Events & Deadlines

Events and Deadlines

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

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

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

Student registration for Research and Scholarship Days is now open

Students interested in sharing a poster, creative work, or oral presentation as part of the university-wide events on April 2nd and 3rd can register online until Monday, March 4, 2019, midnight.

Faculty of Science and Technology Research Days - Wednesday, March 27th

See the R&SD registration webpage for details.

Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology (ANTH 4451) Student Seminar Presentations - Wednesday, March 27th

8:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., Viz Classroom EL1441, Riddell Library and Learning Centre
Guests are welcome, but space is limited.

Booze, Broads, and Brothels: A Walking Tour about the People, Places, and Politics of Calgary's Early Consensual Adult Sex Industry

Friday, March 29th - 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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).

Lightning Talks - Monday, April 1st, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

The popular Faculty Lightning Talks are back again this year. Interested in making a 5-minute presentation on your research/scholarship? Please complete the following expression of interest by Friday, February 22, 2019.

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.

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

We invite faculty from across the University to share their recently published books (May 2018 to present) with members of the MRU community by giving a brief presentation during Research and Scholarship Days. This event will showcase original research, creative work, and books edited by MRU faculty members. If you are interested in participating, please complete the following expression of interest by Friday, February 22, 2019.

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

Please see the Research and Scholarship Days schedule and event registration page for details.

2019 Research Recognition AwardsThe Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement thanks all those in the MRU Community who nominated their colleagues for a Research Recognition Award. Six 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 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 here.

Important Dates

Friday, February 22, 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

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

January Podcasting EventInterested in exploring podcasting as a way of communicating about your scholarship?

Join us on Wednesday, January 30th, in the Faculty Centre between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. for a panel and round table discussions with MRU podcasting superstars Meg Wilcox, Brad Clark, Archie McLean, and Ada Jaarsma about how podcasting has impacted their work.

Sade Dunn from the Library will also be on hand to describe what equipment and software are available to help you get started. You'll come away with new ideas, tangible "How to Podcast" information, and meet a community of people interested in why and how to use audio to convey their scholarship.

It doesn't matter if you have a lot of podcasting experience or none, join us for the Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement's inaugural podcasting event!

Register here

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.