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History of the University of Calgary

Check the links below for access to various resources pertaining to the history of the University of Calgary, its motto and coat of arms, its current and former presidents and chancellors, and those individuals honoured by the university.

   

The Road to Autonomy, 1905-1966   -- This virtual exhibit presents the history of the University of Calgary and the institutions it grew out of.  The exhibit is linked to The Road to Autonomy Digital Collection below.

 

The Road to Autonomy Digital Collection, 1905-1966 -- This database contains digitized records relating to the history prior to becoming an autonomous university in 1966.  The Road to Autonomy virtual exhibit above tells the story of this period. 

40 Years of Autonomy Digital Collection, 1966-2006 -- Created by the University Archives for the university's 40th anniversary, this digital collection allows you to explore events in the university's history since autonomy.  
   

University Motto -- Read about the meaning behind Mo shùile togam suas.

   University Coat of Arms -- a history of the university's Coat of Arms, logo, seal and tartan.
 

 University of Calgary Presidents

   University of Calgary Chancellors

 University of Calgary Sod-Turning, 1958
History of the Entrance Arch
The Rock - video providing the history of the Rock.
 

Honorary Degree Recipients Digital Collection -- A digital collection containing recipients' portraits and citations .

Honorary Degree Recipients  -- A list of honorary degree recipients in alphabetical order.

 

Order of the University of Calgary Digital Collection -- A digital collection containing recipients' portraits and citations.

Order of the University of Calgary  -- A list of members of the Order of the University of Calgary in alphabetical order.