MRU Media

MRU Media: 02/11/2020

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

MRU in the News

Snow penguin protests against cuts to PSE spread across AB: https://mru.ca/49c7 (Academica)

Trillium grant funding program for Seneca students experiencing dating violence on campus: https://mru.ca/a28d (New Market Today)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Trudeau Won’t Commit To Strengthening Federal Whistleblower Law, Despite Calls For Transparency: https://mru.ca/931c (Huffington Post – Sean Holman, faculty)

Hockey Night in Punjabi’s Harnarayan Singh expanding the definition of what hockey can be: https://mru.ca/a51f (The Athletic – Harnarayan Singh, alumnus)

Mayors cool to proposed Alberta police force: https://mru.ca/62f1 (St. Albert Gazette – Doug King, faculty)

Remorse a factor in hate speech charges not being laid after shooting of Colten Boushie: document: https://mru.ca/6f3a (CBC, The Canadian Press – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

What an Alberta controversy tells us about climate disinformation: https://mru.ca/a4d5 (CBC Radio News, What on Earth, Feb. 5 – Sean Holman, faculty)

Is Premier Kenney’s popularity in his own party sliding?: https://mru.ca/4b69 (CityNews, 660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Braid: UCP machine needs a rebuild after disastrous start to 2021: https://mru.ca/b70b (Calgary Herald – David Taras, faculty)

Doubts raised over protections from reinstated 1976 Alberta coal policy: https://mru.ca/49d7 (Global News, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney defends COVID-19 caucus criticism, says final decisions rest with government: https://mru.ca/cc59 (Lethbridge Herald, Canadian Press – https://mru.ca/4915  (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Students fed up with woke culture at universities launch free-speech group: https://mru.ca/b27a (Daily Mail)

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MRU Media: 02/10/2020

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

MRU in the News

New game-plan for U SPORTS emerges after COVID cancellations: https://mru.ca/4a69 (Calgary Journal – Anna Purschke, student; Scott Rivett, staff; David Finch, faculty)

UASU raises concerns about students leaving Alberta as protest penguins pop up across the province: https://mru.ca/c5c9 (The Gateway)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Did the NDP do enough with its power?: https://mru.ca/8ebdd (The Sprawl – Roberta Lexier, faculty)]

Analysis: Should we be concerned about Bonnie’s bloopers?: https://mru.ca/8971 (The Breaker – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

B.C.’s post-secondary ‘micro credentials’ program aims to build fast track to jobs: https://mru.ca/49f8 (CTV News)

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MRU Media: 02/09/2020

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

MRU in the News

Snow penguin protests spread across Alberta universities: https://mru.ca/0b29 (CBC News)

My experience being cancelled, twice: https://mru.ca/915c (Merion West – Mark Hecht, former faculty, Jonathan Withey, Dean)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Alberta reverses direction on coal development and reinstates 1976 policy, for now: https://mru.ca/4c27 (CBC News – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Province reinstates coal policy: https://mru.ca/924f (CBC Radio News – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Keeping up with the Cougars: How Abbey Gillette is making do without basketball during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://mru.ca/f15a (The Reflector – Abbey Gillette, student)

India rising vaccine powerhouse: https://mru.ca/97dd (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

UBC students could be suspended, expelled if they defy health orders: https://mru.ca/c383 (News 1130)

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MRU Media: 02/08/2020

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

MRU in the News

TransAlta Corp. CEO Dawn Farrell to retire in March: https://mru.ca/928b (Calgary Herald – Dawn Farrell, Chancellor)

Opinion: Calgary has a secret weapon to keep its best and brightest: https://mru.ca/cfb4 (Calgary Herald – David Finch, faculty)

Former Calgary MLA Barry Pashak dies at 83: https://mru.ca/454f (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald)

Leonard Barry Pashak, former NDP MLA, dies at age 83: https://mru.ca/5414 (CBC News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Carbon monoxide leak prompts warning from fire officials, EMS: check your furnace, detectors: https://mru.ca/bd0c (CTV News – Melanie Peacock, faculty)

Iain Rankin selected Nova Scotia premier designate: https://mru.ca/5451 (CTV New Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Media must do more reporting climate change: https://mru.ca/f226 (CBC Radio News – Sean Holman, faculty)

Video shows UCP whip at wedding with 2 children over 10 person limit: https://mru.ca/fed4 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason Kenney has a growing chorus of ‘armchair quarterbacks’ — where are they coming from?: https://mru.ca/320a (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Quebec universities, CEGEPs prepare for gradual reopening: https://mru.ca/f772 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 02/05/2020

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

MRU in the News

TransAlta and TransAlta Renewables announce president and chief executive office succession: https://mru.ca/3b34 (Canada News Wire – Dawn Farrell, Chancellor)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Calgary police say man who died may have been serial rapist,cases go back to 1990s: https://mru.ca/86cc (CTV News – Doug King, faculty)

