MRU Media

MRU Media: 5/28/2020

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

MRU in the News

How Canadian universities will reopen in fall 2020: https://mru.ca/0148 (Study International)

Universities’ positive impacts: https://mru.ca/037d (Lethbridge Herald – Joe Pavelka, faculty)

Paul Brandt discusses origins of Not in My City at MRU: https://mru.ca/0401 (630 CHED, May 27, 5:08 a.m. – Paul Brandt, honorary degree recipient)

Students/experts/alum in the news

How COVID-19 could change our urban centres forever: https://mru.ca/afef (CityNews, 660.News website  – David Legg, faculty)

Taking back the streets with Covid-19: https://mru.ca/40da (CityNews – David Legg, faculty)

Will changes come to urban design?: https://mru.ca/164f (660 News Radio – David Legg, faclty)

POLL: 45-48% of Albertans back independence: https://mru.ca/bff3 (Western Standard – Lori Williams, faculty)

Experts call for COVID-19 accountability reforms: https://mru.ca/7c5c (Canada News Wire – Sean Holman, faculty)

Alberta UCP criticized by taxpayer group as one of few provincial parties to apply for federal wage subsidy: https://mru.ca/ed02 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Former CPC exec who left after Scheer tuition controversy hired by Alberta’s UCP: https://mru.ca/a86c (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Race was a factor in uOttawa carding incident, report finds: https://mru.ca/1fe2 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 5/27/2020

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

MRU in the News

Alberta NDP reports 3,538 job losses in post-secondary sector since last election: https://mru.ca/f1c0 (The Gateway)

Students/experts/alum in the news

‘Give your head a shake’: Legal experts slam cage fighting gym owner for flouting COVID-19 science: https://mru.ca/9a85 (CBC News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Alberta backs energy minister’s comment as ‘great time to be building a pipeline’ makes headlines around the world: https://mru.ca/fa9b (Financial Post, Edmonton Journal,  The Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Comments on pipeline protests tone deaf: https://mru.ca/f5b6 (CHQR, News 770 – Lori Williams, faculty)

Politics of pipelines and pandemics: https://mru.ca/fb38 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of C can’t help pay for new field house, president’s letter says: https://mru.ca/0b27 (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media: 5/26/2020

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 professor finishes avalanche course online with Playmobil figures: https://mru.ca/ad33 (CTV Your Morning – Ian Sherrington, faculty)

Platform Calgary receives $30,000 from federal government for summer incubator program: https://mru.ca/7c3 (betakit.com)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Bounce Back YYC looks to boost live experience economy: https://mru.ca/b501 (CHQR 770 News, May 25, 4:10 p.m. – David Finch, faculty)

Ongoing pandemic is leading to ‘quarantine fatigue’: https://mru.ca/4196  (CityNews – Janet Miller, faculty)

Quarantine fatigue wearing us down: https://mru.ca/276b (News 1130 – Janet Miller, faculty)

Also worth noting

Universities aren’t planning cuts to tuition to compensate for online classes during COVID-19 pandemic: https://mru.ca/b702 (National Post)

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MRU Media: 5/25/2020

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-secondary schools explore varying graduation plans: https://mru.ca/511c (CityNews, 660 News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Life in lockdown taking a toll on mental health: https://mru.ca/2d98 (660 News – Janet Miller, faculty)

Survey reveals half of Canadians believe at least one of four online conspiracy theories: https://mru.ca/a342 (CTV News – Brad Clark, faculty)

No date for federal fiscal update: https://mru.ca/5850a (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta’s United Conservative Party to apply for federal emergency wage subsidy program: https://mru.ca/ea9b (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Who will see their pandemic money first? The UCP’s political staffers, or Alberta’s health care aides?: https://mru.ca/712f (Albertapolitics.ca – Duane Bratt, faculty)

An Interview with Football Star Dane Domic: https://mru.ca/5f32 (eNews – Dane Domic, student)

What aspiring sports stars can learn from Dane Domic: https://mru.ca/8e2f (Newstrail.com – Dane Domic, student; Ryan Gyaki, staff)

Also worth noting

NAIT the latest post-secondary school to keep classes virtual this fall: https://mru.ca/2646 (CTV News)

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MRU Media: 5/22/2020

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

MRU in the News

Mount Royal University cuts 40 positions, warns more layoffs likely: https://mru.ca/37bf (CBC News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Job cuts at MRU: https://mru.ca/eedd (CTV Morning News)

Forty more jobs cut at Mount Royal University: https://mru.ca/a5f  (660 News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Working from home: https://mru.ca/8f70 CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Christian Cook, faculty)

