University of Calgary
| University of Calgary |
|Motto||Gaelic: Mo Shùile Togam Suas|
|Headquarters||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
The University of Calgary (U of C or UCalgary) is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The University of Calgary started in 1944 as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta, founded in 1908, prior to being instituted into a separate, autonomous university in 1966. It is composed of 14 faculties and over 85 research institutes and centres. The main campus is located in the northwest quadrant of the city near the Bow River and a smaller south campus is located in the city centre. The main campus houses most of the research facilities and works with provincial and federal research and regulatory agencies, several of which are housed next to the campus such as the Geological Survey of Canada. The main campus covers approximately 200 hectares (490 acres).
A member of the U15, the University of Calgary is also one of Canada's top research universities (based on the number of Canada Research Chairs). The university has a sponsored research revenue of $380.4 million, with total revenues exceeding $1.2 billion. The university maintains close ties to the petroleum and geoscience industry through the Department of Geosciences and the Schulich School of Engineering.[clarification needed] The university also maintains several other departments and faculties, including the Cumming School of Medicine, the Faculty of Arts, the School of Public Policy, the Faculty of Law, and the Haskayne School of Business.
Notable former students include Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, James Gosling who invented the Java computer language, Garrett Camp who co-founded Uber, astronaut Robert Thirsk, and Chip Wilson who founded Lululemon Athletica. The university has produced over 170,000 alumni who reside in 152 countries.
- James Gosling, OC, (BSc 1977), Honorary LL.D., Inventor of the Java programming language,
- Chip Wilson (Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1980), Founder of Lululemon
- Robert Thirsk (BSc 1976), Canadian Space Agency astronaut and NASA capsule communicator for the International Space Station program.
- Linda Taylor (lawyer) B.A., LL.B., Director of United Nations Office of Administration of Justice (OAJ)
- Stephen Harper (BA, MA, 1991), former Prime Minister of Canada and former leader of the Conservative Party;
- Michael Lapidge, B.A., Medieval Latin Scholar, Fellow of the British Academy
- Imants Barušs, MSc, author, Member of New York Academy of Sciences
- Hal Kvisle (1981), MBA, member of the Trilateral Commission
- Klaus-Jurgen Bathe (MSc), pioneer of finite element analysis, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Warren Kinsella LL.B., Toronto-based lawyer and political consultant, key strategist for the Liberal Party of Canada
- Garrett Camp (B.S. Engineering), co-founded StumbleUpon and Uber
- Harvey Locke B.A., LL.B., internationally recognized conservationist lawyer
- Sharon Carstairs, Member of the Senate of Canada
- Theo de Raadt (BSc 1992), founder and leader of the OpenBSD and OpenSSH projects., worked with UC Berkeley and DARPA
- Alan R. Hildebrand, Associate Professor of Geoscience, discovered significance of Chicxulub Crater
- Gary Kovacs (BComm 1990, MBA 1999), CEO of the Mozilla Corporation
- Naheed Nenshi (BComm 1993), mayor of Calgary since 2010, also educated at Harvard University
- Kenneth B. Storey (BSc 1971), biologist and chemist noted for work on biochemical adaptation; fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
- D. George Wyse (MD 1974), cardiologist, professor emeritus of the university's Faculty of Medicine, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, researcher on cardiac dysrhythmia, fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Naweed Syed, Head of the Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy at the University and creator of the first neurochip
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Ian Brodie||25 July 1967||Canada||Political science||Attended the 2008 Bilderberg as Chief of Staff to the Canadian Prime Minister|
|James Corbett||Canada||Journalist||James Corbett is a popular critic of the US establishment who has been active on the internet since 2007.|
|Stephen Harper||30 April 1959||Canada||Politician||Attended the 2003 Bilderberg as Prime Minister of Canada|
- https://web.archive.org/web/20110606055707/http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/uofcpublications/oncampus/weekly/nov3-06/comp-sci |archive-date=2011-06-06