MRU Media

MRU Media: 01/22/2020

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

Governor-General retires: https://mru.ca/6ad9 (CBC News at 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Political scientists say Kenney must rethink pugilistic approach on oil, environment: https://mru.ca/87436 (Ottawa Citizen, The Canadian Press – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt,  faculty)

Jason Kenney wants to fight the U.S. — and if Ottawa won’t help, he’ll fight it, too: https://mru.ca/09f0 (Toronto Star – Lori Williams, faculty)

Can Premier Kenney pressure President Biden to reverse course on Keystone XL?: https://mru.ca/6dec (CityNews, 660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Travel habits leave some politicians with ugly baggage: https://mru.ca/c26e (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Province needs to do better in addressing coal mining concerns: https://mru.ca/dabb (630 CHED – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Red Deer College’s university status back in question: https://mru.ca/c2a6 (Red Deer Advocate)

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MRU Media: 01/21/2020

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

MRU in the News

Winter books preview: 36 fiction and non-fiction reads to cozy up with in 2021: https://mru.ca/3d50 (Globe and Mail – Robert Boschman, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

With Keystone XL back on the shelf, oilpatch pressure mounts on Trudeau and Trans Mountain: https://mru.ca/96c8 (CBC News – Connie Van der Byl, faculty)

Biden’s decision on Keystone XL not a surprise: https://mru.ca/053a (CBC Radio News – Connie Van der Byl, faculty)

Jason Kenney on Keystone XL Pipeline: https://mru.ca/7f37 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

‘That’s not how you treat a friend’: Alberta calls on Ottawa to impose U.S. trade sanctions in wake of Keystone XL cancellation: https://mru.ca/6ec8b (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Alberta dark sky preserve observatory a first for Western Canada: https://mru.ca/26a9 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 01/20/2020

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

MRU in the News

Students sprint toward their next great idea: Five-week intensive course offers hands-on entrepreneurial work-integrated learning: https://mru.ca/6cbb (Education News Canada)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Harnarayan Singh bringing a breath of fresh air to Hockey Night in Canada: https://mru.ca/3f43 (Montral Gazette – Harnarayan Singh, alumnus)

Biden plans to axe Keystone XL pipeline: https://mru.ca/bece (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta premier urges pipeline talks: https://mru.ca/6027 (CBC News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

MacEwan University students accuse administrators of failing to take action on racism: https://mru.ca/bbe5 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 01/19/2020

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

MRU in the News

Not your average test anxiety: How universities are using AI at the expense of student mental health and privacy: https://mru.ca/eb78 (The Gauntlet)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Province cancels coal leases: https://mru.ca/9378 (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Keystone XL poses another loss for Alberta: https://mru.ca/d2ba (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

What to expect on Joe Biden’s inauguration day: https://mru.ca/a8b6 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Southern Alberta MLA calls on province to ease COVID-19 restrictions: https://mru.ca/7cc9 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta braces for Biden’s Keystone XL decision: https://mru.ca/3fe2 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Pending Keystone XL cancellation adds new obstacle to Kenney’s political fortunes: https://mru.ca/5085 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

The free-market gamble: has COVID broken U.K. universities?: https://mru.ca/5a05 (The Guardian)

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MRU Media: 01/18/2020

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

MRU in the News

‘Sugar dating’ website sees increased activity in pandemic, Alberta university students among most members: https://mru.ca/9c78 (CTV News – Doug King, faculty)

Dating site releases ‘sugar baby universities’ list: https://mru.ca/6e6 (Talk Radio AM 640)

Students/experts/alum in the news

List details MLAs whereabouts during holidays: https://mru.ca/5c7a (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta ‘big loser’ on Keystone XL; NDP says Kenney made a bad investment: https://mru.ca/1ab7 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Biden plans to kill Keystone XL: https://mru.ca/b435 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Regina offers to store COVID-19 vaccines in super-cold freezer: https://mru.ca/71de (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 01/15/2020

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

MRU in the News

Laurie Pilson Memorial Award developed to remember a past Cougars player and support those currently on the ice: https://mru.ca/98a3 (Education News Canada – Laurie Pilson, alumnus)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Hockey Night in Punjabi’s Harnarayan Singh to call first game in English with Canucks season opener against the Oilers: https://mru.ca/fbe3f (Vancouver is Awesome – Harnarayan Singh, alumnus)

Poll shows Canadians upset with international travellers: https://mru.ca/ab60 (CityNews – Joe Pavelka, Lori Williams, faculty)

