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About the McCaig Institute

Tracing its beginnings back to 1984, the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health is comprised of basic scientists, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, radiologists, kinesiologists and biomedical engineers, all working together to understand, prevent, diagnose and develop new treatments for bone and joint conditions.

The institute has over 80 faculty, 80 staff and 120 trainees at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.

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Our history

The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health originated in 1984 at the then University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine as a small research group called the Musculoskeletal Research Group.

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Our vision, mission and strategic plan

Our vision, mission shape our three strategic goals in the areas of research, education and community, bringing us closer to achieving Mobility for Life for all Albertans.


Our partners

Our partners help us turn research into action. By working together, we can quickly introduce effective diagnostic and therapeutic tools into the health-care system.