Explore our research

Faculty and students in the interdisciplinary programs create specialized knowledge on complex issues through applied research programs. Studies focus on:

  • sustainable communities
  • livelihoods and the environment
  • innovative learning
  • thriving organizations

Faculty expertise lies in qualitative and quantitative applied research methods, rural resource development, research impact assessment, youth and society, Indigenous learning systems and corporate-Indigenous relations.

Student research is devoted to issues and topics related to their  professional and academic interests - but remains rooted in the areas of the Faculty’s expertise. 

These areas include:

  • communication and culture
  • education and technology
  • environment and sustainability
  • humanitarian studies
  • leadership

The biographical sketches of our doctoral students offer a glimpse into their area of scholarship. Our Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary students pursue a wide range of applied research projects and master’s theses. See some recent examples of our MAIS student’s research.