MRU Media

MRU Media: 09/20/2021

MRU in the media: 

MRU, U of C, SAIT return to in-person classes on Monday: https://mru.ca/2889 (CTV News)

Calgary post-secondaries prepare return to campus after classes cancelled: https://mru.ca/16b1 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun)

Mount Royal back to in-person instruction Monday: https://mru.ca/6bf9 (Global News at Noon) 

Students returning to classes Monday at MRU: https://mru.ca/21b0 (660 News)

U of C, MRU back ti in-person learning on Monday: https://mru.ca/d281 (City News at 6)

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Sunday, Sept. 19: https://mru.ca/a108 (CBC News)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

VIDEO: How Businesses Grow and Scale: https://mru.ca/5158 (Calgary’s Business – Simon Raby, faculty)

As polls open in Calgary, here’s what you need to know to vote: https://mru.ca/f8a5 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Concerns raised about long lines and mask enforcement in Alberta polling stations: https://mru.ca/0f6db (Global News – Duane Bratt, Lori Williams, faculty)

Worries about fewer polling stations, mask enforcement: https://mru.ca/e164 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, Lori Williams, faculty)

Canada’s Elections: Choosing From a Crowded Field: https://mru.ca/ef9c1 (U.S. News & World Report – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jagmeet Singh Has Discovered ‘Animal Crossing’: https://mru.ca/6e6fd (VICE World News – Lori Williams, faculty)

People’s Party leader Bernier focusing on Alberta: https://mru.ca/510e (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Maxime Bernier attends Calgary ‘freedom rally’ in last weekend of federal campaign: https://mru.ca/8077 (Global News – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty)

Bernier’s surge could mean trouble for federal Conservatives: (Global News National – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty)

Election 2021: Alberta spends much of campaign on the sidelines: https://mru.ca/87f2 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Election 2021: Liberals look to recapture Calgary Skyview following 2019 Alberta shutout: https://mru.ca/5a01 (Calgary Herald – Lori Williams, faculty)

Election 2021: Tight race in Calgary Centre as Liberals look to win back riding: https://mru.ca/f0b5 (Calgary Herald – Lori Williams, faculty)

Canada election 2021: What are the Alberta ridings to watch for a possible political flip?: https://mru.ca/4d08 (Global  News – Duane Bratt, Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta flyover country this election: https://mru.ca/7bf0 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney suddenly focus federal election campaign: https://mru.ca/b844 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Traditional election campaign methods still key in the digital age: experts: https://mru.ca/6bf9 (Global News, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

O’Toole questioned about Alberta: https://mru.ca/37a (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Erin O’Toole’s big election bet: Make Conservatives progressive again: https://mru.ca/70ff (Vice World News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Top parties have a lot in common: https://mru.ca/abd6 (INews 880 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Election campaign hits final days: https://mru.ca/3254 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

University of Regina classes opting for No Textbook Courses: https://mru.ca/2170 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 09/17/2021

MRU in the media: 

MRU to resume in-person learning Monday: https://mru.ca/4ca7 (CityNews, 660 News)

Post-secondaries scramble in state of emergency, shut down campuses: https://mru.ca/b1f7 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Rachel Timmermans, SAMRU; Tim Rahilly, President)

AB postsecondary institutions cancel classes in response to new COVID-19 restrictions: https://mru.ca/a9d1 (Academica)

Making sense of the new restrictions, mass confusion on campuses: https://mru.ca/2245 (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Several Alberta Post-Secondary Institutions Close for the Week: https://mru.ca/6a08 (High River Online, Okotoks Online)

In-person classes cancelled: https://mru.ca/e9aa (CTV News at 5) 

Universities temporarily closing to figure out new COVID rules: https://mru.ca/c248 (iNews 880)

MRU’s Garden to Plate aims to raise food literacy awareness: https://mru.ca/1b28 (The Reflector – Lynne Lafave, Sonya Jakubec, faculty)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

