MRU Media

MRU Media: 2/21/2020

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

MRU in the News

Fourth-ranked Cougars v-ball squad out to make noise in Canada West playoffs: https://mru.ca/dca3 (Calgary Sun – Women’s volleyball, Sandra Lamb, staff; Tasha Holness, student)

Students/experts/alum in the news

How vaping companies appeal to today’s teens: https://mru.ca/ec6b (THIS Magazine – Eliza Balkwill, student)

MacKay faces backlash over now-deleted tweet that critics say promoted vigilantism: https://mru.ca/0608 (CBC News – Sean Carleton, faculty)

Four Conservative MPs warn Alberta separatist movement could rise unless Ottawa fixes ‘inequities’: https://mru.ca/aa009 (CBC – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Buffalo Declaration demands changes to confederation: https://mru.ca/d2fe (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Rempel Garner, Tory MPs raise spectre of Western separation with ‘Buffalo Declaration’: https://mru.ca/4830 (The Star – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/4ad4 (CTV 2 – Archie McLean, faculty)

Blockade vigilantism could lead to dangerous situations: https://mru.ca/ebc4 (CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Protest blockades continue: https://mru.ca/dd339 (Global News Edmonton – Duane Bratt, faculty)

What does spike in cost for Trans Mountain Pipeline mean for its future?: https://mru.ca/b6e4 (CJOB 680 Winnipeg – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Bank of Canada announces scholarship recipients: https://mru.ca/f156 (Bankofcanada.ca – Athina Sofocleous, student)

Also worth noting

‘We’re responding to this threat’: University of Alberta works to help stop novel coronavirus: https://mru.ca/6538 (Edmonton Journal)

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MRU Media: 2/20/2020

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 art listings for winter 2020: https://mru.ca/c052 (Calgary Herald – Exposure Photography Festival)

Students/experts/alum in the news

U SPORTS to unveil Top 100 women’s basketball players of the century: https://mru.ca/3b38 (Usports.ca – Karla Karch, staff)

Randy in the Rings: Sudbury connections key for NWT entry at Scotties: https://mru.ca/b791 (Sutbury Star – Sarah Koltun, alumna)

Alberta at Noon: Your reaction to the rail blockades: https://mru.ca/7466 Alberta at Noon – Duane Bratt, faculty

New ‘vexatious’ rules worry freedom of information advocates that feds can abuse the system: https://mru.ca/b9e4 (Edmonton Journal – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Saskatchewan hit with cyberattack: https://mru.ca/b18 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 2/19/2020

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

Alberta at Noon: Open office plans: https://mru.ca/7059 (CBC Radio – Christian Cook, faculty)

The future of education: Personalized learning among growing trends: https://mru.ca/2c15 (Calgary Herald – Jodi  Nickel, faculty)

The life of a voluntary cyborg: https://mru.ca/a47 (University Affairs – Tamara Banbury, alumna)

Trudeau seems determined to walk political tightrope: https://mru.ca/8166 (CBC News at 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Emergency debate on blockades: https://mru.ca/938a (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Echoes of Oka Crisis in current blockade: https://mru.ca/edbc (AM 900 News Talk Hamilton – Sean Carleton)

House of Commons resumes amid anti-pipeline protests, blockades: https://mru.ca/71b9 (CityNews – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

UBCO announces new top boss for Okanagan campus: https://mru.ca/3cc5 (Kelowna Capital News)

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MRU Media: 2/18/2020

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

MRU in the News

Brooks: Calgary Film celebrates the Academy Awards at Red Carpet Affair: https://mru.ca/ac28 (Calgary Herald – Tim Rahilly, President)

Canada West Quarter-Finals Preview: https://mru.ca/5b20 (WHL.ca – MRU Cougars hockey, Ryley Lindgren, Connor Rankin, students)

Cougars preview: Hockey squads kick off post-season: https://mru.ca/bf67f (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun)

Challenger Tour Preview: Home hopes on Canadian soil: https://mru.ca/ef90 (PSA World Tour – Mount Royal University Open squash

Students/experts/alum in the news

CPS #Valencrimes posts draw laughter and criticism: https://mru.ca/dad4 (CTV News – Doug King, faculty)

Wet’suwet’en solidarity gains steam: What’s led to this ‘watershed moment’ in Indigenous resistance: https://mru.ca/cd86 (The Star – Sean Carleton, faculty)

Prime Minister on rail blockades: https://mru.ca/e459 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/430b (CTV 2, Alberta Prime Time – Lori Williams, faculty)

Calgary store owner says anti-pipeline blockades hurting business: https://mru.ca/7bd36 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Portland Winterhawks Sweep Kelowna, Sign Prospects: https://mru.ca/dc1 (Seattle Post-Intelligencer – Keegan Iverson, student)

The life of a voluntary cyborg: https://mru.ca/a47 (University Affairs – Tamara Banbury, alumna)

Randy in the Rings: Sudbury connections key for NWT entry at Scotties: https://mru.ca/b791 (Sutbury Star – Sarah Koltun, alumna)

New ‘vexatious’ rules worry freedom of information advocates that feds can abuse the system: https://mru.ca/b9e4 (Edmonton Journal – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

uOttawa students demand better mental health supports following 5th student death in 10 months: https://mru.ca/7f0c (Global News)

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MRU Media: 2/14/2020

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

How to protect yourself when planning a funeral: https://mru.ca/f390 (Global News – David Root, faculty)

Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests: How Canadian law protects demonstrators: https://mru.ca/f3db (Global News – Roberta Lexier, faculty)

Competing rights in railway blockades: https://mru.ca/cdea (Newstalk 880 CJAD, Montreal – Roberta Lexier, faculty)

