MRU Media

MRU Media 01/21/2022

MRU in the media: 

Mount Royal professor makes fossil breakthrough in overlooked section of the Burgess Shale: https://mru.ca/3859 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Paul Johnston, faculty)

505-million-year-old fossils, found by Calgary scientist, shed light about how life evolved on Earth: https://mru.ca/12e3 (CTV News – Paul Johnston, faculty) 

Fossil mystery solved: https://mru.ca/2c58 (CTV News at 5, CTV News at 6 – Paul Johnston, faculty) 

University scientist cracks century-old fossil mystery: https://mru.ca/169b (Education News Canada – Paul Johnston, faculty; Jonathan Withey, dean)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

Los Angeles Kings trainer becomes 1st female staffer to work behind bench in NHL: https://mru.ca/0097 (CBC News – Aisha Visram, alumna)

Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane wins top Canadian children’s book award: https://mru.ca/aad3 (Alberta Native News  – Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane, faculty)

Alberta NDP continues to lead UCP in voter support: Angus Reid poll: https://mru.ca/9bb (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Heat on Dr. Hinshaw unwarranted: https://mru.ca/e94f (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Not much edification in yesterday’s COVID-19 newser as Premier Kenney and officials ‘filibuster’ the hard questions: https://mru.ca/8fc2 (Alberta Politics – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

RRC Polytechnic permanently shuts down Rebels athletic program: https://mru.ca/d5d9 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 01/20/2022

MRU in the media: 

Wildlife caught on cam: Photo project documents Calgary’s animal population: https://mru.ca/7aa9 (CTV News – Tracy Lee, Miistakis Institute) 

Researchers compile thousands of images of urban wildlife: https://mru.ca/deb4 (CTV News at 5 – Tracy Lee, Miistakis Institute) 

Citizen science project looks at wildlife in city: https://mru.ca/bd47 (News 770, CHQR – Tracy Lee, Miistakis Institute, full interview at https://mru.ca/731a Jan. 19m 5:09:30 p.m.)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

Is there any cognitive benefit to playing Wordle?: https://mru.ca/4fb0 (CityNews 660 Radio – Daniel Devoe, faculty)

He got a ticket, then called the police chief. But the suspension of the first Black justice minister in Canada is drawing criticism: https://mru.ca/3ec6 (Toronto Star – Duane Bratt, faculty)

‘Musical chairs in the cabinet’: Madu affair is a blow to Kenney’s leadership, say experts: https://mru.ca/b2dc (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty)

This Is ‘Kenneyism’: https://mru.ca/bb7d (The Tyee – Roberta Lexier, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

University of Lethbridge students seek refunds, petition to move entire semester online: https://mru.ca/7c23 (Global News)

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MRU Media 01/19/2022

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

Shift talks with Doug Holt and Simon Raby about Alberta’s scaleup gap: https://mru.ca/5c52 (Shift, by Alberta Innovates – Simon Raby, faculty)

Alberta’s Ukrainian community sounds the alarm over Russian incursion threat: https://mru.ca/037ee (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

City of Calgary to cover councillor home security systems amid continued threats: https://mru.ca/2549 (Global News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Council narrowly approves up to $120K for security on their private homes: https://mru.ca/c293 (CTV News – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Calgary councillors able to get help paying for home security: https://mru.ca/2b47 (CityNews – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney strips Alberta justice minister of duties, orders probe into call to police chief over traffic ticket: https://mru.ca/efb5 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Justice minister’s actions cross the line: https://mru.ca/5856 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Premier says taxing unvaccinated ‘un-Canadian’: https://mru.ca/fc46 (CityNews 660 Radio – Lori Williams, faculty)

Calgary greenhouse to be built this spring expects to provide thousands of pounds of fresh food year-round: https://mru.ca/7d09 (CTV News – Rajbir Bhatti speaks in video story) 

Alberta premier doubles down against ‘vax-tax’: https://mru.ca/e687 (CityNews – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting:

UCalgary launches search for next chancellor: https://mru.ca/e693 (UCalgary News) 

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MRU Media 01/18/2022

MRU in the media: 

Work-integrated learning opportunities prepare career-bound graduates: https://mru.ca/a32c (Calgary Herald – Katherine Sharples, alumna; Shea Ellingham, staff)

Crowchild Classic postponed, games won’t be played at Scotiabank Saddledome: https://mru.ca/c86c (CTV News)

Universities delay return to in-person learning: https://mru.ca/51c8 (CBC News at 6) 

Post-secondary students will continue to learn online until end of February: https://mru.ca/3ea1 (CHFM) 

MRU bringing students back to class — with three-layer masks: https://mru.ca/2a47 (Western Standard)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

Alberta justice minister fined for distracted driving, called police chief about ticket: https://mru.ca/670d (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Justice Minister called police chief to discuss ticket: https://mru.ca/67cc (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call: https://mru.ca/b397 (CityNews, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Justice Minister Kaycee Madu to ‘step back from ministerial duties’ after calling Edmonton police chief over distracted driving ticket: https://mru.ca/dc5c (Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, National Post – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Justice minister must quit or be fired: https://mru.ca/476 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Premier says taxing unvaccinated ‘un-Canadian’: https://mru.ca/fc46 (CityNews 660 Radio – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta premier doubles down against ‘vax-tax’: https://mru.ca/e687 (CityNews – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

