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The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research university, ranked one of Canada's top eight research universities and a member of the 15 most research intensive universities in Canada (the U15), combining the best of long-established university traditions with the city of Calgary's vibrant energy and diversity. Founded in 1966, the University of Calgary operates under the authority of Alberta's Post-secondary Learning Act (Mandate Statement).

The University of Calgary campus occupies a beautiful, park-like setting covering more than 200 hectares, an area larger than Calgary's entire downtown. The university is home to scholars in 14 faculties (offering more than 100 academic programs) and more than 85 research institutes and centres.

More than 31,000 students are currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. The University of Calgary has graduated 145,000 alumni over its 44-year history, including the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper and Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk.

The university's academic foundations are prevalent in all the university's work. They are: student success, excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity, interdisciplinary education and research, and return to community.

The University of Calgary is nearing completion of its largest capital expansion ever. Several new buildings will increase capacity for more students and a host of new teaching and research activities. These major developments, including the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL), the University of Calgary Downtown Campus (opened fall 2010) and the new Energy Environment and Experiential Learning building, are fulfilling distinct academic strategies and creating progressive learning environments.

The main campus features over 20 academic buildings-many of which are interconnected by enclosed walkways. The MacEwan Student Centre is a hub of activity at the university, with a food court, wellness centre and large concert hall. There is also a museum and art gallery, four performance theatres, two childcare centres and residences for single students and students with families.

The University of Calgary has over 1,800 academic staff actively engaged in research, scholarship and teaching in Canada and around the world, and about 2,200 support staff. The university produces an economic impact of $1 billion in the Calgary area alone.

Academics

The University of Calgary has a full complement of academic programs ranging from pure science to social science in areas such as psychology and economics, to several options in the field of health sciences. With access to several professional schools, including the Haskayne School of Business, the Schulich School of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, students keep their options open, and discover their own personal passion. The University of Calgary also encourages multi-disciplinary programs, meaning students can combine their interest areas and create an education that suits them.

The University of Calgary has 14 faculties with more than 60 departments and has or is affiliated with 85 research institutes and centres. The 14 faculties are: Arts; Law; Nursing (Calgary); Nursing (Qatar); Social Work; Education; Environmental Design; Haskayne School of Business; Kinesiology; Medicine; Schulich School of Engineering; Science; Veterinary Medicine; Graduate Studies; and Continuing Education.

In August 2007, the university welcomed its first students to the campus in Doha, Qatar, offering internationally accredited nursing degrees to students in the Middle East. University of Calgary-Qatar works with the Hamad Medical Corporation to offer world-class clinical nursing education to educate nurses for clinical specialties and to develop a sustainable nursing workforce. Graduates from the Qatar program will meet the same Canadian and international standards for nursing as students from the Calgary campus.

Canada's fifth veterinary school and the first newly created program in more than 20 years - the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - opened its doors to students in September 2008. This innovative four-year doctor of veterinary medicine program leverages the principles of integration, collaboration and technology to offer a multi-species/multidisciplinary core as well as four areas of emphasis: Production Animal Health, Investigative Medicine, Equine Health and Ecosystem and Public Health.

The Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are located on the south campus adjacent to the Foothills Hospital. The Kananaskis Field Station, located a short drive from the city on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, located in the foothills south of the city, represent satellite institutes of the university.

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The University of Calgary is in the Mountain time zone and observes daylight savings time.

Enrolment Services
MacKimmie Library Block (MLB 117)
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2N 1N4

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From the North (Edmonton, Red Deer):

Take Highway 2 south, which turns into Deerfoot Trail. Take the 16th Avenue/Transcanada Highway exit west towards Banff. Head westbound to University Drive. Turn right heading north to the University of Calgary entrance.

From the South (Lethbridge):

Take Highway 2 north, which turns into Deerfoot Trail. Take the 16th Avenue/Transcanada Highway exit west towards Banff. Head westbound to University Drive. Turn right heading north to the University of Calgary entrance.

From the West (Lake Louise, Banff, Cochrane):

Take Highway 1 (Transcanada Highway) east, which turns into 16th Avenue. Turn onto the ramp to University Drive heading north. Continue on University Drive to the University of Calgary entrance.

From the East (Medicine Hat):

Take Highway 1 (Transcanada Highway) west, which turns into 16th Avenue. Head westbound to University Drive. Turn right heading north to the University of Calgary entrance.

