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MRU Media 05/06/2022

MRU in the media

You Didn’t Get Into Your Dream Program… Now What?: https://mru.ca/9725 (Study in Canada)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

A filmmaker from Siksika Nation is finding success making movies in Alberta: https://mru.ca/a258 (CBC – Trevor Solway, alumnus)

Hyped up! Behind our obsession with the latest greatest: https://mru.ca/679f (Calgary Journal – Maria Mikova, student) 

Also worth noting

How new names, refreshed studies of history are inspiring change at Canada’s universities: https://mru.ca/781b (CBC News)

 

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MRU Media 05/05/2022

MRU in the media

Rogers plans to build a centre of excellence following Shaw merger: https://mru.ca/468c (itbusiness.ca)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

As CBE explores renaming Sir John A. Macdonald School, historian details former PM’s ‘ruthless’ history: https://mru.ca/5cd0 (CBC News – Carmen Neilsen, faculty)

What’s happening on Calgary streets: Police bolster efforts to curb violent crime: https://mru.ca/be1d (Global News – Doug King, faculty)

Surge in violence has roots in social disorganization: https://mru.ca/c8fd (630 CHED – Ritesh Narayan) 

Also worth noting

University of Alberta dedicates memorial to community members lost on Flight PS752: https://mru.ca/6051a (CBC News) 

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MRU Media 05/04/2022

MRU in the media

Introducing the 2022 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award Winners: https://mru.ca/c53e (Maclean’s – Pamini Thangarajah, faculty)

Old Sun Community College launches Iiyikinaami program with UCalgary, receives $1.4M to establish chair with MRU: https://mru.ca/4e1c (Academica Top Ten)

Nicolaides says Alberta universities must adhere to free speech policies in wake of fired MRU prof: https://mru.ca/cde6 (Western Standard) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Optimity, Inc. welcomes Dr. Christy Lane, a pioneer for digital health and wearable data in risk scoring and underwriting, as Scientific Advisor: https://mru.ca/86de (Cision PR Web – Christy Lane, faculty) 

A look back at Calgary’s deadliest gang war and what’s changed in the years since: https://mru.ca/6605 (Global News – Doug King, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Three medical school programs at University of Manitoba could lose accreditation without improvements: https://mru.ca/645d (CBC News)

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MRU Media 05/03/2022

MRU in the media

Mount Royal students can choose a COVID pass or fail again this term: https://mru.ca/43fd (Calgary Journal  – Spirit River Striped Wolf, SAMRU; Geri Lynn Gouglas, staff)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Calgary public school board to review name of Sir John A. Macdonald School: https://mru.ca/dc015 (CBC News – Carmen Nielson, faculty)

CBE to review the name of Sir John A. Macdonald junior high school: https://mru.ca/3f96 (LiveWire Calgary – Carmen Nielson, faculty) 

MRU prof writes to CBE in support of school name review: https://mru.ca/9697 (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Carmen Nielson, faculty)

Purschke robbed of Team Canada opportunity: https://mru.ca/d42a (Sherwood Park News – Anna Purschke, student) 

Also worth noting

Western University librarians ask public what to do with 70,000 comics: https://mru.ca/27cc (CBC News)

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MRU Media 05/02/2022

MRU in the media

Langdon Entrepreneur wins MRU award for business start-up: https://mru.ca/726b (Airdrie Today – Launa Austin, student; MRU Launchpad) 

Rogers to create THINKLab to support tech talent in Calgary: https://mru.ca/58ea (Academica Top Ten)

MRU professor fights back after being fired for questioning ‘woke’ ideas: https://mru.ca/05f8 (The Western Standard) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Opinion: Without emphasizing women, Calgary’s post-pandemic recovery plan is doomed to failure: https://mru.ca/9d66 (Calgary Herald – Kimberly Williams, faculty)

UCP says report of member receiving 2 leadership vote ballots ‘not a concern’: https://mru.ca/b3c0 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Second UCP ballot sent to some members: https://mru.ca/650d (iNews 880, 630 CHED – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Discussing Jason Kenney’s struggles with leadership style: https://mru.ca/e552 (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Straight From DeHart – April 27, 2022: https://mru.ca/a8e8 (Kelowna Now – Heather McLellan, faculty)

Also worth noting

Tuition fees go up at the University of Saskatchewan for the first time in two years: https://mru.ca/96e34 (Global News)

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MRU Media 04/29/2022

MRU in the media

Denise Man appointed Chief Technology Officer of Alberta Investment Management Corporation: https://mru.ca/20df (Canada News Wire Denise Man, Board of Governors)

Rogers unveils THINKLab advisory council for national tech centre in Calgary: https://mru.ca/3540 (Calgary Herald)

Rogers unveils new Advisory Council for proposed THINKLab, the National Centre of Technology and Engineering Excellence to be created in Calgary: https://mru.ca/f04f (Financial Post, Global News Wire) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Do air purifiers work? Everything you need to know according to experts: https://mru.ca/1faf (National Post, Postmedia newspapers/websites – Israel Dunmade, faculty) 

