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Research and Scholarship Days event schedule


We’ve got a whole 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

Featured Student Research 

All participating students who are sharing a poster or creative work will have their research showcased via Google Docs. View our featured student research, ask questions and input comments in the Google Docs for presenters to respond to.


Tuesday, April 6
Google Docs
MRU community


Centralized Event - 2020 Research Recognition Awards

To kick-off Research and Scholarship Days, we are celebrating our 2020 Research Recognition Award winners. Review our 2020 winners and watch the live stream on April 6 to hear the winners talk about their research in a lightning-talk format.


 Tuesday, April 6 | noon - 1 p.m.
 Google Meet live stream
 MRU community


Faculty of Science and Technology Research

Attend the Faculty of Science and Technology research showcase. View student poster presentations and hear keynote speaker, Dr. Joseph L. Graves, NCAT University, speak on his research of bacterial resistance to nanomaterials. Learn more and RSVP to attend.


Wednesday, April 7 | 12:30 p.m.


Centralized Event - Oral Research Presentations

Listen to students from across the University virtually present their research. All student oral research presentations will be held live via Google Meet on Thursday, April 8. There will be three Google Meet presentation rooms running concurrently.

View the full schedule of oral presentations and choose which Google Meet you’d like to join to hear students present!


Thursday, April 8 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Google Meet 

Presentation Room A | 10:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Presentation Room B | 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Presentation Room C | 2:20 - 3:40 p.m.

MRU community


Catamount Fellowship Community Showcase

Join the Catamount Fellows and the Institute for Community Prosperity in a virtual showcase of this year's Catamount Fellowship. Engage with the Catamount Fellows on the systemic issues they've been exploring through their creative works, discovery snapshots and research findings as they share their learning reflections from the fellowship.

Reserve your ticket and a link will be provided to registered attendees in advance of the event.


Friday, April 9 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Psychology 21 honours research

Explore research led by psychology honours students and senior psychology students on the Psyc21 Google Site. Access to the research posters and recorded presentations will be available on April 9.

On Friday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will be available in their own Google Meet rooms for visitors to drop in and ask questions. The complete list of presenters, their scheduled presentation time and links to their virtual meeting rooms are provided on the Google Site. 


Friday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 13
Google Sites
 MRU Community


Anthropology 4451 — Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology

Join this mini-conference held via Google Meet with student project presentations organized into panels. View the full schedule and range of topics. The morning session will run from 8:30 a.m. - noon and the afternoon session from 1 - 4 p.m.


 Friday, April 9 
 Google Meet 
 MRU Community


JHM LaunchPad Competition Finals

MRU students from all programs pitch their business in hopes of winning major cash prizes. Watch the live stream of the event and student pitches on April 12.


Monday, April 12 | 5:30 p.m.
 YouTube live stream


Centralized Event — 2021 Research Recognition Awards

We are celebrating our 2021 faculty Research Recognition Award winners! Watch the live stream to hear from our winners and celebrate their accomplishments.


Tuesday, April 13 | noon - 1 p.m.
Google Meet live stream
 MRU Community


Map the System MRU Finals

Join us virtually as we celebrate the 2021 Map the System MRU finalists!

The top four MRU teams will present their research projects to a panel of community judges. Each team will have ten minutes to present—followed by a judges’ Q&A. The winning team will advance to the Map the System Virtual Canadian Finals on May 5-7. Register to attend.

 Wednesday, April 14 | 10 a.m. - noon