Photos: Cards alum sends greetings from Lake Louise: https://mru.ca/bc5d (Timmins Daily Express)

Week in Alberta politics: https://mru.ca/3faf (CBC News at 6  Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason Kenney’s many violations of democratic norms: https://mru.ca/e4eb (Alberta Views – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Province helping to fund Alberta’s first veterans’ campus at U of A: https://mru.ca/c97b4 (Edmonton Journal)

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MRU Media: 02/04/2020

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

MRU in the News

Work opportunities announced for international students affected by pandemic: https://mru.ca/5dd6 (The Reflector)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Cavalry FC adds defender Karifa Yao on loan from MLS side CF Montreal: https://mru.ca/6c4e (Canadian Premier League – Victor Loturi, Ethan Keen, students)

A disastrous week for fossil fuels doesn’t deter Jason Kenney: https://mru.ca/25f4f (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

UVic announces full divestment of capital fund from fossil fuels: https://mru.ca/1a99 (CTV News)

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MRU Media: 02/03/2020

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

MRU in the News

From wastelands to conservation: Why Alberta needs to start thinking about its wetlands: https://mru.ca/2261 (CBC News – Felix Nwaishi, faculty)

Crucial role of wetlands subject of MRU symposium: https://mru.ca/fe43 (CBC Radio, The Homestretch, Feb. 2, audio file of full interview available on request – Felix Nwaishi, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Argument for TMX ‘even stronger’ after KXL permit revoked: minister of natural resources: https://mru.ca/a09d6 (CTV Calgary – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Laurentian University files for creditor protection: https://mru.ca/ee3e (CBC News)

Braid: Post-secondary schools fear UCP will link funding to grads’ job success: https://mru.ca/af1b7 (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media: 02/02/2020

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

MRU in the News

World Wetlands Day Symposium dives into world’s H2O crisis: https://mru.ca/79d7 (Ecucation News Canada – Felix Nwaishi, Connie Van der Byl, faculty)

MRU to release suicide prevention framework: https://mru.ca/9bc2 (The Reflector – Rachelle McGrath, staff; Daniel Major, student)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Alberta’s ‘back door’ plan to free up billions of litres of water for coal mines raises alarm: https://mru.ca/139d (The Narwhal – Latasha Calf Robe, staff)

Access for all: Courtney Walcott launches bid for Ward 8 councillor: https://mru.ca/6298 (LiveWire Calgary – Courtney Walcott, alumnus)

Tough year so far for Alberta premier: https://mru.ca/6ab9 (CBC Radio, The House – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Calgary says it generates $16.5B in economic impact for Alberta annually: https://mru.ca/a1168 (CBC News)

MRU Media: 02/01/2020

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

MRU in the News

‘Worst possible time’: Post-secondary associations protest province’s funding shortfalls: https://mru.ca/bfe9 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Lee Easton, MRFA; Demetrios Nicolaides, minister)

Post-secondary faculty and students team up to fight cuts: https://mru.ca/eed6 (CityNews, 660 News – Lee Easton, MRFA; Rachel Timmermans, SAMRU)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Retail, public-facing workers say they’re taking the brunt of pandemic fatigue: https://mru.ca/e0cd (CBC News – Caroline McDonald-Harker, faculty)

Cavalry drafts two Mount Royal talents in CPL-U Sports pick-em: https://mru.ca/8ea4 (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald – Victor Loturi and Ethan Keen, students)

Two Cougars drafted by Cavalry FC: https://mru.ca/c812 (CTV News at 6 – Victor Loturi and Ethan Keen, students)

Extended deadline for inquiry into anti-Alberta energy campaigns draws criticism: https://mru.ca/5ced (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

UBC planning $315 million facility expansion of medical research and nursing schools: https://mru.ca/d15c (Daily Hive)

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MRU Media: 01/29/2020

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

MRU in the News

Calls for help, anxiety, depression increased by pandemic, mental health support advocates say: https://mru.ca/54e0 (CTV News, Bell Let’s Talk Day – Rachelle McGrath, staff)

Bell Let’s Talk Day emphasizes need for help: https://mru.ca/a023 (CTV News at 6 – Rachelle McGrath, staff)

MRU focuses on mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day: https://mru.ca/4482 (Education News Canada)

It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day! Your voice is needed now more than ever as we confront the impacts of the COVID crisis on the mental health of Canadians: https://mru.ca/c9c7 (Canada News Wire)

MRU faculty, students, staff to hold “honk-a-thon” protest against provincial budget cuts: https://mru.ca/a6a  (660 News, CHFM, Lee Easton, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

How effective are emergency debates?: https://mru.ca/63d4  (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/878c (Alberta Prime Time, CTV 2, Jan. 26, 8:12 – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

USask reported cases of cheating ‘likely’ on the rise after switch to online learning: spokesperson: https://mru.ca/bdf7 (Global News)

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