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Alumni Engagement Office

CSM Alumni – Did you know?

7 Credentials:

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) alumni community is comprised of graduates with MD, BHSc, MSc, PhD, MBT and BCR degrees as well as our resident (PGME) trainees.

91%:

The vast majority of our alumni are in Canada. We have alumni living around the world, but many stay close to home, and they strengthen our community through their contributions.

50 Animals:

UCalgary’s medical school began formally naming its MD classes after animals in 1975 when a professor became frustrated with his class and called them a “bunch of turkeys.” The name stuck and so did the tradition, with each medical class naming the class behind them.

14 members:
The Medicine Alumni Advisory Council is made up of eleven CSM alumni and three current students. This group fosters a positive relationship between the alumni community, the CSM and the university and provides advice and counsel to the Cumming School of Medicine Alumni Engagement Office.

We are part of the CSM Advancement Hub, working together with Fund Development and Communications to advance the CSM’s mission.

Contact info:

Cal Wenzel Precision Health Building (CWPH) 7E09

medalum@ucalgary.ca

Animal Health Unit

The Animal Health Unit (AHU) provides support for animals involved in science or teaching at the University of Calgary.

With the help of the University Veterinarians, the AHU offers training to those working with animals, creates standard operating procedures (SOPs) relating to animal welfare, and offers administrative help to researchers with animal use protocols.

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Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Meeting the Cancer Challenge

The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute brings together scientists and physicians to integrate research and care across disciplines – from understanding and preventing cancer, to transforming its detection and treatment, to improving life with and after cancer.

Communications & Marketing

We help connect our students, faculty and staff to internal and external audiences, including the media.

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Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

The Office of CME&PD

Inspiring excellence in continuing professional education, practice and research.

We offer a broad range of evidence-based learning opportunities to physicians, other health professionals and the public in a variety of formats including face to face, online and blended learning.

We provide support with accreditation services, professional course and event planning and management, registration, venue arrangements, advertising and marketing, registrant course materials and course evaluation summaries.

Graduate Science Education

Inspiring research beyond traditional boundaries

The Graduate Science Education Office at the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, oversees 11 master and doctoral programs that integrate high quality education and mentorship with cutting-edge research in areas and disciplines. Our programs are home to over 650 students in three course-based and eight thesis based degree programs.   

Our programs include:

  1. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  2. Biomedical Technology
  3. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences
  4. Community Health Sciences
  5. Gastrointestinal Sciences
  6. Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  7. Immunology
  8. Medical Sciences
  9. Neuroscience
  10. Pathologists’ Assistant
  11. Precision Health

Our office is led by the Associate Dean (Graduate Science Education), Dr. Tara Beattie. We have eight Graduate Program Administrators who work with the Graduate Program Directors, a Scholarship and Stipend Officer, a Courses Administrator, an Administrative Coordinator, and a Manager of Operations.

We are located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Centre (near the Hippocrates statue, Family Medicine, and the Bookstore). 

Our website provides information on our programs and all contact information. 

Fund Development

The Cumming School of Medicine’s Fund Development team is passionate about building relationships. The fundraising arm of the medical school, we serve as a conduit for visionary community members to empower our brilliant faculty and students through philanthropy, as we all work together to change the future of health. We help the medical school to sustain and grow its resources by connecting it with citizens, corporations and foundations that understand and care about its relevance to the community and to the world. We are part of the CSM Advancement Hub, working together with Alumni Engagement and Communications to advance the CSM’s mission.

Cumming School of Medicine Fund Development Office
Health Sciences Centre, Room G302
fdmed@ucalgary.ca

Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library serves students, faculty, staff and community on the Foothills Campus of the University of Calgary.


Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Healthy Brains for Better Lives

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) is housed in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Founded in 2004, the HBI leads the brain and mental health research strategy for the university, with research spanning nine priority areas, and over 300 members from 10 different faculties. The HBI is also home to over 1400 trainees, research and support staff.

To get in touch with the HBI and to learn more, please check the contact information below:

hbi@ucalgary.ca

403.220.3558


Hotchkiss Brain Institute Advanced Microscopy Platform

Microscopy core facility within the Cumming School of Medicine's Hotchkiss Brain Institute hosting advanced microscopes, data/image analysis stations, and specimen preparation, tissue clearing and expansion equipment.


Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office

Creating the future of health and social equity

Welcome to the Cumming School of Medicine Indigenous, Local & Global Health Office – where we work every day to create the future of health and social equity. As a leading institution, we recognize the vital role we play at home and abroad, which is why we’re committed to collaborating with communities to create opportunity, advance equity and improve the health of people in marginalized settings.


Libin Cardiovascular Institute

Connecting Cardiovascular Research, Patient Care & Education in Southern Alberta

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute is a joint entity of Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary that connects world-class cardiovascular research, first-rate patient care and education in Southern Alberta, serving a population of about two million. Our more than 1,500 members include physicians, clinicians and other health professionals, researchers and trainees.

McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

We are a multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians and engineers working together to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint conditions.

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O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Advancing public health through research excellence

The O'Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary supports academic scholars to tackle public health challenges, connecting them with health practitioners, citizens, governments, businesses, and non-governmental organizations when collective action is required. 

The Institute's membership includes more than 500 multidisciplinary researchers from 17 Cumming School of Medicine departments and nine other University of Calgary faculties, such as Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Kinesiology and Arts; health professionals in Alberta Health Services; and, research users and policy makers from municipal and provincial institutions.

Together, we are advancing public health through research excellence

Learn more about the O’Brien Institute


Office of Health & Medical Education Scholarship

better teachers, better learners, better care

The Office of Health & Medical Education Scholarship (OHMES) was established in 2013, in response to the University's "Eyes High" vision to be a catalyst and enabler for educational scholarship in the Cumming School of Medicine. OHMES focuses on the scholarship of teaching, an area of academic activity that is truly part of the scholarship expected of a member of the academic community.


Risk Management and Insurance

Providing risk management programs and insurance services to support education, research and community engagement initiatives for the University of Calgary.


Staff Wellness

Staff Wellness leads a number of programs, resources and services, to help promote, support, and sustain the health and wellness of faculty and staff at UCalgary.

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

Sparking curiosity, transforming learning

We encourage new faculty to explore the Taylor Institute’s website for the full breadth of programs and workshops.

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UService

UService provides information and training to the University community through email, phone, chat and walk-in services. When you get in touch with UService, you can ask questions and receive information about UCalgary processes within Finance, Human Resources/Payroll, RMS/IRISS and IT.


Well Doc Alberta

Shaping the Future of Physician Wellness, Together

Physician wellness is an important responsibility shared by individual physicians, the medical profession, and healthcare systems. Well Doc Alberta is an initiative aimed at advancing a collaborative, co-operative, pan-provincial approach to physician wellness. 

Our work, focused on education and prevention, is supported by the science of physician wellness and driven by need. We work with physicians at the grassroots level and with leadership to grow capacity, empower change, shift culture, and achieve our vision.