Solving problems, unearthing new knowledge, expressing ourselves creatively. At MacEwan University, faculty research seeks to answer local and global questions, enrich the social and cultural fabric of our city and provide students with hands-on experiences. 

The Office of Research Services (ORS) supports research, scholarly and creative activity at all stages of a project—planning, development, implementation and follow-through. As well as providing information on funding opportunities, we host workshops, ensure ethical standards are met, provide print and digital resources for managing projects and answer any questions you have about research at MacEwan. We support the work of Research Council, the Grant Adjudication Committee and a number of subcommittees.

Scholarship in the heart of the city

Research activities at MacEwan University are guided by the Strategic Plan for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, 2017–2020 and led by the Research Council, a standing committee of Academic Governance Council. The Research Council advises the University community on research policy, supports faculty research and contributes to a flourishing research environment that enriches teaching and learning. 

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Sandy Jung

2018 Award Winner

After conducting research at Edmonton Police Services for close to a year, Sandy is looking forward to using her findings in both community and classroom. "It's important for students to understand that the things they are learning are backed by science," says this 2018 Distinguished Research Award winner.

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MacEwan's first research chairs

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sandy Jung, from the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Samuel Mugo, from the Department of Physical Sciences, are MacEwan’s first Board of Governors Research Chairs.


Support research

Help create a culture of research excellence at MacEwan University. You can play an active role in supporting research by becoming a part of Research Council, the Grants Adjudication Committee or a subcommittee.