At MacEwan University, we transform students, encouraging them to explore their passions and preparing them for the world beyond the university’s doors. But we also transform spaces.
In our earliest years, we transformed elementary school classrooms and former convents into institutions of higher learning. Since then, we’ve transformed Edmonton’s downtown—in the 1990s by building City Centre Campus on the abandoned CN rail yards and most recently when we opened the doors to Allard Hall, a vibrant, world-class venue for the creative and performing arts.
The Campus Master Plan sets out our next transformation. A road map for development over the next 25 years, the plan prioritizes key changes to the campus grounds and its buildings and identifies the cultural and social values we embrace as a downtown university.
A shared vision
Through interviews, workshops and pop-up open houses, we gathered ideas and input from hundreds of people. We heard about a campus that needs to be a part of, not separate from, its downtown community. We heard about pedestrian experiences and public spaces, about openness and flexibility, about gathering and socializing and staying active.
The information gathered during each consultation laid the foundation for the decisions that followed.
February 14 and 15, 2018
Stakeholder interviews and pop-up open houses at City Centre Campus and Alberta College Campus, including an external group of representatives from local community leagues and business associations.
February 22, 2018
A pop-up display and input opportunity at MacEwan University's Organizational Development Day in the Heart of the Robbins Health Learning Centre.
March 7, 2018
A pop-up display and input opportunity at the President's Town Hall in the Allard Hall atrium.
March 27, 2018
A workshop for all who attended the February 14 and 15 sessions and an open house aimed at gathering input from the general public. Both events were in Paul Byrne Hall.
April 4, 2018
A pop-up display and input opportunity in Building 6 aimed at students and timed to take place before their exams started.
May 30, 2018
A second workshop, held at City Centre Campus, to review the draft master plan and a second open house, held in the Allard Hall atrium, to share the preferred draft master plan.
Campus Master Plan submitted to and approved by the Board of Governors.