MRU Media

MRU Media: 2/25/2020


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 board raises tuition and student fees citing provincial budget cuts: (CBC News – Tim Rahilly, president; Annalise Van Ham, VP; Shayla Breen, SAMRU; Kenna Olsen, faculty and BOG; Anisa Tilston, Rachel Timmermans, students)

Mount Royal University board approves tuition hike, students hold silent protest: (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun/Edmonton Journal- Tim Rahilly, president; Shayla Breen, SAMRU)

Student tuition and fee hike approved at Mount Royal University: (CHQR, 770 News)

Students call for government to find better ways to balance budget: (CBC Radio News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

2020 Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship recipients: (CBC News – Hadeel Abdel-Nabi, Sam Nar, students)

Historian says Canada uses police force to ‘protect the economy’ instead of dealing with Indigenous concerns: (CTV News – Sean Carleton, faculty)

Police move in on blockades: (CTV News Channel – Sean Carleton, faculty)

Unease within Alberta’s resource sector after Teck withdraws oilsands mine application: (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Court win but resource project loss for Alberta: (CBC TV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Why Jason Kenney is playing nice with Justin Trudeau amid Wet’suwet’en protests: (The Star – Lori Williams, faculty)

Why did Teck pull the plug?: (CBC Radio, As it Happens – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time: Monday Political Panel: (CTV 2 – Lori Williams, faculty)

Laying it out: What comes next can’t be arrested away: (Medicine Hat News – Roberta Lexier, faculty)

Bank of Canada announces scholarship recipients: ( – Athina Sofocleous, student)

Also worth noting

Man arrested for random assault at Calgary’s St. Mary’s University: (Calgary Herald)

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