Students in a cope boat at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre - Credit to Marie Fournier

Faculty of Science News Stories 2022

Take a look back at highlights from the past year.

This year, we gained momentum and we're not stopping. We attracted talent and investments from across our province, our country, and the world. We blazed new trails in quantum research, medical diagnostics, cybersecurity, skills development, and more. These are just some of the shining examples of what you’ve enabled us to achieve through our commitment to innovation, engagement, and collaboration.

Read on to discover some of the published UCalgary News stories about the incredible work done by our researchers, students, and staff in the year 2022.

Dr. Kristin Baetz

Q-and-A with Kristin Baetz

New science dean looks forward to playing role in UCalgary’s ‘transformative’ forward-focused strategy

student at a laptop

UCalgary and Raytheon Canada partner to open new cybersecurity training centre

Canadian Cyber Assessment, Training and Experimentation Centre to offer students unique training and skill development opportunities

Dr. Ian Lewis announces the Alberta Centre for Advanced Diagnostics

UCalgary launches Alberta Centre for Advanced Diagnostics

Globally competitive research centre launched with $14.6M investment to fast-track development of new medical diagnostic technology

Dr. Ben Tutolo using a microscope in a lab.

UCalgary scientist to use data from the Curiosity Rover exploring the Red Planet

Ben Tutolo studies Mars’ geology for signs the planet could have once supported life

UCalgary Indigenous Graduation Ceremony

Programs provide individualized academic & cultural support

New Indigenous Pathway programs in the faculties of Science and Arts at the crossroads of cultural practice and western teaching

Paul Kennedy

Kennedy Scholars Program to recruit future tech leaders & drive the new economy

$2.3M gift brings science and business together with prestigious new scholarship

Dr. Barry Sanders speaks at funding announcement

Government of Alberta invests $23M in quantum training, research and innovation

Quantum City ready to make big moves with universe’s tiniest objects

Group shot of the Math Attack summer camp participants

Summer camp inspires girls to follow passion for math

UCalgary professors and grad students led fun sessions teaching various fields of math to young teens from across the province

Dr. Ryo Suzuki in the lab

New shapeshifting robot design offers solutions for long-distance space missions

UCalgary and MIT labs in human-computer interaction create and demonstrate how ‘ElectroVoxels’ work without any moving parts

Bee on orange flower - credit Emily Hall

All abuzz about bees at University of Calgary 'Bee Campus'

Giving Day support will provide more undergraduate students with hands-on research and outreach opportunities, says Faculty of Science bee expert

Dan Shugar and students with Nun cho ga

Discovery of baby woolly mammoth remains in Yukon permafrost

Remarkably complete mummified mammoth, complete with skin and hair, has been named ‘Nun cho ga’ by Elders

Peace River Valley in British Columbia

UCalgary research uncovers first ‘slow-slip’ earthquakes related to fracking

Most slow-slip earthquakes occur naturally and have minimal associated hazard on Earth’s surface

Students on cope boats at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Giving Day gifts provide 'life-changing' experiential learning opportunities, sa

UCalgary students conduct real-world ocean research at unique West Coast facility

Dr. Jennifer D. Adams

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion welcomes 3 new colleagues

Expanded team will help shape the future of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility at UCalgary

Researchers take wastewater samples

Popular website offers citizens expanded insights into public health

Wastewater data tracker now includes COVID-19 variant info and flu data

Students in geoscience lab looking at hologram

Taking a field trip without ever leaving the lab

Geoscience educators' innovative teaching method combines mixed reality technology with study of our planet’s landscape for immersive educational experience

Green aurora at night

Faculty of Science space physicist participates in NASA rocket mission

Emma Spanswick in Faculty of Science invited to deploy next-generation radio instruments built at UCalgary

Logan Skori and Marcus Samuel in the Faculty of Science greenhouse

New work by Marcus Samuel and Logan Skori receives multi-institutional funding

Innovative research helps improve wheat crops’ resilience, yield, and nutrient value

illustration of lock

Partners team up to fight cybercrime

UCalgary brings expertise in network and software security to partnership with police and industry

Richard Zhao and Meadow Schroeder test their game program with a student

Researchers turn to gamified lesson to help future university students cope

Online games may reduce post-secondary peril for learning-challenged students

Dr. Kristine Bauer

New funding for Math to Power Industry workshop ensures program's sustainability

Industry turns to UCalgary math sciences grad students to solve complex problems