Stop discretionary travel, says poll: https://mru.ca/5b4e (660 News – Joe Pavelka, faculty)

Premier Jason Kenney removes MLA Pat Rehn from UCP caucus: https://mru.ca/a740 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

NDP calls for MLA to resign: https://mru.ca/bd23 (iNews 880 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/50799 Full interview leads off program https://mru.ca/cb12 (CTV Two – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Alberta considers boards to govern several universities, colleges: https://mru.ca/c279 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 01/14/2020

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

MRU in the News

Free virtual concert series aims to lift spirits: https://mru.ca/5a9f (Calgary Herald – Brad Mahon, Dean)

A look at the future of Canadian cannabis workforce training: https://mru.ca/58fa (Business of Cannabis – Brad Mahon, Dean)

Students/experts/alum in the news

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/dd27 (PR Newswire – Daniel Major, student)

Albertans split on province’s vaccine rollout performance: poll: https://mru.ca/ccca (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – David Taras, faculty)

Federal election date likely tied to COVID-19 vaccine rollout: https://mru.ca/4952a  (CityNeww, 660 News – Lori Williams, David Taras, faculty)

Vote during pandemic not out of the question: https://mru.ca/a96b (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Calgary’s race for mayor heats up in January with Coun. Jyoti Gondek entering race: https://mru.ca/a2ad (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Ward 3 Coun. Jyoti Gondek running for Calgary mayor: https://mru.ca/8fd2 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Two more UCP MLAs confirm they travelled out of province in December — find out where your MLA was: https://mru.ca/563b (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Sun-soaked vacations show why Albertans need recall legislation: https://mru.ca/b5c0 (Red Deer News Now – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Nova Scotia international students voice frustrations with policy to quarantine in hotel: https://mru.ca/4a6a (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 01/13/2020

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

Conspiracy theories and the Canadians who love them: https://mru.ca/87f4 (The Good Men Project – Kevin Anderson, faculty)

Pandemic exposes flaws in our health-care system: https://mru.ca/454 (Petrolia Voice – Lori Williams, faculty)

2020 left some Alberta MPs a little buffaloed: https://mru.ca/b0b3 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

This is where your MLA was during the holidays: https://mru.ca/60e4 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Canada secures millions more COVID-19 vaccine doses as Alberta pressures for more supply: https://mru.ca/c7e6 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

How three educators are inspiring students to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://mru.ca/bab3 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 01/12/2020

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

MRU in the News

Here are The Top 10 Sugar Baby Universities In Canada for 2021: https://mru.ca/0d08 (Narcity)

McGill ranks in top universities with most “sugar babies” in Canada: https://mru.ca/aa63 (Daily Hive)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Ward 12 candidate Steven Phan says it’s time for collaboration, unity in Calgary: https://mru.ca/3774 (LiveWire Calgary – Steven Phan, alumnus)

Amazon, Citigroup among companies pausing U.S. political donations after Capitol siege: https://mru.ca/8e50 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Corporate America responding to siege of U.S. capitol: https://mru.ca/f55f  (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Speaker denounces government’s ‘hypocrisy’ as MLAs slam premier, UCP colleagues over travel scandal: https://mru.ca/5fe8 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Universities start year with massive maintenance backlog: https://mru.ca/2ab0 (University World News)

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MRU Media: 01/11/2020

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

Webster Niblock students learn fractions through dance and song: https://mru.ca/4aed (CHAT News Today – Katie Albers, student)

Radio silence: Edmonton police move to encrypted communications system, removing public, media access: https://mru.ca/65c4 (Edmonton Journal – Sean Holman, faculty)

COVID takes toll on Canada’s democracy as information flow slows: experts: https://mru.ca/bca6 (Prince George Citizen, Glacier News – Sean Holman, faculty)

Opinion: Sacking of U.S. Capitol was culmination of Trump’s reign of lies: https://mru.ca/3d2 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta’s House Speaker slams UCP government for ‘hypocrisy’ in travel scandal: https://mru.ca/e08f (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney expresses support for safe travel during COVID-19 pandemic despite his government’s website advisory: https://mru.ca/b878 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/8b7d (CTV Two, Jan. 7 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

2021: Alberta eyes post-COVID economic rebound but faces big budget questions: https://mru.ca/1468 (Global News, Toronto Star, The Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Alberta reeling and rebuilding one year after Iran plane crash: https://mru.ca/c454 (Global News)

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