Students show their work at annual Student Research Day
From local conservation lands to the Amazon rainforest, research took MacEwan students to exciting locations and led them to informed conclusions this year. In April, they gathered to celebrate their discoveries and share their findings.
Student Research Day showcases the research, scholarly activity and creative achievements of MacEwan University students across all faculties and disciplines through presentations, poster displays and installations.
Here are just a few examples of the projects students took on over the course of the year.
Hamdi Issawi never pictured himself chasing story leads in the company of countless species of insects and amphibians. But last May, he and six other journalism students learned to contend with the Amazon rainforest’s many creatures as they covered the unique economic, political and environmental issues affecting the Tiputini Biodiversity Station.
amiskwaciy Academy students name local conservation land
High school students in Dr. Emily Milne’s Introduction to Indigenous Studies class – a dual-credit course offered at amiskwaciy Academy, in partnership with MacEwan University – had the unique opportunity to rename a conservation land in the nehiyaw (Cree) language.
Student project uses math to map Edmonton’s homicides
Alex Mackie, a third-year double major in math and applied statistics, was sitting in class last spring when Dr. Rui Hu, assistant professor of statistics, asked her students if anyone wanted to take on a summer project. Alex jumped at her suggestion to apply spatial statistics – a relatively new field of study – to the city’s homicide data.
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.