Interdisciplinary Dialogue Project

Join faculty, students and staff from different disciplines along with members of the public to explore a social justice issue. Refugee migration, truth and reconciliation, Covid-19 recovery—the topics change, but the approach remains the same: interdisciplinary, collaborative and meaningful.

2024 Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Cities of Tomorrow

What dreams do we hold for our future cities? As individuals and communities, what aspirations do we carry for urban space and place? Throughout the Winter 2024 term, students, faculty, staff and the broader community are invited to explore the theme of Cities of Tomorrow through stories of hope, belonging and rebirth.

These stories will arise through collaborations with kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre, the Office of Human Rights, and the Ukrainian Resources and Development Centre alongside MacEwan Library, the Centre for Teaching and Learning and SAMU.

As we connect from across campus and beyond, let’s envision together not merely a city of tomorrow, but our Cities of Tomorrow!

The 2024 events have concluded.
Open to the public

All educational forums are open to the public, providing an opportunity for meaningful discussions about local and global issues while connecting MacEwan to communities outside the university.

IDP at a glance

The IDP uses a three-part format.

Faculty learning community
Open community events
Classroom and co-curricular learning

IDP-related online course: MacEwan students may formally participate in the Interdisciplinary Dialogue by registering in a course that is associated with the IDP or by signing up through the related online paskwâwi-mostos mêskanâs course.

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IDP certificate: Students attending a minimum of two educational forums and participating in the corresponding online discussions will receive a formal project certificate of achievement.

Student research: Students are encouraged to present related research or creative works during Student Research Day. Those works will then be published in the online Interdisciplinary Dialogue Proceedings via MacEwan Open Journals.

Student Research Day

MacEwan Open Journals

Student inquiries:

Lindsey Whitson
IDP Co-Chair

Faculty, staff and public inquiries:

Larisa Hayduk
IDP Co-Chair

Past events & student work

Check out the topics we explored in past Interdisciplinary Dialogue Projects. Learn from the student work that was created each year.

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