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MRU Media 10/23/2020

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

MRU in the News

Community Podcast Initiative coming to Calgary: https://mru.ca/f28f (JSource – Meg Wilcox, Brad Clark, faculty)

Photo gallery: MRU community protests on campus for anti-racism education: https://mru.ca/e2e1 (The Reflector)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Raphael Slawinski Receives Summit of Excellence 2020: https://mru.ca/35e3d (Gripped – Raphael Slawinski, faculty)

Credit Unions of Alberta Names ‘Class of 2020: Own Your Financial Future’ Winners: https://mru.ca/bc14 (CU Today – Kwasi Oteng, student)

Province sticks with less restrictive approach to COVID crisis: https://mru.ca/13ee (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

VIDEO: Duane Bratt in conversation on politics: https://mru.ca/dc32 (Calgary’s Business – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Carleton students raise privacy concerns about anti-cheating software: https://mru.ca/ac9b (CBC News)

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MRU Media 10/22/2020

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

MRU in the News

 ‘The truth as I see it’ – In conversation with Frances Widdowson: https://mru.ca/dbe1 (C2C Journal – Frances Widdowson, faculty; Tim Rahilly, President)

MRU’s first confirmed COVID-19 case “not surprising,” says university: https://mru.ca/9078 (The Reflector – Shani Markus,  Peony Kong, students)

Students/experts/alum in the news

What we can expect from the U.S. presidential debate and why Albertans should care: https://mru.ca/685a (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

As popularity slides, Alberta’s Kenney has oil pipeline riding on U.S. vote: https://mru.ca/b93d (U.S. News and World Report, Financial Post, Edmonton Journal, Reuters – Lori Williams, faculty)

Government survives confidence vote: https://mru.ca/9be8 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of C scientists experience ‘glimmer of hope’ in treatment of brain cancer: https://mru.ca/99ce (CTV News)

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MRU Media 10/21/2020

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

Open books, open education: https://mru.ca/60b6 (Dal News – Brett McCollum, faculty)

Looking ahead to new legislature sitting: https://mru.ca/5698 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Students decry letter defending N-word use at the University of Ottawa: https://mru.ca/1fd9 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 10/20/2020

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

MRU in the News

Smart City Learning: how surveillance can help build safer, smarter schools: https://mru.ca/cdfc (Building Magazine – Peter Davison, staff)

Students/experts/alum in the news

The challenges of vaccine cold-chain distribution must be met to end the pandemic: https://mru.ca/0957 (Global Biodefence – Paula Larsson, alumna)

Alberta MLAs to focus on economic recovery as legislature resumes: https://mru.ca/34f2 (Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty

UCP would find many Albertans opposed to private health care: https://mru.ca/aa1 (iNews 880 – Lori Williams, faculty)

What we learned about UCP this weekend: https://mru.ca/be8c (CBC News at 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Two sessions confirmed for fully-virtual Smart Cities & Sport Summit: https://mru.ca/37dee (Inside the Games – David Legg, faculty)

Also worth noting

As industry begins to take off, Alberta researchers working on lab-grown meat: https://mru.ca/5f0e (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media 10/19/2020

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

MRU in the News

Will Alberta students be able to apply for university without a diploma exam mark?: https://mru.ca/c9fd (Global News)

Is an education at MRU right for you? Virtual Open House: https://mru.ca/9acb (CTV News, Our Community)

Mount Royal Faculty Association admits to ‘white supremacy culture’: https://mru.ca/0be3 (Post Millennial – D.A. Dirks, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

COVID-19: The Spread of racism: https://mru.ca/6731 (CTV Calgary documentary – Irene Shankar, faculty)

Whether it’s Joe Biden or Donald Trump, America’s choice will alter Alberta’s future: https://mru.ca/0435 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Fire destroys lobster pound in Nova Scotia: https://mru.ca/4175 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/17ee (CTV Two, Alberta Prime Time, Aug. 15, 8:00 – Lori Williams, Archie McLean, faculty)

Quinterra Legacy Garden unveiled in memory of 5 Calgarians lost in Brentwood tragedy: https://mru.ca/2eeb (Global News – Kaiti Perras, alumna)

Nigerian born Calgary Employment & Business Lawyer named in Top 25 Influential Lawyers in Canada: https://mru.ca/44b0 (Canadian Insider – Joseph Osuji, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of L hires three researchers specializing in agricultural studies: https://mru.ca/ff4f (Lethbridge News Now)

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MRU Media 10/16/2020

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

MRU in the News

Clay Riddell Centre for Quantum Matter launching after $10-million donation for Perimeter Institute hub: https://mru.ca/61d1 (Calgary Herald – Clay Riddell, donor)

