Events & Deadlines

Events and Deadlines

2019 Research & Scholarship Days - March 25th - April 5th

Event Schedule

Volunteers needed for April 2nd and 3rd

We are looking for assistance in reviewing student work, moderating student presentations, assisting students in setting up/taking down their displays or answering questions at the information table. If you are able to volunteer your time on either of these days, it would be greatly appreciated. Please sign up here.

Virtual Launch of R&SD - Monday, March 25th

Mount Royal University's 2019 Research and Scholarship Days will launch on Monday, March 25th -

Faculty of Science and Technology Research Days - All day Wednesday, March 27th | Ross Glen Hall

See the R&SD registration webpage for details.

Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology (ANTH 4451) Student Seminar Presentations
8:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m. | Viz Classroom EL1441 | Guests are welcome, but space is limited.

How Did We Arrive on Planet Earth - Keynote Address - 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Ross Glen Hall
Attend this presentation by the former director of Solar System Exploration at NASA, Fidouz Naderi. Register online.

Psychology 19 Presentations - Friday, March 29th - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Ideas Lounge (EL1270, RLLC)

Booze, Broads, and Brothels: A Walking Tour - Friday, March 29th - 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

This is a Tour about the People, Places, and Politics of Calgary's Early Consensual Adult Sex Industry

The tour starts at the Famous Five Statue in the Olympic Plaza.
Click here to for details and to register (please note that advance registration is required).

University Lightning Talks - Monday, April 1st - 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Ideas Lounge (EL1270, RLLC)

Enjoy 5-minute ignite-style presentations on faculty research and scholarship over light refreshments.
Advance registration is required.

Presentation of Student Posters and Creative Works for All Faculties - All day Tuesday, April 2nd | Main Street, MRU Campus

Student Presentations (All Faculties) - All day Wednesday, April 3rd | Ideas Lounge (EL1270, RLLC)

JMH $80,000 LaunchPad Pitch Competition - Wednesday, April 3rd - 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Ross Glen Hall

Watch the top ventures compete for $80,000 in cash and in-kind services during the seventh annual JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition.
Register here.

Secret Feminist Agenda and Peer Reviewing Podcasts - Thurs., April 4th | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Ideas Lounge (EL1270, RLLC)

Join Hannah McGregor (Secret Feminist Agenda & Witch, Please! podcasts, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University) and Siobhan McMenemy (Senior Editor, Wilfrid Laurier University Press) in an engaging conversation about podcasting and open access publishing. Students, staff, faculty and members of the community are all welcome to attend. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Community Engagement and MRU Library. Register here.

MRU Book Showcase - Thursday, April 4th, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | The Knuckle (EA3001)

Enjoy brief presentations/readings by MRU authors from their recent books. Register here.

Health and Physical Education Research Event - All day Friday, April 5th | Recreation Concourse

Midwifery Poster Presentations - Friday, April 5th, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | W231

Podcasting for Multiple Publics Workshop - Fri., April 5th | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Viz Classroom, (EL1441, RLLC)

Join podcaster and academic Hannah McGregor (Secret Feminist Agenda & Witch, Please! podcasts, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University) for an introduction to podcasting at the intersection of academia, activism, and accessibility. This workshop will introduce you to the challenges of making complex topics accessible for a range of publics, whether that's attempting to reach people beyond your activist community or translate specialized academic knowledge for a wider range of listeners. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Community Engagement and MRU Library. Everyone is welcome - please register here.

Map the System Challenge - Friday, April 5th - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Ideas Lounge (EL1270, RLLC) - Register here.

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

New Tri-Agency FundingNew Frontiers in Research Fund

The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) will invest $275 million over the next five years, and $65 million ongoing, to support international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. It is comprised of three streams to support ground-breaking research:

  • Exploration will generate opportunities for Canada to build strength in high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research;
  • Transformation will provide large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research; and
  • International will enhance opportunities for Canadian researchers to participate in research with international partners.

Details on this can be found here.

Deadline for the first call for Letters of Intent to apply: Friday, January 11, 2019

For further information, please contact Julia Johnson at or call (403) 440-6069.

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.