Events & Deadlines

Events and Deadlines

Behind the Curtain of Federal Grants Adjudication Committees

Thursday, May 7 @ noon – 2pm, Google Hangouts meeting

Panelists: Leah Hamilton, Trevor Day, Tom O’Neil (UofC)

What happens after you submit your tri-agency grant application? Come and hear about the adjudication process from the mouths of MRU committee members. Get the inside scoop on what Ottawa reviewers see and what they really think.

Suitable for: all disciplines, emerging and mid-career researchers

Register here.

Research and Scholarship Days Cancelled

It is with great disappointment that we have decided to cancel this year’s two-week celebration of Research and Scholarship Days at Mount Royal. During these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our campus community is the most important priority and as such, it would not be prudent to continue with these events.We want to thank all students, faculty, and departments who have put great effort into preparing for this year’s events and express our appreciation to the MRU community as a whole for continually supporting and encouraging research and scholarship at Mount Royal. The following centralized events will be cancelled or suspended indefinitely:

  • March 30 & 31: Student presentations, posters and creative works from all faculties

  • April 2:  MRU Book Showcase

  • April 3:  Faculty Lightning Talks

  • April 7:  JMH LaunchPad $80,000 Pitch Competition

  • April 8:  Research Recognition Awards Celebration

  • April 9:  MRU Map the System Finals

The JMH LaunchPad Pitch competition will proceed with pitches being completed virtually and winners will be announced once available. The winners of the Research Recognition Awards will also be notified and we will aim to hold a celebration at a future date.

All faculty lead events will be confirmed by the respective area and students who are completing research as part of a course requirement should follow-up with their professor and faculty area directly to review options.

Please note, while we will not be proceeding with the formal events and adjudication, currently, the Library Awards for Research Excellence awards (deadline April 15) will continue as planned. All materials must be submitted electronically this year - see the website for more details.


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!



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.