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  Major(s) Program(s) Required Grade 12 High School Subjects Required Subjects for Adult Students (Age 21 and over) Notes

 

Arts

 

All Majors (except those in Fine Arts)

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Subject from Group A or B
  • Subject from Group A or B
  • Subject from Group A or B
  • Subject from Group A, B, C or D

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1

 

If the fifth subject is from Group C or D, the student must present a minimum average of 65.0% on the first four subjects and the required high school average on the five subjects.

Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 is required as a prerequisite for courses in the following programs: Archaeology, Economics, Geography and Psychology.

Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 are required as prerequisites for Biology 231 in the BSc in Psychology, the BSc in Primatology Honours, and the BA or BSc in Archaeology with a concentration in Physical Anthropology.

 

Arts

 

Fine Arts majors:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Studies

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Subject from Group A or B
  • Subject from Group A or B
  • Subject from Group A, B or C
  • Subject from Group A, B, C or D

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1

 

If the fifth subject is from Group C or D, the student must present a minimum average of 65.0% on the first four subjects and the required high school average on the five subjects.

 

Bachelor of Music or BA (Dance) programs require auditions. BFA (Visual Studies) requires a portfolio.

 

Education

 

Bachelor of Education

 

Refer to requirements of Faculty offering the teaching subject.

   

 

Haskayne School of Business

 

Bachelor of Commerce (Year 1)

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1
  • Subject from Group A or B
  • Subject from Group A or B
  • Subject from Group A, B, C or D

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1

 

If the fifth subject is from Group C or D, the student must present a minimum average of 65.0% on the first four subjects and the required high school average on the five subjects.

 

Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 is required for all programs. A minimum grade of 70.0% is the prerequisite for Mathematics 211, 221, 249 and 251.

 

Kinesiology

 

General/Mind Sciences/Leadership in Pedagogy and Coaching

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Subject from Group A, B, C or D

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30

 

If the fifth subject is from Group C or D, the student must present a minimum average of 65.0% on the first four subjects and the required high school average on the five subjects.

 

Kinesiology

 

Biomechanics

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 (with a minimum grade of 70.0%)
  • Mathematics 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 (with a minimum grade of 70.0%)
  • Mathematics 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30

 

A minimum of 70.0% is required in Pure Mathematics 30 or Pure Mathematics 30-1.

Applicants are recommended to present Physics 30, however, it will not be counted in the calculation of the senior matriculation average. Those applicants who do not present Physics 30 will be required to complete Physics 211 in the first year of the program.

 

Kinesiology

 

Exercise & Health Physiology

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 (with a minimum grade of 70.0%)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Subject from Group A, B, C or D

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 (with a minimum grade of 70.0%)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30

 

If the fifth subject is from Group C or D, the student must present a minimum average of 65.0% on the first four subjects and the required high school average on the five subjects.

A minimum of 70.0% is required in Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1.

 

Medicine

 

Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Subject from Group A or B
  • Subject from Group A or B
  • Subject from Group A, B, C or D

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Biology 30

 

If the fifth subject is from Group C or D, the student must present a minimum average of 65.0% on the first four subjects and the required high school average on the five subjects.

 

Medicine

 

Bachelor of Health Sciences

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 (with a minimum grade of 70.0%)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Subject from Group A, B, C or D

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 (with a minimum grade of 70.0%)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30

 

To be considered for early admission applicants must present:
a) All 20-level marks (Grade 11 courses)
b) In progress or completed marks for the listed 30-level course requirements
c) Supplementary Application

Offers of admission are conditional upon applicants maintaining a minimum final high school matriculation (or equivalent), of 83.0% calculated on the listed 30-level course requirements.

If the fifth subject is from Group C or D, the student must present a minimum average of 65.0% on the first four subjects and the required high school average on the five subjects.

 

Nursing

 

Bachelor of Nursing

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Subject from Group A, B, C or D

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30

 

If the fifth subject is from Group C or D, the student must present a minimum average of 65.0% on the first four subjects and the required high school average on the five subjects.

 

Schulich School of Engineering

 

Bachelor of Science

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 31
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 31
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30

 

Applicants to the Schulich School of Engineering without Mathematics 31, but who present an alternate Group A or B subject may be considered, on an individual basis, for admission. However, such applicants will be required to present a higher average and if admitted, will be required to take an alternative calculus stream to overcome this deficiency. Note: This excludes students who have previously taken Mathematics 31.