What RCMP and the Crown aren’t telling us: Redactions in Nova Scotia mass shooting court documents raise eyebrows: https://mru.ca/7b4c (Toronto Star – Sean Holman, faculty)

We need to question document redactions: https://mru.ca/c901 (Newstalk 1010 – Sean Holman, faculty)

UFV Cascades hire new men’s basketball boss: https://mru.ca/2a9 (The Chilliwack Progress – Joe Envoldson, former staff)

Also worth noting

Brandon University residence students get care packages: https://mru.ca/55d1 (Brandon Sun)

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MRU Media: 5/21/2020

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

MRU in the News

An Early Look at Fall 2020 in Canadian Postsecondary: https://mru.ca/b320 (Academica – story has been updated to reflect MRU’s mixed delivery approach)

Students/experts/alum in the news

New rules for travellers at Alberta airports: https://mru.ca/e29e5 (CityNews, 660 News – Joe Pavelka, faculty)

Salaries in premier’s office questioned: https://mru.ca/9121 (CHQR, News 770 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Navigators in uncharted waters as coronavirus breeds uncertainty: https://mru.ca/64b1 (Cochrane Times – Tulsen Fawcett, student)

Also worth noting

University of Regina faculty and students concerned for online fall semester: https://mru.ca/8863 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 5/20/2020

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

MRU in the News

Calgary’s 5th Poet Laureate, Natalie Meisner, shares First Nurse: https://mru.ca/a039 (CKUA Radio – Natalie Meisner, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Will you hunker down or head out? How Canadians will face our post-lockdown reality: https://mru.ca/76b5 (Toronto Star – David Finch, Calgary)

Meat plant workers deserved better from the Alberta government: https://mru.ca/201d (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

Summer enrolment up at universities despite online shift: https://mru.ca/63b1 (Globe and Mail)

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MRU Media: 5/19/2020

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

MRU in the News

Coronavirus: Alberta universities look to mostly online courses for fall semester: https://mru.ca/2ec7 (Global News – Tim Rahilly, President, updated story)

Calgary students voice concerns: https://mru.ca/6c9 (Global Morning News, CHQR, News 770)

Financial questions loom as schools stay online for fall semester: https://mru.ca/cd6 (CTV News)

Alberta universities will be continuing with online & remote classes until 2021: https://mru.ca/a0ad (Narcity)

Students/experts/alum in the news

China hits back after Jason Kenney says the country is due for a ‘great reckoning’: https://mru.ca/6afc (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Consulate unhappy with Kenney over China comments: https://mru.ca/ba07 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Political cost to singling out Calgary and Brooks: https://mru.ca/a1c7 https://mru.ca/2fd (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Opinion: When the personal intersects with the political, the public has the right to know: https://mru.ca/e163 (The Breaker – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Alberta to move classes online in fall over COVID-19 concerns: https://mru.ca/ea05 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 5/15/2020

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

MRU in the News

Calgary universities announce plans for fall semester amid COVID-19: https://mru.ca/0443 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Tim Rahilly, President)

U of C aims to bring 30% of students to campus, Mount Royal may abandon in-person classes: https://mru.ca/cf96 (CBC News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Post-secondary preparations: https://mru.ca/b603 (Global News Morning – Tim Rahilly, President)

University of Calgary fall term will be mixed: https://mru.ca/f034 (CBC Radio News)

Coronavirus: Alberta universities look to mostly online courses for fall semester: https://mru.ca/3543 (Global News)

Calgary post-secondary institutions planning for fall term amid COVID-19 pandemic: https://mru.ca/6b02 (CityNews, 660 News)

U of C reveals fall plan: https://mru.ca/d8db (CTV Morning News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Political cost to singling out Calgary and Brooks: https://mru.ca/a1c7 https://mru.ca/2fd (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Lower Mainland nursing students match volunteers with health-care workers: https://mru.ca/3299 (Peace Arch News)

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MRU Media: 5/14/2020

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

MRU in the News

University of Manitoba preps new midwifery degree program: https://mru.ca/7340 (Winnipeg Free Press)

Alberta universities and colleges face uncertainty about fall: https://mru.ca/a177 (CHQR, News 770)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Outdoor and nature travel at top of wish lists: https://mru.ca/4718 (660 News – Joe Pavelka, faculty)

Pandemic will have lasting impact on retail landscape: https://mru.ca/4dc9 (CHQR, Newstalk 770 – David Finch, faculty)

Also worth noting

Grande Prairie Regional College to cut 85 positions, suspend two programs in 2020-21 budget: https://mru.ca/7ba7 (Everything GP)

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