Student Research Day

Students at research day

Community-based research, art and design creations, original compositions, scientific experiments—it's time to celebrate our students' achievements. Each spring, students from across campus showcase their best work at Student Research Day.

Students, alumni, employees, the general public—everyone is invited to this full-day event where they can speak to students about their scholarly and creative accomplishments. If you are a current student or a recent graduate (within one year of graduation), you can apply to present a project or share research or creative work.


COVID-19 update

Student Research Day was held virtually on April 26, 2021 due to concerns and restrictions regarding public gatherings.


Presentation tips and strategies

If you are presenting at Student Research Day, you can use guidelines developed by MacEwan Library for creating effective and professional posters and presentations. The word limit for abstract submissions is 500 words.

Writing an Abstract

Creating a Conference Poster (templates available)

Giving an Oral Presentation (templates available)


Additional opportunities to share your work

Following Student Research Day, a Book of Abstracts will be posted to the Student Research Day web page.

We encourage you to submit copies of your presented works, including papers, theses, recordings and digital copies of creative works, to MacEwan’s online research repository (RO@M).


Interested in having your work formally peer-reviewed and published? Students may also submit projects to the MacEwan University Student eJournal (MUSe), which accepts research, scholarly and creative works completed as part of the upper-level experience at MacEwan (including 3rd and 4th year students or students in their second year of a diploma program).


Past years’ research

Find out about projects and activities that took place at past years’ Student Research Days. 

Browse proceedings

Browse 2021 Book of Abstracts & Artist Statements

Stories of discovery

Prop-making processes, Icelandic paintings, space rocks, the link between cannabinoids and stress—at the 2019 Student Research Day, more than 200 students prepared presentations, project displays and posters.