MRU Media

MRU Media 01/07/2022

MRU in the media: 

Professor who questioned BLM movement, criticized Indigenous policy at MRU fired: https://mru.ca/1c99 (Academica Top Ten)

Tenured professor fired after ‘questioning wokeism,’ she says: https://mru.ca/fdb7 (The College Fix)

First Reading: Culture Wars: https://mru.ca/3fc0 (National Post)

Key renovations underway at Mount Royal’s Conservatory: https://mru.ca/ec03 (The Reflector – Don and Ruth Taylor, supporters; Phil Warsaba, AVP)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

Wildcats sign with post-secondary teams: https://mru.ca/861d (Southwest Booster – Kiana McNinch, student)

How to support your mental health, according to experts: https://mru.ca/1381 (Calgary Herald, National Post, Vancouver Sun and more – Kathy Offet-Gartner, faculty)

Also worth noting

What do universities owe Canadians?: https://mru.ca/4c05 (University Affairs)

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MRU Media 01/06/2022

MRU in the media: 

Mount Royal professor who questioned Indigenization policies, BLM movement has been removed from school staff: https://mru.ca/383d (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun)

Fired Mount Royal University professor says she plans to appeal: https://mru.ca/bd7ed (CTV News) 

Calgary tenured professor critical of Black Lives Matter has been fired: https://mru.ca/2478 (National Post, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Province, Montreal Gazette)

MRU professor fired; plans appeal: https://mru.ca/cc85 (CTV News at 6, CTV Morning Live)

K-12 students returning to classrooms next week as Alberta reports record-high cases, increasing hospitalizations: https://mru.ca/d594 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Fighting racism, changing values ‘an uphill battle’ for Calgary committee: https://mru.ca/97d3 (CBC News – Eileen Clearsky, faculty)

Column: Greetings from Airdrie’s newest reporter: https://mru.ca/e061a (Airdrie Today – Masha Scheele, alumna)

Also worth noting

‘The final push:’ Pandemic sends more adult students back to university: https://mru.ca/6fd7 (Regina Leader-Post) 

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MRU Media 01/05/2022

MRU in the media

MRU fires professor who espoused ‘benefits’ of residential schools and criticized BLM movement: https://mru.ca/77c4 (CBC News – Tim Rahilly, President)

Mount Royal University professor fired: https://mru.ca/f9dc (CBC Radio News)

15 things to do in Calgary this week: December 27 to January 2: https://mru.ca/9942 (Daily Hive – Bella Concert Hall)

Key renovations underway at Mount Royal’s Conservatory: https://mru.ca/ec03 (The Reflector – Don and Ruth Taylor, supporters; Phil Warsaba, AVP)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

How Alberta’s tech sector is turning a corner: https://mru.ca/f7e3 (CBC News – Alina Martin, alumna) 

First Nations child welfare agreement: https://mru.ca/4a53 (CBC News at 6 – linda manyguns, AVP) 

Agreement over First Nations child welfare called too narrow: https://mru.ca/4988 (CBC Radio News – linda manyguns, AVP) 

Kenney expresses disappointment with City of Calgary over collapse of arena deal: https://mru.ca/ff20 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Discussing future of Canadian Football League: https://mru.ca/1d25 (CityNews – David Finch, faculty)

What to watch for this year in the wild world of Alberta politics: https://mru.ca/00e9 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Faculty at Concordia University of Edmonton strike, halting start of winter term: https://mru.ca/dfe9 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 01/04/2022

MRU in the media: 

Professor who criticized indigenization agenda fired by university: https://mru.ca/3002 (True North – Tim Rahilly, President)

Brazen holdup at MRU pharmacy: https://mru.ca/a361 (CTV News at 6) 

Omicron forces Calgary post-secondary students back online: https://mru.ca/aeab (CityNews – Ben Goodman, student)

U of A Students’ Union calls out campus leaders for lack of sexual violence safety; SAMRU submits sexual violence recommendations to MRU: https://mru.ca/48b (The Reflector)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media: 

Avoiding a corporate health 911: https://mru.ca/0572 (Business in Calgary – Melanie Peacock, faculty)

Red Earth Uncovered, Season 3, Episode 2, Beguiling Goblins: https://mru.ca/9da9  (APTN – David Aveline, faculty)

Calgary sees jump in hate-motivated crimes with 346 reported to police in 2021: https://mru.ca/d3b2 (CBC News – Doug King, faculty)

Want to save $600 on your family’s grocery bill? A Calgary mom says it’s totally doable: https://mru.ca/89bb (CBC News – James Stauch, faculty)

Kenney’s great test: How the Alberta premier could pull off a political comeback: https://mru.ca/2ca3 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

A tribute to those who work Christmas Day: https://mru.ca/b807 (St. Albert Gazette – Medeleine Gabasa, student)

