University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada?s leading next-generation university, a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation?s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research institutions, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.
The University attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters the world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves over 33,000 students in more than 250 undergraduates, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. International study, volunteer, work, and research programs provide global context while promoting diversity and excellence in learning, teaching and research.
The MacEwan Student Centre, Taylor Family Digital Library, the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning serve as hubs of scholarly and leisure activity on main campus. 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 recently expanded the Engineering Complex and created new residences.
The Cumming School of Medicine and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are located on the south campus adjacent to the Foothills Hospital. Satellite institutes of the university include the Kananaskis Biogeoscience Institute, located a short drive from the city on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, located in the foothills south of the city, and a campus in Doha, Qatar, offering internationally accredited nursing degrees to students in the Middle East. Development of the university?s west campus is currently taking place, and is the site of the Alberta Children?s Hospital.
The University features some of the finest athletic facilities in the country. The Olympic Oval is an international speedskating facility and 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, an Outdoor Centre offering equipment rentals, courses and instruction, and a huge indoor climbing wall. Nearby is the home of the Dinos football team, McMahon Stadium.
The University of Calgary is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with four campuses in the Calgary area and a fifth in Doha, Qatar. Calgary is one of Canada?s cleanest, safest, most culturally diverse urban centres, repeatedly ranked as one of the world?s most livable cities. With a population of 1.2 million, it's also the largest city in Alberta and the third-largest municipality in Canada.
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