MacEwan University is dedicated to providing students with a transformative, academically rigorous personal learning experience in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. Our comprehensive range of credential and program offerings is built on the academic foundation of undergraduate degrees. While diploma and certificate programs are also offered at the undergraduate university level, they facilitate bridging to or from degree programs. This is one of the many features that set our university apart and provide students diverse pathways to achievement and growth.
In 2009, the Board of Governors of MacEwan University put forward a plan to consolidate the university's operations onto the downtown City Centre Campus. In accordance with that plan, South Campus operations were moved to City Centre Campus in 2014 and construction began on a new Centre for Arts and Culture in November 2015. This building will provide a new home for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, which currently is housed on our west-end campus.
The university's Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP) outlines the university's strategic directions, goals and aspirations for the five-year period from 2014/15 to 2018/19. Focusing on three core areas, the ISP outlines how the university will create a unique academic environment, engage with local communities, and uphold a standard of institutional excellence. This document, guided by the commitments found in our University Pillars, is instrumental in developing our operational plans and informing our annual budget process.