 

Science

 

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1
  • Two of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Mathematics 31, or Computing Science ADV (Informatique AVAN) 5 credits(see note 6)
  • Subject from Group A, B, C or D

 

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1
  • Two of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Mathematics 31, or Computing Science ADV (Informatique AVAN) 5 credits (see note 6)

 

If the fifth subject is from Group C or D, the student must present a minimum average of 65.0% on the first four subjects and the required high school average on the five subjects.

The following 30-level science subjects are required or recommended as Group A and B subjects:

  • Chemistry 30 (required for all Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology & Geophysics, and Physics & Astronomy Programs).
  • Biology 30 (required for all Biological Sciences programs).
  • Pure Mathematics 30 or Pure Mathematics 30-1 is required for all programs. A minimum grade of 70.0% is the prerequisite for Mathematics 211, 221, 249 and 251.
  • Mathematics 31 (strongly recommended for all programs).
  • Physics 30 (recommended for all Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology & Geophysics, and Physics & Astronomy programs as well as for the Applied Mathematics major).

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Founded in 1966, the University of Calgary operates under the authority of Alberta's Post-secondary Learning Act (Mandate Statement).  The University of Calgary campus occupies a beautiful, park-like setting covering more than 200 hectares, an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown. The university is home to scholars in 14 faculties (offering more than 100 academic programs) and more than 85 research institutes and centres. More than 31,000 students are currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. The University of Calgary has graduated 145,000 alumni over its 44-year history, including the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper and Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk. The university’s academic foundations are prevalent in all the university’s work. They are: student success, excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity, interdisciplinary education and research, and return to community. The University of Calgary is nearing completion of its largest capital expansion ever. Several new buildings will increase capacity for more students and a host of new teaching and research activities. These major developments, including the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL), the University of Calgary Downtown Campus (opened fall 2010) and the new Energy Environment and Experiential Learning building, are fulfilling distinct academic strategies and creating progressive learning environments. The main campus features over 20 academic buildings—many of which are interconnected by enclosed walkways. The MacEwan Student Centre is a hub of activity at the university, with a food court, wellness centre and large concert hall. There is also a museum and art gallery, four performance theatres, two childcare centres and residences for single students and students with families. The University of Calgary has over 1,800 academic staff actively engaged in research, scholarship and teaching in Canada and around the world, and about 2,200 support staff. The university produces an economic impact of $1 billion in the Calgary area alone. View Fast Facts brochure Academics The University of Calgary has a full complement of academic programs ranging from pure science to social science in areas such as psychology and economics, to several options in the field of health sciences. With access to several professional schools, including the Haskayne School of Business, the Schulich School of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, students keep their options open, and discover their own personal passion. The University of Calgary also encourages multi-disciplinary programs, meaning students can combine their interest areas and create an education that suits them. The University of Calgary has 14 faculties with more than 60 departments and has or is affiliated with 85 research institutes and centres. The 14 faculties are: Arts; Law; Nursing (Calgary); Nursing (Qatar); Social Work; Education; Environmental Design; Haskayne School of Business; Kinesiology; Medicine; Schulich School of Engineering; Science; Veterinary Medicine; Graduate Studies; and Continuing Education. In August 2007, the university welcomed its first students to the campus in Doha, Qatar, offering internationally accredited nursing degrees to students in the Middle East. University of Calgary-Qatar works with the Hamad Medical Corporation to offer world-class clinical nursing education to educate nurses for clinical specialties and to develop a sustainable nursing workforce. Graduates from the Qatar program will meet the same Canadian and international standards for nursing as students from the Calgary campus. Canada's fifth veterinary school and the first newly created program in more than 20 years—the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine—opened its doors to students in September 2008. This innovative four-year doctor of veterinary medicine program leverages the principles of integration, collaboration and technology to offer a multi-species/multidisciplinary core as well as four areas of emphasis: Production Animal Health, Investigative Medicine, Equine Health and Ecosystem and Public Health. The Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are located on the south campus adjacent to the Foothills Hospital. The Kananaskis Field Station, located a short drive from the city on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, located in the foothills south of the city, represent satellite institutes of the university. [ TOP ] Student Success The university offers quality undergraduate education characterized by the synthesis of research, teaching and learning. We enhance the undergraduate learners’ experience by using a student-centred focus that maximizes opportunities to provide a distinctive learning experience that fully integrates the features of a research