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The University of Calgary

The University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The University of Calgary started in 1944 as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta, founded in 1908, prior to being instituted into a separate, autonomous university in 1966. It is composed of 14 faculties and over 85 research institutes and centers. The main campus is located in the northwest quadrant of the city near the Bow River and a smaller south campus is located in the city center. The University of Calgary was ranked No. 1 in both Canada and North America among young universities by the QS World Universities Ranking (Top 50 under 50) and the Times Higher Education Rankings (Top 150 under 50) in 2016.[5] Its enrollment is approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students with over 170,000+ alumni[6] in 152 countries, including James Gosling, OC who invented the Java computer language, former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, former Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk, and Lululemon Athletica founder, Chip Wilson.A member of the U15, the University of Calgary is also one of Canada's top research universities (based on the number of Canada Research Chairs). The university has a sponsored research revenue of $360.5 million, with total revenues exceeding $1.1 billion, which is one of the highest in Canada. Being in Calgary, with Canada's highest concentration of engineers and geoscientists, the university maintains close ties to the petroleum and geoscience industry through the Department of Geosciences and the Schulich School of Engineering while also maintaining a history of environmental research and leadership, primarily through the Faculty of Environmental Design, the School of Public Policy and the Faculty of Law. The main campus houses most of the research facilities and works with provincial and federal research and regulatory agencies, several of which are housed next to the campus such as the Geological Survey of Canada. The main campus covers approximately 200 hectares (490 acres)


Campus

The university grounds lie about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) north of Downtown Calgary, and immediately south of the neighborhood of Varsity. The University of Calgary campus occupies 213 hectares (530 acres) or 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi), an area larger than Calgary's entire downtown. The campus is bounded by Crowchild Trail, 32 Avenue NW, Shaganappi Trail, and 24 Avenue N.W. The architecture is defined by a combination of Brutalist and Postmodern buildings spread across campus, most of them built between 1960 and 1980. In 2016, the campus finished repurposing and renovating the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex situated within the Schulich School of Engineering. In 2017, the university has recently started on rehabilitating the aging MacKimmie Complex.A light rail transit link is provided to the university by the C-Train at the LRT station. A large park is built in the center of the main campus and is home to several specially commissioned sculptures. In addition, a pond surrounded by benches and an open field is available. The park contains old oak trees which were especially transplanted to the location when the university was opened. Together, they form a considerable amount of tree canopies which add a more natural feeling to the campus. The Olympic Oval interior The Olympic Oval exterior and basketball courts

The university is home to MacEwan Hall Ballroom, a concert venue holding 1000 people. The Ballroom is also used for conferences, dinners, and political debates, including the 2006 Alberta PC leadership debate. The university also has the Rozsa Centre, a theatre and concert hall on the south-west side of campus, off 24th Ave NW. The Rozsa Centre has a Bach organ built by Jürgen and Hendrik Ahrend. The Rozsa Centre hosts wind ensembles, choirs, and other fine arts. Musical competitions are held at every year and can host up to 384 people. The University Theatre, beside the Rozsa Centre, is designed for drama and dance with seating for 505 people. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall of Rozsa Centre at Calgary University

The Olympic Oval ice arena was a site of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, the fastest ice in the world. It has a 400 m track oval as well as a short track and two ice hockey rinks. The campus also has the Jack Simpson Gymnasium, consisting of three gymnasiums with bleachers that cover the outer two courts capable of seating 2,700 people. The University campus also covers the McMahon Stadium, which is home to the Dinos Football Team and the Calgary Stampeders. Many other sports facilities are also located at the University of Calgary. These include among others: University of Calgary Aquatic Centre: Contains an Olympic sized swimming pool with a deep end diving tank featuring two sparging units for a bubble machine which was used for springboard and platform divers, kayakers and general ocean simulated swims. Fitness StudiosDance StudioWeight Room: Equipment includes universal, free weights, global, hydra gym, Nautilus. Climbing WallsFitness and Lifestyle Centre: The physical facility offers members 3,750 m2 (40,365 sq ft) of space with fitness


Courses

Master of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Master of Science in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Master of Science in Civil Engineering Bachelor of Nursing Daytime MBA M. Eng in Electrical and Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science in Software Bachelor of Commerce MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering MSc Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng Chemical Engineering Executive MBA Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Diploma Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering Juris Doctor (JD) program Bachelor of Commerce in Finance Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MA in Communication and Media Studies Bachelor of Science in Oil and Gas Engineering Masters of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Engineering Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Doctor of Medicine /Master of Business Administration Ph.D. Computer Science Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)



 

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