The University of Calgary
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Tuition: $5,386.00  Students: 25,278
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB      T2N 1N4

The University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a public university in that was once a branch of the University of Alberta. In 1966, it cut its ties from the campus and gained its independence. Today, the university has around 24,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. ... continued below

About The University of Calgary

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The campus is situated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is well-known for the MacEwan Hall Ballroom, which is used for conferences, debates, dinners and other events. It can hold around 1000 people. The campus is also well-known for The Rozsa Centre, where the Bach organ was built by Jurgen and Hendrik Ahrend. Beside it is the University Centre, which houses around 505 drama and dance enthusiasts. Another landmark to look out for is the Olympic Oval, the venue used for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

Student Services and Student Life

Once a student becomes a part of the Calgary community, they can expect full support through its campus services. Students who want more information about co-ops or internship opportunities can attend training workshops on how to succeed in the corporate world. Counselling Centres can help the students address their personal issues and resolve them. The Centre also has many resources that can help the student learn more about career planning and good study habits. The Multi-Faith Chaplain's Centre helps nourish the spiritual lives of the students, while the Office of the Student Experience can help develop the student's leadership, academic, and social skills. U of C 101 aims to help the new first year students to adjust and thrive easily in the campus environment. The University Health Service provides healthcare to students, while the Centre for International Students and Study Abroad helps international students to adjust in their new environment at the campus. The Disability Resource Centre provides adaptive technology that can help disabled students adjust to a learning environment. The Native Centre gives support to Aboriginal students, and the Undergraduate Programs Offices advises students on their academic standings. The Women's Resource Centre gives a supportive atmosphere to women and encourage them to share and learn from each other.

Once a student becomes part of the university, they automatically become a part of the most influential group in the campus -- The Students' Union. They have the privilege of accessing many opportunities, such as social gatherings and academic aid. This union is not part of the university's programs, but those who are elected do their best to make sure that the students' experience in and outside the University of Calgary will be truly worthwhile. Some of the events that they hold are: Events (Cinemania and Enviropalooza), Academic Support (for Academic issues or concerns); Lines of Business (Den and Black Lounge, Bound and Copied, MacEwan Hall and MacEwan Student Centre); Clubs (around 150 student organizations), and Government.

The university has many clubs and organizations that a lot of students can choose from. Whether it's Academic, Engineering, Ethnic/Cultural, Fraternity, Management, Political, Religious, Science, Service/Activist, and Sport/Interest/Hobby, these umbrella club groups can truly make the student's stay more fulfilling and enjoyable for them. Students who want to be under the sports varsity name, "Calgary Dinos" and compete in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport can compete in twelve varsity sports: wrestling, basketball, cross-country, volleyball, field hockey, track and field, football, tennis, golf, swimming, hockey, and soccer.

Academic Programs

The main faculties of the university include: Schulich School of Engineering, Haskayne School of Business, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Kinesiology, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Environmental Design, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Communication and Culture.

Calgary Information

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. Calgary's urban scene has changed considerably since the beginning of the city's rapid growth. It is also starting to become recognized as one of Canada's most diverse cities.

Calgary's downtown features an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, cultural venues, shopping, and public squares such as Olympic Plaza. Downtown tourist attractions include the Calgary Zoo, the TELUS World of Science, the TELUS Convention Centre, the Chinatown district, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) and the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.

Calgary has a semi-arid, highland continental climate with long, dry, but highly variable, winters and short, moderately warm summers. As a consequence of Calgary's high elevation and relative dryness, summer evenings can be very cool, the average summer minimum temperature drops to +8°C, and frosts can occur in any month of the year.


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