Events & Deadlines

Events and Deadlines

The Art and Science of Love and Lust

ORSCE invites MRU employees and their guests to a celebration of research and scholarship at MRU. Join us for beer tastings and hors d’oeuvres as four MRU faculty members discuss engaging ideas about love and lust.


Date: Monday, February 10, 2020

Venue: Wild Rose Brewery

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m., formal program starts at 5:30 p.m.)

Cost: $25 (plus GST) for 4 beer tastings and appetizers | Register

Co-hosted by Leah Hamilton and Mohammed El Hazzouri


  •  Aliyah Dosani: They're Happy....And We Know It....And They Really Want To Show It
  •  Ada Jaarsma: Tomorrow, Sex Will Be Good Again
  •  Jon Mee: It's a wild sex party. And also it isn't.
  •  Evelyn Field: 1-XXX-HOT-DOLL

Please note that tickets will be limited to four per person.

ORSCE Welcomes New Grants and Research Facilitator

Please join the Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement in welcoming our new Grants and Research Facilitator, Yvonne Kjorlien.

We will host two Meet and Greet Sessions, where faculty are invited to stop by the ORSCE Boardroom U265A to meet Yvonne on one of the following dates:

  • Monday, January 27, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Coffee and baked goods will be available to guests.
Yvonne will be a valuable resource for faculty researchers requiring pre-award assistance with ideas and project development, grant-writing, applications for funding, to name just a few.
She can be reached via email at or by telephone at (403) 440-8873.
Welcome, Yvonne!

2020 Research Recognition AwardsThe Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement is pleased to announce the third annual Research Recognition Awards (RRA) opportunity is now open and accepting applications. Five awards will be given to MRU scholars to recognize their outstanding achievements at all career stages and from all disciplines.

These awards are designed to celebrate full-time faculty members at Mount Royal University who are making extraordinary contributions to their respective academic/professional fields, our students, and our communities. By celebrating our faculty members, these awards support and enhance the burgeoning research culture at MRU.

Details on this opportunity can be found in the Criteria document.

Important Dates

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 5 p.m. - Deadline to nominate a scholar
Monday, February 24, 2019 - 5 p.m. - Deadline for a nominee to apply for an award

If you require assistance with this process, please contact Julia Johnson in the ORSCE at 403.440.6069 or

SSHRC Storytellers Challenge

On November 5th, SSHRC launched its 8th annual Storytellers contest. Once again, it is challenging post-secondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world, and our future prosperity.

As always, SSHRC welcomes your collaboration and has provided these promotional materials.

Faculty are encouraged to share this information with their colleagues and to promote the contest with their students to give them their best chance at success. Together, we will be enhancing excellence in research communications while promoting the very best research in social sciences and humanities across the country.

The contest is open to all undergraduate students (and graduate) enrolled at post-secondary institutions. Their challenge is to tell the story in three minutes or 300 words of a SSHRC-funded research project— their own or a professor's.

Each year, a jury selects 25 finalists to receive a $3,000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. At the 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, a second jury will select the final five winners, who will receive an expense-paid trip for their presentations to be featured at the prestigious SSHRC Impact Awards.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 3 p.m. MST

For further details on this year's Storytellers contest, please follow SSHRC on social media and visit their website.

Contact or (613) 992-5129 with general questions. Participant questions should be addressed to

STEP Grant 2019 Information (Application Deadline: Jan. 28, 2019)MRU has received notification from the Alberta government that is has been authorized to hire 35 students through the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP), which has been reinstated for Summer 2019 (May 1 - August 31, 2019).

Please note that this program provides subsidies rather than full funding for summer employment opportunities. The subsidy is $7.00 per hour per summer employee. Therefore, each participating department will have to budget for the difference between the subsidy and the hourly rate (minimum wage of $15.00 per hour plus 8% for mandatory employment-related costs - CPP, EI, WCB, and vacation pay.

STEP students MUST work a minimum of 30 hours a week for a minimum of four consecutive weeks and may not exceed 16 weeks of employment.

Please also note that no other government grants may subsidize the employment of any STEP student funded under this Program.

The program time frame this year is from May 1 to August 31, 2019.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Kristina Andrykew, Recruitment and Onboarding Coordinator, at local 8619, or via email at

Funding OpportunitiesFor a full list of funding opportunities and deadlines, please see our Funding Opportunities page.

For workshop dates, see our Resources and Training page.