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The University of Calgary offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs derived from 16 faculties and 53 departments, along with a number of part-time continuing education courses and programs.


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The University of Calgary believes that in order to properly understand an ever-changing, complex, and intertwined world one needs a breadth of knowledge that cannot be attained by concentrating on a single discipline; as a result, all major degrees at the University are interdisciplinary. The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s premier seven 'research universities' and is a member of the 'Networks of Centres of Excellence,' a Canada-wide program of research and innovation designed to enhance the country’s economy and living standards. Currently, the University is in the middle of its 'Raising Our Sights' initiative through which the school aims to re-shift its priorities and elevate the standards of its academic programs, education, and research including enhancing multidisciplinary inquiry. In 2006, the University of Calgary is opening a veterinary school. Among the most distinguished graduates of the University are James Gosling, the inventor of the computer programming language known as Java, who graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science in 1977, and Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, who received a Bachelor of Economics in 1985 and a Master of Economics in 1991.



University TypePublic

Date Established1966

# of Students28622

# of Undergraduate Students19801 full time

# of Graduate Students4340 full time

Faculty/Student Ratio1:5.3

ChancellorJoanne Cuthbertson

PresidentDr. Warren Veale, Interim President

SenateUniversity Senate

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    The University of Calgary is a comprehensive institution of higher learning offering a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs derived from 16 faculties and 53 departments. One of the more notable offerings at the University is the “Weekend University.” The latter, started in 1996, allows part-time and full-time undergraduate students the option of taking courses for-credit on Saturdays. Additionally, students who wish to study abroad for credit may do so, for up to a year, in 1 of more than 75 University of Calgary partner institutions in 25 countries. Also, the University offers continuing education opportunities to those who want to improve their respective personal and/or professional skills. These include over 20 personal- and 17 professional skills enhancement and development programs delivered through course, certificate, and/or seminar options. Continuing education courses can be taken evenings, weekends, or online while seminars are usually held on campus during the day.


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