university. The university is broadening opportunities for students to take inquiry based courses that lead to greater critical thinking skills, increased exposure to research methods and greater access to leading edge scholars. Students also participate in opportunities for experiential learning, including international study, co-op programs, internships, undergraduate research and community service learning. In fall 2008, the University of Calgary became the first university in Canada to offer a four-year graduation guarantee to students embarking upon four-year degree programs in the faculties of science and arts. Through a mutual commitment on behalf of students and the university, the Graduation Guarantee program offers incoming students an agreement that ensures they will be able to graduate within four years, or the University of Calgary will pay the tuition for any extra courses needed to finish. For more information, visit www.ucalgary.ca/graduateguarantee. The Co-Curricular Record is the university's official document that recognizes a student's community, leadership and volunteer activities outside of the classroom. This complete record of a student’s accomplishments is invaluable to the student and future employers. The University of Calgary is the only university in Canada that gives millions of dollars each year to our students through Quality Money—a partnership between the university and Students' Union whereby the university has given more than $8 million to students to invest as they wish in enhancing the overall student experience. Past projects include a campus bike initiative, wellness centre, and undergraduate peer mentorship programs. [ TOP ] Research As one of Canada’s top eight research universities, innovation, discovery and learning are at the heart of all that we do. Our relentless pursuit of quality in our teaching and research programs is guided by our mission to contribute to the well-being of the people of Alberta, Canada and the world. University of Calgary sponsored research income is $272 million. Research brings significant benefits provincially, nationally and internationally, and is the foundation of Alberta’s economic and social vitality. Interdisciplinary research is core to the university’s teaching and research mandate. The University of Calgary continues to grow one of the strongest and most comprehensive biomedical engineering programs in Canada with more than 100 researchers across six faculties—medicine, Schulich School of Engineering, kinesiology, science, nursing and veterinary medicine—applying engineering principles to the health sciences. This emerging field will transform the economy, improve the efficiency of health care and improve the quality of our lives. The university is committed to becoming a recognized international leader in energy-environment research, education and innovation. The University of Calgary created the Institute for Sustainable Energy Environment and Economy (ISEEE) to provide strategic leadership on energy and environment initiatives. Research priorities include low-emission fossil fuel recovery and processing; North American energy systems; sustainable energy development in the Arctic; and low-carbon communities. ISEEE works in partnership with and support of Faculties and Schools at the University of Calgary, including the Schulich School of Engineering, Haskayne School of Business, the faculties of science, law, environmental design, and social sciences, and the School of Public Policy. The Canada School of Energy and Environment is an innovative research and education collaboration involving the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge. It draws on the diverse knowledge, resources, and expertise of the three institutions to create and advance research and teaching programs related to one of the most pressing issues of the modern world: the need to balance sustainable energy development and environmental management. The School of Public Policy will lead the country in the breadth and quality of its education, analysis and research in areas such as tax and fiscal, energy, environmental, health, social, economic, and international policy. A research partnership between the university and The City of Calgary formed in 2007 called Urban Alliance creates an environment for researchers to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems. The alliance aligns more research projects at the University of Calgary with priority areas identified by the City. Through the Urban Alliance, both organizations pursue common interests in research, development and education, with the goal of finding solutions to the complex issues facing Calgary. Seventy-four University of Calgary researchers are also part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries for research and development. The Canada Research Chairs from a variety of faculties improve Canadians’ depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen the country’s international competitiveness and help train the next generation of highly skilled people. [ TOP ] Capital Expansion Hard hats and work crews have been a common site on campus over the last few years and construction on the university’s largest capital expansion ever is soon coming to a close with many buildings opening fall 2011. University of Calgary Downtown Campus Within walking distance for many of Calgary's professionals, the University of Calgary established its downtown presence in fall 2010. Continuing Education, the first of the major occupants, offers classes in the 11,800-square-metre space. The Haskayne School of Business, the School of Public Policy, the Canada School of Energy and Environment, Libraries and Cultural Resources and other ancillary services will begin operations through early 2011. Taylor Family Digital Library The Taylor Family Digital Library is the library of the future, where technology and information converge to better serve the information and learning needs of students, researchers and the community.The stunning 42,000-square-metre, $203 million, six-storey complex houses a unique combination of library, university press, student success centre, alumni office and a new centre for arts and culture which includes the archives, special collections and art gallery.Over half