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 look at philanthropist David Bissett’s dedication to education and other local initiatives: https://mru.ca/ed32 (Calgary Herald – David Bissett, donor)
Calgary philanthropist donates largest individual donation to SAIT: https://mru.ca/8bae (Global News – Christopher Payne, alumnus; David Bissett, donor)
Here is how you could be affected by cuts to post-secondary funding: https://mru.ca/04ffe (Calgary Journal – Tim Rahilly, president; Lesley Brown, provost; Lori Williams, faculty)
MRU Now app aims to increase security and safety at university: https://mru.ca/e3d (The Reflector – Kim Cousineau, staff)
Paul Brandt joining Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for Christmas concert: https://mru.ca/0964 (Daily Hive – Paul Brandt, honorary degree recipient; Bella Concert Hall)
Students/experts/alum in the news
As Parliament returns, Canada’s Trudeau faces first test of minority government: https://mru.ca/3e47 (The Washington Post – Lori Williams, faculty)
The chosen few: Why certain graphic photos become iconic, and others don’t: https://mru.ca/161b (The Signal – Janet Arnold, faculty)
Financial institutions like Moody’s ‘buying into’ European political agenda: Kenney: https://mru.ca/0312e (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Moody’s downgrades Alberta’s credit rating: https://mru.ca/40334 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Also worth noting
University of Lethbridge hoping to unlock cures with traditional Blackfoot plants: https://mru.ca/0d7c (APTN News)
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