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TURN: The Urban Research Network | News article

TURN is an interdisciplinary student research network aiming to encourage a variety of theoretical perspectives and approaches to studying the urban existence. Our aim is to connect University of Calgary graduate students from across the campus to share information, enhance research and encourage collaboration by providing opportunities to connect with academia, community, industry and professional associations. TURN is proudly affiliated with the University of Calgary Graduate Students Association.


The Arctic Institute of North America | Website

The Arctic Institute of North America was created by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a non-profit tax-exempt research and educational organization. Originally based at McGill University in Montreal, the institute moved to the University of Calgary in 1976. In 1979 the Institute became a part of the University of Calgary as a university research institute. Our mandate is to advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities and to acquire, preserve and disseminate information on physical, environmental and social conditions in the North. In 2005, the institute celebrated two important milestones: AINA’s 60th birthday and its 30th anniversary at the University of Calgary.


Center for Military, Security, and Strategic Studies | Website

The Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies is a research centre at the University of Calgary. Established in 1999, the CMSS draws from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, political science, history, religious studies, economics, and computer science. The Centre has an impact that exceeds its size with regard to defence and security issues in Canada and internationally. CMSS is one of the leading centres of Excellence in Military and Strategic Studies in North America.


Latin America Research Center | Website

The community of experts on Latin America at the University of Calgary is almost as old as the University itself. In the 1970s and 80s a multi-disciplinary community collaborated regularly and mentored an entire generation of students. In the 1990s this collaboration became more formalized through the creation of the Latin American Studies program, and later in 2002 through the creation of the Latin American Research Centre. Research on and in Latin America, as well as undergraduate programs and graduate study relating to the region, have long been a key area of excellence at the university, and continue to thrive today. Scholars from diverse faculties, including the Faculty of Arts, the Haskayne School of Business, the Schulich School of Engineering, and the Cumming School of Medicine, conduct research in and on Latin America. The Latin American Studies Program is currently administered by the Department of History. The LARC engages students, faculty and the general public on issues related to Latin America through a variety of activities, including film screenings and festivals, a speakers’ series, publications on current events, conferences and workshops, and its support of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies book series at the University of Calgary Press.


O’Brien Institute for Public Health | Website

The O'Brien Institute for Public Health is the seventh and newest University of Calgary research institute within the Cumming School of Medicine. The Institute came into existence in 2010 as a partnership between the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services (AHS), and was originally named the Calgary Institute for Population and Public Health. On September 23, 2014, the Institute was formally named the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, in recognition of a generous gift from David and Gail O'Brien, supporting our research efforts toward Better Health and Health Care. O’Brien Institute researchers have a critically important role in Canada’s public health, through our efforts to describe, design, and suggest improvements. We are truly interdisciplinary, encompassing more than 400 members with a range of academic and professional backgrounds, from research scientists and clinicians, to health system decision-makers and other health professionals. Together, we have the expertise to innovate care and improve the experience for our populations, and to keep them healthy. Some examples of this include: food policies to prevent obesity; research on the design of healthy cities to help prevent chronic disease; vaccination programs to prevent the spread of communicable diseases; and improving the health care system, through care in the home, eHealth tools, and patient-centred care.