Mount Royal University Changemakers
There is a changemaker in each of us
Changemakers are students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni from any background, from any discipline, and from any political leaning who are working to address local and global challenges.
Changemakers have a deep sense of empathy, are self-aware, approach their work with humility, are committed to the common good, engage in deep listening, and act boldly to create inclusive, resilient communities.
We are creating a campus-wide culture of changemaking
The Changemaker Campus Initiative is amplifying MRU’s capacity for changemaking. We are working together across disciplines and departments to foster an environment that supports all of us to engage in changemaking. Through our teaching, learning, research, scholarship, physical spaces, mentorship, and connections to one another, we are inspired and empowered to create meaningful change in partnership with community.
We are inspired and empowered to create meaningful change
Changemakers are engaging in dialogue to better understand the struggles, obstacles and resiliency of Indigenous students to create a more inclusive community.
Changemakers are collaborating with other post-secondaries, Calgary Economic Development, local businesses, and community stakeholders to reimagine our downtown core and repurpose vacant office space.
Changemakers are developing friendships and co-creating narratives with seniors in our neighbourhood.
Changemakers are creating a sustainable university through energy renewal, conscientious land use, waste reduction, and stewardship of green spaces.
Changemakers are pursuing social and ecological change locally and globally, returning to MRU to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their networks.
We are a changemaker campus
In recognition of its leadership in social innovation and commitment to Indigenous education, Mount Royal University has been invited to join an elite group of 37 universities around the world as a designated Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U.
A Changemaker Campus operates in socially and environmentally conscious ways to address local and global challenges. The designation recognizes investment in the continuous development of individuals who see the value of higher education in making the world a better place.
The designation resulted from an extensive selection process that included a 360-degree campus scan, a site visit and three 70-minute panel interviews. It marks the culmination of a broader MRU Changemaker Campus initiative that began in 2015 with the development of the Changemaker Campus Roadmap.