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Grant MacEwan University is a public, board-governed Baccalaureate and Applied Studies Institution within Alberta’s post-secondary system, operating under the authority of the public colleges section of the Post-Secondary Learning Act. The University was officially renamed Grant MacEwan University by Order in Council on September 24, 2009.

Grant MacEwan University focuses on four primary types of programming:

  • Baccalaureate degrees that prepare learners for employment and for graduate studies.
  • Certificate, diploma and applied degree programs that prepare learners for entry to careers and employment, and for continued study in other credential areas.
  • University transfer programs that prepare learners for degree completion at other degree-granting institutions.
  • Preparatory programming that prepares learners for success in further post-secondary studies.

Grant MacEwan University serves a diversity of learners in the following major areas of study: liberal arts, business/commerce, communications, education, engineering, health and human services, performing and visual arts, physical education and science. The University’s innovative approaches to program delivery are designed to maximize graduates’ opportunities to advance their careers and further their education.

Grant MacEwan University emphasizes a learner-centred approach to the provision of its programs and services. The University fosters student success through a focus on teaching excellence, interaction among faculty and students, flexible learning delivery and high quality student support. From prospective learners to alumni, students are provided with a wide range of services and support systems, residence and campus life activities, and intercollegiate and intramural sports programs. The University’s inclusive governance structure provides many opportunities for leadership development that enable learners to develop skills to enhance their careers and future post-secondary endeavours.

Grant MacEwan University supports a culture of research, scholarship and creative activity to inform pedagogy, support economic and community development, enhance learning, create opportunities for innovation, and foster the application and creation of new knowledge. By incorporating a global focus in its research and teaching, serving a diverse range of Canadian and international faculty and students, and providing opportunities for knowledge dissemination and study abroad, the University aims to provide all researchers and learners with opportunities to develop the skills and attitudes to function successfully in an interconnected world economy and society.

Grant MacEwan University serves primarily the greater Edmonton region and northern Alberta by responding to the learning needs of business, industry, government and communities. Through distance delivery and eCampusAlberta, the University extends educational access across Canada and internationally. As a strong partner in Campus Alberta, Grant MacEwan University collaborates with stakeholders and partners to advance student mobility, conduct applied research, develop shared services and deliver continuing professional education and customized training.

Approved by Grant MacEwan University Board of Governors; June 18, 2010 Board Motion: 02-06-18-2009/10; Approved by the Minister of Advanced Education & Technology, August 19, 2010