Priority Areas

The Faculty of Science is currently fundraising for the following priority areas. These one-sheets concisely outline the current need and possible outcomes for each of the areas. To learn more, please contact Leitha Cosentino, Director of Development.

Students hiking as they take part in BioBlitz in Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Enriching Student Experiences

Educating the next generation of leaders

Through the Faculty of Science’s Enriching Student Experiences priority, we are educating and training the next generation of leaders, innovators, researchers and employees. Our strategy includes further development of current offerings to ensure every student is able to take part in special events, experiential learning and community partnerships, while expanding access to support systems to help them launch their careers.

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Faculty of Science Grand Challenges

Growth through research, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking

Students and researchers in the Faculty of Science are fueled by curiosity, discovery and a drive to tackle some of the most urgent challenges facing Alberta and the world. Our focus on collaborative, interdisciplinary research at the intersection of environmental, social and data sciences develops future leaders able to address critical issues related to rapid global change.

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Impact Through Innovation

Translating ideas into results

Through our Demonstrating Innovation initiative, UCalgary is educating and training the next generation of tech leaders, innovators, researchers and employees. We will build on our technology, research and programs to meet the growing demand for employees and entrepreneurs in this area.

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InspiR3E Diversity

Changing the face of science by ensuring equal opportunities for all

We believe a leading-edge university must cultivate diversity to generate an expansive range of solutions to global challenges.The Faculty of Science strives to develop a wider community of learners and leaders with varied experiences and viewpoints. Diversity in science enriches the educational experience, encourages critical thinking, and promotes the full inclusion of excellence across spectrums.

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Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Life-changing discovery in coastal environments

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) supports diverse coastal and marine research of the highest calibre, and is recognized as among the very best research and training facilities in the world. BMSC is located in traditional territories of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations on Vancouver Island, Canada.

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Researchers pictured in the Faculty of Science Greenhouse

Greenhouse Renovation Project

Feeding the future starts right here

The greenhouse is an essential facility that supports numerous research initiatives that contribute to the sustainability of our environment and ecosystems, and enhance Ag-biotech in the production of food, fibre and medicine. At a time when our world is recognizing the effects of global warming and climate change, the field of Ag-biotech will have impactful consequences on the production of stress tolerant, higher yielding and value-added crops.

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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Expanding our knowledge of the universe

Perched on a hilltop at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) is a place to expand our knowledge of the Universe and inspire all members of our community with the wonders of astronomy.

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