What the parties are offering Alberta this federal election: https://mru.ca/d7b2 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason Kenney’s COVID crisis hits federal election campaign trail: https://mru.ca/86e3 (Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen – Duane Bratt, faculty)

New COVID restrictions in Alberta: https://mru.ca/07b9 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Jason Kenney proves that Alberta provincial leaders can still influence federal election campaigns: https://mru.ca/88c8 (Albertapolitics.ca – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Measures put onus on businesses, institutions, not government: https://mru.ca/b5bd (CBC News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney’s leadership questioned: https://mru.ca/00a1 (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Hinshaw to give COVID-19 update Thursday: https://mru.ca/eba1 (CityNews – Duane Bratt, faculty)

NDP could be kingmaker in federal election: https://mru.ca/afa1 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

University of Calgary students urge ‘Yes’ vote on fluoridation in fall election: https://mru.ca/299b (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 09/16/2021

MRU in the media: 

Three Calgary post-secondaries cancel classes amid new COVID restrictions: https://mru.ca/6d25 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Tim Rahilly, President)

U of C, MRU cancel in-person classes for rest of the week after new COVID rules announced: https://mru.ca/619dd (CBC News)

Alberta’s state of emergency prompts Calgary post-secondary institutions to cancel in-person classes: https://mru.ca/1b4f (CTV News)

How each major Alberta college is operating under the state of public health emergency: https://mru.ca/0aa8 (Global News)

Universities close campuses for remainder of week: https://mru.ca/7efb (CBC Radio News)

Post-secondaries in Calgary closing for rest of week: https://mru.ca/6995 (News 770, CHQR )

In-person learning on pause at universities: https://mru.ca/74ac (CTV Morning Live)

COVID-19 restrictions convoluted and weeks too late: https://mru.ca/3a18 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

MRU’s Growth Compass publishes findings on crucial role scale-up programs play in developing scale-up leaders: https://mru.ca/66ba (Simon Raby, faculty)

In light of Western University incidents, higher ed needs to do better in face of sexual assault allegations: https://mru.ca/a8bf (CityNews) 

Higher education needed following sexual assault allegations at Western University: professor: https://mru.ca/9fdcf (CityNews, 660 News website)

Nine Alberta post-secondary institutions to introduce vaccination mandate, required vaccination proof: https://mru.ca/136e (Education News Canada)

COVID-19: updates for Canada’s universities: https://mru.ca/0f80c (University Affairs)

Red Deer Polytechnic not among Alta. post-secondary institutions to require vaccine proof: https://mru.ca/8896 (CTV News)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Top 33 ‘safest seats’ in Canada won by Conservatives in 2019, with top 13 winning by a 70 per cent margin or more: https://mru.ca/da73 (The Hill Times – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Political side to latest COVID-19 restrictions: https://mru.ca/cf48 (CTV News at 6 – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Bernier calls Kenney ‘despot’ after new COVID lockdowns: https://mru.ca/7a6a (Western Standard – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Rising support for far-right People’s Party unlikely to trouble Tories, say strategists and experts, as O’Toole makes a pitch for the centre: https://mru.ca/e0b8 (The Hill Times – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Political scientist questions why Alberta’s COVID leaders haven’t resigned: https://mru.ca/b696 (CityNews, 660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Mounting pressure on Alberta premier as doctors and experts call for his resignation: https://mru.ca/e7f6 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Airdrie-Cochrane MLA issues apology letter to constituents over $100 vaccine incentive: https://mru.ca/ec04 (Airdrie Today – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

‘I apologize,’ Kenney says as Alberta declares state of public health emergency: https://mru.ca/59b8 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 09/15/2021

MRU in the media: 

MRU Student Union vaccinations: https://mru.ca/99de (CBC Radio, Calgary Eyeopener – Rachel Timmermans, SAMRU VP)

