University of Calgary Study Tour 1-2 October 2018



Your host university


Located in in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities – a place where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand and where we fully engage the communities we serve and lead. With 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programs, and more than 50 research institutes and centres, we prepare our 30,000+ students for success in life through a modern educational experience made rich by hands-on experience and entrepreneurial thinking. The creation and transfer of knowledge here contributes every day to Canada’s global competitive advantage and addresses society’s most persistent challenges.

Our main campus occupies a beautiful setting in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, covering more than 200 hectares in an area steeped in Indigenous history. The university is situated on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, and the city is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Your host city


Calgary (pop. 1.4 million) sits in the sunny foothills of Canada's Rocky Mountains in the heart of the province of Alberta, the westernmost of Canada’s three prairie provinces. A vibrant and ethnically diverse urban centre, it is surrounded on all sides by profound and unspoiled natural beauty – all under Alberta’s renowned ‘big skies’. The region has all the benefits of a large, enterprising metropolitan centre but with a relaxed, friendly lifestyle typical of Calgary's legendary western hospitality (showcased annually at the internationally renowned Calgary Stampede festival). Calgary's dynamic and innovative spirit, young and worldly population, and clean and safe environment make it a world-class city.

Your experience

Tour Summary

Join us for a dynamic two-day experience immersed in one of Canada’s most entrepreneurial universities. Participate in interactive conversations about cutting-edge research underway across our six key areas of expertise: energy innovations; brain and mental health; biomedical engineering; infections, inflammations and chronic diseases; Earth-space technologies; and human dynamics in a changing world. Explore new ways of building reputation and fostering community advocacy related to research innovation and discovery. Learn about new ideas in teaching and learning that will fundamentally change the way students view and engage in their post-secondary education. During your visit, you will be introduced to the unique and fascinating history of Alberta – which, in addition to being a world leader in the energy industry, is also home to the richest source of dinosaur fossils in the world.

Your comfort

October in Calgary

Autumn is a beautiful time in Calgary, but the weather can be unpredictable. The average temperature over the month of October is about 12° C (54° F), though it can dip below freezing. Calgarians are masters of the art of layering: bring clothing items that you can put on or remove as the temperature changes. If you’re lucky, you may experience one of Calgary’s famous ‘chinooks’ – periods of unseasonably warm wind that can cause extreme increases in temperatures within a few hours. You’ll want to pack comfortable, non-slip footwear suitable for walking, a warm outer jacket, and sunglasses for those bright Alberta skies.

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