|Motto||Discendo Floremus (Through learning we flourish)|
|President||David W. Atkinson|
|Location||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Colours||blue & White|
|Affiliations||AUCC, ACAA, ACCC, CCAA, AACTI, CBIE, CUP.|
MacEwan University is a post-secondary educational institution located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1971 as Grant MacEwan Community College, the institution got its start by offering primarily one and two-year certificate and diploma programs. In 1988 it received approval to offer university transfer credit, and in 1999 dropped the word "community" from its name. In 2005 the institution rebranded itself through the creation of a one-word logo and began referring to itself simply as "MacEwan". Since 2004, MacEwan has offered full bachelor's degrees, and on September 24, 2009, the institution was officially renamed Grant MacEwan University. In 2012, the university has begun re-branding itself as "MacEwan University".
Established in 1971, MacEwan University was named after Dr. J.W. Grant MacEwan, author, educator and former lieutenant governor of Alberta. MacEwan became an accredited degree-granting institution in 2004 and offers baccalaureate degrees in arts, child and youth care, commerce, nursing, science, communications and music. The institution expects to add additional degrees in the subject areas of social work and early learning education. Prior to the renaming, MacEwan was the largest college in Alberta, and it remains the largest transfer institution in the province. On September 24, 2009 it became Alberta's sixth university.
MacEwan University has four schools and faculties: the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Faculty of Health and Community Studies, the Centre for the Arts and Communications (Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications effective July 1, 2013), and the School of Business.
MacEwan University has an intentional focus on teaching, and as a result has scored very well in the Globe and Mail Canadian University Report 2011, receiving top marks for its size category in student satisfaction (A), quality of education (A), student-faculty interaction (A+), class size (A+), and quality of teaching (A).
MacEwan University is an undergraduate institution that offers four-year degrees in arts, science, nursing, child and youth care, commerce, communications, and music, as well as diplomas, certificates and applied degrees in a variety of disciplines. As of 2011, there are 68 programs offered in a variety of delivery formats, including full time, part-time, online and distance.
Scholarships and bursaries 
The Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists over 680 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments, universities, and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation. MacEwan University scholarships for Aboriginal, First Nations and Métis students include: Aboriginal Business Leadership Awards; Martin Nilsson Memorial Award; CN Native Education Award; Peace Hills Aboriginal Business Leadership Award; Sylvia Schulze Memorial Women's Bursary; Métis Education Foundation Scholar Awards; Astral Media Radio GP Scholarship; Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary.
MacEwan University's sports teams are known as the Griffins. Men's and women's sports include: basketball, hockey, volleyball, soccer, cross country, curling and golf. The Griffins compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC), against 17 other post-secondary institutions. Student-athletes on all teams are expected to meet academic requirements and adhere to sport-specific athletic requirements.
In competition, the Griffins are always among the top teams, consistently in the playoffs and challenging for provincial titles. Coaches at MacEwan University are among the most talented in Canada and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
Student-athletes in basketball, hockey, soccer, cross country running and volleyball are eligible for the Jimmie Condon Provincial Scholarship worth up to $1,800. A number of other athletic awards, scholarships and bursaries are also available.
In 2011, the athletic department submitted an application to Canada West Universities Athletic Association in an effort to transfer to the national Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) level of competition. Citing concerns regarding expansion, the Canada West deferred the application to a future date.
Campus life 
Students' Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) is the official voice of MacEwan University students, and serves as the liaison between students and the University. SAMU is guided by 12 students, elected to the Students' Council every year. Four additional students are elected every year to form the Executive Committee of the Students' Council. The Executive Committee is composed of a President, Vice President Academic, Vice President Operations and Finance, and Vice President Student Life. The official University student newspaper (formerly known as Intercamp) underwent a name change in 2011 to the Griff, and is a member of the Canadian University Press.
In its early years, MacEwan operated out of a number of small store-front-style campuses. The facilities included Old Scona School (10523 - 84 Avenue), the Workmen's Compensation building (10048 - 101A Avenue), and the former Dominion Store in Cromdale (8020 - 118 Avenue), with offices and administration located in the Canada Trust building (10150 - 100 Street). In 1988, Don Getty’s provincial government committed $100 million for the construction of the City Centre Campus which, at the time, was Alberta Advanced Education and Technology's largest single capital project in its history.
