Why Give?

Support from annual donors helps to impact a number of causes, on our campus and in our community.

Big things are happening at UCalgary — all thanks to your generosity

This past year, 4,480 annual donors collectively gave an amazing $2.3 million to support innovative students, critical research breakthroughs and the unique campus spaces that make it possible for our leaders to excel. 

With the help of philanthropists like you who have a desire to change the world, our students and faculty are making incredible strides in the many areas that matter to you and our community.

See below for just a few examples of how you’re making our world a better place.
 

Students able to stay home, yet still spread their wings and fly.

You’re helping a single mom complete her studies and still be home for supper.

We’re breaking new ground in health care, without breaking skin.

That’s right, focused ultrasound offers surgery without stitches all because of you.

Wearable tech devices and stackable snack bowls were all pitched Dragon’s Den-style.

The most sought after items on your next wish list may have been created thanks to you.

We even have liquid-handling robots and giant replica giraffe legs (seriously). 

Ok fine, this one sounds a little strange, but all in the name of fighting Fido’s flu.


That's Why We Give

UCalgary donors are igniting change in our world. Every gift, no matter the size or intention behind it, holds personal meaning to the donor and the recipient. We sat down with five donors to show how they have changed the life of a student through their gift.


Campus Giving

Alongside our alumni, our campus community is also proud to have supported the Energize campaign. More than 1,700 faculty, staff, retirees and emeriti have made philanthropic gifts the the university. Find out why they gave in this video.


Below are more examples from around the university of how philanthropy is fueling our students and researchers as they transform the world:

Student support

Student support

Markin undergrad seeks to understand connection between maternal anxiety and offspring brain function...
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arts and culture

Arts and culture

UCalgary archaeology students spearhead Aboriginal Youth Engagement Program...
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Medical research

Medical research

UCalgary researchers discover critical differences in the clots that cause a stroke...
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Health and wellness

Health and wellness

Cumming grad builds legacy of caring and improved mental health supports for students...
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Community outreach

Community outreach

A unique community-based program allows students rooted in their home community to spread their wings and fly...
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Technology and innovation

Technology and innovation

Study explores how wearable technologies can help reduce risk of back injury among nurses...
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Entrepreneurial thinking

Entrepreneurial thinking

HorseBit team's innovative solution to equine diagnostics takes top prize at RBC Fast Pitch...
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Animal health

Animal health

UCalgary shares weird (and wonderful!) science of caring for animals...
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Environment and sustainability

Environment and sustainability

It's spring flood season in Alberta and UCalgary researchers are exploring key questions about melting snow...
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Athletics

Athletics

UCalgary campus celebrates Dinos men's basketball historic win...
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