MRU Media

MRU Media 08/10/2020

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 post-secondaries follow city lead on mask policy: https://mru.ca/457b (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun)

Masks mandatory at most Calgary post-secondary institutions in fall: https://mru.ca/088a  (660 News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

South Carolina Re-Signs Defender Jesse Lees: https://mru.ca/939d (Our Sports Central – Jesse Lees, alumnus)

Alberta signs on to help develop nuclear reactor technology: https://mru.ca/ef9b (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Co-operating on nuclear technology a positive for federal-provincial relations: https://mru.ca/5eef (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

New University of Manitoba president set to lead through pandemic: https://mru.ca/b242 (The Manitoban)

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MRU Media 08/07/2020

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

MRU in the News

Run Calgary pairs with Calgary Pride to create Love is Love Mile: https://mru.ca/ee60 (Canadian Running)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Summer interns given chance to blog for forestry: https://mru.ca/4eb0 (Humboldt Journal – Jace Timmer, student)

Alberta not doing enough to combat hate crimes, says criminologist: https://mru.ca/a1c9 (CBC Radio News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Zoom fatigue and other education trends: https://mru.ca/eacf (Business in Calgary – Christian Cook, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Calgary’s new vice-provost focused on equity, diversity and inclusion: https://mru.ca/4f5c (CBC News)

B.C. lays out COVID-19 guidelines for colleges, universities in advance of fall session: https://mru.ca/e603 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 08/06/2020

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

Students/experts/alum in the news

Interview with Mark Ayyash on ‘Navigating Palestine in a post-BLM world’: https://mru.ca/e63dc (Middle East Monitor – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Daily dose of the dub: Blazers make move, MRU reveals some commitments, and more: https://mru.ca/8fae (Dubnetwork.ca – Dominic Schmiemann, Lane Gilliss, Kyle Olson, Riley Sawchuk, students)

Also worth noting

B.C. professor says one-year suspension over Facebook post ‘violates his academic freedom’: https://mru.ca/5e838 (National Post)

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MRU Media 08/05/2020

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

MRU in the News

Former WE Charity board chair says she had little insight into finances: https://mru.ca/c3fa (Globe and Mail)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Alberta information commissioner finds public interest in information often not considered: https://mru.ca/f8b1 (CBC News – Sean Holman, faculty)

Democracy failing us in “post-truth” era: https://mru.ca/0a0d (CFAX – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

‘Not realistic’: Alberta parents say mandatory masks fail to address issue at core of concerns: https://mru.ca/61c3 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 08/04/2020

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

MRU in the News

Post-secondary schools in Calgary tell students to ‘mask up’: https://mru.ca/537 (CTV News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Can’t find your favourite canned drink? Blame aluminum can shortage, prof says: https://mru.ca/9983 (CTV News – Rajbir Bhatti, faculty)

Canada is facing an aluminum can shortage and White Claws could be threatened: https://mru.ca/5829 (freshdaily – Rajbir Bhatti, faculty)

Canned goods shortage: https://mru.ca/baba (CTV News at 5 – Rajbir Bhatti, faculty)

‘An issue for Calgary to manage’: Minister won’t fire Magliocca over spending abuses: https://mru.ca/4280 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Six University of Toronto unions launch petition against school’s reopening plan: https://mru.ca/c1de (CBC News)

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MRU Media 07/31/2020

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 proudly announces Dawn Farrell to become first chancellor, furthering connections with community: https://mru.ca/b846 (Business in Calgary – Dawn Farrell, chancellor; Alex Pourbaix, chair, BOG; Tim Rahilly, president)

Masks to be worn inside University of Calgary starting this weekend: https://mru.ca/e5aa (CityNews, 660 News)

‘Let’s kick that racist Schenker out of musicology’: https://mru.ca/536c (Slipped Disc – Evan Cortens, staff)

Students/experts/alum in the news

How identity—not ignorance—leads to science denial: https://mru.ca/dcfd (Elemental, Medium.com – April McGrath, faculty)

