MRU Media

MRU Media: 04/12/2021

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

MRU in the News

Midwifery in Southern Alberta: thriving interest and practice in maternal care: https://mru.ca/dbc0 (Lethbridge News Now)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Track record: As geotracking technology on our smartphones becomes ever more sophisticated, we’re just beginning to grasps its capabilties (and possible pitfalls): https://mru.ca/d82 (Canadian Geographic – Lynn Moorman, faculty)

CBC North looking for a new managing editor, again: https://mru.ca/6b80 (CBC News – Archie McLean, faculty)

MRU professor helps provide support and education for the queer community: https://mru.ca/3771e (Calgary Journal – Victoria Bucholtz, faculty)

As Kenney’s COVID approval sinks, experts call it a situation of his own creation: https://mru.ca/a639 (Calgary Herald/Edmonton Journal – David Taras, faculty)

New poll further bad news for UCP: https://mru.ca/ba5f (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

UCP causus revolt sets bad precedent: https://mru.ca/2f6c (News iNews 880 – Lori Williams, faculty)

Looking ahead to fall municipal election: https://mru.ca/d5af (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Lori Williams, faculty)

Albertans divided on COVID-19 response, while 75 per cent disapprove of Kenney’s handling: poll: https://mru.ca/57c4 (Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Concordia Student Union apologizes to Montreal’s Jewish community: https://mru.ca/cb4f (Montreal Gazette)

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MRU Media: 04/09/2021

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

MRU in the News

Inaugural SAMRU anti-racism event invites BIPOC students to share experiences: https://mru.ca/d1d0 (The Reflector – Spirit River Striped Wolf, SAMRU; Alannah Providence-Toho, student; Phil Warsaba, AVP; Lee Easton, MRFA; MRU students)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Miscarriage leave: Should Canada consider change?: https://mru.ca/0789 (Human Resources Director – Melanie Peacock, faculty)

Kenney’s divided house: COVID pandemic widens urban-rural rift within Alberta government: https://mru.ca/3424 (National Post/Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Research group looks at policing college: https://mru.ca/dea0 (CBC Radio News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

UCP in danger of losing rural base: https://mru.ca/fa53 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

When it comes to climate change, Conservatives are in danger of becoming irrelevant: https://mru.ca/7484 (Toronto Star, Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

New eye-care programs at SAIT launching to fill expected gap in Alberta workforce: https://mru.ca/f641 (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media: 04/08/2021

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

MRU in the News

Training the Next Generation: https://mru.ca/5308 (Adrenalin: The Business of Sports Events – Victor Ly, faculty, Esports Management Program)

Keyano College introduces Esports management program: https://mru.ca/76c1 (Fort McMurray Today – Victor Ly, faculty, Esports Management Program)

Suicide prevention framework ready for feedback from community: https://mru.ca/8a0c (The Reflector)

MRU prepares students for on-campus learning in Fall 2021: https://mru.ca/2f84 (The Reflector – Tim Rahilly, President; Elizabeth Evans, Interim Provost; Alex Luong, student; Shereen Samuels, SAMRU)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Sixteen government MLAs speak out against latest Alberta public health restrictions: https://mru.ca/af78 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Voices: How I’ve learned to ‘code switch’ to fit in here: https://mru.ca/b072 (Calgary Journal – Mofe Adeniran, Asma Abbas, students)

Calgary researchers examine feasibility of professionalizing policing for B.C. government: https://mru.ca/b341c (CBC News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

How Nenshi’s decision to bow out as mayor affects the 2021 civic election field: https://mru.ca/8b69 (Calgary Herald – Lori Williams, faculty)

Nenshi’s departure opens up mayor’s race: https://mru.ca/5960 (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

The Lens:Texture in two dimensions: https://mru.ca/2239 (Calgary Journal – Photojournalism students)

What happens now that everyone knows Alberta’s new curriculum was plagiarized?: https://mru.ca/86b5 (Rabble.ca – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Laurentian prof says retirement his best option as colleagues stressed ‘like crazy’ amid restructuring: https://mru.ca/d402b (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 04/07/2021