AB postsecondary institutions to no longer accept rapid testing as alternative to vaccines: https://mru.ca/0a3e (Academica

Vote on Campus suspended – But students still have other options: https://mru.ca/e612 (The Reflector)

New communities you’ll want to call home: https://mru.ca/eb2a (Avenue Magazine)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

To unseat Trudeau, Canada’s top Conservative leans left: https://mru.ca/391e (New York Times – Duane Bratt, faculty)

The best shoes for your daily walk to work or school: https://mru.ca/99fa (London Free Press, Postmedia – Shannon Gordon, alumna)

Has Justin Trudeau’s snap election backfired? Sheen wears off Canadian Camelot: https://mru.ca/4127 (Washington Examiner – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Canada’s Trudeau tries to link main rival to Alberta COVID-19 surge: https://mru.ca/467b (Reuters – Duane Bratt, faculty)

St. Albert council spent a third of its time meeting in private: https://mru.ca/4295 (St. Alberta Today –  Lori Williams, faculty)

‘It’s a different animal’: History shows there are no sure bets in Calgary Centre: https://mru.ca/d8e8 (Canadian Press, Kelowna Daily Courier – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Where are the resignations over COVID policy?: https://mru.ca/6180 (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason Kenney’s rotten record of COVID chaos has finally become a federal election issue: https://mru.ca/ea61 (albertapolitics.ca – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Government faces sharp criticism over “Open for Summer” decision: https://mru.ca/4764 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Simon Fraser University moves to significantly increase Black representation among faculty: https://mru.ca/e589 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 09/14/2021

MRU in the media: 

Full vaccination — and proof — to be mandatory at nine post-secondary institutions in Alberta: https://mru.ca/471f (CBC News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Calgary post-secondary students welcome ‘really smart’ vaccination requirement: https://mru.ca/868e (Global News at 6 – Tim Rahilly, President)

Universities announce enhanced COVID-19 safety measures: https://mru.ca/de0e (CBC Radio News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Nine Alberta post-secondary institutions to require proof of COVID-19 vaccine to attend campus: https://mru.ca/8efcc (Global News)

Alberta universities to mandate vaccinations for students, staff and visitors attending campus: https://mru.ca/aa2d (CTV News)

New vaccine rules coming to campus: https://mru.ca/98c6 (CTV News at 6) 

Students and staff must be fully vaccinated for U of C, Mount Royal and SAIT: https://mru.ca/b742 (Calgary Herald)

Record-high COVID-19 patients in Alberta ICUs, 4,740 new cases reported over three days: https://mru.ca/8df7 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun)

Costs, logistics among reasons RDP not mandating vaccines as nine other schools do: https://mru.ca/d255 (Red Deer News Now)

Red Deer Polytechnic not among post-secondary schools introducing vaccine mandate: https://mru.ca/4cf22 (Red Deer Advocate)

Edmonton post-secondaries to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, rapid testing no longer accepted alternative: https://mru.ca/3055 (Edmonton Journal)

Calgary post-secondaries announce vaccine mandates: https://mru.ca/cd93 (660 News)

Universities announce vaccine mandate: https://mru.ca/b2fe (News 770, CHQR) 

Vaccines to be Required at Nine Alberta Post-Secondary Schools: https://mru.ca/1ebf (Okotoks Online)

U of L, eight other Alberta post-secondaries require full COVID vaccination on campuses: https://mru.ca/5dbe (Lethbridge News Now)

Required-vaccination policy introduced at post-secondary institutions: https://mru.ca/7e1b (AUPE News)

U of L joins eight other Alberta schools in requiring vaccination: https://mru.ca/2c30 (Lethbridge Herald)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Duncan Kinney running to end ‘fake senate election’: https://mru.ca/aacb (Medicine Hat News – Duncan Kinney, alumnus)

