The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, combining the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity. At UoC, we compete globally for talent at all levels, and work to continually to revitalize and re-energize our talent pool. We strive to make our university a global intellectual hub where our students, staff, and faculty create new discoveries, ideas, and applications that have global impact, and where we promote diversity of thought, culture, and respect for alternatives. Our teaching and learning is research-informed, research active and goal-oriented because we are committed to ensuring that our students have a positive and engaging student experience. For the fifth year in a row, the University of Calgary has ranked among the top young universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education Top 150 Under 50 2016.
The Department of Geomatics Engineering is a research leader in many areas. Currently, the department has four specialized areas of research: GIS and Land Tenure; Earth Observation; Positioning, Navigation and Wireless Location; and Digital Imaging. The department has achieved worldwide excellence at the graduate level and in research. It is the largest geomatics department of its kind in Canada. Many of our faculty members are known nationally and internationally for their research programs, and its graduate students are winning international awards on a regular basis for the excellence of their work. Whether it’s creating better sensors and global positioning systems or using geospatial technologies such as GIS, and LIDAR to support improved environmental monitoring, researchers are developing remarkable technologies with a wide range of applications.