UBC delays return to most in-person classes again, citing Omicron concerns: https://mru.ca/c53d (CTV News)

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MRU Media 01/17/2022

MRU in the media: 

Universities announce online classes extended until end of February: https://mru.ca/df08 (CBC Radio News) 

Alberta post-secondaries extend online learning: https://mru.ca/6bac (Global News at 5) 

Online learning extended: https://mru.ca/947e (CTV News at 6) 

Calgary Catholic School District sets threshold for online schooling; MRU takes phased-in approach to return: https://mru.ca/84f8 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun)

Alberta post-secondaries extending online instruction: https://mru.ca/0fcd (CityNews 660)

COVID cancels Crowchild Classic’s Dome games: https://mru.ca/5eae (Calgary Sun) 

AB universities extend online learning as children are back in class: https://mru.ca/8a14 (Western Standard – Tim Rahilly, President)

Barbara Kay: What we don’t know about unmarked graves at residential schools: https://mru.ca/876e (National Post) 

Faculty strike impacts Concordia University of Edmonton students: https://mru.ca/9624 (Global News – Lee Easton, MRFA)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Optimism continues in 2022 for Calgary’s real estate market: https://mru.ca/cef1 (Global News – Anupam Das, faculty)

Economist believes Alberta is on track for a balanced budget this year: https://mru.ca/b5cc (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

UBC delays return to most in-person classes again, citing Omicron concerns: https://mru.ca/c53d (CTV News)

‘Respectful’ negotiations end strike by Concordia University of Edmonton faculty: https://mru.ca/085c (CBC News)

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MRU Media 01/14/2022

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

Province threatens court action over proposed federal handgun laws: https://mru.ca/50ec (630 CHED – Doug King, faculty)

CAMPUS PREVIEW: Dinos host rival Cougars in return to b-ball court: https://mru.ca/0650 (Calgary Herald – Marc Dobell, staff; Nate Petrone, Megan Wellinghurst, Jenika Martens, students)

Also worth noting

University of Alberta academics involved in $24-million federally funded biodiversity and Indigenous health project: https://mru.ca/b9527 (Edmonton Journal) 

 

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MRU Media 01/13/2022

MRU in the media: 

Faculty strike at the Concordia University of Edmonton: https://mru.ca/34a6 (World Socialist Website)

Check out the works of art featured on 50 of Calgary’s MAX bus shelters: https://mru.ca/4700 (CBC News)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

Discussing proposed federal gun legislation: https://mru.ca/2090 (630 CHED – Doug King, faculty)

Religion and politics are still a potent brew in Alberta: https://mru.ca/7179 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Explosive ending for old, potentially volatile chemicals at U of Regina as police carry out planned detonation: https://mru.ca/e8b1 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 01/12/2022

MRU in the media: 

New Office of Safe Disclosure opens at MRU: https://mru.ca/f125 (The Reflector – Feden Abeda, Amy Nixon, staff)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Alberta willing to go to court to oppose handgun ban as feds weigh options for gun control: https://mru.ca/7a79 (CBC News – Doug King, faculty)

Focus on illegal guns, not local bans, says province: https://mru.ca/47579 (CBC Radio News – Doug King, faculty)

On-Site + SitePartners Present: 40 Under 40 in Canadian Construction: https://mru.ca/5ecf (On-Site – Kevin Read, alumnus)

What are Jyoti Gondek and Jason Kenney thinking?: https://mru.ca/3f97 (Political Spotlight – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Students left in lurch after Quebec private colleges, recruiting firm file for creditor protection: https://mru.ca/1566 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 01/11/2022

MRU in the media: 

Private Edmonton university sees the first faculty strike in Alberta history — it likely won’t be the last: https://mru.ca/2e4c (Rabble.ca) 

Tenured professor critical of identity politics fired by university: https://mru.ca/c78 (The Epoch Times)

Anti-BLM prof fired from Mount Royal University: https://mru.ca/e3f4 (The Buffalo Tribune) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

How to make mental health a priority in 2022: https://mru.ca/c7ea (Human Resources Director – Melanie Peacock, faculty)

‘A disturbing trend’: Protesters condemned for gathering outside home of Calgary mayor: https://mru.ca/ec71 (CityNews – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Protests outside mayor’s home under fire: https://mru.ca/b92c (CityNews 660 Radio – Duane Bratt, faculty)

‘Disturbing trend’: Protest held outside home of Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek: https://mru.ca/f1a2 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

We Were Growers – Photography Project by Danny Luong: https://mru.ca/8652 (All Events Online – Danny Luong, alumnus)

Also worth noting: 

Canada is falling behind globally on public funding for universities. That’s a problem: https://mru.ca/196f (Maclean’s)

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MRU Media 01/10/2022

MRU in the media: 

Key renovations underway at Mount Royal’s Conservatory: https://mru.ca/8c5e (The Reflector – Don and Ruth Taylor, supporters; Phil Warsaba, AVP)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

Discussion of aging and new MRU report: https://mru.ca/8063 (News 770, CHQR, Jan. 8, 3:20 p.m. – James Stauch, Institute for Community Prosperity)

While B.C. is ravaged by climate change, Alberta records highest oil production ever: https://mru.ca/044a (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

South Asian international students struggling during COVID isolation, harsh winter: https://mru.ca/3784 (CBC News)

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