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

MRU in the News

Nenshi bows out after three terms as Calgary mayor: https://mru.ca/934e (CBC News – Naheed Nenshi, faculty, on leave)

Mayor Nenshi will not seek a fourth term as Calgary’s mayor: https://mru.ca/7456 (LiveWire Calgary – Naheed Nenshi, faculty, on leave)

Nenshi won’t run in Calgary’s 2021 municipal election: https://mru.ca/caa7 (Calgary Herald – Naheed Nenshi, faculty, on leave)

Corbella: Nenshi’s purple reign over Calgary was mixed but impactful: https://mru.ca/3f3b (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Naheed Nenshi, faculty, on leave)

‘Tough decision’: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi won’t run for re-election this fall: https://mru.ca/b1a (Lethbridge Herald, Canadian Press –  Naheed Nenshi, faculty, on leave)

Mayor Naheed Nenshi won’t run again: https://mru.ca/ef4e (News 880 – Naheed Nenshi, faculty, on leave)

Nenshi not running: https://mru.ca/741c (CTV News –  Naheed Nenshi, faculty, on leave)

Keyano College introduces Esports management program: https://mru.ca/76c1 (Fort McMurray Today – Victor Ly, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Abdul Ahmed of Adesso Man: “Be empathetic”: https://mru.ca/89f1 (Thrive Global – Abdul Ahmed, alumnus)

Opinion: Alberta’s draft social studies curriculum will hinder students: https://mru.ca/623f (Edmonton Journal – Tanya Stogre, faculty)

As Alberta COVID variant cases rise, Jason Kenney resorts to public health restrictions: https://mru.ca/33d5 (National Post – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta MLAs quit coalition against public health restrictions after Ontario MPP invokes Hitler: https://mru.ca/bd70 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Two MLAs back away from coalition against health restrictions: https://mru.ca/5cb0 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

How the Alberta doctors’ contract dispute could impact the UCP government now and in the 2023 election: https://mru.ca/3eb7 (Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Vaccine wastage program: pharmacies inoculating Albertans on waitlist: https://mru.ca/e4ac (CityNews, 660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Province clarifying vaccine policy through pharmacies: https://mru.ca/8d787 (CTV Morning Live – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Health says “no evidence” of pharmacies misusing vaccine doses: https://mru.ca/93cc (CityNews – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Pharmacies vital to vaccine rollout: https://mru.ca/606e  (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Political Panel: https://mru.ca/521c (CTV Two –  Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of C faces tuition hikes, job cuts and spending reductions to offset $25M funding loss: https://mru.ca/ef41 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 04/06/2021

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

MRU in the News

Families of Humboldt Broncos building legacies to remember loved ones: https://mru.ca/31bc (Global News – Dayna Brons, alumna)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Canucks’, Habs’ COVID-19 setbacks should serve as wake-up call to all Canadians: https://mru.ca/ee89 (CBC News – David Legg, faculty)

As variants spread, some Albertans question political leadership: https://mru.ca/bc36 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Health reports 950 new COVID-19 cases, 600 additional variants on Sunday: https://mru.ca/219b (Global News – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta doctors reject deal with province: https://mru.ca/7440 (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta’s pharmacy vaccine rollout strategy ensures no doses go to waste: Alberta Health: https://mru.ca/2f6e (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Hockey Advisory Committee discontinued by U of L, signals end to Pronghorn hockey: https://mru.ca/7deb (Lethbridge News Now)

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MRU Media: 04/01/2021

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

MRU in the News

More than virtual: How universities have embraced pandemic learning: https://mru.ca/2e2 (Maclean’s – Ian Sherrington, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Wildcats forward commits to university in Cowtown: https://mru.ca/7aec (Swift Current Online – Ava Metzger, student)

Kenney says Shandro has his ‘full, 100 per cent confidence’ after doctors vote down proposed contract with government: https://mru.ca/6377 (Calgary Herald/Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty)

‘Another profound failure’: NDP calls for Shandro’s removal after doctors reject deal: https://mru.ca/235  (CityNews, 660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Doctors rejecting deal worst outcome for government: https://mru.ca/66e2 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Is it time for a provincial cabinet shuffle?: https://mru.ca/698f  (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Greta Thunberg, Dr. Bonnie Henry to receive honorary degrees from UBC: https://mru.ca/bbc6 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 03/31/2021

