MRU Media

MRU Media: 10/22/2018

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

Column: Calgary 2026 – Four inconvenient truths in Olympic rhetoric: https://mru.ca/81d4 (Calgary Herald – David Finch, faculty)

Fundraising numbers have the UCP crushing the NDP — but experts say that’s not the full story: https://mru.ca/0b5a (Star Metro Edmonton – Lori Williams, faculty)

Andrew Scheer marks one year to next election: https://mru.ca/7042 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Bentley’s Earthy Accents up for Small Business of the Year: https://mru.ca/a109 (Lacombe Express – Leslie Pelz, alumna)

Freedom Conservative Party to choose leader Saturday: https://mru.ca/cb1  (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Freedom of Information: 5 questions to guide you in your quest for government docs: https://mru.ca/6b3b (Calgary Journal – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

Lethbridge College president and CEO receives Blackfoot name during Indigenous Celebration Day: https://mru.ca/a76f (Global News)

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MRU Media: 10/19/2018

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

MRU in the news

Exercise and pregnancy – how much and how vigorous?: https://mru.ca/273 (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon, Oct. 18, 30:30 – Trevor Day, faculty)

David Taras talks to . . . Jyoti Gondek, Ward 3 Councillor: https://mru.ca/86f0 (CMRU – David Taras, faculty, MRU Broadcast Media Studies students)

Wayne Chiu addresses Senate: https://mru.ca/d86b (Cable Public Affairs Channel – Wayne Chiu, Trico Changemakers Studio)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Olympic open houses not enough, says marketing expert: https://mru.ca/937d  (660 News – David Finch, faculty)

Making bee boxes in Okotoks: https://mru.ca/cce2 (CBC Radio, The Homesretch – Alexandria Farmer, faculty)

Also worth noting

UBC opens new innovation hub in downtown Kelowna: https://mru.ca/714f (Kelowna Capital News)

Dalhousie appoints interim president: https://mru.ca/2182 (Halifax Chronicle Herald)

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MRU Media: 10/18/2018

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

MRU in the news

Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith keep it light and funny on Hollywood Babble-On: https://mru.ca/9eae (Calgary Herald – Bella Concert Hall)

They Might Be Giants still having, making and liking fun 35 years into their oddball pop journey: https://mru.ca/fffe (YYScene – Bella Concert Hall)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Calgary Special Olympian opens up world of fitness with his accessible workout book: https://mru.ca/cdec (Star Metro Calgary – Chris Demchuk, alumnus)

 “It Is Really Hard to Know What is Real”: https://mru.ca/22f2 (Nieman Reports – Margy MacMillan – retired faculty, corrects link)

Also worth noting

Aga Khan receives honorary degree at U of C ceremony: https://mru.ca/58a (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media: 10/17/2018

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

MRU in the news

A walk with a different spin: Booze, Broads and Brothels: https://mru.ca/5e30 (770 CHQR, Oct. 16, 5:40 a.m. – Kim Williams, faculty)

Calgary retailers ready for customers on first day of cannabis legalization: https://mru.ca/819a (CTV News)

City continues to hold open houses to gather input on Olympic bid: https://mru.ca/21d9 (CTV News)

Arts Listings: https://mru.ca/89b5 (Calgary Herald – Bella Concert Hall)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Israeli-Palestinian peace hope begins at grassroots: https://mru.ca/892d (Lethbridge Herald – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Comparing Jews to Nazis anti-Semitic: https://mru.ca/d097 (Lethbridge Herald – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Calgary non-profit has social impact bond in the works: https://mru.ca/7b05 (LiveWire Calgary – James Stauch, faculty)

The Invisible Heart – screening: https://mru.ca/200 (YYScene – James Stauch, faculty)

“It Is Really Hard to Know What is Real”: https://mru.ca/f731 (Nieman Reports – Margy MacMillan, retired faculty)

Also worth noting

‘You’re trailblazers’: University of Victoria launches world’s 1st Indigenous law degree program: https://mru.ca/f731 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 10/16/2018

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 Chinese Orchestra celebrates tradition with small dose of classic rock: https://mru.ca/4bf (CBC News – Jiajia Li, Conservatory)

Student advocates launch campaign urging government to release tuition review: https://mru.ca/9c14 (The Gateway)

Medical universities in Canada for international students: https://mru.ca/676 (NAIJ.com, Nigeria)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Calgary woman begging province to cover $63K-per-dose drug putting her parents in debt: https://mru.ca/62fe (Global News – Shailynn Taylor, student)

How loot boxes, microtransactions and DLC make up a billion dollar industry you might not know about: https://mru.ca/d73a (Calgary Journal – Dylan D’Costa, Charlie Aldus, Karl Semilla, students)

Also worth noting

University of Regina withdraws controversial tenure proposals from bargaining table: https://mru.ca/582d (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 10/15/2018

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

MRU in the news

Brooks: MRU Military Memorial Bursaries honour our fallen soldiers: https://mru.ca/3642 (Calgary Herald – David Docherty; president, Paul Rossman, VP; John de Chastelain, Mount Royal alumnus and honorary chair of the MRU Military Memorial Bursaries Campaign.)

