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: Information for Researchers

Process for Requesting to Resume On- and Off-Campus Scholarly Activity

The following process must be followed to request resumption of on and off-campus research:

  1. The researcher will complete the necessary form for the type of research they wish to do. Note that on-campus research restart requires a hazard assessment, and if necessary, a PPE request form, to be completed and submitted to HSE.
  2. The request form is approved by their Dean.
  3. The completed request form is submitted to the Associate Vice-President, Research at
  4. A decision will be communicated from the Office of Research Services within 3 business days.

Resumption forms and resources

On-campus research resumption request form (.docx)

Off-campus research resumption request form (.docx)

Internal Grant Amendment request form (.docx)

Resources for Research and Scholarly Activity resumption are on the Research Ethics page.

Guidelines regarding international travel for university purposes are on the Information for Employees page.

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.