Podcasts and long-form stories about what makes us tick
Check out the university’s official podcast, Clock Radio, and companion long-form stories on MacEwan.ca designed to get us thinking about issues, initiatives or interesting things happening on or near our campus.
Check out our most recent long-form story and podcast episode:
The Centre for the Arts and Communications. CFAC. Jasper Place Campus. The west-end building. The Great Pumpkin. The Big Block of Cheese. Call it what you will, but for more than three decades, students, staff and faculty members in MacEwan’s fine arts and performing programs have been proud to call it home.
In light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, universities across Canada have been discussing indigenizing education. MacEwan students and faculty members discuss what indigenizing education means for the university.
If you think research isn't for you, then you'll probably be surprised to find out that you're probably already doing it. At MacEwan, the research umbrella is big enough to cover almost anything you can think of—business case competitions, studies on everything from bugs to drugs, short stories, book cover designs, art installations or music compositions. These four stories show how research can boost your education, no matter what you study.
When you think about academic research, an art installation may not immediately come to mind. But research is much more than just science labs and hard data. And the best research does what art aspires to do: it tells a story. Listening time: 12 minutes
“It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl.” Blue or pink. Trucks and trains, or dolls and dresses. It’s a story that begins the moment a baby takes its first breath—and often long before that. But what if you don’t fit into the binary construct of gender? Students, faculty and administration talk about gender and sexual minority issues on campus.
Can a space truly be 100 per cent safe? Should we be aiming for “safer spaces” instead? Or is there a risk that safe spaces actually prevent open discussion by misinterpreting safety in ways that shut down unpopular ideas and views? And could these places inadvertently become hideaways for a variety of ugly “-isms”? These big questions are being asked at campuses everywhere, including MacEwan University.
Personal stories are powerful learning tools—faculty member Petra Schulz knows this to be true. While she was initially hesitant about blurring the lines between her personal and professional lives, that feeling melted away when she saw how Bachelor of Science in Nursing students responded when she shared the painful story of losing her son Danny to fentanyl addiction in 2014.
By now, you’ve probably heard all of the cheesy analogies. The first year of university is like a mountain. Or the ocean. Or a box of chocolates. Do you know what first year is actually like? A roller coaster. So hold on, things are about to get real.
Thanks to technology and travel, the world feels like a smaller place than it did even a decade ago. You’re no longer limited to choosing your post-secondary destination based on your geographic location. And you can make an informed decision about your future before leaving your country. Hear about studying abroad’s many benefits—in and outside of the classroom.
Edmonton is well on its way to offering more diverse commuting routes for its citizens, but cyclists and motorists continue struggling to share the roads. Bachelor of Communications student Heather Magusin is researching why.
Brothers Ryan and Travis May enjoyed university basketball from different vantage points—Ryan as team captain and Travis, who uses a wheelchair, as colour commentator—but the time they’ve shared on the court has created memories both agree will last a lifetime. Listening time: 11 minutes
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.