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For more than a century, Mount Royal University students have been shaping the society we live in. From hydrogen sustainability to virtual reality training, Mount Royal University graduates across all disciplines are learning to develop innovative mindsets to propel them into their future careers.

Read our innovators’ stories and discover the human impact of innovation at MRU.

Bianca Veltri in the stacks of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.

Bianca Veltri

MRU Student and JMH LaunchPad winner designs an innovative app that streamlines group planning while supporting local businesses.

Innovative spaces

The tools and the foundation for innovative minds to grow

The playroom of the Child Development Centre at Mount Royal University.
Haider Amin in front of a chalkboard in a classroom.

Haider Amin

Computing student designs virtual reality workplace training to create scenarios that take place in a risk-free environment.

Innovative programs

Innovation drives learning everywhere at MRU

  • Growth Catalyst
    A program designed to help Alberta businesses scale up, including a speaker series that focuses on how to build resiliency and catalyze growth
  • Bounceback YYC
    A hackathon on accelerating the restart, recovery and return of the experience economy
  • The Innovation Sprint
    MRU students work with an industry mentor to practice tackling complex problems and bringing new ideas to life
  • CityXLab
    Combines applied research and community learning in an effort to understand Calgary as a place and as an experience. Includes programs ActiveCITY, CreativeCITY and LearningCITY.
Peter Fenwick outside the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.

Helping Alberta businesses capitalize on hydrogen innovation opportunities

A partnership between Edmonton Global and Mount Royal University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has resulted in the development of the province’s first Hydrogen Innovation Accelerator program.

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Mount Royal University's women's soccer team - one of the players is wearing a helmet that has a go procamera attached.

Innovative learning

Practical education led by professors who have been there

  • Research opportunities
    Student research is foundational, with numerous research assistant roles available and showcase opportunities during Research and Scholarship Days
  • Capstone projects
    Experiential learning applying the culmination of students’ education into a resumé-worthy final project for a strong transition into their profession
  • Humanly
    Information design students use systems thinking, changemaking and human-centred design principles to address real-world problems
Dr. Mauricio Latapí, PhD in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.

What drives companies to innovate?

Research by MRU business faculty offers insights into how companies in a wide variety of industries make decisions about innovation and investing in sustainable technologies.

Become the kind of thinker who can discover how to solve problems with answers that improve the world.

Find your innovative mindset at MRU.