Our Partners

Trico Changemakers Studio

Created in partnership with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Trico Changemakers Studio is a vibrant on-campus co-working and learning space. The Studio, itself a social enterprise, brings together students, social entrepreneurs, activists, artists, and leaders from across sectors making a difference for people and the planet. 


Our revenue is 100% supported by donors external to MRU:  Foundations, philanthropists, socially responsible companies and earned revenue.  We thank all of our community partners for supporting the Institute and making our work possible:
  • An Anonymous Donor
  • JW McConnell Family Foundation
  • Momentum & Thrive
  • Suncor Energy Foundation
  • The Calgary Foundation
  • Trico Charitable Foundation

Recode: MRU as a Social Innovation Campus

Building on the emerging MRU Strategic Plan's focus on citizenship and community engagement, and on MRU's recent selection as a partner in the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation's RECODE program, we want to help catalyze a conversation with a small number of invited and interested students, faculty and other institutes. RECODE aims to challenge universities "to disrupt business as usual; to found and grow new social enterprises; to create partnerships across institutional and sectoral boundaries - in short, to ‘RECODE’ our culture’s operating systems in order to achieve a more just, sustainable, and beautiful world."