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.

Albertan Undergraduate Attitudes on Climate Change and the Carbon Tax: 2018 to 2020
Dr. Peter Ryan

An Empirical Investigation of Remittances and Energy Consumption in Bangladesh
Dr. Anupam Das

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

Assessing the Viability of an Alberta Solution for CO2 Sequestration and Long-term Storage in a Hypersaline Devonian Horizon
Dr. Jenni Scott

Building Matters: a case study in partnerships for environmental sustainability
Dr. Kenna Olsen

Citizen-science bumblebee monitoring program
Dr. Dorothy Hill and Alexandria Farmer

Climate First: Lessons from Three Generations of Action
Dr. Roberta Lexier

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

Environmental Correlates of Adaptive Diversity: Isotopic signatures reveal variation in habitat and resource among spined and unspined Brook Stickleback in Alberta
Jonathan Mee

Environmental Sustainability and the Common Good in Late Medieval Paris
Dr. Emily Hutchinson

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

Estimating the Environmental Kuznets Curve for Canada
Anupam Das

Evaluating Radiocesium Mobility in Forest Soils Affected by the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) Accident
Dr. Mathew Swallow

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

Hot Springs Ecosystems and Geothermal Energy
Dr. Katherine Boggs

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

Impacts of Invasive Earthworms on Soil Mesofauna and the Soil Food Webs of Canadian Forests
Dr. Mathew Swallow

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

Mobility, Sustainable Environment and Wine Landscapes in Agricultural Economies, the Okanagan Valley Region of British Columbia
Dr. Barbara McNicol

Nuclear Avenue: "Cyclonic Development", Abandonment, and Relations in Uranium City, Canada
Dr. Bill Bunn and Dr. Robert Boschman

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

Science narratives from the Arctic: A snapshot of current environmental research from Svalbard, Norway
Dr. Sarah Hewitt

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 Ethics, Practice, Activism, and Resilience Potential of Permaculture
Dr. Timothy J. 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

The Influence of Environmental Governance on Corporate Decision Making
Dr. Paul Varella

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

Towards Enhancing the Sustainability of Wetland Biofiltration Function in Constructed Wetlands Designed for Storm water Management
Dr. Felix Nwaishi

Past Climatic Variability in the Alberta Rocky Mountains
Dr. Andria Dawson

Wa'naa Crops: A Prosperity Crops Pilot with the Metlakatla First Nation
Patti Derbyshire

Water Sustainability Curriculum Project
Janice Paskey and Terry Field