Maverick Party looks to Bloc Québécois as inspiration to ensure western interests: https://mru.ca/801a0 (Canadian Press, CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Party leaders spar in leaders debate: https://mru.ca/ae9e (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Early voter turnout seeing high numbers: https://mru.ca/f114 (CityNews, 660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Universities overlooked in the election campaign: https://mru.ca/f778 (University Affairs)

MRU Media: 09/13/2021

MRU in the media: 

Bow Valley College to require students, staff be vaccinated against COVID-19: https://mru.ca/8199 (CityNews, 660 News)

Bow Valley College institutes mandatory vaccination policy: https://mru.ca/a513 (
Rocky Mountain Outlook)

Calgary – from Cowboy Capital to Headquarters Heaven: https://mru.ca/46b (Conference and Meetings World)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Calgary nurse lends helping hand in Haiti following earthquake: https://mru.ca/e8b3 (CityNews, 660 News – Andrew Nguyen, alumnus)

Braid: A week when UCP policies, COVID plans collapsed under pressure: https://mru.ca/824c (Calgary Herald – David Taras, faculty)

Erin O’Toole is changing Canadian conservatism as we know it: https://mru.ca/5207 (Globe and Mail – Duane Bratt, faculty)

People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier launches 3-day tour in Alberta with indoor, outdoor rallies: https://mru.ca/770f (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Primetime Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/bd57 (CTV 2 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

We Needed a Debate. We Got a Snark Fest: https://mru.ca/d668 (The Tyee – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Return to campus very different for two Winnipeg universities: https://mru.ca/75b23 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 09/10/2021

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

MRU in the media: 

Enrolment up at Mount Royal University as classes resume: https://mru.ca/7df4 (CTV News –   Tim Rahilly, President)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

5 Takeaways From Canada’s Official Election Debates: https://mru.ca/e884 (New York Times – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Why did Jeremiah Perry drown? How a system meant to keep school kids safe may have opened ‘the door to compromises’: https://mru.ca/f2bc (Toronto Star – Joe Pavelka, faculty)

Debate format panned as no clear winner emerges: https://mru.ca/7a0a (660 News – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Pressure on leaders ahead of debate: https://mru.ca/8ed3 (660 News – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

What stood out to political analysts at the French-language leaders’ debate: https://mru.ca/82ae (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Primetime Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/544b (CTV 2 – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

‘Last-minute pivot’ to online learning irks U of C students’ union: https://mru.ca/f0f3 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 09/09/2021

MRU in the media:

Nursing schools can’t accommodate increase in demand at time when profession faces shortage: https://mru.ca/b47a (Globe and Mail – Elizabeth Van Den Kerkhof, faculty)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

A deeper dive into dogmatism: what causes people to think the way they do?: https://mru.ca/bb43 (CBC Radio, The Morning Edition – Judy J. Johnson, faculty emeritus) 

Interior Designer of the Year 2021: Amanda Hamilton Interior Design: https://mru.ca/f3af (Western Living  Amanda Hamilton, alumna)

French language debate tonight: https://mru.ca/706d (CHCH – Duane Bratt, Lori Williams, faculty)

Debate knockouts rarely happen: https://mru.ca/392d (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Party leaders debate in Quebec: https://mru.ca/ae45 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

How Kenney’s political ideology is out of touch with Alberta values: https://mru.ca/2e81 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Theo Fleury’s ‘reprehensible’ vaccine passport tirade prompts credential clarification from university: https://mru.ca/19a9 (CTV News)

 

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MRU Media: 09/08/2021

MRU in the media: 

Interview with MRU president as students return to campus this week: Part 1: https://mru.ca/0fc65 Part 2: https://mru.ca/daec (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Tim Rahilly, President)

MRU sees enrolment climb as students, faculty and staff return to on-campus learning and services: https://mru.ca/040a (Education News Canada – Tim Rahilly, President)

MRU requires masks in all classrooms and labs this fall: https://mru.ca/1921 (The Reflector)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Education researcher urges immediate action to address COVID slide: https://mru.ca/ed0e (CityNews – Jodi Nickel, faculty)

