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Research and Scholarship Days event schedule


We’ve got over a week of events celebrating research at Mount Royal! Below is your guide to everything that is happening and information on which events are open to the general public and the MRU community. Attend an event and join in the celebration of what research can look like.


Event schedule


Faculty of Science and Technology Research Showcase

Attend the Faculty of Science and Technology research showcase. View student poster presentations and hear guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Lix, Canada Research Chair in Methods for Electronic Health Data Quality, speak on her research related to improving data quality, data visualization, and machine learning to improve health research to better public health outcomes.

Register for the keynote address

 Wednesday, March 29 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Ross Glen Hall
 General public


Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology — Conference Panels

We look forward to welcoming you to the ANTH 4451: Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology class, where students will present their projects on the topic "Paleodemography of the Holocene''. Each panel in this conference format presentation series will be organized around themes that address human demographic aspects in the last 10,000 years followed by a moderated discussion among presenters and attendees.

Program of panels

 Wednesday, March 29 and Wednesday, April 5 | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 EA 1022
 MRU Community 


2023 Lightning Talks and Research Recognition Awards Celebration

We are celebrating our 2023 faculty Research Recognition Award recipients! Faculty Lightning Talks will also be held during this celebratory lunch. Join us to recognize and celebrate faculty research at Mount Royal.

Registration to attend this event.

 Friday, March 31 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 Ross Glen Hall
 General public  


Catamount Fellowship Community Showcase

Join the Catamount Fellows at this year's Catamount Community Showcase as they share their insights and learnings from using a systems thinking approach to explore complex social issues facing our communities.

Register to attend this event 

Friday, March 31 | 10 a.m.
 General public


University-wide Student Poster and Creative Work Research Presentations

Check out all of our participating students’ posters or creative works showcasing their research. 

 Tuesday, April 4 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 Main Street
 MRU Community


JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition Finals

The JMH LaunchPad Competition is one of MRU's biggest events of the year. Students and recent alumni from across campus pitch their venture to a panel of esteemed judges and a supportive audience. The most promising ventures will walk away with their share of $70k in cash prizes and in-kind services. Join us for our 10th anniversary to network and help support Calgary's future business leaders!

Register to attend this event.

 Wednesday, April 5 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 Hybrid | Ross Glenn Hall
 General public


Faculty of Business and Communication Studies Research Spotlight: Exploring the Crucial Role of Innovation for Achieving Environmental Sustainability

Join us for an engaging session that will showcase the exciting research work of several members of MRU's Business faculty, who will explore the critical role of innovation in achieving environmental sustainability. Through two formal research presentations, you'll discover how innovative approaches are essential for creating sustainable solutions and driving meaningful change. After the presentations, participants will be invited to engage in a thought-provoking dialogue about how corporate and social innovation can evolve to better support sustainable environmental practices. Light refreshments will be provided. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this important topic and contribute to this important conversation.

Register to attend this event.

 Thursday, April 6 | 8:45 - 10 a.m.
 EL1441 - Visualization Classroom
 General public

Read more about the presenters and their research. 


Map the System: MRU Campus Final

Map the System challenges students to use a systems-thinking approach to practice changemaking by demonstrating a deep understanding of a complex social or environmental challenge. The top undergraduate student teams from across the MRU campus will provide a 10-minute presentation of their findings, followed by Q&A from judges.

Register to attend this event.

 Thursday, April 6 | 9 - 11 a.m.
 General public


Psyc23 Student Showcase

This showcase will feature both the Psychology Honours’ research projects (10am-1:30pm) as well as our senior students’ Work Integrated Learning projects completed in collaboration with our community partners (1:45 - 4:00 p.m.). You can also view recorded flash talks and posters that summarize the Honours' research projects from April 6 to April 21, 2023 here. 

 Thursday, April 6 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Ideas Lounge (EL 1270)
 General public


Anthropology Honours Presentation

Maddi Tolme: "Religion in a Time of Crisis: An Ethnographic Account of Wiccan Religious Experience During a Global Pandemic" (Supervisor: Mary-Lee Mulholland)

 Thursday, April 6 | 1 - 1:40 p.m.
 General public


Sociology Honours Presentations

Emma Jackson: "Personal Pronouns and their Influence on Social Media Use." (Supervisor: David Aveline)

Dallas Mustard: "Stigma and NIMBY Interference in Homeless Housing Services" (Supervisor: Brant Downey)

Ashton Turcotte: "How May Neoliberalism Privilege Sanism in Alberta: a Critical Discourse Analysis of the Mental Health Act" (Supervisor:  Shane Gannon)


 Thursday, April 6 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
 General public


Faculty of Business and Communication Studies Book Launch: A Celebration of Scholarship and Writing

The Faculty of Business and Communication Studies cordially invites you to an exciting celebration of scholarship and creativity. Join us for a special event showcasing authors from the School of Communication Studies, who will be sharing information about their recently published works. Faculty will give a brief introduction to their books and offer insights into the academic research and fiction publishing process. Refreshments will be provided.

Register to attend this event.

 Thursday, April 6 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
 General public

Read more about the authors and the books being celebrated.