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Change innovation? At Mount Royal University, change means being bold, curious and creative. From improving sensory adaptation in space travel, to using simulation in unexpected ways, our students and faculty are helping shape a better future.

Image of the inside of the aviation simulator. It has windows that look on a screen projected with a runway and mand dials and buttons of a plane.

Mastering skills safely

Simulators enable students to succeed through active learning

Innovative spaces

The tools and the foundation for innovative minds to grow

The playroom of the Child Development Centre at Mount Royal University.
A man lying on a hospital bed looking at a computer monitor.

From astronauts to pillownauts

MRU biologist, Dr. Nick Strzalkowski, PhD, is part of a team studying countermeasures to improve sensory adaptation in space travel.

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.
Two seniors play a leisurely game of pickleball.

New MRU innovation centre focused on aging population

A new centre at Mount Royal University is bringing together aging adults, faculty, students, innovators, care providers and industry partners to address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with growing older.

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
Thermal image of the Mount Royal campus from above.

Birds-eye view

How drones are being used by professors and students at MRU

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

Find your innovative mindset at MRU.