Motion to investigate councillor’s expenses questioned: https://mru.ca/acf2 (CHQR 770 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta RCMP investigating whether donors to UCP ‘kamikaze’ campaign were defrauded: https://mru.ca/3b9f (Rapida – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Global News establishes journalism scholarship at MacEwan University; campus TV station unveiled: https://mru.ca/13e4 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 2/13/2020

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

MRU in the News

MRU student develops app to translate Blackfoot signs: https://mru.ca/950db (The Reflector – Chase Schrader, student; Jessie Loyer, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

More couples choosing to live common law: https://mru.ca/190   Also available at https://mru.ca/b05      (CHQR, 770 News, Feb. 12, 7:19:30 a.m. – Tom Buchanan, faculty)

Scotties Tournament of Hearts calls on Calgary curler Scotland — finally: https://mru.ca/d7ba (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald – Nadine Scotland, alumna)

Global News Investigates: Calls for change in funeral home procedures after mix-up of cremated remains: https://mru.ca/24fb (Global News – David Root, faculty)

Mixup at funderal home should not have happened: https://mru.ca/bd7a (CHQR, 770 News – David Root, faculty)

Energy Centre apologizes for tweet critical of New York Times: https://mru.ca/5549 (CHQR, 770 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Province won’t launch inquiry into Magliocca’s travel expenses: https://mru.ca/d8b (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Manitoba Métis Federation launches multi-million dollar university funding program: https://mru.ca/3457 (CTV News)

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MRU Media: 2/12/2020

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

MRU in the News

Preview: Dave Kelly Live is an ode to love on Valentine’s Day: https://mru.ca/21df (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Bella Concert Hall)

Pro-life group looking for ‘passionate’ leaders: https://mru.ca/fc2f (The Catholic Register – Mikayla Bezooyen, Farrah MacPherson and Nadja Kunz, students)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Harm reduction advocates stress need for supervised consumption sites: https://mru.ca/598c (Calgary Herald – Homeless student battling addiction)

City rethinking alcohol on expense accounts: https://mru.ca/81d7f (CityNews, 660 News – Melanie Peacock, faculty)

Ottawa mulls Alberta ‘aid package’ as province angles for Teck mind approval: https://mru.ca/0479 (The Energy Mix – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta fires back at First Nations chief critical of province’s consultation on Frontier oilsands project: https://mru.ca/1942 (Financial Post/Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason Kenney now says climate change is ‘obvious.’ Here’s what he’s said in years past: https://mru.ca/7fa8c (The Star – Duane Bratt, faculty)

For Albertans watching Trudeau, Teck mega-project is the canary in the oilsands mine: https://mru.ca/34f7 (The Star – Lori Williams, faculty)

Creston Concert Society presenting classical crossover vocal group Vivace: https://mru.ca/7ba3 (Creston Valley Advance – Lauren Woods, alumna)

Also worth noting

UCP government’s budget coming Feb. 27: https://mru.ca/f7eb (Edmonton Journal)

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MRU Media: 2/11/2020

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

MRU in the News

Mixed response for performance-based post-secondary funding: https://mru.ca/9af8 (The Reflector – Tim Rahilly, president)

MRU, 660 News attempts to set the record straight on student fee increases: https://mru.ca/1e6cf (The Reflector – Shayla Breen, SAMRU; Connie Young, staff, Tim Rahilly, president)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Jason Kenney and Doug Ford’s bad bromance: Why the premiers’ close friendship seems to be cooling: https://mru.ca/7bc1 (The Star – Lori Williams, faculty)

Connected Carrington: new home places couple in the centre of work, family: https://mru.ca/6d76 (Calgary Herald – Tory Barber, alumna)

Also worth noting

$5M donation will help create new agricultural research centre at U of C: https://mru.ca/c2a (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media: 2/10/2020

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

MRU in the News

Ambrose and Mount Royal University Sign MOU: https://mru.ca/107d (Education News Canada- Jean-Louis Bleau, faculty)

Calgary filmmaker explores impact of a flawed makeup industry on black women: https://mru.ca/7f43 (Global News – Badria Abubaker, student)

Students/experts/alum in the news

‘Humiliating’: Local Palestinians react to ‘Deal of the Century’: https://mru.ca/c8c  (660 News – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Primary season off to rocky start: https://mru.ca/a128 (News 770, CHQR – David Taras, faculty)

Northern B.C. pipeline conflict needs historical perspective: https://mru.ca/f16f (CBC Radio News – Sean Carleton, faculty)

‘It’s much, much more’: Trans Mountain pipeline expansion cost jumps to $12.6 billion: https://mru.ca/11e6 (The Star – Lori Williams, faculty)

Trans Mountain expansion cost soars: https://mru.ca/3756 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Jason Kenney’s ‘kamikaze candidate’ controversy continues. When will Albertans care?: https://mru.ca/7276 (Globe and Mail – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion now estimated to cost $12.6B, finish in 2022: https://mru.ca/ff2f (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

University students urge province to take action against sexual violence on campus: https://mru.ca/78cb (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media: 2/07/2020

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

MRU in the News

Currie: The space, the place, the pace for every lifestyle: https://mru.ca/1f22 (Avenue Magazine)

Students/experts/alum in the news

New wave of Indigenous voices on TikTok: https://mru.ca/58ca1 (CityNews – Jessie Loyer, faculty)

Making sense of U.S. politics: https://mru.ca/79811 (Global News – David Taras, faculty)

Alberta Primetime political panel: https://mru.ca/0590 (CTV 2 Alberta Primetime, Feb. 6, 15:52 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

UBC Okanagan researchers develop roadside cannabis breathalyzers: https://mru.ca/941a (Kelowna Capital News)

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