a million of the latest and most frequently used books, journals, and research materials are being housed in the building, allowing researchers the traditional pleasure of browsing through the stacks, or they can browse digitally, from the comfort of their home or office.All of these resources come alive with technology that encourages experiential learning, exploration and innovative ways of creating new knowledge, making the Taylor Family Digital Library one of the most information-rich facilities in Canada. Taylor Family Quad A new green space was designed to enhance pedestrian space and create a new 'Campus Heart'. About 278 trees are in the new quad, the south bus loop and outside International House, adding five new trees for every one removed during construction. The trees, as well as planned shrubs and grasses, are native or adapted to our local climate and have been carefully selected to reduce irrigation requirements. Low energy LED street lamps will light up the green space. High Density Library A substantial percentage of the collection at the MacKimmie Library Tower now resides at the High Density Library (HDL). The HDL is located at Spy Hill and was completed in July 2010. Energy Environment Experiential Learning The Energy Environment Experiential Learning building is a student-centred building that features many high quality learning spaces including labs, classrooms and break-out spaces. It is designed to support current and future academic activities for the Schulich School of Engineering, the Faculty of Science and the Engineering Environment Systems Group, which operates under the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy. Cogeneration Plant A cutting-edge initiative, the Cogeneration Plant uses heat otherwise lost during conventional power generation. A jet engine will replace a traditional boiler system for heating, with rotational energy converted to electricity. Not only will this save a projected $3-million annually through more efficient power generation, it reduces 80,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) per year. The plant, funded by the Knowledge Infrastructure Plan is projected to be fully operational by 2012. University of Calgary Downtown Campus Within walking distance for many of Calgary's professionals, the University of Calgary established its downtown presence in fall 2010. Continuing Education, the first of the major occupants, offers classes in the 11,800-square-metre space. The Haskayne School of Business, the School of Public Policy, the Canada School of Energy and Environment, Libraries and Cultural Resources and other ancillary services will begin operations in 2011. Yamnuska Hall The university’s newest residence building is open and ready to welcome almost 600 students. Part of the university's multi-year housing guarantee, Yamnuska features large suites with two to three private bedrooms, an ensuite three-piece bathroom and a kitchenette. Students get the option of choosing from four different meal plans. Global Village Opened in fall 2009, the new Global Village student residence provides a unique multicultural learning experience for local and international students. The 125-bed residence is located in the new Dr. Fok Ying Tung International House and is the university's first living-learning community. International House is also home to Hotel Alma, one of Canada's first on-campus hotels. Through experiential learning, a work-experience at Hotel Alma is teaching real-world skills to students. Child Development Centre This is Alberta's first—and Canada's second largest—building designed and constructed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, the North American benchmark for environmentally high-performance buildings. The facility, which houses the university's second child-care facility and a full continuum of researchers, clinicians and frontline workers, is dedicated to child health. The building officially opened in October, 2007. [ TOP ] Student Services Health and recreation The University of Calgary features some of the finest athletic facilities in the country, featuring Canada’s only covered speed skating oval and home to the fastest ice in the world. The Oval also houses the Canadian Sport Institute, a high-performance training centre and two Olympic-sized rinks where the reigning women’s gold medal hockey team trains. There are also tennis courts, a triple gymnasium, a yoga studio, an Olympic-size swimming pool, weight rooms, jogging tracks and an indoor climbing wall. Nearby is the home of University of Calgary Dinos football team, McMahon Stadium. Wellness The SU Wellness Centre offers excellence in the provision of services and resources that are central to all students meeting their potential for well-being—mind, body and spirit. It brings together University Health Services, the Counselling Centre, the Multi-Faith Chaplain’s Centre and Dental Centre in one location. Native Centre The Native Centre at the University of Calgary is an excellent resource for First Nations students, with staff providing ongoing academic, social and cultural support to First Nations students. Personal advising and career counselling is available, as well as peer support from graduate students. The centre organizes many recreational activities that promote awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal culture. It also provides outreach courses to First Nations communities in the Calgary area. Athletics The University of Calgary Athletic Department was created in 1964 with male teams named the Dinosaurs and female teams the Dinnies. Both genders eventually came to play under the Dinosaurs name until 1998 when the name was officially changed to 'Dinos', a nickname familiar to athletes, students and fans. Since 1964, the Dinos have brought home 43 CIS national championships and 129 Canada West conference titles. The Dinos consist of 19 teams competing in 11 varsity sports (men's and women's basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, swimming, wrestling, track and field, cross county running, men's football, women's field hockey, and women's rugby). Residence Services Living the residence experience provides U of C students with a safe living and learning environment that promotes academic success, personal