MRU Media

MRU Media: 04/18/2019

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 Archives and Special Collections a direct link to history: Resource is providing unique learning opportunities: https://mru.ca/baa8  (Peter Houston, Emily Hutchison, Joe Anderson, faculty; Connor Mullins, student)

STEWART: I’m looking to install an ablution station: https://mru.ca/63f5 (Dawson Creek Mirror)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Resurrecting Notre Dame Cathedral: It may not be the same, but true originals evolve: https://mru.ca/e015 (CBC News – Emily Hutchison, faculty)

Pipeline problems, united right: How the Alberta NDP lost the election: https://mru.ca/9f01 (Calgary Herald/Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, Lori Williams, faculty)

Economic concerns persist: https://mru.ca/48f0 (CBC News Channel – Anupam Das, faculty)

What could a Kenney cabinet look like? Speculation begins leading up to April 30: https://mru.ca/48c (Calgary Herald – Lori Williams,  faculty)

MRU professor says belief in Kenney’s platform had voters accepting candidates with question marks: https://mru.ca/190e (CTV News – David Taras, faculty)

Jason Kenney’s big win positions him as Canada’s true conservative leader, political scientist says: https://mru.ca/3558 (CBC Radio, The Current – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Smaller parties shoved to the margins in polarizing battle: https://mru.ca/8b5 (Calgary Herald – David Taras, faculty)

What now for Alberta; and federal election?: https://mru.ca/41b0 (News Talk 900 CHMO Hamilton – Duane Bratt, faculty)

New government’s focus the economy: https://mru.ca/ace4 (CBC Radio Whitehorse – Lori Williams, faculty)

What will be focus of new government?: https://mru.ca/de76 (CBC Radio, Ottawa – Duane Bratt, faculty)

What does new Alberta government mean for the rest of the country?: https://mru.ca/5eea (CBC Radio – Lori Williams, faculty)

Varcoe: Expectations are high as Kenney gives voice to Alberta’s angst: https://mru.ca/c63b (Calgary Herald – David Taras, faculty)

Alberta’s foray into leftist politics sets stage for strong opposition: https://mru.ca/830f (Reuters – Duane Bratt, faculty)

SACPA to discuss outcome of Tuesday’s Alberta election: https://mru.ca/b0e (Medicine Hat News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Tuition rising 3.4% at University of Saskatchewan: https://mru.ca/83f4 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 04/17/2019

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

MRU in the News

20 things to do in Calgary this week: April 15 to 18: https://mru.ca/48f (Daily Hive – Calgary Performing Arts Festival)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party wins majority government: https://mru.ca/741b (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty. Bratt appeared on a Global News panel throughout election night)

Jason Kenney’s UCP wins majority government in Alberta: https://mru.ca/f08b (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty. Williams appeared on a CTV National panel throughout election night.)

Jason Kenney won big — and the Ottawa-Alberta relationship is about to get unruly: https://mru.ca/cbcb (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Resounding victory for UCP: https://mru.ca/69c0 (CBC Radio, Calgary Eyeopener – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta election 2019: Kenney wins majority as UCP routs NDP in campaign dominated by economic woes: https://mru.ca/69ea (Globe and mail – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Varcoe: Expectations are high as Kenney gives voice to Alberta’s angst: https://mru.ca/8002 (Calgary Herald – Anupam Das, faculty)

Men Only: Notley’s Defeat Leaves Canada With No Women Premiers: https://mru.ca/fd7 (Bloomberg – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta legislature will be made up of just 2 parties: what does that mean?: https://mru.ca/e7cc  (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Election Live Results: UCP looks towards majority: https://mru.ca/aa0 (Calgary Herald – David Taras, faculty)

Alberta votes in provincial election: https://mru.ca/26c (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

If Jason Kenney wins Alberta election, could be a headache for BC: https://mru.ca/84f6 (CHEK – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of A academics vote to accept pay raise for female professors: https://mru.ca/e56a (Edmonton Journal)

