MRU Media

MRU Media: 03/05/2021

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

MRU in the News

How to celebrate International Women’s Day in Calgary: https://mru.ca/8522 (Calgary Herald – Bissett School of Business International Women’s Day celebration)

International Women’s Day at MRU’s Bissett School of Business highlighting Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub: https://mru.ca/aaff (Education News Canada – Rachael Pettigrew, faculty)

Keyano, MRU will not continue collaborative degree program in environmental sciences: https://mru.ca/123e (Academica – Jonathan Withey, Dean)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Calgary writer Robert Boschman’s book, White Coal City, places personal trauma in a larger context: https://mru.ca/780f5 (Calgary Herald – Robert Boschman, faculty)

Bratt: How well have Alberta and Canada protected us during the pandemic?: https://mru.ca/7bdf (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Bricks and mortar ‘taking precedence’ over people: Critics question province’s health spending: https://mru.ca/fdbe (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Why 42% of UBCO students are food insecure, and how they’re working to change that: https://mru.ca/8072 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 03/04/2021

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

MRU in the News

Alberta Budget highlights: $21 billion on construction projects: https://mru.ca/cc21 (Journal of Commerce)

Keyano College Environmental Degree program will not be continued: https://mru.ca/15f8 (Ecucation News Canada – Jonathan Withey, Dean)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Art for art’s sake – Margo Petroff, graphic designer and illustrator: https://mru.ca/9f60 (Banff Crag & Canyon – Margo Petroff, alumna)

UCP dissent emerges over COVID-19 measures: https://mru.ca/bf44 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

SAIT’s oldest alumnus Clarence Hollingworth marks 106th birthday: https://mru.ca/5de0 (Calgary Herald)

MRU Media: 03/03/2021

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

MRU in the News

Indigenous entrepreneurs among those offered workshops through Mount Royal University: https://mru.ca/a50b (Toronto Star – Dimitra Fotopoulos, Karen Richards, staff)

Indigenous entrepreneurs among those offered workshops through Mount Royal University: https://mru.ca/5c49 (CJWE, Windspeaker, Yahoo News – Dimitra Fotopoulos, Karen Richards, staff)

No-cost workshops for diverse entrepreneurs at MRU: https://mru.ca/7084 (News 770, CHQR, March 2, 8:49:39 a.m. – Karen Richards, staff)

Alberta NDP calls for rethink to post-secondary cuts in latest provincial budget: https://mru.ca/7fca (CBC News)

Equity, diversity and inclusion infused throughout Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program: https://mru.ca/12a9 (Education News Canada – Hayley Bonnett, student)

Students/experts/alum in the news

March 1 is World Music Therapy Day: https://mru.ca/ffff (Global News – Fleur Hughes, faculty)

Three Generations Strong: RGO, a true family busines: https://mru.ca/62f5 (Business in Calgary – Ross Glen, benefactor; Sarah Orr, alumna)

Medicine Hat broadcaster calls 4,000th game for same team: https://mru.ca/4b1d (CBC News – Bob Ridley, alumnus)

Three BC residents to compete on new season of Big Brother Canada: https://mru.ca/e533 (Kelowna Now – Breydon White, student)

Running out of water a constant fear for some on Tsuut’ina Nation: https://mru.ca/0d59 (Global News – MRU Journalism students)

Also worth noting

University of Alberta plans for gradual return to campus; delays 2021-22 registration to May: https://mru.ca/07cf (The Gateway)

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MRU Media: 03/02/2021

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

MRU in the News

University of Regina announces Jeff Keshen as new president: https://mru.ca/3aa0 (CBC News – Jeff Keshen, former dean)

Jeff Keshen to become University of Regina’s next president: https://mru.ca/1718 (Regina Leader Post – Jeff Keshen, former dean)

University of Regina names Dr. Jeff Keshen as new President and Vice-Chancellor: https://mru.ca/6432  (620 CKRM – Jeff Keshen, former dean)

University of Regina names Jeff Keshen new president and vice-chancellor: https://mru.ca/b3ab (CTV News – Jeff Keshen, former dean)

University of Regina names new president: https://mru.ca/6419 (CJME – Jeff Keshen, former dean)

U of R welcomes new president: https://mru.ca/d495 (Education News Canada – Jeff Keshen, former dean)

Students/experts/alum in the news

There is no vaccine for Grief: Butthere are ways to prepare to face it: https://mru.ca/30b3 (New York Times – Sonya Jakubec, faculty)

Calgary political scientist Lori Williams responds to Alberta loosening COVID-19 restrictions: https://mru.ca/aa8d (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Calgary MLA pitches bill to make rodeo the official sport of Alberta: https://mru.ca/f233 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

WHL unveils Bob Ridley Award for sports journalism: https://mru.ca/ef79  (660 News – Bob Ridley, alumnus)

Western Hockey League unveils Bob Ridley Award for media excellence: https://mru.ca/92b4 (Independent Sports News – Bob Ridley, alumnus)

Also worth noting

Mike Babcock ready to get ‘up and running’ as U of S Huskies bench boss: https://mru.ca/9a505 (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

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MRU Media: 03/01/2021

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

MRU in the News

Alberta Inclusive Innovation Initiative pivots during the pandemic: https://mru.ca/d4d1 (Education News Canada – Dimitra Fotopoulos, staff)

Alberta budget 2021: What’s in it for Calgary?: https://mru.ca/2be2 (Global News)

