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
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.