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MRU Media: 04/16/2019

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 phasing out the tradition of valedictorians at convocation: https://mru.ca/b3b6 (The Reflector – Phil Warsaba, staff; Alexandra Daignault, alumna)

20 things to do in Calgary this week: April 15 to 18: https://mru.ca/48f (Daily Hive – Calgary Performing Arts Festival)

Students/experts/alum in the news

The history and significance of Notre Dame: https://mru.ca/4e91 (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Emily Hutchison, faculty)

Albertans still feeling the effects of 2014 recession, economist says: https://mru.ca/acd9 (St. Albert Gazette – Anupam Das, faculty)

How will you decide who to vote for?: https://mru.ca/f36 (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Advance polling puts wrinkle into election night: https://mru.ca/2486d (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Federal politicians keeping watch as Alberta election results could have ripple effect on fall vote: https://mru.ca/a4b1 ( (660 News – Lori Williams, Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Election Day in Alberta: https://mru.ca/3357 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

UCP faces discord if it forms government while under investigation, says professor: https://mru.ca/c3e (Star Metro Edmonton, Star Metro Calgary – Lori Williams, faculty)

What you need to know about Alberta’s election and voting on Tuesday: https://mru.ca/549 (Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta election promised titanic clash, delivered name calling, bozo eruptions: https://mru.ca/7f78 (Global News, The Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

‘Vote anywhere’ ballots could mean some ridings, final Alberta election result may not be called April 16: https://mru.ca/54c8 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

NDP bridging the gap, but not enough, as Alberta election campaign draws to a close: Ipsos poll: https://mru.ca/9fd4 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Election Day looms in Alberta: https://mru.ca/c9ab (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

‘It’s the economy’: Alberta voters hungry for economic recovery: https://mru.ca/c1b2 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Uniting Alberta’s Right: https://mru.ca/9eb1 (CTV News Channel, Power Play – Lori Williams, faculty)

Town comes together for Sikh festival: https://mru.ca/e2a3 (Cochrane Times – Michael Hawley, faculty)

What could new legislature look like?: https://mru.ca/21c8 (CHED Radio – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Adaptive sports program at Winsport: https://mru.ca/d1f1 (CBC TV – David Legg, faculty)

Alternative voting systems discussed: https://mru.ca/b654 (CHQR, 770 News, April 14, 7:46 a.m. – Lori Williams, faculty)

Election Day looms in Alberta: https://mru.ca/3415 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

The problem no one’s talking about in Alberta (too few postsecondary spots): https://mru.ca/46fa (Globe and Mail)

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MRU Media: 04/15/2019

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

MRU in the News

Alberta’s political Twitter audience possibly influenced by bots, report says: https://mru.ca/14d3 (Star Metro Calgary – Peter Ryan, faculty, featured MRU researcher)

School offers voting incentives: https://mru.ca/978f (CTV News Channel – Amanda LeBlanc, SAMRU)

Orange Chinook: new book navigates changing winds of Alberta politics: https://mru.ca/626f  (660 News, News 1130, Vancouver – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Even a map needs a starting point: 2019 MRU Map the System Challenge results: https://mru.ca/270c (Education News Canada – Joe Plant, Sierra Shade, Payton Glagau, Xander Jensen,  and Maja Pajevic, students; Roisin Dillon, alumna; Sean Carleton, faculty; Cathy Glover, staff)

Even with financial assistance many Calgary students are working part-time to keep debt down: https://mru.ca/411b (Calgary Journal – Jamie Barber, student)

Ex-Muslim-turned-atheist, Armin Navabi has his MRU event canceled following New Zealand terrorist attack: https://mru.ca/e20 (The Reflector – David Docherty, president; Lesley Brown, provost.

