MRU Media

MRU Media: 02/03/2023

MRU in the media

THE LAST OF US WASN’T FILMED IN THE US AFTER ALL: https://mru.ca/45cf2 (Elite Daily)

MRU hosts World Wetlands Day symposium: https://mru.ca/ee93 (CTV Calgary – Felix Nwaishi, faculty)

What is free speech on campus? https://mru.ca/4c93 (Alberta Primetime politics panel – starts at 7:25)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Banff Centre Presents Inaugural Purposeful Travel Summit Featuring Rick Steves And Megan Epler Wood: https://mru.ca/f0d6 (Broadway World – Joe Pavelka, faculty)

Shumaila Hemani unveils debut album, Mannat (A Prayer, A Wish): https://mru.ca/bb9c (Canada Beats Media – Shumalia Hemani, artist in residence Trico Changemakers Studio)

Blue Storm chat with Duane Bratt: (CKOM Saskatchewan radio – Duane Bratt, faculty)

University presidents’ trip to Israel undermines academic freedom and democracy: https://mru.ca/ff32 (The Conversation & Yahoo News – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Feds approve Alberta government importation of kids’ pain medications but confusion lingers:  https://mru.ca/ce38f (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of A and Amii usher in a new wave of broadened AI research with the recruitment of 20 new faculty members: https://mru.ca/e492 (U of A) 

Sensitive data stolen in Okanagan College cyber attack now posted to dark web, ransomware group claims: https://mru.ca/eef3 (CBC BC)

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MRU Media: 02/02/2023

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Aheer’s former campaign manager denounces Nicolaides for supporting Widdowson: https://mru.ca/7c51 (Western Standard)

Free speech does not give you the right to deny facts and cause injury: https://mru.ca/2508 (AUPE)

Crowchild Classic makes a comeback: https://mru.ca/c29a (The Gauntlet)

Free speech debate continues to rage in Alberta: https://mru.ca/67f81 (City News)

Controversial speaker forced off U of L campus: https://mru.ca/cdb3 (CTV Calgary)

Hundreds of protesters drown out speaker Frances Widdowson at University of Lethbridge: https://mru.ca/98d19 (Global News website) 

Hundreds of protesters drown out speaker Frances Widdowson at University of Lethbridge: https://mru.ca/c6c92 (Global News broadcast) 

Hundreds of protesters drown out speaker Frances Widdowson at University of Lethbridge: https://mru.ca/e6e02 (770 CHQR Radio) 

Frances Widdowson met by 700 protesters at University of Lethbridge; speech moves to Zoom:  https://mru.ca/dc81 (CTV News website)

Frances Widdowson met by 700 protesters at University of Lethbridge; speech moves to Zoom:  https://mru.ca/800d5 (CTV Calgary broadcast)

Controversial academic meets noisy resistance at U of L after school halts planned lecture: https://mru.ca/1828 (CBC News website)

Controversial academic meets noisy resistance at U of L after school halts planned lecture: https://mru.ca/e2f11 (CBC Radio One broadcast)

Hundreds oppose controversial speaker Widdowson at U of L:  https://mru.ca/8f2b (Lethbridge Herald)

‘She is not welcome on our campus’: hundreds rally against controversial speaker at U of L: https://mru.ca/5b187 (My Lethbridge Now)

Controversial speaker drowned out by protestors at U of L: https://mru.ca/b1e3 (The Rush Radio Whitehorse)

Widdowson forced out of U of L amid attempt to give speech: https://mru.ca/d1e0 (City News Radio Calgary & Vancouver)

OPINION – Bell: Premier Smith’s free speech point man takes on campus woke crowd: https://mru.ca/a305 

Crowchild Classic gets a shout out on WHL broadcast: https://mru.ca/8949 (The Sports Network – CHL Hockey)

AB, CAUT respond to ULethbridge’s choice to not let Widdowson talk proceed: https://mru.ca/1c25 (Academica)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Feds spent $6.8M to house 15 people in Calgary quarantine hotel last year:  https://mru.ca/5068c  https://mru.ca/fe2c (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Feds spent $6.8M to house 15 people in Calgary quarantine hotel last year: https://mru.ca/42f5 (CBC Radio One- Duane Bratt, faculty)

Commentary: Companies, do more to retain employees returning from overseas deployments:  https://mru.ca/d51c (Channel News Asia – Adam Cave, Michael Joseph Dominic Roberts, faculty)

Also worth noting

Athabasca University board fires president who fought Alberta government on staff relocations:  https://mru.ca/45c3 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 02/01/2023

MRU in the media

Travel Alberta Creates Map Of ‘The Last Of Us’ Filming Locations Around The Province:  https://mru.ca/5d68 (ET Canada)

Minister says Alberta to ‘strengthen’ free speech on campuses as U of L halts controversial lecture: https://mru.ca/4f68 (CBC News) 

Minister says Alberta to ‘strengthen’ free speech on campuses as U of L halts controversial lecture: https://mru.ca/3f85 https://mru.ca/bad5  (CBC Radio One)

Panel on academic freedom amid promise form Minister to strengthen academic freedom:  https://mru.ca/6336 (CBC Radio One)

Academic freedom group condemns Lethbridge university for cancelling Widdowson lecture: https://mru.ca/b190 (Western Standard)

Alberta Tourism Website Creates Map for Locations Shown in HBO’s The Last of Us: https://mru.ca/eea5 (Complex)

Alberta promised changes to campuses while the university “awakened” free speech: https://mru.ca/7b7f (Canada Today via Canadian Press) 

Alberta government promises more free speech protections on campuses after university cancels anti-wokeism talk: https://mru.ca/daee (Ottawa Citizen via Canadian Press)

Alberta university cancels speech by anti-woke pundit; Condemned for views on residential schools, former professor vows to go ahead with talk: https://mru.ca/f0be (National Post)

ULethbridge will not provide space on campus for Widdowson talk after consultation with community, student petition: https://mru.ca/3426 (Academica)

U of L cancels talk on campus:  https://mru.ca/3314 https://mru.ca/5546 (CTV Calgary 5 & 6)

Talk with controversial professor to happen in Lethbridge today:  https://mru.ca/d6aa https://mru.ca/596e  (City News 660)

Alberta government in ‘woke’ free speech standoff with university campus:  https://mru.ca/629f (National Observer via Canadian Press)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Smith accuses CBC of defaming her, her staff, and the whole public service:https://mru.ca/fc10 (Rabble.ca – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Opinion: As Canada ponders a task force, solutions for reducing public transit crime already exist: https://mru.ca/1b54 (Winnipeg Sun – Kelly Sundberg, faculty) 

Brand mascots undergoing changes: https://mru.ca/056c (CBC Radio, Calgary Eyeopener – Neil Brigden, faculty) 

Documents show federal government spent more than $6M on Calgary quarantine hotel: https://mru.ca/842e (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

UCP holds slim lead over NDP; Calgary emerges as election battleground: poll: https://mru.ca/72c (Calgary Herald – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Primetime political panel: https://mru.ca/c0ce (CTV 2 – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

A shortage of pilots is making travel chaos in Canada even worse: https://mru.ca/805a (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 01/31/2023

MRU in the media

University of Lethbridge cancels controversial Frances Widdowson lecture: https://mru.ca/3988 (Global News Lethbridge) 

Alberta university cancels speech by fired anti-wokeism professor: https://mru.ca/6d53 (National Post) 

University of Lethbridge says speech from controversial professor moved off campus: https://mru.ca/4318 (CBC News)

In reversal, University of Lethbridge cancels controversial professor’s guest lecture: https://mru.ca/9bfc (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun) 

University of Lethbridge cancels guest lecturer after pushback: https://mru.ca/2336 (My Lethbridge Now) 

Fired MRU prof vows to give talk despite cancellation: https://mru.ca/fcadf  (Western Standard) 

Former MRU prof says she’ll proceed with lecture: https://mru.ca/8b50 (Global News at 6) 

U of L cancels controversial guest speaker: https://mru.ca/7f88 (CTV News at 6) 

Controversial talk moved of campus at U of L; minister reacts:  https://mru.ca/c659 

(CBC News at 6) 

Controversial prof calls on supporters to rally: https://mru.ca/0d29 (QR Calgary)   

Lecture moved off campus at U of L; minister criticizes decision: https://mru.ca/f91a (CBC Radio News) 

University panel examines collegial governance reform: https://mru.ca/51fd (Lethbridge Herald – Marc Schroeder, MRFA) 

Goaltender turned broadcaster Kelly Hrudey discusses mental health: https://mru.ca/a6d3 (Moj on Sports – Kelly Hrudey, honorary degree recipient) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

How companies can improve the retention of employees returning from abroad: https://mru.ca/0d31 (The Conversation – Adam Cave, associate dean)  

