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

September 16, 2021

Yesterday’s public health restriction will necessitate some changes to conducting on-campus research activity. On campus research that is already in progress can be resumed until Sunday September 19 with the requirement that masking and physical distancing must be maintained. There are no exceptions to the physical distancing rule. No new on-campus research is to be started at this time. Information on verification of vaccination for on-campus access will be forthcoming in the next few days and those requirements will determine when and how subsequent on-campus research activity can occur. Given the uncertainty of the situation I suggest faculty members suspend any on-campus research by Sunday. I also encourage people to move research activity online if at all possible.

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

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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