Students/experts/alum in the news

Next premier faces rallies, protests and conspiracy theories: pundits: https://mru.ca/0567 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Mandell alleges fake robocalls: https://mru.ca/94d (CHED radio – Lori Williams, faculty)

Party leaders make their final push in Alberta election campaign: https://mru.ca/2d12  (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

In Alberta’s election, everybody is ‘standing up’ to Justin Trudeau: https://mru.ca/c11 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Final push ahead for Alberta election: https://mru.ca/8086 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

The House: The race to lead Alberta: https://mru.ca/f452 (CBC Radio, The House – Lori Williams, faculty)

What does high turnout at advance polls mean?: https://mru.ca/8aea (CBC News at 11 – David Taras, faculty)

Ex-MLAs lament “toxic” election campaign: https://mru.ca/b65d (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald – David Taras, faculty)

Leaders make final weekend push ahead of Alberta election: https://mru.ca/32f8 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Last weekend of campaigning in Alberta: https://mru.ca/ea1e (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

RCMP executes warrant at UCP candidate’s business: https://mru.ca/b4b0 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Critics say RCMP investigations will hurt UCP candidate’s chances: https://mru.ca/926c (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Bozo eruptions: Will gaffes on social issues affect Alberta election results?: https://mru.ca/fcb (CBC News, Toronto Star, The Canadian Press – https://mru.ca/e735 (Lori Williams, faculty)

Over 500,000 votes cast in Alberta election advance polls: https://mru.ca/3d0 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

A guide to the Alberta election — the most unlikely political showdown in Canada: https://mru.ca/64c0 (Toronto Star – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Calgary remains ground zero in the last days of election: https://mru.ca/ea60  (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Top down or grassroots? NDP, UCP take differing approaches to gender balance: https://mru.ca/b43  (660 News, The Canadian Press – Lori Williams, faculty)

‘Seduction of secrecy’: Will anyone fix Alberta’s freedom of information system?: https://mru.ca/44f1 (Calgary Herald – Sean Holman, faculty)

Economy most important issue for many Albertans: https://mru.ca/52a56 (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Polarizing Alberta election has some voters looking for a third option: https://mru.ca/fbcb (Star Metro Calgary – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

McGill University to stop using the Redmen name for sports teams: https://mru.ca/059c (Montreal Gazette)

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MRU Media: 04/12/2019

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

MRU in the News

What are the benefits of paternity leave for families and businesses?: https://mru.ca/433d  (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Rachael Pettigrew, faculty, discussed her research and participated in call-in discussion)

What do Ikea, the airport and Telus World of Science have in common?: https://mru.ca/28e2 (CBC News)

Rural crime survey seeks local input: https://mru.ca/e0ec (Mountain View Gazette)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Notley still hopeful the kamikaze scandal gains traction with voters: https://mru.ca/1af6 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – David Taras, faculty)

A lens on the Alberta Election: https://mru.ca/b431 (TVO, The Agenda with Steve Paikin – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Where were the UCP’s top operatives if they weren’t vetting candidates?: https://mru.ca/6cae (Rabble.ca – Lori Williams, faculty)

Jason Kenney gets support from federal friends: https://mru.ca/b489  (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Federal Tory Leader Andrew Scheer to headline United Conservative rally in Calgary: https://mru.ca/de5d (Star Metro Calgary – Lori Williams, faculty)

Leaked emails raise more questions about UCP leadership race: https://mru.ca/937 (CHQR 770 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Five days left in the Alberta election campaign: https://mru.ca/579 (Global News – David Taras, faculty)

Negative signs appear to be professional: https://mru.ca/dc6c (News 880 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

NDP fighting wrong election issues: https://mru.ca/1caa (CHQR 770 News – David Taras, faculty)

Also worth noting

It’s official — new deal between union and University of Regina: https://mru.ca/fbcb (Regina Leader-Post)

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MRU Media: 04/11/2019

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

MRU in the News

Cannabis industry progressing: https://mru.ca/2ea7 (CHQR News 770, April 9, 4:09 p.m.,  – Brad Mahon, dean)

MRU research explores why more men don’t take parental leave, social media in the Alberta election, and drunkenness through history: https://mru.ca/1b2f (Education News Canada – Rachael Pettigrew, David Clemis, Peter Ryan and Felix Nwaishi, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Boundary changes bring more Indigenous voters into new Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul riding: https://mru.ca/fc37 (Star Metro Edmonton – Brad Clark, faculty)

