This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.
MRU in the News
Postsecondary institutions hold innovative convocations due to COVID-19: https://mru.ca/913c (Academica)
MRU installs first chancellor, awards honorary doctorates at Western Canada’s only outdoor fall convocation: https://mru.ca/f8af (Ecucation News Canada – Tim Rahilly, President; Dawn Farrell, Chancellor; Alex Pourbaix, Chair, BOG; David O’Brien; Eva Friesen, Beckie Scott, George Brookman, Honorary Doctors of Laws)
One student’s struggle with online classes: https://mru.ca/31b3 (Calgary Journal – Liz Contos, student; Diana Sole Kahler, faculty)
Students/experts/alum in the news
Asian people become targets of racist attacks during the pandemic: https://mru.ca/72e2 (CTV News – Irene Shankar, faculty)
Meet Marie Gilmore, Editor & Publisher: https://mru.ca/94156 (Osprey Observer – Marie Gilmore, alumna)
We should not be complacent about Canadians’ welcoming attitudes toward immigrants: https://mru.ca/f99 (Globe and Mail – Leah Hamilton, faculty)
How Joe Biden’s projected U.S. presidential race victory might impact Alberta: https://mru.ca/48c5 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)
PM: We have confidence in U.S. election: https://mru.ca/ccd1 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)
Alberta government asks unionized public sector workers to take 4% pay cut: https://mru.ca/b06f (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Also worth noting
Oxbridge graduates will no longer enjoy fast track to the top of the BBC: https://mru.ca/8a53 (inews)
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