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 and a number of subcommittees.

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A year of discovery

Learn about the research being conducted at MacEwan University. Read about our faculty’s scholarly and creative activity. Open this report and open the doors to a world of discovery.

COVID-19: Update for researchers

On July 1, 2021, most provincial and municipal public health guidelines were lifted as part of phase 3 of our provincial reopening. President Trimbee also sent out a memo that MacEwan University would begin to resume on-campus activities. As such, the Office of Research Services is ending the research restart approval process in place since last summer. As of July 8, 2021, people are no longer required to submit for research approval before conducting any research, scholarly or creative activity. However, please keep in mind:

  • For large-scale on-campus events, Conference and Event Services may still have physical distancing requirements and/or limitations on room capacity. Check with them for updates on capacity limitations prior to arranging any on-campus research activity.

  • While most of the provincial and municipal public health guidelines are lifted, there are still guidelines on isolation and quarantine requirements should a person be exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Details are available at Isolation and quarantine requirements | and people doing off campus research should be aware of these ongoing requirements.

  • Individual businesses may still have masking or other public health guidelines that must be followed. Consult COVID-19 info for Albertans | for updated information.

If anyone has any questions on research, scholarly or creative activities, please send them to

Resumption forms and resources


Internal Grant Amendment request form (.docx)



Documents from the Associate Vice-President, Research


Information for Researchers May 6, 2021

Information for Researchers January 7, 2021

Information for Researchers October 5, 2020

Information for Researchers August 10, 2020

Information for Researchers July 15, 2020

Information for Researchers March 31, 2020

Information for Researchers March 20, 2020


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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Meet Craig Kuziemsky, associate vice-president of research

Welcome to our new associate vice-president of research. Craig is looking forward to being a champion for the excellent research, scholarly and creative activity happening across campus.