Current Opportunities

Student Research Assistants

The Institute supports a number of undergraduate research assistant positions each year. The positions are open to Mount Royal University students from all programs. Students provide research assistance to Mount Royal faculty members in their IES funded research projects. Ask your professors if they have research projects for you to be involved in.

The IES is currently looking for two part-time undergraduate Research Assistants to work on the project: Best Practices in Sustainability Reporting. The Research Assistants will be working on the project from October 2018 to April 2019. This is a paid part time position with flexible working hours.

Experience conducting research, including literature reviews, and writing papers is preferred. Candidates should be self starters and comfortable working independently to meet firm deadlines. We welcome applications from students in all faculties who have an interest in environmental sustainability.

Thank you to those who applied to be Research Assistants. We are currently reviewing resumes.
Alyce Straub - Science and Technology
Jen Demone - Miistakis Institute
Jorden Dye - Bissett School of Business/IES
Katelyn Foster - Science and Technology
Mercy Maina - Science and Technology/IES
Nisha Panesar - Miistakis Institute

Alice Liboiron         Balazs Toro                  Braden Maybury            Caroline Fyvie             Che Burnett                  Colin Cenaiko
Craig First Rider     Emily Schellenberg       Emy Ulloa                     James Wilt                 Jessica Hazelwood       Jim Hager       
Jon Cooper            Kendra Garbutt             Kyle Plante                   Lauren Cross               Marissa Wasilewski      Megan Berry
Molli Bennett         Nicole Pepin                 Nimra Amjad                 Nisha Panesar            Sarah Nason                 Sariah Seaborne
Sohail Shakeel      Tessa Agrey                  Veronica Panama          Victoria Anderson        Winston Jamieson

Annual Sustainability Poster Award Competition

IES sponsors the annual Sustainability Poster Award together with the Faculty of Science and Technology during Research and Scholarship Days. Research and Scholarship days will be held March 26-29 and April 3-6, 2018. Register your presentation or poster today!

2017 Winner
Title: Geothermal Energy Production and Potential; Compare and Contrast the Tectonic Setting of New Zealand, Iceland and Canada

Student:   Chelsea Beach
Supervisor: Katherine Boggs

2017 Runner Up
Title: A study of the relationship between volume of vehicles on a major roadway and air quality parameters ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter (2.5µ)

Students: Angelica Rice, Tina McLean and Mercy Maina
Supervisor: Gwen O'Sullivan

2016 Winner
Title: Modeling soil loss in the Ghost Valley from current and predicted clear cutting

Student: Jonathan Cooper
Supervisor: Lynn Moorman

2016 Runner Up
Title: Regulation of Sodium Chloride from Road Salt: A study of how different soil textures normalize saline water leachate

Students: Rachel Sank, Luis Fossi, Artur Melnichuk and Ryan Driedger
Supervisor: Mathew Swallow

Annual Sustainability Award: JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition

IES sponsors the Sustainability Award at the annual JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition, organized by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The program provides grants to students as well as valuable mentorship, culminating in the annual Competition. Get involved!  
Nine Ten (Wade Lahring), Ad Artis (Talia Murchie), Listed (Ormhel Manuel & Abby Mejia, Barrow Espresso (Ryan Wenger), BeMuse (Kelsey Prout), Solidariteas (Alexandra Daignault & Anna Johnson), and Unravelled (Ashika Thaker & Diana Grant-Richmond)

2016: Emily Bartlett and Ozzy Lang are the founders of Green Cup, a social enterprise that aims to reduce disposable coffee cup waste in Canada. They sell advertisements on compostable cups and distribute those cups in the advertiser's target market.


We invite you to get involved! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including but not limited to communications, outreach, research, conference logistics, writing, and administration assistance. For more information contact