Big Ideas Lounge

Big Ideas Lounge

What is the Big Ideas Lounge?  A casual, facilitated discussion series that invites students to join a conversation that will foster critical thinking beyond the classroom.

Calling Bullshit: How to Lose Friends and  Alienate People
Thursday March 12-2 pm
2nd Floor Wyckham House


‘McDonald’s hamburgers don’t rot’, ‘Eating turkey makes you tired’, ‘Sugar makes children hyperactive’. Misinformation about science, health and the natural world abounds, much of it on social media.It is up to people to vet and judge the accuracy of the information they receive for themselves. Yet, the very nature of social interactions means that most of the information that we see and hear is relayed by our friends or acquaintances. Polite rules dictate that we don’t publicly disagree or embarrass others for a lack of critical thinking.

So what do you do when your friends spread misinformation?

Join Trevor Day, Professor of Biology at MRU, and Robyn Moody,  local artist and sceptic, to engage in a lively discussion about the challenges of negotiating touchy scientific topics with friends.

Light snacks will be provided.

Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors

Have you completed an outstanding student project? 
 
MRU Library’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors seeks to recognize student projects that incorporate effective use of information resources and demonstrate research skills. Individual student projects can be essays/papers, film projects, poster presentations, web or technology-based projects, honours theses or creative works. Students can compete for $1000 awards in either of 2 categories recognizing Junior and Senior projects.
 
For more information, and to learn about previous winners, please see the award website at: tinyurl.com/MRUlibraryaward

New service interruptions blog

Are you looking for news about service outages and interruptions?  The MRU Library has a new blog for these notifications, please join us at http://blogs.mtroyal.ca/libraryoutages/ and be among the first to know!

The Library Wants You!

Student Technology and the new Library & Learning Centre – tell us what you need!

Planning is underway for the Library and Learning Centre, and we would like to hear from students about their technology needs and how to meet them in the new building.

Are your technology needs currently being met on campus? How could technology support for your studies be improved? Come and talk to us about how the new building can best support your learning technology needs.

Let us know in the comments below your ideas for the new library.

More questions? Feel free to contact Alice Swabey at aswabey@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7241

Like the Riddell Library and Learning Centre on Facebook!

We want to hear from you! As we continue planning for the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre, we are interested in your ideas. Visit our Facebook page to share your suggestions or post photos of things you would like to see in the new building.

Riddell Library and Learning Centre on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/riddellLLC

New! Interlibrary Loan Copies Delivered Electronically!

All copies of articles and chapters of books will be sent to your email; the email will include a link to download your copy. The document can be accessed 5 times and will be available for download for 14 days. Articles can then be printed or saved.

Any questions or concerns about this new service can be directed to illacmr@mtroyal.ca

Library and Learning Centre

What will the new Library and Learning Centre look like?  Do you like a shiny modern space, a more classic environment, or something in between? Come give us your opinion on November 20 & 21 in the library from 10 am – 3 pm.

Student Wellness Resources

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the stress of school, work and life?

The MRU Library has compiled an amazing collection of resources to help you deal with the stresses of life.

Visit this page and find information on coping with stress, anxiety/depression and sleep deprivation. You will also find resources to help you land an excellent career, how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle as well as information on sexual wellness and healthy relationships.

 

Overdue Fines During Flood Closure

Thank you for your patience while we were closed due to the State of Emergency in Calgary.  Just a reminder that any overdue fines accumulated during the closure will be waived.  Please contact the Circulation desk at 403 440 6129

MRU Student Award

Find information about the MRU Library Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors, including the winners, here.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all that applied!