Diversity & Inclusion

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Live, study and work in an inclusive and respectful environment at MacEwan Residence. We welcome all students and believe that a diverse community is a strong community.

Diversity and individuality are core values of MacEwan University. If you choose to live in MacEwan Residence, you become part of a community that embraces these values. 


Gender-inclusive housing

To provide a safe, inclusive and supportive living experience, MacEwan Residence has a gender-inclusive housing option that lets students choose to live with whomever they choose, regardless of biological sex, gender or gender identity. Applicants who have a specific roommate or roommates in mind may request to share a suite with them during the application process.

If you are interested in or have questions about gender-inclusive housing, please contact us.


Welcome the world

With about 100 international students calling residence home each year, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about different countries, cultures and religions. We value the diversity that you bring to our hallways and meeting spaces and work closely with MacEwan International and Education Abroad to support you.

MacEwan International

Education Abroad


 

I came here from a different country. Living and working in residence helped me meet lots of people and learn about Canadian culture.
— Galyna, Therapist Assistant program


A place for smudging

If you want to smudge in residence, you can do so in Room 119 or in your suite. Email us with the date and time you’d like to smudge, so we can speak to your roommate or ensure Room 119 is available. You need to have your own medicine and supplies.

Email us

 

You can also smudge in kihêw waciston, the Indigenous Centre on campus. If you are smudging here, staff can provide you with sage or sweet grass.

kihêw waciston

 

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Diversity-related resources on campus

International Students

Advisors and staff in International Students can answer your questions about international study and help with the adjustment to university life in a new country. We offer encouragement, provide cultural and academic support and direct you to resources that will help make your international education adventure a success.

International Students

780-497-5397 | international@macewan.ca

7-105, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Toll-free
1-888-497-4622

Phone
+1 780-497-5397 or +1 780-633-3947

Fax
+1 780-497-4508

Office hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (MST)

Kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre

kihêw waciston, which means “eagle’s nest” in Cree, is a home away from home for MacEwan University's Indigenous students. Contact us if you have questions about personal, academic, funding or cultural services on campus. We can support you on your post-secondary path. 

kihêw waciston

780-497-5382 | kw@macewan.ca

Indigenous Centre (formerly Paul Byrne Hall)
9-115, kihêw waciston
11010 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Accessible via the second floor of the Robbins Health Learning Centre (east elevator or stairs down).

Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity (OHRDE)

At MacEwan University, we are committed to working with all members of our campus community to build a discrimination-free environment. Contact us if you have experienced discrimination on campus. We can guide and support you.

Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity (OHRDE)

780-633-3709 | humanrights@macewan.ca

6-213, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response

We are committed to creating a culture of consent and ending sexual violence on campus. We support survivors of sexual violence and guide the MacEwan community in learning to recognize, respond to and prevent all forms of sexual violence. Contact us to learn more about creating a culture of consent on campus or to talk about an incident you've witnessed or experienced.

Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response

780-633-3709 | osvper@macewan.ca

6-213, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Peer Support Centre

Peer Support, an initiative of the Students' Association of MacEwan University, is about students helping students. If you need a safe and confidential space to discuss life’s stresses and tough situations, we have trained listeners waiting to meet with you.

Peer Support Centre

780-497-4776 | peersupport@samu.ca

6-108A, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD)

If you are a student with a disability, we support you by coordinating accommodations, such as in-class support and exam services. As well, we are a first point of contact if you have concerns or experience discrimination. We listen to you and refer you to the appropriate on-campus supports.

Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD)

780-497-5886 | ssd@macewan.ca

7-198, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Student Advocacy

If you are having difficulty with an instructor, your faculty/school or the University, we can provide you with support, guidance and representation. Students talk to us about student discipline cases, academic appeals and academic integrity issues such as plagiarism, cheating and improper collaboration. We can help by advocating for a fair and reasonable process.

Student Advocacy

780-497-5476 | savpacademic@macewan.ca

City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


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Community Standards

Community Standards apply to students on all residence property (including the building and surrounding grounds) and during residence-related events, even if the event is held off-site.