Students/experts/alum in the news

VIDEO: State of the Media Industry: https://mru.ca/b930 (Calgary’s Business – Brad Clark, faculty)

Angela Wrigley plays with jazz greats but finds her own voice on debut single, Cinnamon: https://mru.ca/0e332 (Calgary Herald – Angela Wrigley, alumna)

Also worth noting

U Sports cancels winter national championships due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic: https://mru.ca/41ec (CBC News)

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MRU Media 10/15/2020

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

MRU in the News

U of C to increase in-person learning for winter semester: https://mru.ca/add1  (660 News/CityNews)

MRU faculty help Calgarians cope with COVID-19 through media: Twenty profs tackle variety of topics during pandemic: https://mru.ca/ac48 (Education News Canada)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Iconic Hudson Bay stores in the West are on their last legs: https://mru.ca/ed9f (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Here’s why experts are saying Albertans should be really ‘concerned’ about the U.S. election: https://mru.ca/b59e (Narcity – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Working Mom Wellness: Addressing Your Inner Critic with Dr. Scharie Tavcerhttps://mru.ca/73f (Scharie Tavcer, faculty)

Plans to restructure AHS will be politically difficult: https://mru.ca/8686 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

‘There are probably going to be job losses’: U of C looks to minimize impact of impending cuts: https://mru.ca/e713 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 10/14/2020

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

MRU in the News

Updated Cannabis Education Program reflects changing industry: Mount Royal’s Cannabis Industry Advisory Board provides real-world input: https://mru.ca/7d00 (Education News Canada – Allan Dwyer, faculty; Michael Berger, student)

Students/experts/alum in the news

New Spilli Station Cafe owners represent exciting change happening in Spilli: https://mru.ca/da41 (The Columbia Valley Pioneer – Patti Derbyshire, faculty)

Calgary retailers hoping to cash in during Amazon Prime Day, kicking off holiday shopping season: https://mru.ca/fbb5 (CTV News – Mohammed El Hazzouri, faculty)

Questions to the Candidates: https://mru.ca/0598 (Airdrie Today – Kim Harris, alumna)

Alberta mulls replacing RCMP with provincial force: https://mru.ca/bb0a (The Epoch Times – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Calgary doctors fight back against concerns over privatizing health care in Alberta: https://mru.ca/0ae (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Coronavirus outbreak declared at Western University residence after four students test positive: https://mru.ca/8417 (Global News)

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MRU Media 10/13/2020

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

MRU in the News

Keeping a digital presence at the forefront of your institution: https://mru.ca/a0b6a (The EvoLLLution – Brad Mahon, Dean)

Advocates call for more to help prevent sexual assault on campus: https://mru.ca/80c2 (Global News National, 630 CHED – Tim Rahilly, President)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Stores across Canada reporting record shortage of appliances due to pandemic: https://mru.ca/0a54 (Toronto Star – Halia Valladares, faculty)

Fratelli Tutti: A vision of unity and dignity for all: https://mru.ca/16cd (The Catholic Register – Jacqueline Ho, faculty)

Alberta’s top cop defends RCMP after Madu slams force: https://mru.ca/51ae (Calgary Sun – Doug King, faculty)

Corbella: Karen Gosbee’s luxurious life was actually one of abuse and torment: https://mru.ca/7779 (Calgary Herald – Karen Gosbee, alumna)

Also worth noting

This fall, many instructors are teaching the pandemic: https://mru.ca/c19d (University Affairs)

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MRU Media 10/09/2020

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

MRU in the News

 ‘It’s an access to education issue’: Why more needs to be done about sexual assaults at schools: https://mru.ca/e8d9 (Global News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Calgary postsecondary institutions see increased academic misconduct: https://mru.ca/c0c0 (Academica – Karen Parsons, staff)

First national standard of its kind aims to help Canada’s post-secondary institutions support positive mental health and well-being for students: https://mru.ca/4478 (Cision PR Newswire – Daniel Major, student)

Financing for the future: Major gift to the Student Investment Fund provides experiential learning and growth opportunities: https://mru.ca/1b35 (Education News Canada)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Province looks further into provincial police force: https://mru.ca/06b5 (News 770, CHQR – Doug King, faculty)

Over 40 global academics call on Huddersfield University to suspend teaching at alleged ‘torture hub’: https://mru.ca/87820 (Yorkshire Post – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Also worth noting

Schweitzer says post-secondary schools must continue to evolve with today’s technology: https://mru.ca/26df (Lethbridge News Now)

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