Why Give?

This year, support from annual donors has helped to impact a number of causes, on our campus and in our community.

It All Adds Up

This past year, 4,630 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. 

It’s been another year of impressive achievements. We launched our new Indigenous Strategy, ii' taa' poh' to' p; we made strides in preventing and treating youth mental illness; and we cheered on our students as they won sports championships and business competitions.

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, together, we are making our world a better place.

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

Breaking ground without breaking skin. Focused ultrasound offers promising alternative to invasive surgery...
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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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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.