shutterstock_84145324_800wThe Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research is located in Calgary, a thriving and dynamic city in the province of Alberta, Canada. The Heart of the Western Canada – Calgary is situated in the south of the province, in a region of foothills just east of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. At over 1.2 million people, Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and the third largest city, by population, in Canada.

Calgary is a global destination for winter sports, with a number of world-class mountain resorts near the city. As a top winter destination, Calgary was the first Canadian city to host The Olympic Winter Games in 1988 and is the home of many of the Olympic training facilities.

shutterstock_7119781_800wCalgary is also a top summer destination for its easy access to some of the best hiking, camping, fishing, mountain climbing and outdoor exploration in the world. For two weeks every July “Cowtown” hosts the Calgary stampede – known as the greatest outdoor show on earth. This exciting showcase of western culture attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city as well as top music and entertainment acts.

Calgary also holds many major annual festivals including the Folk Music Festival and the Lilac Festival. Despite the proximity to great snow in the mountains, Calgarians enjoy relatively mild winters, a lot of sunshine and beautiful warm winter Chinook winds.

Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities in North America with lower than average crime rates and taxes. Calgary’s economy is largely centered on the petroleum industry, with agriculture, tourism, and the high-tech industries contributing to the city’s rapid economic growth.

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