Varcoe: Two scorpions in a bottle, Alberta and feds need to quit stinging and strike a CCUS deal: https://mru.ca/ac72 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

UCP has narrow lead over NDP in ‘two-horse race’: poll: https://mru.ca/0c787 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Celebrating Black History Month: Sarah George is creating safe spaces for the next generation: https://mru.ca/0e9f (Carleton Newsroom – Sarah George, alumna) 

Mossleigh businesswoman recognized in top 100 Canadian Professionals magazine: https://mru.ca/d390 (Chestermere Anchor – Serena Donovan, alumna) 

Murray undergoing testing on ankle injury; Samsonov starts Sunday: https://mru.ca/bd07 (TSN – Demaine Wray, alunnus) 

Also worth noting

SAIT, in collaboration with Indigenous elders, creating strategy to improve how it works with First Nations: https://mru.ca/1c90 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun) 

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MRU Media: 01/30/2023

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Dinos hockey men set wins record; Cougars women win in shootout at Dome-hosted Crowchild Classic: https://mru.ca/01041 (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald – Cougars Hockey)

University of Lethbridge students push back against controversial speaker: https://mru.ca/f9b0 (CTV News) 

Students petition controversial former MRU prof’s University of Lethbridge speech: https://mru.ca/f2d9 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun) 

U of L has no plans to cancel Widdowson talk: https://mru.ca/cea3 (CityNews 660, Canadian Press)

Panel discusses need for faculty involvement in university decision making: https://mru.ca/2649 (Global News Lethbridge)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Alberta police chiefs condemn violence by Memphis officers in death of Tyre Nichols: https://mru.ca/1b4d (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Doug King, faculty) 

Calgary Police Service joins calls for tougher bail reforms: https://mru.ca/389b (Calgary Herald/Calgary /Sun – Doug King, faculty) 

Alberta premier wants meeting with Trudeau before ‘just transition’ bill tabled: https://mru.ca/8155 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Presidential Task Force on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility launches: https://mru.ca/1e5e (UCalgary News) 

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MRU Media: 01/27/2023

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Calgary’s Mount Royal University unveils new laboratories: https://mru.ca/3e49 (CityNews  – Gwen O’Sullivan, Michael Asmussen, faculty; Jonathan Withey, dean) 

New MRU labs explore ‘environmental crime scenes’, walking and runnning: https://mru.ca/66bf (CTV News – Gwen O’Sullivan, Michael Asmussen, faculty; Jonathan Withey, dean) 

Mount Royal University opens two new labs: https://mru.ca/c9e6 (CityNews at 6) 

Mount Royal University unveils cutting-edge science labs: https://mru.ca/8e33 (Education News Canada) 

Hockey’s Crowchild Classic to light up Dome: https://mru.ca/008c (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald – Cougars Hockey) 

Calgary’s arts and culture sector is booming – so why aren’t we celebrating it more?: https://mru.ca/0a57 (Marketing News Canada) 

Opinion: On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, bearing witness in a broken world: https://mru.ca/a26a (Calgary Herald – Holocaust education symposium) 

Destruction of knowledge bundle, silence from university: https://mru.ca/19cb (Windspeaker) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Not ‘isolated incidents’: Recent transit attacks reflect larger issues, says union: https://mru.ca/c3de (CTV News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty) 

Trudeau focusing on affordability: https://mru.ca/b14d  (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Kenna Burima’s new songs navigate depression, motherhood and rebirth: https://mru.ca/4991 (Calgary Herald – Kenna Burima, alumna) 

Alberta premier wants meeting with Trudeau before ‘just transition’ bill tabled: https://mru.ca/8155 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Mossleigh businesswoman recognized in top 100 Canadian Professionals magazine: https://mru.ca/d390 (Chestermere Anchor – Serena Donovan, alumna) 

Also worth noting

Niagara Falls bets on a new private university for economic growth: https://mru.ca/c26c (University Affairs)

University of Calgary AI project asks students, teachers about the use of ChatGPT: https://mru.ca/fefe3 (Global News) 

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MRU Media: 01/26/2023

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

David Finch on the Edelman Trust Barometer: https://mru.ca/6e4b (CBC Radio, Calgary Eyeopener – David Finch, faculty) 

Pandemic trauma continues to affect Alberta youth: (See attachment) (Calgary Herald, Mental Health Awareness – Christina Tortorelli, faculty

