Visitor Information

Venue: Ballroom, MacEwan Student Center, University of Calgary campus

2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

University of Calgary:

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. As celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018-17, UofC is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research institutions, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where it fully engages the communities it both serves and leads.


The Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance is a multi-disciplinary Institute at the University of Calgary, devoted to research and educational activities in all aspects of information protection, with strong linkages to industry and community. ISPIA research focuses on the design, evaluation, and implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, and design and development of security architectures and systems for information communication and real life applications. ISPIA members include researchers in mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, history, and law, and professionals in the information security and law enforcement sectors. ISPIA organizes and conducts outreach activities to build partnerships with industry, government and local community. ISPIA provides consultancy in the areas of information security and cryptography.
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The iCIS Lab is part of ISPIA and shares its broader vision. iCIS is housed within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, focusing on research and development in all aspects of information and communication security and privacy. The iCIS Lab includes academic staff, researchers and students with interests in theoretical and practical aspects of information security. iCIS promotes collaborative and industry driven research. iCIS Vision is to be a center of excellence in information security research and education.
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The spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains are a short one-hour drive west of downtown Calgary. Picture from:


In addition to being a great place to study, Calgary is also a fun place to live. An excellent quality of life, proximity to nature and cleanliness make Calgary one of the most liveable cities on the planet! To find out more about the City of Calgary, visit: