MRU Media

MRU Media: 03/24/2021

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

Students/experts/alum in the news

Calgary’s great guidebook debate continues, with council decisions still to come: https://mru.ca/084d (Calgary Herald – Rachel Timmermans, SAMRU)

Streaming benefits stars while smaller music acts suffer: https://mru.ca/02b4 (CBC Radio – Richard Sutherland, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Lethbridge business school becomes first to add Indigenous course requirement to core degree: https://mru.ca/10cf (Global News)

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MRU Media: 03/23/2021

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

MRU in the News

MRU’s 2021 series of entrepreneurial workshops to focus on diverse groups: https://mru.ca/cc7e (The Reflector – Dimitra Fotopoulos, staff; Karen Richards, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Tories vote down climate motion: https://mru.ca/4f20 (CBC News at 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

RDC students fed up with government’s delay in granting degrees: https://mru.ca/2321 (Red Deer News Now)

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MRU Media: 03/22/2021

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 post-secondary institutions told to prepare for full on-campus return this September: https://mru.ca/b6095 (Global News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Government says Alberta post-secondary students could return to classes this fall: https://mru.ca/185e  (660 News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Concerns remain about going back to campus: https://mru.ca/46a08 (660 News Radio – Tim Rahilly, President)

Calgary’s post-secondary schools support return to classes, students want to stay safe: https://mru.ca/bfee (CTV News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Big cuts hinder ability to help economic recovery, post-secondary groups say: https://mru.ca/6051 (CBC News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

(Mis)truths and consequences in Alberta: https://mru.ca/0543 (CBC News – Sean Holman, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/dafd9 (CTV Two – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Here is why UBC says it’s raising tuition: https://mru.ca/e1a5 (The Tyee)

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MRU Media: 03/19/2021

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

MRU in the News

Esports grows during pandemic; Esports Management course at MRU: https://mru.ca/ff92 (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Victor Ly, faculty)

Action in film industry a big break for local economy: https://mru.ca/40e7 (Calgary Herald)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Keystone XL legal challenge won’t help Alberta, experts say: https://mru.ca/61a37 (CTV News – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Threshold for hate crimes charges high in Canada: https://mru.ca/9483 (CityNews, 660 News – Doug King, faculty)

Energy and environment to highlight federal Conservative convention: https://mru.ca/b7b6 (Global News Morning – Lori Williams, faculty)

Energy and environment top of mind for Alberta delegates at Conservative convention: https://mru.ca/2668 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Under The Dome: Can Jason Kenney pivot amidst plummeting polls and an upcoming leadership review?: https://mru.ca/72fe (Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Federal Conservative policy convention this weekend: https://mru.ca/8c78 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Liberals planted news stories as Trudeau Sr. feared election wipeout during 1981 recession: https://mru.ca/c8f4 (Western Standard – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Province expects Alberta post-secondary classes to resume this fall: https://mru.ca/be22 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 03/18/2021

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

MRU in the News

MRU launches four-year BSW degree: https://mru.ca/d8fa (Academica Top Ten – Yasmin Dean, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Alberta is still not protecting its meat packing workers: https://mru.ca/2d32 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

The kids are (mostly) alright: Lessons learned in Calgary public schools during the pandemic: https://mru.ca/0465 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 03/17/2021

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

MRU in the News

High demand for new social work degree at MRU as Albertans cope with pandemic challenges: https://mru.ca/5932 (Calgary Herald – Stephen Price, Dean; Yasmin Dean, Peter Choate, Gaye Warthe, faculty; Krista Andrews, alunna; Tim Hilton, Student)

As COVID-19 disrupts Albertans’ lives, MRU announces four-year Bachelor of Social Work degree: https://mru.ca/4d10 (Education News Canada)

Video Surveillance Market: Global opportunity analkysis and industry forecast 2025: https://mru.ca/da71 (KSU The Sentinel Newspaper)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Rogers strikes deal to purchase Shaw: https://mru.ca/726e (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – David Finch, faculty)

Cochrane High alumni nominated for Edwin Parr teaching award: https://mru.ca/c097 (Cochrane Now – Mikaela McNab, alumna)

Alberta introduces recall bill: https://mru.ca/ec94 (CBC News at 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Canada’s expanded travel restrictions too costly, say international students: https://mru.ca/6766 (Global News)

