Faculty of Science Top 10 for 2019

Take a look back at some of our most impactful stories from the past year

In 2019, we continued our commitment to curiosity, discovery, and innovation. Many of our accomplishments highlighted collaboration with other faculties, our local and global communities, and with each other. Inside and outside the faculty, we connected with partners and the public to build our reputation and take "science' into our community. From below Earth's surface to the reaches of space, and everything in between, we contributed in big ways to help solve some of our world's pressing questions. Explore our Top 10 stories of 2019 below for just a sampling of the ways we are helping change the world for the better.


President Ed McCauley, Wayne Foo, Dr. Lesley Rigg

New fellowship program encourages new discoveries, insights and innovation

Made possible by a milestone gift from alumnus-led exploration company, the Parex Resources Innovation Fellowships support impactful research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Team Robot Unicorns pictured with Dr. Lesley Rigg, Dr. Steve Vamosi, and Dr. Mea Wang

Enterprising 11-year-old girls create and app to help kids with social anxiety

Digitized bee image

Digital bee collection launched at University of Calgary

Dr. Teddy Seyed, pictured in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

First-ever Entrepreneurial PhD grad develops wearable technologies for Microsoft

Dr. Darla Zelenitsky and Jared Voris pictured with Tyrannosaur bones at Royal Tyrrell Museum, AB.

Study finds important differences among 'teenage' tyrannosaurs

Celestial phenomenon STEVE recognized with new $20 fine silver collectors’ coin.

Mysterious STEVE gets 'mint' treatment

Researchers pictured with canola plants in Faculty of Science greenhouse

New technology helps protect valuable canola crops from frost

Dr. Emma Spanswick

Summer job launched award-winning career in space physics

Drs. Thomas Eyre and David Eaton

Researchers uncover earthquake-triggering mechanism due to hydraulic fracturing

Dr. Samira Siahrostami

International research team develops portable device to purify drinking water