‘We won’t let this intimidate us’: Liberal candidate for Calgary Centre upset by assault of campaign volunteers: https://mru.ca/4bfc (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kent Hehr, former Liberal MP accused of harassment, to run for Calgary mayor: https://mru.ca/0a2d (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kent Hehr to run for mayor of Calgary: https://mru.ca/6ad2 (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Parties focus on key battlegrounds in tight Canadian election: https://mru.ca/279d (Reuters – Lori Williams, faculty)

Themes for Thursday’s leaders debate announced: https://mru.ca/4a80 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

MLA pens dissenting letter for government’s ‘disparaging and accusatory tone’ toward the unvaccinated: https://mru.ca/6ca9 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

MLA critical of premier’s comments on unvaccinated: https://mru.ca/8b34 (CBC Radio news – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Canada tax agency reveals secret study linking home prices to millionaire migration, five years after freedom-of-information request: https://mru.ca/700d (South China Morning Post – Sean Holman, faculty)

No attempt to disguise editing of O’Toole video: https://mru.ca/af92 (CIUT – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

U of C students protest last-minute transition to online study: https://mru.ca/c1d0 (CTV News)

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MRU Media: 09/07/2021

MRU in the media: 

MRU launching community podcasting project: https://mru.ca/63f6 (University Affairs – Meg Wilcox, Brad Clark, faculty)

How will Sept. 30 be observed?: https://mru.ca/b06c1 (Global News Morning) 

Calgary professor won’t use capital letters unless it’s to acknowledge Indigenous people: https://mru.ca/e946f (CTV News – linda manyguns, AVP)

Canadian university department drops capitalization to resist ‘acknowledging’ oppressive power structures: https://mru.ca/2a0e (Washington Examiner – linda manyguns, AVP)

calgary academic ‘rejects symbols of hierarchy’ by typing only with lowercase letters: https://mru.ca/ea04 (Western Standard – linda manyguns, AVP)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Majority of Albertans angered over recent government COVID-19 moves; Kenney facing severe challenges from within UCP: https://mru.ca/5d06 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Over 75% of Albertans would support vaccine passport, survey suggests: https://mru.ca/49cb (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Poll shaws Albertans support vaccine passport: https://mru.ca/131b (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta announces $100 gift card as incentive to get fully vaccinated as cases surge: https://mru.ca/e01e  (Ottawa Citizen, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Provincial cash incentive not driving people in droves to pharmacies for vaccines: https://mru.ca/6cab (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta’s new rules, including masking, now in effect province-wide: https://mru.ca/0d152 (CTV News – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Alberta UCP ‘evasive’, faking public accessibility with premier’s Facebook Live: expert: https://mru.ca/b424 (CityNews – Lori Williams, faculty)

Pundits say Liberal Chahal could flip Calgary Skyview: https://mru.ca/23ef (The Hill Times – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Real campaign begins as Canadians begin to pay attention: https://mru.ca/8d90 (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Protesters target Trudeau: https://mru.ca/f375 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney handled first wave well but latest measures not enough: https://mru.ca/94f23 (News Talk 980 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Premier in denial over increased risk, passport seems inevitable: https://mru.ca/fd9e   (iNews 880 – Lori Williams, faculty)

How is government handling COVID-19?: https://mru.ca/7b2a (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta lagging through third and fourth waves: https://mru.ca/1888 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Conservative leader makes firearms announcement: https://mru.ca/ebb2 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

How will new measures play out politically: https://mru.ca/cfc1 (CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

What is the value of leaders debates?: https://mru.ca/2008 (News Talk 980 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

First French debate discussed: https://mru.ca/a8f0 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Themes for Thursday’s leaders debate announced: https://mru.ca/4a80 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Pandemic plans for University of Calgary students in fall 2021: https://mru.ca/2241 (Global News)

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