Albertans prepare to elect a government in a climate of deep anxiety: https://mru.ca/61d (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Advance polls draw huge numbers: https://mru.ca/d19 (CBC Radio news – David Taras, faculty)

Battleground Calgary: Why you should watch the city this provincial election: https://mru.ca/ff8a (Star Metro Calgary – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty)

Worries about UCP leadership vote raised 2 months before Kenney declared leader: https://mru.ca/1203 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta’s political parties drop the gloves for the 2019 election: https://mru.ca/d79 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty

Notley insists NDP gaining ground in Calgary, will spend rest of campaign here: https://mru.ca/f0fd (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Midweek podcast: Division in Alberta: https://mru.ca/c30 (CBC, The House – Lori Williams, faculty)

Provincial candidates get the final say: https://mru.ca/b3a8 (Okotoks Western Wheel – Erik Overland, student)

Also worth noting

Lethbridge College’s Geomatics program gets national accreditation: https://mru.ca/8eba (Lethbridge News Now)

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MRU Media: 04/10/2019

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

MRU in the News

Group hopes to sweeten election with free donuts at advance polls: https://mru.ca/603 (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald – SAMRU)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Political parties stoke separatist sentiment ahead of Alberta vote: https://mru.ca/6323 (Reuters – Lori Williams, faculty)

‘I’ve got four parties to my right’: Is Jason Kenney conservative enough for Alberta?: https://mru.ca/0be (Calgary Herald/Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty)

UCP candidate screening went awry, says political scientist after reviewing 44-page questionnaire: https://mru.ca/769e (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Something went wrong with UCP candidate vetting: https://mru.ca/ab3 (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Jason Kenney says Alberta is ‘under siege.’ But will voters believe he’s on their side?: https://mru.ca/320f (Globe and Mail – David Taras, faculty)

Unearthing offensive comments could sway voters in Edmonton but not Calgary, one political expert believes: https://mru.ca/f22a (Star Metro Edmonton/Star Metro Calgary – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Senate roadshow stops in Alberta’s oilpatch for feedback on impact-assessment bill: https://mru.ca/41fc (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

New poll suggests more voters support UCP but NDP gaining ground 1 week before Alberta election: https://mru.ca/1458 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

‘Footsy with Freaks’: How Kenney makes room for bigots in his party: https://mru.ca/ac44 (The Tyee – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Fledgling party, new riding, United Conservative challenger: Derek Fildebrandt has his hands full in Chestermere-Strathmore race: https://mru.ca/20db (Star Metro Calgary – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Playing sports in a different country: the opportunity of a lifetime: https://mru.ca/423 (Calgary Journal – Nataliia Klimenova, student)

Also worth noting

UNB powwow packed for celebration of culture and language: https://mru.ca/f92 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 04/09/2019

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

MRU in the News

Calgary survivor recalls murder of his family as world marks 25th anniversary of Rwandan genocide: https://mru.ca/17c6 (Global News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

With a week remaining in election campaign, UCP continues to lead: poll: https://mru.ca/ecc7 (City News, 660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Jason Kenney loves the oilpatch but keeps criticizing oil company CEOs: https://mru.ca/ff44 (CBC News – Lori Williams, David Taras, faculty)

Kenney criticizing oil company executives: https://mru.ca/fdbf (CBC Radioi news – Lori Williams, faculty)

Nasty tone could could lead to higher voter turnout: https://mru.ca/a9d  (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Why Jason Kenney’s ‘lake of fire’ moment won’t hurt him like it did Danielle Smith: https://mru.ca/bbef (Globe and Mail – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Economy the driver in Highwood race: https://mru.ca/0897 (Okotoks Western Wheel – Erik Overland, student)

Also worth noting

University of Calgary students upset at Bermuda Shorts Day moving indoors: https://mru.ca/c2ae (LiveWire Calgary)

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MRU Media: 04/08/2019

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

MRU in the News

Student entrepreneur takes flight at university competition: https://mru.ca/eb5b (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Tarandeep Singh Kainth, student, JMH LaunchPad)

