MRU Media

MRU Media: 09/17/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

New piano fest makes a splash in Calgary: https://mru.ca/04f (Star Metro Calgary – Honens Piano Festival)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Nanos poll shows tight election race: https://mru.ca/19ba (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Norquay owners pitch ‘eco-transit hub’ and new gondola for Banff: https://mru.ca/7773 (Banff Crag and Canyon – Joe Pavelka, faculty)

Also worth noting

Paper-mache project prompts gun scare at University of Calgary: https://mru.ca/15b7 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 09/16/2019

MRU in the News

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

Mount Royal University’s student campaign hopes to encourage youth voter turnout: https://mru.ca/cc4 (Calgary Journal – Luc Carels, SAMRU; David Taras, faculty)

Diversity in the media safeguards democracy: https://mru.ca/ac75 (Calgary’s Business – Sean Holman, faculty)

Vancouver Sun’s Editorial Standards The Real Danger To Social Trust: https://mru.ca/01d0b (Canadaland – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Athlete of the week: Remarkable journey: https://mru.ca/1721 (CTV News – Orest Ndabaneze, student)

Security charges against civilian member of RCMP: https://mru.ca/7e33 (660 News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Proposed eco-hub transit project in Banff shows vast support: https://mru.ca/2224 (CTV News – Joe Pavelka, faculty)

Analysis: A Scheer victory does not guarantee carbon tax repeal: https://mru.ca/0d3e (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

First few days of campaign points to party strengths and weaknesses: https://mru.ca/95ab (News 770 CHQR – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Andrew Scheer tax cut announcement: https://mru.ca/28a8 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Federal election campaign rundown: https://mru.ca/a06e (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Transgender prof says U of C put her safety at risk with mismanaged social media: https://mru.ca/e0cb (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media: 09/13/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

Paul Brandt’s very personal war against sex traffickers: https://mru.ca/3c78 (FYI Music News – Paul Brandt, honorary degree recipient)

‘Nothing short of remarkable’: Top 7 Over 70 winners announced: https://mru.ca/0ab1 (Calgary Herald – John Lacey, honorary degree recipient)

One-third of recent board appointees are longtime conservative donors: https://mru.ca/4e9 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, Keith Brownsey, faculty; Susan Riddell-Rose, Alex Pourbaix, Board of Governors.

Diversity in the media safeguards democracy: https://mru.ca/ac75 (Calgary’s Business – Sean Holman, faculty)

How Vancouver Sun op-ed stacks up against actual propaganda: https://mru.ca/449 (Vice – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Canada election 2019: David Taras discusses issues and political strategies: https://mru.ca/781 (Global News Morning – David Taras, faculty)

Could the People’s Party of Canada be a factor in Calgary?: https://mru.ca/d5d8 (CBC News – David Taras, faculty)

The Kenney factor: Why the Alberta premier is both a risk and a reward for Scheer’s Conservatives: https://mru.ca/a447 (Star Metro Calgary –  Lori Williams, faculty)

Battleground Edmonton: City ridings to watch in federal election: https://mru.ca/0d6d (Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty)

INVESTIGATION: B.C. municipalities not adhering to information access laws: https://mru.ca/2d8 (Glacier Media – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

New University of Regina class going behind bars: https://mru.ca/69c  (980 CJME)

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MRU Media: 09/12/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

MHC’s student mosaic arrives for fall semester: https://mru.ca/c1d (Medicine Hat News – Education students)

Inside the Vancouver Sun after Anti-Immigrant Op-ed debacle: https://mru.ca/4ad8 (The Tyee – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Federal election kicks off and Calgary candidates are itching to get started: https://mru.ca/999 (Calgary Herald – David Taras, faculty)

How might campaign play out?: https://mru.ca/db49 (CBC News at 6 – David Taras, faculty)

How will Alberta vote? Political analysts forecast the federal election: https://mru.ca/90f2 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

UCP MLAs to campaign for Andrew Scheer, federal Conservatives outside Alberta: https://mru.ca/8bdc (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

The election campaign begins: https://mru.ca/66d (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Lori Williams, faculty)

Election déjà vu as Albertans gear up for another campaign fought over pipelines, economy — and Justin Trudeau: https://mru.ca/770a (Star Metro Calgary – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Trudeau launches federal election: https://mru.ca/86d0 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Media can no longer deny climate emergency: https://mru.ca/97ab (National Observer – Sean Holman, faculty)

Trail woman fulfills dream, embarks on pro hockey career in Europe: https://mru.ca/cea1 (Trail Times – Erin McLean, alumna)

