Research & Scholarship

Research and Scholarship

IES funding supports initiatives across all faculties at Mount Royal - arts; business and communication studies; science and technology; health, community and education; continuing education and extension. Researchers at Mount Royal contribute to the academic literature while also bringing knowledge into the classroom and providing practical and applied insights to various organizations. We are proud to support the talented and passionate Mount Royal faculty and students as they develop research an scholarship in environmental sustainability. Read about some of our on-going and completed research projects below.

A Study on the Potential Climate Change Impact of Commuting to Mount Royal University
Dr. Israel Dunmade

An Investigation into the Challenges and Opportunities for Creating a Dialogue about Sustainability in regards to the Alberta Oil Sands
Dr. Amanda Williams and Dr. Brad Clark

Contributions to Ecosystem Health Assessment in Calgary's Urban Natural Areas through Technology-enabled Citizen Science
Dr. Dorothy Hill and Dr. Lynn Moorman

Creating Indicators of Environmental Supply in Banff and Jasper National Parks
Dr. Barbara  McNicol

Creative Sentencing in Alberta
Janice Paskey

Cross-cultural Aspects of the Trans-border Cooperation in the Area of Restoration/ Re-introduction/ Conservation of Large Carnivores in Central & Eastern Europe 
Anna Korwin Kowaleska

Crowd-sourced Monetization of Environmental Risk: Frontier Market Sovereign Debt
Dr. Allan Dwyer

Developing a Sense of Place Through Environmental Sustainability in Education: School and Community Partnerships
Dr. Kevin O'Connor

Earthworm Effects on Soil Properties and Soil Ecology of Western Canadian Ravine Valley Forests
Dr. Mathew Swallow

Empirical Study on Students’ Conceptualization of Intercultural Business Environment and sub-study on Students’ Perception of the relationship: humans – nature
Anna Korwin Kowaleska

Engaging individuals with Developmental Disabilities in a Community Garden Project
Dr. Sonya Flessati

Eocene Hot Springs and High PCO2
Dr. Jennifer Scott and Dr. Alex Dutchak

Estimating the Environmental Kuznets Curve for Canada
Anupam Das

Field Report: Telling the Stories of Science from the Ground Level
Sarah Hewitt

From Field to Cup: Sustainable Coffee Production
Dr. Roberta Lexier and Dr.  Melanie Rathburn

Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene
Dr. Robert Boschman and Dr. Mario Trono

Geospatial Citizen Science for Sustainable Management and Monitoring of Ecosystems and Wildlife Populations
Dr. Dorothy Hill and Dr. Lynn Moorman

Is Western Larch Distribution a Function of Metamorphic Geology?
Dr. Mathew Swallow and Mark Hecht 

Indigeneity and Sustainability: Building a Field school in Chile
Liam Haggarty

Making Complex Science Simple: Telling the stories of scientists and their research: A multimedia science communication project
Sarah Hewitt

Media and Other Discursive Community's Perceptions and Experiences of Alberta Oil Sands via Different Sustainability Metaphors from 2008 until the Present
Dr. Amanda Williams

Planting Seeds for Ecologically Sustainable Community Engagement: An Inclusive Community Garden Development Project
Dr. Joanna Szabo Hart and Dr. Sonya Jakubec

Pricing Pipeline Risk: A self-insurance model for managing spillage risk for petroleum pipelines
Carlton-James Osakwe

Solar Panels in Mexico
Kendra Hart

The Effects and Implications of Environmental Disasters on the Family: Communicating, Coping, and Caring Among Families Impacted by the 2013 High River Alberta Floods
 Dr. Caroline McDonald-Harker and Dr. Timothy Haney 

The Geological Bumble Bee (GBB)
Dr. Katherine Boggs

The Impact of Inclusion in Nature for People Experiencing the End of Life: A Narrative Review
Dr. Sonya L. Jakubec and Dr. Don Carruthers Den Hoed

Tourism operators' perspectives of environmental supply of guided tours in national parks
Dr. Barbara McNicol and Dr. Kathy Rettie

Water Sustainability Curriculum Project
Janice Paskey and Terry Field