Update on MRU LaunchPad: https://mru.ca/f4e0 (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Tarandeep Singh Kainth, Vladimir Taikov, students)

Young entrepreneur expanding sharing economy gets big boost at Mount Royal University’s LaunchPad: https://mru.ca/f5b8 (Education News Canada – Tarandeep Singh Kainth, Arielle Fitzgerald, students; Ray DePaul, faculty)

Student leaders work to boost struggling youth voter turnout: https://mru.ca/6ff9 (Calgary Herald/Vancouver Province – Amanda LeBlanc, SAMRU; David Taras, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

The lasting legacy of Dayna Brons, one year after Humboldt tragedy: https://mru.ca/e88a (The Hockey News – Dayne Brons, alumna)

New adapted wheelchair sports program launches in Calgary: https://mru.ca/e60f (CBC News – David Legg, faculty)

Adapted sports program set for Winsport: https://mru.ca/0d9 (CBC Radio news – David Legg, faculty)

Candidates criticized for not attending public forum debates: https://mru.ca/f38 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

UCP targets key ridings in lead-up to election, as NDP continues to campaign in Calgary: https://mru.ca/483b (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Lori Williams, faculty)

Mountain View key riding: https://mru.ca/36b1  (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Andrew Scheer announcement today: https://mru.ca/bfad (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

New poll shows UCP with nine-point lead over NDP: https://mru.ca/a281 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – David Taras, faculty)

SNC-Lavalin revives court bid to avoid criminal trial: https://mru.ca/16d9 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

The debate’s over. What will Alberta’s political leaders do next?: https://mru.ca/24c9 (Edmonton Journal – Lori Williams and Duane Bratt, faculty)

Candidates debate in high-profile Calgary-Mountain View constituency: https://mru.ca/9c8c (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Plateformes électorales : des budgets équilibrés à l’optimisme (Electoral Platforms: Balanced Budgets to Optimism): https://mru.ca/d71e (Radio-Canada – Anupam Das, faculty)

Alberta election: analyzing the leaders’ debate: https://mru.ca/d99 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

No winners in leader’s debate: commentators: https://mru.ca/2eb1  (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Opinion: University can’t come soon enough: https://mru.ca/659f (Red Deer Advocate)

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MRU Media: 04/05/2019

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

MRU in the News

Canadian Legacy Project launches ‘Veterans Business Boot Camp’ at Mount Royal University: https://mru.ca/c21 (Global News Wire – Dimitra Fotopoulos, Terry Kellam, staff)

Even a map needs a starting point: Mount Royal staff co-create student guide for Map the System Challenge: https://mru.ca/3fe (Education News Canada – James Stauch, faculty; Anna Johnson, staff)

Cannabis on campus: What’s stopping students from higher learning: https://mru.ca/3d0f (The Calgary Journal – Shayla Breen, SAMRU; Steve Fitterer, VP)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Alberta Election 2019: Party leaders break out their greatest hits in 90-minute debate: https://mru.ca/21d (Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal – Lori Williams, faculty)

Debate didn’t change hearts and minds: https://mru.ca/64ca (Global Morning News – Lori Williams, faculty)

No clear winners or losers: https://mru.ca/cbb6 (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Explosive event in Canadian politics: https://mru.ca/02eb (Radio Canada International – Duane Bratt, faculty)

What will transpire at the Alberta leaders debate?: https://mru.ca/fa0c  (660 News – David Taras, faculty)

Leaders’ debate preview: https://mru.ca/751b (Global News – David Taras, faculty)

Alberta leaders set to square off: https://mru.ca/9764 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Only leaders debate is tonight: https://mru.ca/515f (CBC News Network – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta leadership candidates face off in debate in Edmonton: https://mru.ca/3884 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Albrerta leaders set to square off: https://mru.ca/2f59 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Dalhousie administrator’s controversial book shortlisted for $50K Donner Prize: https://mru.ca/60e (Toronto Star)

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