Alohagate, Open For Summer, UCP fractures: A recap of 2021 in Alberta politics: https://mru.ca/4a03 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney banks on strong economy in 2022 after tough COVID year: https://mru.ca/8253 (National Post, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Opposition wants answers on how UCP government handled pandemic: https://mru.ca/957b (CTV News, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Grande Prairie local pens children’s book inspired by nature and trees: https://mru.ca/d785 (Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune – Rhonda Kokosha, alumna)

Fallout from UCP holiday party: https://mru.ca/62bf (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Looking back at UCP’s 2021: https://mru.ca/8749 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

In-class learning paused at universities of Regina and Saskatchewan: https://mru.ca/744a (Global News)

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MRU Media 12/23/2021

MRU in the media: 

Calgary, Lethbridge post-secondaries temporarily move January classes online amid Omicron: https://mru.ca/3137 (CTV News)

Omicron spurs Alberta post-secondary institutions to return to online learning in January: https://mru.ca/56dc (CBC News)

Calgary universities going online to start semester: https://mru.ca/dc17 (News 770, CHQR)

Mount Royal joins U of C in moving classes online: https://mru.ca/c4bc3 (CityNews 660)

Universities shift back to online learning to start winter semester: https://mru.ca/cc1f (Global News Morning) 

Posters shed light on anti-Indigenous ideas: https://mru.ca/a250 (The Reflector – linda manyguns, AVP)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Provinces’ next step on building small nuclear reactors to come in the new year: https://mru.ca/fdab (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Optics of UCP holiday party terrible: https://mru.ca/4b97 (CityNews 660 – Lori Williams, faculty)

UCP holds Christmas party after asking Albertans to scale back close contacts: https://mru.ca/9b86 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/4227 (CTV 2 – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Strategic plan for small nuclear reactions expected in January: https://mru.ca/d254 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Lakehead University professors receiving $818k from SSHRC for exciting research with community partners: https://mru.ca/870f (Net News Ledger – Travis Hay, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

University of Manitoba returns to remote learning for winter term: https://mru.ca/b3ec (Global News)

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MRU Media 12/22/2021

MRU in the media: 

Clubs of MRU: A new podcast series featuring campus clubs: https://mru.ca/c710 (Calgary Journal – Sam Chipera, student)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

A tale of plight and prejudice: https://mru.ca/be0a (This Day – Uzoma Uponi)

Uponi’s New Novel, ColorSTRUCK Highlights Plight Of Albinos In Africa: https://mru.ca/19858 (New Telegraph – Uzoma Uponi, alumna) 

Lethbridge MP wants unvaccinated to be ‘respected, appreciated’ in the community: https://mru.ca/058db (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Victor Loturi fits perfectly into Cavalry FC’s midfield: https://mru.ca/a431 (Canadian Premier League – Victor Loruri, alumnus)

Also worth noting: 

U of C student says her fall semester was sullied by bad communication and constant changes: https://mru.ca/875c9 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 12/21/2021

MRU in the media: 

Calgary post-secondary institutions watch Omicron closely as winter semester approaches: https://mru.ca/daf0 (Global News) 

Calgary universities watch Omicron closely: https://mru.ca/b2d6 (Global News at 11)

University of Calgary moves exams online over Omicron fears: https://mru.ca/f5e9 (Western Standard) 

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Government underplays ban on MLA travel: https://mru.ca/4913 (630 CHED – Lori Williams, faculty)

Half of Albertans think province heading in wrong direction: poll: https://mru.ca/91a2 (Calgary Herald/Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting:

University of Toronto announces Fred VanVleet Scholarship for Black and Indigenous students: https://mru.ca/cdf0 (CTV News)

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MRU Media 12/20/2021

MRU in the media

Omicron concerns trigger spate of event cancellations in Calgary; U of C nixes in-person exams: https://mru.ca/ec67 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Warriors see 19 players using education fund in 2021-22 season: https://mru.ca/d68f (Moose Jaw Today – Kale Klouston, Matthew Sanders, alumni)

365 WHL Scholarships awarded to graduate players for 2021-22 Academic Year: https://mru.ca/1142 (CHL.ca)

What is Bill 81, Alberta’s newly passed election law?: https://mru.ca/8311 (Globe and Mail – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Province banned from leaving province during Holidays: https://mru.ca/a1ff (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Universities move online amid Omicron concerns: https://mru.ca/6bbe (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 12/16/2021

MRU in the media:

Province gives $2M boost to inclusive post-secondary education: https://mru.ca/48af (Okotoks Today)

MBA students envision Safewalk program in Calgary downtown core: https://mru.ca/5f12 (Livewire Calgary)

Faculty/students/alum in the media:

Bodily Contraction Arises with Dukkha: Embodied Learning to Foster Racial Healing: https://mru.ca/98e3 (MDPI – Brian Nichols, faculty)

 

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