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Why get involved in research?

Explore questions and issues that are important to you and give back to your community

Obtain hands on experience in your field of study

Gain skills that will give you a leg up in your job search or future graduate studies

How can I get involved in research?

  • Speak to your professors about ways to get involved in research in their discipline
  • Ask your academic advisor about program options like honours, independent study, capstone courses, and work study/practicum opportunities
  • Share your research at events like Research and Scholarship Days
  • Check out job postings or talk to faculty about potential research assistant positions

Featured Student Research

The winners of this year's Library Awards for Research Excellence have been announced. Congratulations to Mackenzie Carr (Senior Individual Award winner), Jarod Huhtala (Emerging Scholar Award), and Senior Group Award winners Mabel Au, Janaya Callejon, Maddison Drader, Amanda Paterson and Makayla Skrlac. Honourable mentions went to Audrey Jamieson, Zoe Say, Brooke Carpenter, Morgan Mills and Melissa Witzaney.

Recent Publications by Student Authors

May 2021

Congratulations to MRU students T. J. Bader, , J. K. Leacy,  A., Ciorogariu-Ivan, J. R. G. Keough and  J. R. Donald, who along with their supervisor Dr. Trevor Day and additional co-authors A. Marullo, K. D. O’Halloran, N. Jendzjowsky, and R. J. A Wilson published "The Effects of Acute Incremental Hypocapnia on the Magnitude of Neurovascular Coupling in Healthy Participants" in Physiological Reports.

February 2021

Congratulations to social work students Marissa Clayton, Naya El Jamal, Sukhman Kaur, and Katherine Schant, who, along with their professors Christina Tortorelli and Dr. Peter Choate, published the article "Simulation in Social Work: Creativity of Students and Faculty during COVID-19."

January 2021

Congratulations to recent MRU grad Carolina Alongi, who along with her supervisors Dr. Marty Clark and Dr. Leah Hamilton, published the article "Examining the Outcomes of Sport Specialization for Individual Athletes and the Industry" in the Spectrum Journal.

December 2020

Congratulations to recent MRU grad Rachel Pizante, who published the article " Variation in the Efficacy of Remote Cameras Used to Monitor Wildlife" in the Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research. Rachel's independent study project was supervised by Dr. Dorothy Hill (Department of Biology), Dr. Melanie Rathburn (Department of Biology), and Nicole Kahal (Miistakis Institute).

The Mount Royal Undergraduate Humanities Review has published its latest issue. This student led journal at features research articles written by MRU students working in History, Philosophy, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Indigenous Studies, Canadian Studies, and Art History. 

Journalism Students Recognized at Pacemaker Awards

Mount Royal journalism students were recognized in December 2020 by the Associated College Press Pacemaker Awards for stories and photographs featured in the Calgary Journal.

Need assistance?

If you need assistance with your research project, please reach out to your subject librarian. They would be happy to help.

If you are not sure who to chat with, please contact Cari Merkley.