DESTINATION OF EXCELLENCE
The existing UIQ area has significant opportunities for growth, connectivity, and densification to accommodate a rich ecosystem of research, industry, innovation, and entrepreneurial activities.
UIQ’s place in the city is unique and unmatched because of the surrounding pillars. It sits adjacent to the University of Calgary — a top 5 research university, and is in proximity to thriving medical communities nearby, including the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the Foothills Medical Centre, and the second largest cancer centre in North America. UIQ is connected to the rest of Calgary by the Brentwood LRT transit station, increasing accessibility opportunities.
Strengthening the connections within this existing ecosystem will support the acceleration of innovation, cross-collaboration, entrepreneurial thinking, and Calgary’s job growth and economic prosperity.
By developing and revitalizing UIQ, University of Calgary Properties Group will create a visible and programmatic connection not only to the University campus, but to Calgary’s innovation ecosystem. UIQ will foster purpose-built facilities that promote interdisciplinary research, innovation and entrepreneurships, and industry partnerships creating economic diversification.
connection to UCalgary
UIQ will be an integral part of the University of Calgary’s innovation ecosystem.
We are building a community that will change the face of Calgary forever. The revitalization will lead to job growth, a walkable and vibrant neighbourhood, with active streets and amenities that encourage more encounters between people and innovative ideas.
The research and innovation being supported within UIQ will result in realized potential and economic diversification serving the greater area.
As the trusted developer for UIQ, University of Calgary Properties Group’s approach is collaborative, transparent, and respectful. Together we will harness the University’s engine of ideas, the experience of local residents, and Calgary’s entrepreneurial spirit to grow a community that is future-focused and has a strong sense of place.