Study looks at the body’s performance at high altitudes: https://mru.ca/14cf (CityNews – Trevor Day, faculty)

Peter Watts: Your health and protecting it, Exercise and Pregnancy:  https://mru.ca/ebe (Global News, Trevor Day, faculty)

Exercise and Pregnancy: https://mru.ca/78b6 (CHQR 770 radio – Trevor Day, faculty)

Cannabis prohibition on campus the City of Calgary’s failing: https://mru.ca/36e9 (The Gauntlet)

MRU Students Cope With Stress With Indigenous Crafting: https://mru.ca/2b7 (CMRU – Cory Cardinal, staff)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Former Wildrose MLA wants to run for the Freedom Conservative Party in 2019 election: https://mru.ca/abd5 (Star Metro Calgary, Duane Bratt, faculty)

This week in Canadian politics: https://mru.ca/9eb (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Wilfrid Laurier University bills free speech group $8,055 to host feminist speaker: https://mru.ca/9b6 (The Post Millennial – Frances Widdowson, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Saskatchewan unveils new strategic plan, focus on indigenization: https://mru.ca/7690 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 10/12/2018

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 offer study tips from the trenches: https://mru.ca/53d (Calgary Herald – Courtenay Smart, staff; Josh Hauck, student)

Disarm school stress with these strategies: https://mru.ca/b571 (Calgary Herald – Michael Huston, Wellness)

Home-grown education, business degrees are the next goal for Red Deer College: https://mru.ca/b5b2 (Red Deer Advocate)

 ‘Absurd to ban it’: University of Alberta cannabis policy leads by example: https://mru.ca/ff2 (Edmonton Journal)

Cannabis 101 course isn’t ‘Cheech and Chong,’ says Red River College: ‘This is very serious stuff’: https://mru.ca/4af (CBC News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Dramatic change may be coming after Quebec election: https://mru.ca/a95 (Global News – David Taras, faculty

Opponents of Bill C-69 hold rally in Calgary hoping to suspend energy legislation: https://mru.ca/9359 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

SACPA to discuss Palestinian-Israeli conflict: https://mru.ca/0040 (Lethbridge Herald – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2018 OLC Fellows, Effective Practice Awardees and Scholarship Recipients: https://mru.ca/607 (KEYC News 12 – Norman Vaughan, faculty)

Also worth noting

Jane Goodall to deliver commencement speech at Simon Fraser University on Thursday: https://mru.ca/f49 (Vancouver Sun)

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MRU Media: 10/11/2018

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

MRU in the news

Many Canadian universities’ policies on legal cannabis too restrictive: advocates: https://mru.ca/e636 (CTV News)

Wordfest 2018: CBC Radio’s Shelagh Rogers hosts an evening with the Giller Prize finalists: https://mru.ca/6f3 (CBC Radio, the Homestretch, Bella Concert Hall)

Calgary talks listings for fall 2018: https://mru.ca/42a (Calgary Herald – Bella Concert Hall)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Violinist wins LSO Young Artist competition: https://mru.ca/68c2 (Lethbridge Herald – Jacques Forestier, student; Bill van der Sloot, faculty)

David Parker: Around Town for Monday, October 8: https://mru.ca/ee9 (Calgary Herald – Kevin Read, alumnus)

Also worth noting

How a fraudster got $12 million out of a Canadian university: They just asked for it: https://mru.ca/5ef4 (Star Metro Edmonton, Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator)

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MRU Media: 10/10/2018

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

MRU in the news

Vigorous Exercise, Even a Trek Up Everest, May Be Safe During Pregnancy: https://mru.ca/35d8 (New York Times – Trevor Day, faculty)

Calgary poet Derek Beaulieu named Banff Centre director of literary arts: https://mru.ca/c85 (Calgary Herald – Derek Beaulieu, faculty)

Trico Changemakers aim to find solutions for complex problems: https://mru.ca/62a (Calgary Herald – Wayne Chiu, Trico Homes; Lesley Brown, provost; Joe Plant, student)

Brooks: Lady Grey Tea at Lougheed House re-visits genteel era: https://mru.ca/c3b (Calgary Herald – Pat Roome – archives)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Calgarian makes lifting weights easy with new book: https://mru.ca/c56 (Global News – Chris Demchuk, alumnus; Dave Mahoney, staff)

“We’re not the only show in town”: Calgary’s AJHL teams struggle with low attendance: https://mru.ca/9914 (Calgary Journal – David Finch, faculty)

Also worth noting

New course at University of Toronto studies Trump’s presidency as it happens: https://mru.ca/1692 (Globe and Mail)

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MRU Media: 10/09/2018

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

MRU in the news

Trico Changemakers aim to find solutions to complex problems (Calgary Herald – Wayne Chiu, Trico Homes; Lesley Brown, provost; Joe Plant, student) Feature story ran in Oct. 6 Calgary Herald print edition; Online link unavailable.

Mount Royal U creates space to address social or environmental challenges: https://mru.ca/77a (Troy Media – Wayne Chiu, Trico Homes; Jill Andres, director, Trico Changemakers Studio)

Potential Calgary Student Alliance membership, new MacHall vendor discussed at Oct. 2 SLC: https://mru.ca/4c2 (The Gauntlet)

IOC calls for Calgary to support bid: https://mru.ca/3ca (CTV Calgary)

Build green, local leaders say: https://mru.ca/6ac3 (St. Albert Gazette)

Students/experts/alum in the news

‘It is the story of so many women’: Why the Kavanaugh confirmation has struck a chord in Canada: https://mru.ca/db20 (Star Metro Edmonton, Maki Motapanyane, faculty)

Meet the candidates in Valemount: https://mru.ca/920a (The Valley Sentinel – Eugene Jamin, alumnus)

Raucous crowd in Calgary hears Doug Ford, Jason Kenney rail against carbon tax at rally: https://mru.ca/1b5a (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Trudeau doubles down on carbon tax: https://mru.ca/d7fd (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney taking risks inviting Ford to Calgary rally: political scientist: https://mru.ca/42ce  (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Is new trade deal a win for Canada: https://mru.ca/6c1  (630 CHED – Aug. 7, 7:37:30 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Strike mandate approved in university pension dispute: https://mru.ca/1f31 (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

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