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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MacEwan's first Canada Research Chair

We are proud to announce that Kristopher Wells has been named Canada Research Council chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Issues. The award will "serve as a springboard for some of the most pressing research questions of our time," says Kris.

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2019 award winner

Tricia Lirette's research shaped a curriculum framework for early childhood educators that emphasizes the importance of intentional decision-making when it comes to our youngest citizens. The framework is the cornerstone of Alberta's subsidized child care program.


Board of Governors Research Chairs announced

Two-year appointments recognize faculty members for their exceptional scholarly work.

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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.