PM throws public service under the bus during WE testimony: https://mru.ca/cdad  (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta getting more from the feds: https://mru.ca/25a4 (CBC News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of R team using new testing technology to identify, track viruses: https://mru.ca/65ff (Regina Leader-Post)

CBE ‘recommends’ masks for teachers and students in strategy to reopen schools: https://mru.ca/cf18 (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media 07/30/2020

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

MRU in the News

OPINION: Often chided for its suburban sprawl, Calgary has solid track record of infill development: https://mru.ca/856c (LiveWire Calgary)

Students/experts/alum in the news

What does de-prioritizing policing really mean?: https://mru.ca/30b0 (News Talk 980 – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Investigation into Calgary councillor’s expenses shows $10K still in question: https://mru.ca/4939 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Probe into Joe Magliocca expenses finds more than $5,600 in ineligible spending; questions over airfare: https://mru.ca/35b0 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

All provinces are now “have not”: https://mru.ca/3661  (CBC News, The National, July 28, 17:00 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Report shines a light on councillor’s expences: https://mru.ca/6b35 (News 770 CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/c6c9 (CTV – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

McGill professor, students call on university to examine school’s links to slavery: https://mru.ca/2ef8 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 07/29/2020

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

MRU in the News

First-year university students in Calgary face tough choices for fall: https://mru.ca/29a3e (CBC News – Anthony Russell, student)

Freedom of information advocate: MRU journalism professor fights for citizens’ right to know: https://mru.ca/6989 (Education News Canada – Sean Holman, Sally Haney, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Alberta becoming a ‘have not’ province doesn’t change issues with federation, Kenney says: https://mru.ca/6bbb (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time, Crime Panel: https://mru.ca/0d30 (CTV – Ritesh Narayan, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of L expecting 60% of students returning this fall: https://mru.ca/9c0f (Lethbridge News Now)

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MRU Media 07/28/2020

MRU in the News

Alberta’s position with stabilization and equalization payments could be headed for a big change this year: https://mru.ca/afc6 (Duane Bratt – CBC Calgary Eyeopener)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Improving Rural Sexual Assault Evidence and Investigation: https://mru.ca/ae18 (Evidence Technology Magazine – Catherine Carter-Snell, faculty)

Also worth noting

Canada provides exception for U.S. students planning to study north of border: https://mru.ca/f03e (CTV News)

KPU names former Tsawwassen chief chancellor of university: https://mru.ca/5565 (APTN News)

Queen’s University (in Belfast) charters plane for Chinese students: https://mru.ca/f0d1 (BBC News)

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MRU Media 07/27/2020

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 grads still waiting to walk the stage as COVID-19 postpones graduation: https://mru.ca/2943 (LiveWire Calgary)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Sledhead – Sledding Athletes Are Taking Their Lives. Did Brain-Rattling Rides and High-Speed Crashes Damage Their Brains?: https://mru.ca/dc03 (The New York Times — Alexis Morris, faculty)

Political fundraising numbers show Alberta is now a two-party province: https://mru.ca/9a030 (Edmonton Journal — Duane Bratt, faculty)

Chances of election over WE Charity scandal: https://mru.ca/d1eb (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty; Lori Williams, faculty)

Privy Council Office to Review GG Allegations: https://mru.ca/e3b6 (CTV News Channel — Lori Williams, faculty)

Canadians’ right to information should not be compromised: commissioner: https://mru.ca/6388 (Richmond News — Sean Holman, faculty)

Sonic Versus The Flash: Who Would Win: https://mru.ca/dc414 (CBR.com — Richie Nguyen, alumnus)

Also worth noting

Student groups urge feds to redirect funds from WE charity program: https://mru.ca/51fa (CTV)

Blackbaud Hack: More UK universities confirm breach: https://mru.ca/c466 (BBC News)

Faculty group pans UCP research ‘fair deal’: https://mru.ca/f911 (Calgary Herald)

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