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University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


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# 204 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
10 Undergraduate programs
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About University of Calgary

The University of Calgary (U of C or UCalgary) is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1966 (after operating as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta since 1945) the University of Calgary is composed of 14 faculties and more than 85 research institutes and centres.

More than 25,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students are currently enrolled. The University of Calgary has graduated over 155,000 alumni in 152 countries, including the current Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk.

The University of Calgary is one of Canada's top research universities (based on the number of Canada Research Chairs) and is a member of the U15 (the 15 most research-intensive universities in Canada).



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University Of Calgary Theatre:

  • The University of Calgary Theatre hosts more than 175 events, including academically-based productions borne out of the dance, music and drama departments. Touring concerts and outside companies also enjoy frequent access to this spacious, well-designed theatre.

Taylor Family Digital Library:

  • The brand new Taylor Family Digital Library's unique features and resources include technology that encourages experiential learning, exploration and innovative ways of creating new knowledge.

​Dinos Athletics:

  • There is no better way to feel the university's proud 45 year history than to join students, alumni and neighbours in the stands, cheering the Dinos to victory. Dinos Athletics belongs to everyone and we encourage you to enjoy the experience.

​Health and Recreation Centre:

  • Whether you are part of our on-campus or off-campus community, you can re-energize, create and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle with access to our world class facilities.

​Continuing Education:

  • At the University of Calgary Continuing Education, we strengthen individuals and the community by broadening access to education and learning. Each year, we serve over 20,000 lifelong learners and offer thousands of courses taught by more than 1,000 instructors–all experts in their fields.

​Rothney Astrophysical Observatory:

  • As one of the principal research facilities within the University of Calgary's Department of Physics and Astronomy, the RAO is one of Canada's best-equipped astronomical teaching facilities, providing university students with the opportunity to use research-grade telescopes.

​University Of Calgary Bookstore:

  • We are more than just textbooks! The main bookstore carries one of Calgary's largest selections of general reading books, and we can special order any book still in print. We are also pleased to offer University of Calgary clothing and souvenirs, Dinos merchandise and a wide selection of stationery and art supplies.


Downtown Campus:

The University of Calgary's main campus occupies a beautiful, park-like setting covering more than 200 hectares - an area larger than Calgary's entire downtown.

The University of Calgary's downtown location is conveniently situated within the heart of Calgary.

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