AB PSE responds to decreased funding in Budget 2021: https://mru.ca/c791 (Academica)

Students/experts/alum in the news

The 100-mile playground; Slow Travel explained: https://mru.ca/d603 (Calgary Herald – Joe Pavelka, faculty)

How Alberta went from Klein’s ‘paid in full’ years to record debt in 2021 budget: https://mru.ca/f7db (Calgary Herald/Edmonton Journal – David Taras, faculty)

2021 Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship recipients: https://mru.ca/f29a (CBC News – Karina Zapata, alumna)

Provincial deal with doctors ‘a big deal’: https://mru.ca/8490 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Budget timing could be trouble for UCP heading into next election: https://mru.ca/9715 (iNews 880 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

“Climate change isn’t just an environmental story, it affects almost every beat we cover”: https://mru.ca/8507 (International Federation of Journalists – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

Canada is facing a nursing shortage. Here’s why it’s hard to fill the gap: https://mru.ca/88c5 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 02/26/2021

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

MRU in the News

Budget 2021: Post-secondary sees further cuts, 750 job losses: Mount Royal to receive $50 million for building repurposing: https://mru.ca/200d (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun/Edmonton Journal – Tim Rahilly, President)

Alberta budget 2021: University of Calgary facing workforce cuts, tuition hike: https://mru.ca/c88c (Global News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Calgary Mayor Nenshi says ‘caretaker budget’ fails to seize opportunity; New MRU funding: https://mru.ca/785c (CBC News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Budget sends Alberta deeper into the red: https://mru.ca/b4d9 (Western Standard)

Keyano, MRU end collaborative Environmental Sciences Degree after producing only six grads: https://mru.ca/82f7 (Fort McMurray Today – Jonathan Withey, Dean)

Students/experts/alum in the news

NDP decries ‘cuts budget’: https://mru.ca/ef3d (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Budget finds Premier in disadvantaged position: https://mru.ca/3cd5 (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/dfbb (CTV Two – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Performance-based funding comes to the Canadian postsecondary sector: https://mru.ca/4c58 (University Affairs)

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MRU Media: 02/25/2020

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

MRU in the News

IP video surveillance and VSaaS market: https://mru.ca/0e5e (The Bisouv Network – MRU AI security system)

Concordia’s Institute for Investigative Journalism coordinates a major project looking at Indigenous communities’ water and health: https://mru.ca/ccd9 (Education News Canada – MRU Journalism)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Website crashes not uncommon in the public sector, according to computing professor: https://mru.ca/6583 (Global News – Randy Connolly, faculty)

Who’s responsible for enforcing COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta?: https://mru.ca/1650 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

AHS drops case, pays legal fees of Alberta café that reopened in spite of COVID-19 rules: https://mru.ca/c7ab (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Budget Day as province grapples with deficits: https://mru.ca/a0be (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

What to expect in today’s budget: https://mru.ca/c27a CTV Morning Live – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Coronavirus: McGill University plans to return to in-person classes for fall semester: https://mru.ca/e391 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 02/24/2020

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

MRU in the News

‘It doesn’t make sense’: Feds pledged spend billions on First Nations water plants, but not on the pipes to carry fresh water to homes: https://mru.ca/570e (APTN News – MRU Journalism program)

The Problem With ‘Indigenizing the University’: https://mru.ca/4a40 (Quillette – Frances Widdowson, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Ex-NHLer Brantt Myhres channels his past pain into purpose: https://mru.ca/a547 (The Score – Brantt Myhres, alumnus)

Alberta Prime Time This Week Panel: https://mru.ca/83ac (CTV Two – Meg Wilcox, faculty)

AHS drops case, pays legal fees of Alberta café that reopened in spite of COVID-19 rules: https://mru.ca/c7ab (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Advocacy group says Alberta’s tuition tax credit cut isn’t a student issue — it’s a provincial one: https://mru.ca/d207 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 02/23/2020

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

MRU in the News

SAIT announces cancellation of in-person summer camps, expands online offerings: https://mru.ca/3cbb (CTV News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Facebook blocks Australian news content: https://mru.ca/f89d (CBC Radio, The Calgary Eyeopener – Archie McLean, faculty)

Standoff between Facebook and Australian government continues: https://mru.ca/12f9 (CBC Radio News – Archie McLean, faculty)

Stettler’s Winnie Bissett is marking 32 years with the Heartland Youth Centre: https://mru.ca/3568 (Stettler Independent – Winnie Bissett, alumna)

Looking ahead to Thursday’s Alberta budget: https://mru.ca/f3bae (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

University students lash out at tuition hikes, poor quality of remote learning: https://mru.ca/757ed (Globe and Mail)

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MRU Media: 02/22/2020

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

MRU in the News

Years of environmental advocacy recognized: https://mru.ca/3d1c (Education News Canada – Israel Dunmade, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

‘Why did Edmonton forget Judi Singh?’ Researcher uncovers story of jazz music and Alberta’s roots: https://mru.ca/59c3 (CBC News – Michael Hawley, faculty)

Parliament Prorogation Was ‘Delay Tactic’ Against WE Charity Probe, Committee Hears: https://mru.ca/466d (The Epoch Times, Nonperele.com – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney faces increasing backlash over pastor’s arrest, COVID-19 restrictions: https://mru.ca/dc6f (Edmonton Journal – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

SAIT students benefiting from combination of virtual and in-person learning during pandemic: https://mru.ca/ec88 (CTV News)

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