INVESTIGATION: B.C. municipalities not adhering to information access laws: https://mru.ca/2d8 (Glacier Media – Sean Holman, faculty)

Alberta conservatives prepare for a revival of Klein-era budget cuts: https://mru.ca/9a98 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

‘They’ll make the rules’: critics concerned about process of post-secondary board appointments: https://mru.ca/1481 (Edmonton Journal)

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MRU Media: 09/11/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

Boosting women entrepreneurs: https://mru.ca/bb6 (Business in Calgary)

Mount Royal University instructor’s opinion piece leads to controversy: https://mru.ca/9e8 (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Sean Holman, Mark Hecht, faculty)

MRU instructor was not expecting reaction to op-ed piece: https://mru.ca/52a0 (CBC News – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Instructor says Vancouver Sun made few changes to controversial op-ed: https://mru.ca/db6 (CBC News – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Media council backs newspapers’ handling of criticized anti-diversity op-ed: https://mru.ca/db3a (The Canadian Press, Calgary Herald, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province – Mark Hecht, faculty)

When right is wrong: Postmedia’s clumsy ideological shift: https://mru.ca/8710 (Rabble.ca – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Op-ed troubling in light of rise in hate crimes: https://mru.ca/bc084 (News Talk 980 – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Op-ed by former B.C. mayor calls for return of public executions: https://mru.ca/f9c5 (CityNews – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Paul Brandt: Why I’ll never stop fighting to end the atrocity of child sex trafficking: https://mru.ca/7f58 (Toronto Star – Paul Brandt, alumnus, honorary degree recipient)

Thiessen won’t return as Calgary police commission chair: https://mru.ca/d093 (Calgary Herald – Doug King, faculty)

Prime Minister to call federal election Wednesday: https://mru.ca/c189  (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

From breakthrough to beat down, it could be ‘ugly’ for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in Alberta: https://mru.ca/9eeb (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of A students create mind-controlled video game: https://mru.ca/ddbc (Edmonton Journal)

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MRU Media: 09/10/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

Brooks: Pride Patio Party supports LGBTQ+ refugees: https://mru.ca/4409 (Calgary Herald – Tim Rahilly, president; Terry Kellam, staff)

Anti-diversity op-ed should never have run in Vancouver Sun: Calgary professor: https://mru.ca/1ea  https://mru.ca/bcef (The Canadian Press, story posted across Canada including Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, Toronto Sun, North Shore News – Jonathan Withey, dean; Sean Holman, Mark Hecht, faculty)

Widely condemned op-ed continues to spark debate: https://mru.ca/1ae7 (CBC Radio News – Shayla Breen, SAMRU; Mark Hecht, Sean Holman, faculty)

Questions remain over controversial op-ed: https://mru.ca/fd48 (CBC News at 6, 4:40: Shayla Breen, SAMRU; Mark Hecht, Sean Holman, faculty)

Vancouver Sun’s controversial op-ed symptomatic of industry stretched too thin: professor: https://mru.ca/60f6 (CityNews – Mark Hecht, faculty)

The place of opinion pieces in news: https://mru.ca/f9fe (CBC Radio,  B.C. Today – Sean Holman, Mark Hecht, faculty)

Journalists should not be propogating xenophobic content: https://mru.ca/2445b (CFAX 1070 – Sean Holman, faculty)

Postmedia owes the public an explanation for Hecht anti-immigration op-ed: https://mru.ca/5af2 (National Observer – Mark Hecht, faculty)

That Sun Column Was No Outlier. Postmedia Has Embraced Dishonest, Dangerous Propaganda: https://mru.ca/5b2 (The Tyee – Sean Holman, Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Educators scramble to understand what removing ‘public’ will mean for Alberta school boards: https://mru.ca/9ce4 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Use of fake social media bots in Alberta election coming in federal vote: expert: https://mru.ca/009e (National Post, Global News, The Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Social media bots a worry as election approaches: https://mru.ca/9551 (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Toronto launches law course in global bid to protect media freedom: https://mru.ca/0e74 (Globe and Mail)

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MRU Media: 09/09/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

Heated arguments among Mount Royal University faculty after instructor’s op-ed opposing diversity: https://mru.ca/1be0 (Star Metro Calgary – Mark Hecht, faculty; Jonathan Withey, dean; Melanie Peacock, faculty and MRFA; Sean Holman, faculty)

Advocates condemn xenophobic op-ed by Calgary instructor calling for end to diversity: https://mru.ca/77a8 (CBC News – March Hecht, faculty; Sean Holman, faculty; Jonathan Withey, Dean)

