This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.
MRU in the news
U of C Australian Football Club brings university championship to Calgary: https://mru.ca/670 (The Gauntlet)
Students/experts/alum in the news
Calgarians vote NO to bid for Olympics 2026: https://mru.ca/c4a0 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)
What result do you want in an Olympic bid?: https://mru.ca/92d4 (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon, Nov. 13 – David Finch, faculty)
City-wide reaction to Calgary’s vote to host the 2026 Olympics: https://mru.ca/50c (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Olympic bid: What happens now?: https://mru.ca/4131 (CBC News at 11 – Lori Williams, faculty)
Does Calgary Really Want the Winter Olympics? Does Anyone?: https://mru.ca/74d3 (New York Times – David Finch, faculty)
Senior staffers’ spending is four times higher than reported — and Calgary taxpayers are getting stuck with the bill: https://mru.ca/e5d1 (Star Metro Calgary – Sean Holman, faculty)
Robocalls and emails: Last-minute campaigning before 2026 Games vote: https://mru.ca/e281 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Why are so many mountains in Kananaskis named after British warships from the First World War?: https://mru.ca/ab8f (Star Metro Calgary – Geoff Jackson, faculty)
Also worth noting
Opinion: Tuition freeze won’t leave institutions in the cold: https://mru.ca/24f (Edmonton Journal – Marlin Schmidt, advanced education minister)
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