University of Calgary driving research with impact

June 27, 2023
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Dr. Ed McCauley is president of the University of Calgary.

University of Calgary research unites world-class minds, making positive impacts on society. A driver of innovation, economic growth and empowerment, UCalgary is the place to start something.

When the Government of Canada wants to transform the lives of children, they come to UCalgary.

The One Child Every Child research initiative earned a $125-million research grant — the largest in Alberta’s history — because of UCalgary’s uniquely collaborative approach. So far, 132 organizations across 25 countries are partnering with UCalgary to improve child health and well-being. Partners include UNICEF, the Azrieli Foundation and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, with overall research contributions totalling $268 million … and climbing.

When innovators want to propel discoveries forward, they come to UCalgary.

With Innovate Calgary’s support, UCalgary is fostering economic diversification by investing in promising early-stage companies through UCeed, UCalgary’s philanthropically driven investment fund. UCeed is bridging innovation and commercialization, facilitating the growth of more than 35 startups since launching in 2020.

“As the top startup creator among Canadian research universities, UCalgary is driven by its entrepreneurial spirit,” says president Ed McCauley. “These successes exemplify UCalgary’s commitment to translating research discoveries and outcomes into practical applications, driving economic growth and transforming industries.”

When Albertans want to improve cancer treatment and outcomes, they come to UCalgary.

UCalgary proudly partners in OWN.CANCER, a bold fundraising initiative with a goal of raising $250 million for cancer care and research at what will be one of the largest comprehensive cancer centres in North America. Slated to open in 2024, this cutting-edge facility will integrate advanced diagnostic tools and precision medicine, fostering breakthroughs in care with research and education. Together with the Alberta Cancer Foundation and Alberta Health Services, UCalgary is tackling the cancer challenge.

When industry wants to transform the energy sector, they come to UCalgary.

The new $3-million Energi Simulation Centre for Geothermal Systems Research is focusing on channeling waste heat into a viable energy source. This latest partnership with the Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Geological Survey and Geological Survey Canada, shows Canadians that Alberta is already providing alternative energy solutions, working parallel to oil and gas production.

Pairing research excellence with engaged community and industry partners, the University of Calgary is pushing boundaries to drive change, generate social impact and truly start something here and around the world.


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