growth, and leadership opportunities. Students applying directly from high school (or who are under the age of 21 by September 1) are offered the Multi-year Residence Guarantee. Students who apply by April 30 are guaranteed a place in residence for both their first and second year. Housing options transition with students as they progress through their university experience. First-year students live in traditional dormitory-style residence where meals are prepared for them. Second year students experience hybrid living in furnished suite-style apartments with kitchenettes where small meals and snack can be prepared. Upper year students live more independently in furnished studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 4-bedroom apartments with full kitchens. Students can also choose from one of the Living-Learning Communities to live with other students who share a common interest. For students with families, unfurnished townhouses specially designed for student family living are available. Residence is close to classes, campus activities, recreational facilities, faculty and friends. Students are instantly connected to the campus and the many people who can help them adjust to university life, and succeed in school. International Students and Study Abroad In the 21st century, global challenges and issues are at the forefront of the forces that shape our world and our communities closer to home. The University of Calgary’s commitment to internationalization reflects the growing importance that international efforts play in developing a world-class university and education. UC International supports internationalization by recognizing it as an integral part of the economic, political and social realities of our campus and the wider community. There are more than 2,600 international students from 110 countries at the University of Calgary, with a little less than half (45 percent) being Graduate students completing Masters and PhD's. Approximately 10 percent of undergraduate international students are exchange students, here for only one or two semesters (terms).  Internationalization of the university is a priority for the University of Calgary and international students add much to the life and diversity of the campus. The university is committed to offering more students opportunities for study and travel abroad and already has over 125 active student exchange agreements as well as more than 30 field schools and group study opportunities. As part of their degree program, more than 1,000 undergraduates per year include study abroad through student exchange, field schools, group study programs, internship, co-operative education, practicums or research opportunities. Graduate Students In striving to provide a world class scholarly atmosphere for its graduate students, the University of Calgary pursues the highest levels of excellence in research and teaching at the graduate level. The faculty provides leadership and support for excellence in graduate education and research to about 5,400 graduate students in 52 programs. For general inquiries, call 403-220-4938. [ TOP ] Career Services Students looking for help with their job search and career planning questions can access all the resources they need to succeed at Career Services. Career fairs, information and networking events provide students the opportunity to connect with potential employers and discover career options. The Career Services website www.ucalgary.ca/careers hosts JobLink, an online job board restricted to University of Calgary students, and offers access to OptimalResume, a resume, cover letter and interview application specifically customized to help students create effective documents and develop strong interview skills. In addition to the variety of career related web resources, a team of advisors are available for personal appointments to help students develop resumes/cover letters, job search strategy and work through their career planning process, including co-operative and internship program requirements. Career Services is dedicated to helping students access the tools and resources they need to successfully land the job. [ TOP ] Community Much more than an academic campus, since 1966 the University of Calgary has provided a vibrant and dynamic environment rich with academic, business, sports and cultural events—something of interest for every member of our community. Whether your passion is theatre, music, dance, athletic competitions (Go Dinos!), lectures given by world renowned statespeople or playing with the kids in the pool—you'll find it and plenty more to do on campus at the University of Calgary. Visitors now have the option to stay right on campus at Hotel Alma, which features 96 rooms and suites, a stylish bistro, and conference facilities for up to 125. For more information visit the University of Calgary Community page http://www.ucalgary.ca/community/. [ TOP ] About Calgary Nestled in the foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, Calgary, labelled as the Heart of the New West, is a safe, clean and vibrant city that offers the best of all worlds: a cosmopolitan city of over 1 million people and breathtaking outdoor adventure in pristine wilderness. City of Calgary: www.calgary.ca Calgary Tourism: www.visitcalgary.com [ TOP ] Contact Information To learn more about University of Calgary, we welcome you to visit our website, www.ucalgary.ca, or call and speak with an admissions officer at 403-210-7625. Detailed information on admissions requirements is available in the University of Calgary's Viewbook, available at www.ucalgary.ca/admissions. The University of Calgary application for admission is available at www.ucalgary.ca/prospectivestudents. Follow University of Calgary News here and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/ucalgary. [ TOP ] University of Calgary 2500 University Dr. NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 Copyright © 2010 About the University At a Glance Identity & Standards Campus Maps iS² Project Careers at the University Events at the University Academics Departments & Programs Undergraduate Studies Graduate Studies International Studies Continuing Studies Libraries at the University Campus Life Go Dinos! 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