How a hobby can boost your mood: (See attachment) (Calgary Herald, Mental Health Awareness – Dan Devoe, faculty

Sources say Smith pressured justice minister: https://mru.ca/6fb (CBC News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Premier calls CBC News story defamatory: https://mru.ca/9a75 (Lethbridge News Now – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Discussing federal politics, cabinet retreat:  https://mru.ca/b441 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Also worth noting

University of Alberta moves 500 employees to Downtown Edmonton offices: https://mru.ca/c2f2 (Edmonton Journal) 

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MRU Media: 01/25/2023

MRU in the media

Revv 52 choir performing 70th anniversary show at Bella Concert Hall: https://mru.ca/d25c (Global News at 5)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Real Weddings: Dean Paddock and Ivan Malyshev’s impromptu elopement: https://mru.ca/f045 (Avenue Magazine – Ivan Malyshev, alumnus)

Therapy influencers changing approach to mental health, not always for the good: https://mru.ca/e431 (CBC Radio across Canada – Dan Devoe, faculty) 

Alberta NDP says it would scrap COVID-19 review panel if party wins election: https://mru.ca/f81d (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Danielle Smith just can’t quit the pandemic: https://mru.ca/89f3 (National Observer – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Manning named to head Covid inquiry, mirroring fictional report he penned: https://mru.ca/14bd (QR Calgary – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Wider investigation needed into alleged emails: https://mru.ca/224d (CBC News at 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Search for emails to prosecutors too narrow: https://mru.ca/7c5e (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Whistleblowers allege U of T data project collected 600K patient records without consent: https://mru.ca/0654 (Global News) 

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MRU Media: 01/24/2023

MRU in the media

Calgary filmed production The Last of Us premieres with rave reviews: https://mru.ca/158d (Calgary Economic Development) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Stuff the British Stole: The Crow Flies: https://mru.ca/c2e8 (CBC Gem – Gabrielle Lindstrom, faculty; Clarence Wolfleg Sr., advisor, honorary degree recipient) 

Alberta’s tech sector hit by layoffs after boom investment year: https://mru.ca/1a05 (CBC News – Eric Myers, faculty) 

Alberta says no evidence found of email contact with prosecutors about Coutts: https://mru.ca/a76c (CityNews – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Alberta government says no evidence of emails to prosecutors on border blockade cases: https://mru.ca/667c (Canadiaan Press, Victoria Times Colonist – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Will Danielle Smith find a use for the Sovereignty Act — fighting Trudeau’s oilsands plan?: https://mru.ca/414f3 (Toronto Star – Lori Williams, faculty) 

He trained Calgary police long after ‘scam’ warnings: https://mru.ca/ee26 (TheTyee – Kelly Sundberg, faculty) 

PM and cabinet gathering to discuss priorities: https://mru.ca/500 (CityNews 66 – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Trucker convoy one year later: https://mru.ca/0e62 (CBC Alberta News – Lori Williams faculty) 

Discussing Alberta politics:  https://mru.ca/37cd (News 770 Charles Adler – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Premier promises public service, IT department will investigate emails: https://mru.ca/9f84 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Alberta emergency caucus meeting: https://mru.ca/02b2 (CBC News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Alberta interference allegations: https://mru.ca/597c (CBC News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

University of Windsor admin hopes ChatGPT AI program will teach students limitations of technology: https://mru.ca/f330 (CBC News) 

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MRU Media: 01/23/2023

MRU in the media

The Alberta Legislature just made a big appearance in HBO’s “The Last of Us”: https://mru.ca/2c33 (Daily Hive) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Thunder Player of the Week is Jared Miller: https://mru.ca/6361 (Discover Airdrie – Jared Miller, student) 

Danielle Smith orders email review over prosecution pressure reports: https://mru.ca/f65b (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

‘I think she’s doing a great job’: UCP MLAs show support for Premier Smith after emergency caucus meeting: https://mru.ca/5cce (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Alberta premier orders review after CBC reports of emails over Coutts cases between her office, prosecution: https://mru.ca/fe163 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Danielle Smith’s credibility ‘materially damaged’ amid report her office contacted prosecutors over border blockade charges, critics say: https://mru.ca/ea387 (Toronto Star – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Ex-Reform leader Preston Manning picked to chair review of Alberta’s COVID-19 response: https://mru.ca/admin/redirects (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Brain drain doesn’t have to be fatal, and universities are part of the solution: https://mru.ca/b4ee (University Affairs) 

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