English
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2016-17, we are making tremendous progress on our journey to become one of Canada's top five research institutions, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.’
UCalgary’s main campus occupies a beautiful setting with a view of the Rocky Mountains, covering more than 200 hectares — an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown. Currently, more than 30,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. UCalgary has graduated an estimated 160,000 alumni over its 50-year history, including the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and current Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi. UCalgary has around 1,800 academic staff actively engaged in research, scholarship and teaching in Canada and around the world, and more than 3,100 staff, making it one of the largest employers in Calgary. The university produces an economic impact of $7.92 billion in the province of Alberta.
The University of Calgary attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters our world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves over 30,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. International study, volunteer, work, and research programs provide global context while promoting diversity and excellence in learning, teaching and research.
The University of Calgary stands out among Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas – the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. It is also a leader in sustainability with its set of values embraced by the campus through teaching, leadership and campus operations.
At the Faculty of Arts, you’ll take a look at big questions and seek big answers. Are you a curious person who strives to understand dynamic issues? Are you driven to find new ways of thinking? Good. We want you to make an impact.
We are active thinkers and researchers, our work is meaningful to current issues and we areengaged with our local and global communities more than ever.
An arts degree is one of the most versatile degrees you can earn. During your time with the Faculty of Arts, you’ll learn skills and ways of thinking that you can apply to dozens of different career paths. An arts degree is also the perfect building block to further education like graduate studies, or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine or education. What does this mean for you? Your future career options are wide open.
Calgary and its region serve as a living laboratory for our professional Faculty educating the next generation of design innovators. Our graduate degrees in Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, together with our Master of Environmental Design and PhD research degrees, enable us to provide professional education informed by research, and research degrees informed by practice. Our faculty members represent a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds that include award-winning teachers, practitioners, and researchers. Collectively, we provide a distinct interdisciplinary approach, well-suited to practice in a complex world.
The Haskayne School of Business was founded at the University of Calgary in 1967, and was named in honour of Richard F. Haskayne, OC, AOE, FCA in 2002. The business school has approximately 3,500 full- and part-time students enrolled in bachelor's, master's, doctorate, and executive education programs, and stays connected with its nearly 23,000 alumni in over 80 countries worldwide.
The Haskayne School of Business offers a full range of degree programs including: Bachelor of Commerce; Master of Business Administration (MBA); Executive MBA; Global Energy Executive MBA; PhD in Management; an interdisciplinary Master of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Development; and a full range of open and customized Executive Education programs.
Our Faculty is committed to creating a healthier society. Our research shows that the key to better health is exercise. We advocate for healthy, active, living and we research health, wellness and human performance. We are working to create a healthier society, by preventing injury, reversing unhealthy trends like obesity and diabetes and by helping people to return to the activities they enjoy as quickly as possible after injury or disease.
Located in the heart of northwest Calgary, with a view of the majestic Rocky Mountains, our campus is a haven of natural beauty. Green space is bountiful and the campus is well laid out and easily accessible. The Faculty of Law is housed in one of the most central and architecturally-pleasing buildings on campus.
Our students are well positioned for success given our proximity to top legal experts in the field and the enviable position Calgary has of being home to the greatest concentration of major corporate head offices in Canada. In 2013, we recorded an Articling placement rate of 97%, and our placement is consistently among the highest in Canada. Our students consistently stand higher than the 81st percentile in LSAT scores, and the average GPA for the 2014/2015 admission year was 3.61.
Our Faculty’s mission is to advance nursing practice and promote health through research and learning. This statement signals our commitment to preparing excellent clinicians for registered nursing roles in the health care system and to transforming nursing practice to meet the health needs of Albertans and our global communities. Nursing roles in the health system are changing. Our programs prepare graduates to thrive and lead in these exciting times of complexity and change. Through innovations in teaching approaches and through our programs of nursing research, the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary transforms students into our next generation health care leaders.
More than 1000 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in the faculty. For over 40 years, we have been passionate about educating students in undergraduate, masters, doctoral and nurse practitioner programs. We are part of a dynamic campus environment of discovery, creativity and engagement. We have over 7500 University of Calgary nursing alumni across Canada and around the world.
The Schulich School of Engineering is an ideal choice, whether you are looking for a place to start your engineering studies or you are seeking a master’s or doctoral degree to expand your knowledge and career path. Our students benefit from a well-rounded academic and research experience that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to be leaders in the engineering profession.
The Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary comprises more than 4,000 students and 200 faculty members spanning six departments - Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geoscience, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy. Our faculty, which is led by knowledgeable faculty members – many of whom are world leaders in their respective fields - offers innovative programs, hands-on research opportunities, access to cutting-edge laboratories, linkages to a global network of alumni and a stimulating environment where students can thrive.
The Faculty of Social Work is proud to offer graduate and undergraduate education to students across Alberta. We deliver our programs at the three campuses listed in the navigation bar above as well as in a flexible delivery format, tailored to the needs of working professionals.
The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) was established in 2005 to meet Alberta’s need for highly-skilled veterinary graduates supporting rural Alberta, production animal and equine industries, animal and human health research, and public health.
UCVM is dedicated to meeting the animal and public health needs of Alberta through its education, research and outreach programs.
UCVM offers the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, supervision leading to graduate degrees (MSc, PhD) in Veterinary Medical Sciences, and advanced clinical training programs (internships, fellowships, and residencies). UCVM is also committed to professional development programs for the veterinary community.
The Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary has roots that date back more than a century to the establishment of the Normal School in Calgary in 1905. The Alberta Normal School, located at McDougall School, was the first program in in the new province to prepare primary and secondary school teachers. In 1945, the Alberta Normal School became part of the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. With the establishment of the University of Calgary in 1966, the Faculty moved to what is today the main campus of the University of Calgary.
In 2013, the University of Calgary introduced the Werklund School of Education. Through a generous donation by David Werklund, a Canadian entrepreneur and industry leader, funding has been established for student scholarships, research support and teaching innovation as well as upgrades to technology and other resources which will allow the Werklund School of Education to take research and teaching and learning to the next level.
The University of Calgary was established in 1966, but its roots date back more than half a century earlier to the establishment of the Normal School in Calgary in 1905. The Alberta Normal School was established in Calgary to train primary and secondary school teachers in the new province. The University of Alberta began operating a campus in Calgary in 1945. The University of Alberta Calgary Branch eventually gained full autonomy in 1966 and became the University of Calgary. The University of Calgary tartan is associated with the university and with its pipe band.
The university was modelled on the American state university (similar to the University of Alberta), with an emphasis on extension work and applied research. The governance was modelled on the provincial University of Toronto Act of 1906 which established a bicameral system of university government consisting of a senate (faculty), responsible for academic policy, and a board of governors (citizens) exercising exclusive control over financial policy and having formal authority in all other matters. The president, appointed by the board, was a link between the bodies to perform institutional leadership.
In the early 20th century, professional education expanded beyond theology, law and medicine. Graduate training based on the German-inspired American model of specialized course work and the completion of a research thesis was introduced. The university's first president, Herbert Stoker Armstrong, held a strong belief that "although the university is accountable to the society that supports it, the university must insist on playing a leadership role in intellectual matters if it is to be worthy of the name."
During the late 1960s, the University of Calgary's campus expanded dramatically with new buildings for engineering and science the labs, a research, training, and service unit, and the opening of the new University Theatre in Calgary Hall. In addition, Banff Centre (originally known as The Banff School of Fine Arts) became affiliated with the University of Calgary. In 1971 The University of Calgary launched its program in architecture.
The University of Calgary's Child Development Centre is Alberta's first building designed and constructed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, the North American benchmark for environmentally high-performance buildings. The facility, which houses the university's second child-care facility and a full continuum of researchers, clinicians and frontline workers, is dedicated to child health. The building officially opened in October, 2007.
In 2011, an addition of rare neurology books dated over 500 years have been added to the MacKimmie library collection. The collection includes an original copy of the 1953 Nature paper where Nobel winners James D. Watson and Francis Crick first described the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. It also includes the rare first neurological text written in the 1600s by Thomas Willis, the man who coined the term neurology and is known as the ‘father of neurology’. The collection is valued at approximately $600,000.
Canada’s fifth veterinary school, the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, was opened in mid-2008. Research and graduate education programs will be focused on areas of strength and importance in Alberta and will fall in line with the college’s areas of emphasis: production animal health, equine health, ecosystem and public health and investigative medicine. The first class of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students started classes in the fall of 2008.
In 2008 the University of Calgary played a central roll in facilitating and hosting the Olympic Games.
Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students.
The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant.
IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain.
The Den and Black Lounge is the campus bar located in MacEwan Hall, the student centre in the middle of campus. Occupying two floors, with the Den located on the lower floor and the Black Lounge on the upper floor, in the warmer months of the year the second floor features a large outdoorpatio. Once run by the University of Calgary, the Den was taken over by the Students’ Union in 2000.
The Last Defence Lounge (LDL) is run by the University of Calgary Graduate Students' Association. It is a members-only club that is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, staff and members of the public.
Chi Gamma Chapter of Zeta Psi Fraternity was chartered at the University of Calgary in 1967 and has been contributing to campus life for over four decades, They have several hundred alumni that continue to support active chapter as well as The University of Calgary. For over 40 years The Zete Haus, located at 2668 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W. has provided economical student housing and is a focal point for fraternity activity.
The Omega Chi Chapter was formally initiated into the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity on March 12, 2005, becoming the 302nd active branch and the 14th in the Northwest Region.
The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, also known as Fiji, is the one of the two other fraternities present at the university. It was at the university and is still running, being on campus since 1982. The other current fraternity is Kappa Sigma, also known as K Sig.
Alpha Gamma Delta and Alpha Omicron Pi are the two existing sororities at the U of C, being established in 1983 and 1985 respectively. Together, they form the Panhellenic Association of Calgary.
In 2009, the University of Calgary's Office of the Student Experience (now the Student Success Centre) launched their own co-curricular record, the first of its kind in western Canadian universities. The co-curricular record is an official university document that can be coupled with a student's academic transcript, that recognizes out-of-classroom experiences that are still connected to the university. The Student Success Centre (SSC). The SSC offers programs and services to support students in creating: (1) Academic Success, (2) Personal Success, and (3) Career Success. The SSC offers Orientation Programs, Personalized Career Planning Sessions, Career and Life Workshops, Leadership Programs, the First-Year Experience Program, the Senior-Year Experience Program, Arts & Science Program Advising, Learning Support Services, and Writing Support Services.
In April 2011, the University of Calgary launched the Scholars Academy Program: a program for students that excel beyond just mere academics.
The University of Calgary also offers the President's Award for Excellence in Student Leadership to five graduating students (undergraduate or graduate) that represent academic achievement in addition to extracurricular contributions to the university and community.