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MRU Media: 03/16/2021

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

Students/experts/alum in the news

The new world of one-way job interviews: https://mru.ca/42b8 (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Uthpala Senarathne Tennakoon, faculty)

Worries over online COVID-19 booking systems in Ontario: https://mru.ca/4e4c (Global News National – Randy Connolly, faculty)

Alberta introduces recall bill for provincial, municipal politicians, school trustees: https://mru.ca/11e7 (Global News, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

UCP tables legislation that would allow Albertans to ‘fire’ MLAs, city politicians: https://mru.ca/c92d (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Former UCP board member quits over timing of Kenney leadership vote: https://mru.ca/461e (Western Standard – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Should Alberta get rid of Daylight Saving Time?: https://mru.ca/c1b3  (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Calgary post-secondary named top hospitality school in Canada by leading business magazine: https://mru.ca/3741 (CTV News)

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MRU Media: 03/15/2021

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

MRU in the News

Post-secondary and Budget 2021: decreased funding, no new increases, MRU infrastructure upgrades: https://mru.ca/4073a (The Reflector)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Largest ever Edmonton public school esports tournament launches this weekend: https://mru.ca/8a9a (CBC News – Victor Ly, faculty)

New information emerges about MLA holiday travel: https://mru.ca/afb5 (630 CHED – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta NDP leads UCP in voter intention: Angus Reid survey: https://mru.ca/7f1f (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to face United Conservative Party leadership review in 2022: https://mru.ca/c011 (National Post/Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Notley’s NDP opens wide lead on Kenney and UCP in latest poll: https://mru.ca/495c (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

UCP’s ‘war room’ takes on Netflix, claims anti-oil Bigfoot is ‘brainwashing’ kids: https://mru.ca/d39c (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts launches in Calgary: https://mru.ca/5f15 (Globe Newswire)

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MRU Media: 03/12/2021

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

MRU in the News

Helping Alberta businesses scale up despite COVID-19: https://mru.ca/b08e (Calgary’s Business, Business Insider – Simon Raby, faculty; Khalid Abdul Razak, MRU Entrepreneur in Residence)

Post-secondaries look to fall for return to in-person classes: https://mru.ca/c6a (CHQR, News 770, The Morning Show, March 12, 7:19 a.m. – Tim Rahilly, President and Vice-Chancellor)

Calgary post-secondary students excited about possible return to campus: https://mru.ca/36017 (Global News at 6 – Sophie Schneider, student)

Calgary post-secondary students excited about possible return to campus in September: https://mru.ca/a946 (Global News – Sophie Schneider, Chelsea Presakarchuk, students)

Students look ahead to fall: https://mru.ca/a84c (CHQR, News 770)

GUEST COLUMN: Everyone is finding savings, so can Alberta’s universities and colleges: https://mru.ca/f3bb (Edmonton Sun)

Students/experts/alum in the news

NDP takes slight lead over UCP as economic unease lingers, poll suggests: https://mru.ca/72dc (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Despite political skills, Kenney has a fight on his hands: https://mru.ca/e59d (CBC News at 6 – Duane Brat, faculty)

Texans have a right to be warm just as northerners have a right to be cold: https://mru.ca/595 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

Labour groups step up fight against expected program cuts at Laurentian University: https://mru.ca/5699 (CTV News)

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MRU Media: 03/11/2021

As vaccine timelines firm, Alberta post-secondaries eye return to campus life in fall: https://mru.ca/a489 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Tim Rahilly, President and Vice-Chancellor)

The future of post-secondary in Alberta: https://mru.ca/be71 (CBC Radio, The Calgary Eyeopener – Tim Rahilly, President and Vice-Chancellor)

Working to return to campus in fall: https://mru.ca/337e (CBC Radio News – Tim Rahilly, President and Vice-Chancellor)

SAMRU’s next executive council includes mix of incumbents, fresh faces: https://mru.ca/cc5c (The Reflector)

Currie ‘dream home’ includes flexibility of carriage suite and home offices: https://mru.ca/3270 (Calgary Herald)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Braid: Albertans blame Kenney for a bleak winter, but a ‘spring honeymoon’ is still possible: https://mru.ca/c4cb1 (Calgary Herald – David Taras, faculty)

General Stewart teacher nominated for award: https://mru.ca/6250a (Medicine Hat News – Mikaela McNab, alumna)

Also worth noting

Hundreds of Alberta students waiting on student aid money delayed by provincial system glitch: https://mru.ca/9179 (CBC News)

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