As of 2011, MacEwan University has four campuses. City Centre Campus is the largest of the four campuses, currently spanning five city blocks in downtown Edmonton. The Alberta College Campus (ACC) is also located downtown. South Campus is located in the south side neighbourhood of Mill Woods, and the Centre for the Arts and Communications is located on the west end of the city in West Jasper Place.
In September 2009, MacEwan University's Board of Governors approved a plan for a single sustainable campus that will see operations of campuses consolidated onto City Centre Campus in downtown Edmonton. The first step of the Single Sustainable Campus Plan was taken with the opening of the University Service Centre in April 2011. Construction for the new Centre for the Arts and Culture is expected to begin in 2013 on the west end of the City Centre site and to be open by 2015.
City Centre Campus 
The City Centre Campus is built on the old Canadian National rail yards on the northern fringe of the downtown core. CN donated the land and construction began in the early 1990s. The main complex consists of a long grouping of structures; stretching from east to west they are the 105 Street Building (aka Building 5), 106 Street Building (Building 6) and 107 Street Building (Building 7), and the Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness (Building 8). Between each of these buildings is grouping of four concrete spires which gives the campus its distinctive look. Each of these groupings of towers forms a terminating vista both when viewed from the north or the south, interrupting the streets after which the buildings are named. The towers which terminate 107 Street also feature public clock between the spires on the south face. The section of 107 Street to the south of the campus is known as "Capital Boulevard" and runs to the Alberta Legislature Building seven blocks to the south where its forms another terminating vista. The other two groupings of spires do not connect at the ground level, only by elevated pedway, allowing pedestrians going north or south to pass underneath.
A pedway over 109 Street connects these buildings to a parkade and the three newest buildings: the MacEwan Residence (2006), the Robbins Health Learning Centre (aka Building 9, 2007) and the University Service Centre above the parkade (Building 10, 2011).
City Centre Campus houses the majority of MacEwan University’s degree programs. The campus is also home to university courses, diplomas and certificates in health, human services and business. Most of the university’s administration is located at City Centre Campus as well.
The Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness is home to a pool, gymnasium and fitness centre. The Griffins, MacEwan University's athletic organization, compete in intercollegiate sports within the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).
Alberta College Campus 
In June 2000, the government of Alberta assumed control of the formerly private Alberta College. Alberta College was then incorporated as a MacEwan campus. Alberta College is only 1 km from the City Centre Campus, and houses academic upgrading, music and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.
Centre for the Arts and Communications 
The Centre for the Arts and Communications (formerly known as Jasper Place Campus) is located in Edmonton's west end on the north east corner of 156 Street and 100 Avenue. This campus is in the process of relocating to new facilities at the City Centre Campus site.
The Centre for the Arts and Communications houses several creative programs in arts and cultural management, design, fine art, communications, music, theatre arts and theatre production, including MacEwan University's new Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music.
South Campus 
South Campus is located in the Mill Woods area of Edmonton's southeast. The campus is home to a variety of programs in health, human services and business, including the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care.
See also 
- Education in Alberta
- List of universities and colleges in Alberta
- Canadian Colleges Athletic Association
- Canadian Interuniversity Sport
- Canadian government scientific research organizations
- Canadian university scientific research organizations
- Canadian industrial research and development organizations
- List of colleges and universities named after people
- "2011 Facts and Figures". Grant MacEwan University. June 2012.
- Number of students
- "MacEwan University website - media release 09/24/2009". Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- "Globe and Mail University Report 2011". Retrieved 7 October 2011.
- Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool
- MacEwan University website - MacEwan Griffins.
- http://cupwire.ca/articles/51957 - CUP - March 7, 2012 - University presidents in Canada West push for high performance division
- Students' Association of MacEwan University
- The Griff
- MacEwan University - Single sustainable campus
- MacEwan University - Residence
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