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Catamount Applications Open!

APPLICATIONS OPEN AUGUST 1, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome our fourth cohort of Catamount Fellows for the upcoming academic year. Starting August 1th, the Institute for Community Prosperity invites MRU students to apply for this transformational experience!

Are you passionate about social change and applying the skills you are learning in university to benefit people and the planet? Are you ready to make a social impact but don’t know where to start? What about undergraduate research experience to launch you into a career after graduation? If you are passionate about creating meaningful change in your community and want to participate in undergraduate research, this program is for you! 

Applications open on August 1st at mru.ca/catamount and will close August 28th at midnight. Catamount is an 8-month program that runs from September to April, and is for senior level students at MRU that are passionate about building a more just and equitable future for all.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

The Catamount Fellowship is a cohort-based learning experience for Mount Royal University students committed to building a more just and sustainable future for all. The program runs from late September through the end of April and meets weekly. 

The fellowship is one part community-partnered research and one part transformational learning. Diving into social innovation frameworks, experiential learning and deep listening with community, students explore the root causes of community-identified ecological, social, economic, and cultural issues.  Students will have the opportunity to build their community engagement skills, complete a scholarly piece, and design a creative work to showcase their learning.

The small cohort of 12 MRU students chosen to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience will also receive a $2,000 award in addition to the invaluable experience we offer upon completion of the program.