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

MRU in the News

New Music Therapy course at MRU promotes mental health: https://mru.ca/436a4 (News 770, CHQR, The Morning Show, March 30, 8:50 a.m. – Fleur Hughes, faculty)

MRU progress ‘slow’ to offer Indigenous language credit courses: https://mru.ca/2740 (LiveWire Calgary – Jessie Loyer, faculty; John Fischer, Tori McMillan, staff)

Keenan: We are all hikikomori:” https://mru.ca/753 (Calgary Herald)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Alberta school curriculum out of tune with song by premier’s grandfather: musicians: https://mru.ca/178e (National Post, Canadian Press – Jim Brenan, faculty)

Alberta doctors reject tentative agreement following year-long dispute with UCP government: https://mru.ca/2bf6 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta physicians reject new master agreement with provincial government: https://mru.ca/e3d4 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney government should have been prepared in the event of a loss in carbon tax ruling: professor: https://mru.ca/79b2  (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Family pairs with SAIT to build certifiably environmental house west of Cochrane: https://mru.ca/2bc4 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 03/30/2021

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

Shortage of microchips puts brakes on car production: https://mru.ca/97b8 (CBC Radio, The Calgary Eyeopener – Rajbir Bhatti, faculty)

Poutine for a Cause in Vancouver: https://mru.ca/933a (Miss 604 – Karen Richards, faculty)

Poll shows Albertans lead nation in worrying about jobs: https://mru.ca/1a9b (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Arbitrator rejects wage rollbacks for 2,300 post-secondary education workers in Alberta: https://mru.ca/e1a9 (CTV News)

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MRU Media: 03/29/2021

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

MRU in the News

TransAlta CEO Dawn Farrell’s advice for women: Don’t leave when the going gets tough: https://mru.ca/b512 (Globe and Mail – Dawn Farrell, Chancellor)

Students, faculty protest provincial cuts to budgets: https://mru.ca/c4ad (News 770, CHQR)

Honkathon protests cuts to post-secondary education: https://mru.ca/3d40 (CBC Radio News – Rachel Timmermans, SAMRU)

Post-secondary students, staff take to streets over budget cuts: https://mru.ca/4498 (660 News – Rachel Timmermans, SAMRU)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Opinion: We need to invest in parks and nature as a prescription for better health: https://mru.ca/e3d1 (Calgary Herald – Sonya Jakubek, faculty)

Why university marketing/communications offices need to hire critical race theory experts: https://mru.ca/713ff (University Affairs – Leah Hamilton and Irene Shankar, faculty)

Canadian NHL teams exploring hosting fans, but no plans as of yet: https://mru.ca/7e7d (CBC News – David Legg, faculty)

Bringing back Alberta carbon tax would require referendum: https://mru.ca/17bd2 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Rutgers University requiring COVID-19 vaccine in fall: https://mru.ca/2660 (Yahoo News)

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MRU Media: 03/26/2021

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 addresses budget, capital projects and relationship with province during 2021 town hall: https://mru.ca/036de (The Reflector – Tim Rahilly, President)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Solar Storm Causes Spectacular Aurora: https://mru.ca/7ca0 (Explorersweb – Lynn Moorman, faculty)

Immigration declined during the pandemic but some still took the leap; here’s one family’s experience: https://mru.ca/a09b3 (CBC News – Ranjan Datta, faculty)

Supreme Court’s carbon tax ruling ‘erodes provincial jurisdiction,’ Kenney says: https://mru.ca/a987 (Calgary Herald/ Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty

Alberta exploring its options after carbon tax ruling: Kenney: https://mru.ca/eca4 (National Observer, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Justice Minister serious about threat to disband Lethbridge police: https://mru.ca/2e2a (News 770, CHQR – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/fa78 (CTV Two – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Local economies in Atlantic Canada hope for return of post-secondary students: https://mru.ca/c299 (National Post)

Lethbridge College launches Niitsitapi strategy: https://mru.ca/d3d2 (Macleod Gazette)

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