Research
OFFICE of

 Research 
Services

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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Online grant application process 

Internal grant applications must now be completed using the online application system. Learn more about the new system by reading the User Guides or attending a training session.

Read the Guides


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Submissions open

Community-based research, art and design creations, original compositions, scientific experiments—it's time to celebrate your achievements. On April 23, students from across campus showcase their best work at Student Research Day. Apply to participate today.


Research chair presentations

On February 28 and March 6, learn more about the research programs of MacEwan University's two Board of Governors Research Chairs: Sandy Jung and Sam Mugo. Research chairs contribute to building the research culture at the university.

Sam Mugo

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TEDxMacEwanU 2019

Faculty and alumni took to the stage on January 23, sharing their truths about everything from witchcraft and fake news to sexual assault and substance abuse.



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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.