MacEwan University

About MacEwan University

Founded in 1971, MacEwan University provides student-focused instruction in a warm and supportive atmosphere. We focus on teaching, so our students can focus on learning. It’s been a cornerstone of who we are for more than 40 years. And we continue to build on that reputation.

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Through learner-centred teaching, we connect with our students—creating a unique post-secondary experience that opens up diverse pathways for their achievement and growth.


MacEwan University offers 10 bachelor programs, 32 bachelor degree majors, 2 transfer degree programs, 1 applied degree, and 40 diploma and certificate programs.

The university provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Creativity thrives here—through research and innovation that engages students, faculty and the community.

We are focused on our students—providing them with choices and opportunities for success with a dynamic mix of undergraduate degrees, certificates, diplomas and degree transfer programming.

Our Campus

In 2009, the Board of Governors of MacEwan University put forward a plan to consolidate its operations onto the downtown City Centre Campus. Following that plan, South Campus operations were moved to City Centre Campus in 2014, and construction began on a new Centre for Arts and Culture in November 2015. This building will provide a new home for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, currently housed on our west-end campus.

Our Future

The university’s Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP) outlines its strategic directions, goals and aspirations for the five-year period from 2014/15 to 2018/19. Focusing on three core areas, the ISP outlines how the university will create a unique academic environment, engage with local communities, and uphold a standard of institutional excellence. This document, guided by the commitments found in our University Pillars, is instrumental in developing our operational plans and informing our annual budget process.