The University of Calgary
is a public research university in Calgary, Alberta. The college started in 1944. The school has over 25,000 undergraduate students and about 6,000 graduate students. Before you step on campus, check out 10 important buildings as well as some fun facts about the University of Calgary
1. Mackimmie Library
This uniquely designed library is open every day from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Students can log on the library’s website ahead of time and check to see which computer workstations are available and which are already full.
2. Child Development Centre
This colorful building opened in 2007 and focuses on the development of children and their families. The environmentally friendly building is certified as LEED Platinum.
3. Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
This building is a place where undergraduate students can learn in a hands-on setting. The building contains teaching labs, classrooms, and seminar space. This beautifully designed building is one of the most energy-efficient lab buildings in North America and is certified LEED Platinum.
4. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
This beautiful, new building is meant to promote collaborative learning through the use of technology while using flexible space and furniture. The building is home to the faculty of curriculum development.
5. Aurora Hall
This architecturally fascinating residence hall is for upper, international, and transfer students. The apartments inside have private baths and kitchens. The hall is also connected to the dining centre via an underground tunnel.
6. Fitness Centre
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easy to do at the University of Calgary. The fitness centre offers programs such as group fitness classes and personal training. In addition, the university also has an aquatic centre, gymnastics centre, and racquet centre.
7. Information + Communication Technology Building
This beautiful, sustainable building is home to the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. The building has a lot of natural light and contains North America’s first slab radiant cooling system.
8. MacEwan Student Centre
The student center is the home of the Student Union. Inside you can also find the bookstore, career services, and the Center for International Students and Study Abroad.
9. The Olympic Oval
The Oval is a speed-skating facility that was part of the 1988 Olympic Games. It is one of two covered competitive speed skating ice surfaces in North America. The University also uses it as a research facility for their Faculty of Kinesiology.
10. Administration Building
Yet another LEED certified building, the Administration Building is home to the Executive Offices, Board of Governors Office, Chancellor, Legal Services, and the Department of Psychology. This environmentally friendly building has improved HVAC, lighting, and air quality.
Interesting Facts about University of Calgary
1. The university has won awards.
It was ranked number 1 among young universities in North America by the QS World Universities Ranking in the Top 50 under 50 category and was also ranked by the Times Higher Education Ranking in the Top 150 under 50 category.
2. The University played a role in the Calgary winter Olympics.
The University of Calgary helped host the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988.
3. The University has a plethora of degree options.
The school offers 250 programs with 14 faculties, 55 departments, and 85 research institutes and centers.
4. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at the University of Calgary.
There are over 300 student clubs to join or if you have at least 20 members, you can start your own!
5. The University of Calgary has an interesting mascot.
The athletic teams are knows as the Calgary Dinos and their mascot is a dinosaur named Rex.
The University of Calgary is a great school to attend. Come take a campus tour to learn more about what this school has to offer and to see the beautiful buildings for yourself!