Vancouver Sun under fire for published opinion essay: https://mru.ca/f5fc (Global News B.C. – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Author Of Anti-Immigrant Vancouver Sun Op-ed Explains How It Got Published: https://mru.ca/6fa (Canadaland – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Newspapers face backlash over anti-diversituy opinion piece: https://mru.ca/d600 (CityNews Tonight Calgary – Mark Hecht, faculty)

‘Absolute garbage’: Vancouver Sun op-ed draws backlash, criticized as racist: https://mru.ca/6cb6 (CityNews website – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Postmedia editorial staff in Vancouver disavow published commentary criticizing diversity, tolerance, and inclusion: https://mru.ca/1316 (Georgia Strait – Mark Hecht, faculty)

B.C.’s new human rights commissioner says she’s deeply disturbed by “call to hatred” in Vancouver Sun: https://mru.ca/e856 (Georgia Strait – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Apology to our readers: https://mru.ca/6f97 (Vancouver Sun – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Vancouver Sun Letters, Sept. 9: No place for fearmongering on the editorial page: https://mru.ca/6c74d (Vancouver Sun – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Opinion: There’s a bigger issue behind the disgusting op-ed the Vancouver Sun published: https://mru.ca/9190 (Daily Hive Vancouver)

Vancouver Sun newspaper article causes controversy, allegedly promoting white nationalism: https://mru.ca/dd1a (Mingpao Canada – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Op-ed receives unprecedented backlash: https://mru.ca/d86 (News Talk 980 CKNW – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Leaving home: Northern students flock south in pursuit of higher education: https://mru.ca/6616 (CBC News – K’a Nakehk’om, student)

Parties prepare for fall federal election: https://mru.ca/44f8 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

College president disputes MacKinnon panel report’s statement on low completion rates at Alberta post secondaries: https://mru.ca/8e6f (Edmonton Journal)

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MRU Media: 09/06/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

The health realities behind the Freshman 15: https://mru.ca/da4e (CHQR 770, The Morning News – Rachelle McGrath, MRU Wellness)

Coalition of more than 30 groups call on UCP to maintain social services spending: https://mru.ca/2dfc (Calgary Herald – Institute for Community Prosperity)

NorQuest College CEO latest post-secondary executive to quit: https://mru.ca/69d (Edmonton Journal – David Docherty, former president)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Police faced with split-second decision on use of force: https://mru.ca/f3e1 (CBC News London – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

U of C study calls for Alberta sales tax: https://mru.ca/d10 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Sales tax raised as possible budget solution: https://mru.ca/ea2 (CHQR 770 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

LiveWired in Calgary – Episode 12: https://mru.ca/666 (LiveWire Calgary – Lori Williams, faculty)

Industrialization in Canada’s North: https://mru.ca/4b4 (CBC Radio – Tracy Friedel, faculty)

New Calgary library lauded for architecture, enjoyed by users of its public spaces: https://mru.ca/ba9 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

Desmond Morton, historian and McGill University professor, dead at 81: https://mru.ca/2d10 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 09/05/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

Here’s every cannabis college course you can take in U.S. and Canada: https://mru.ca/d681 (Ottawa Citizen)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Phishing for trust: a look into cyber scams: https://mru.ca/bfe5 (Calgary Journal – Charles Hepler, faculty)

Was London police officer justified to open fire at lunging man in crowded downtown?: https://mru.ca/74dd (London Free Press – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Panel’s report grim reading but not surprising: https://mru.ca/9e3c (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of S program hands patents over to students to launch entrepreneurs: https://mru.ca/f60d (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 09/04/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

MRU’s public relations department celebrates 50 years of success: https://mru.ca/922b (Education News Canada)

Students/experts/alum in the news

City census: sprawl a concern: https://mru.ca/605e (CityNews – Anupam Das, faculty)

‘Alberta has a spending problem’: Blue Ribbon Panel says health, education, public sector need change: https://mru.ca/6a40 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta needs to take ‘bold action’ in order to balance provincial budget, review says: https://mru.ca/7707 (Globe and Mail – Duane Bratt, faculty)

‘Alberta faces a critical financial situation’: Government panel recommends sweeping reforms: https://mru.ca/da65 (Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Most of panel’s findings not a surprise: https://mru.ca/d6a7 (iNews 880 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Discussing Alberta’s panel on finances: https://mru.ca/cf6f (CHQR 770 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

B.C. speculation tax privacy discussions remain secret: https://mru.ca/fc49 (Kamloops Matters – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

Link K-12, university funding to performance, not enrolment, suggests Alberta government panel: https://mru.ca/19e4 (Edmonton Journal)

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