Big Oil is singing a new tune about climate change — unlike Jason Kenney: https://mru.ca/16c2 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

International students clash with students’ union over U of A campus security policy: https://mru.ca/fa496 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 04/28/2022

MRU in the media

OSCC, MRU receive $1.4M to establish chair to support new IBED program: https://mru.ca/b5fa (Academica Top Ten  – Tim Rahily, President)  

Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation to fund $1.4M MRU Chair in Indigenous Business and Economic Development Program: https://mru.ca/c103 (Nation Talk – Tim Rahilly, President; J. Richard Bird, donor) 

Fired professor with ‘anti-woke position’ fights to regain her job: https://mru.ca/0a26 (The Epoch Times) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Calgary accelerates growth of ambitious companies and innovators: https://mru.ca/7a61 (San Francisco Business Times: – Ray DePaul, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Aging Canadian workforce could mean trouble for retirees and economy: https://mru.ca/3187 (CBC Radio News – James Stauch, faculty)

Canadians are aging and that can effect the economy: https://mru.ca/67c6 (CHQR News 770, April 27, 3:09:24 p.m. – James Stauch, faculty) 

Why cutting Alberta’s gas tax doesn’t offer real relief: https://mru.ca/c0f6 (Pembroke Voice, Troy Media – Gerard Lucyshyn, faculty)

Your thoughts on the Conservative party leadership race so far: https://mru.ca/cb39 (CBC Radio Saskatoon, Blue Sky – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Masking in sports: Can athletes perform at their best with their faces covered?: https://mru.ca/fed6 (Calgary Journal – Scott Rivett, staff)

Also worth noting

Ukrainian Olds College drone instructor  flies home to help against Russians: https://mru.ca/b7ff (CityNews) 

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MRU Media 04/27/2022

MRU in the media

New book by Calgary photojournalist Leah Hennel charts the COVID crisis from the front lines: https://mru.ca/3a44 (CTV News – MRU’s outdoor convocation) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

The cause, and the goal, of Israeli violence: https://mru.ca/a646f (Al Jazeera – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Temporary court injunction tied to protests in Calgary’s Beltline ends: https://mru.ca/2d8f (CBC News – Doug King, faculty) 

Police chief found guilty of sexual assault: https://mru.ca/f656 (Human Resources Director  – Melanie Peacock, faculty)

‘Culture of fear’: Critic says Alberta premier reaping results of divisive leadership: https://mru.ca/0fab https://mru.ca/d7a3  (National Post, CTV,  The Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Chopin evening with Jan Lisiecki | City of Viersen: https://mru.ca/8a5e (Archynetys – Jan Lisiecki, alumnus)

Also worth noting

Toronto university changes name amid controversy over Canadian educator’s legacy: https://mru.ca/376a (CBC News) 

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MRU Media 04/26/2022

MRU in the media

TV and movies filmed on Canadian university campuses: https://mru.ca/dd81b (Universities Canada)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

What do you think of a 4-day work week?: https://mru.ca/c6eb  (CBC Radio, Maritime Connection – Melanie Peacock, faculty)

Alberta criminologist advocates for both police and social workers in schools: https://mru.ca/9bed (Global News – Ritesh Narayan, faculty) 

Social disorganization leading to rise in violent crime: https://mru.ca/19c2 (News 770, CHQR, April 25, 9:34 a.m. – Ritesh Narayan, faculty)

Edmonton has had most fatal police shootings in Canada this year, data shows: https://mru.ca/a4b8 (CBC News – Doug King, faculty) 

Edmonton police could benefit from external review: expert: ​​https://mru.ca/7ff3a (CBC Radio News – Doug King, faculty)

Q&A: Mount Royal grad Jonathan Stewart recounts his escape from Ukraine after the invasion: https://mru.ca/b63e (Calgary Journal – Jonathan Stewart, alumnus)

It’s now clear the truck convoys were never about the pandemic: https://mru.ca/2b20 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

‘We are very close’: Committee to submit shortlist of new names for Ryerson University: https://mru.ca/60e0 (CityNews)

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MRU Media 04/25/2022

MRU in the media

One dead, one injured in plane crash west of Calgary: https://mru.ca/18b49 (Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, The Canadian Press) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Social factors at heart of surge in shootings and homicides across Calgary, experts say: https://mru.ca/1bed (Calgary Herald – Ritesh Narayan, faculty)

Sir John A. Macdonald: Historians weigh in on renaming Calgary junior high school: https://mru.ca/508e (LiveWire Calgary – Carmen Nielson, faculty)

Intraparty war in Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP sees Twitter fight over clown image: https://mru.ca/1a5a (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Voting system levels playing field in federal Conservative leadership race: https://mru.ca/0f29 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Jon Cornish named U of C’s next chancellor: https://mru.ca/c70d1 (Calgary Herald)

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