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MRU Media 04/22/2022

MRU in the media

Tenured female economics professor is fired for saying Black Lives Matter ‘destroyed’ Mount Royal University in Calgary so much she ‘doesn’t recognize it’: https://mru.ca/83b1 (Daily Mail U.K)

Marxist professor fired for ‘enraging’ woke mob warns ‘identity politics’ are a diversion: https://mru.ca/c23b (Fox News)

Dan Mangan playing in concert at Bella Concert Hall: https://mru.ca/7339 (CKUA) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

2022 CEBL U SPORTS Draft Class Announced: https://mru.ca/06b5c (Our Sports Central – Patrick Vandervelden, student) 

Conservative leadership race: https://mru.ca/026b (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Duane Bratt, faculty)

UCP MLA speaks in Legislature on lack of unity: https://mru.ca/44a1 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Manitoba professors react to Dr. David Barber’s sudden passing: https://mru.ca/2fe4 (Global News)

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MRU Media 04/21/2022

MRU in the media

Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation donating $1.4 million to advance Indigenous business leaders at MRU: https://mru.ca/96c2 (Calgary Herald – Tim Rahilly, President; Spirit River Striped Wolf; SAMRU; J. Richard Bird, donor) 

Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation to fund $1.4M MRU Chair in Indigenous Business and Economic Development Program: https://mru.ca/15c2 (Education News Canada – Tim Rahilly, President; J. Richard Bird, donor) 

Tenured Canadian professor fired after saying BLM ‘destroyed’ her university: https://mru.ca/96fa (Fox News)

Another year, another low voter turnout, are student elections important anymore?: https://mru.ca/ba90 (The Reflector – Joseph Nguyen, SAMRU; Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Congratulations to this year’s CAJ Awards finalists!: https://mru.ca/89f4 (Canada Newswire – Michelle Huynh, student) 

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/6373 (CTV 2 – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

University of Alberta looking to get rid of Humanities building: https://mru.ca/d47f (CBC News)

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MRU Media 04/20/2022

MRU in the media

MRU and Old Sun Community College partner on Indigenous business program: https://mru.ca/037ae (News 770, CHQR, April 19, 5:44:50 p.m. – Kelly Williams-Whitt, Dean)

Students get a boost from MRU’s JMH LaunchPad: https://mru.ca/1ada https://mru.ca/d575   (CBC Edmonton News – Erin Creegan-Dougherty, student, Ray DePaul, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 

Canadian professor fired after ‘questioning wokeism’ receives arbitration date: https://mru.ca/d671a (The College Fix) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Rising interest rates pushing more Albertans toward bankruptcy: https://mru.ca/0675 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Anupam Das, faculty)

Lesley Davidson, RN, a Registered Nurse who is retired from practice: https://mru.ca/118d (Issue Wire – Lesley Davidson, alumna) 

UPEI professor’s book argues Stephen Harper’s foreign policy undermined Canada’s global reputation: https://mru.ca/bcff (Saltwire – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Poor management, new buildings led to Laurentian University insolvency, Ontario AG’s preliminary report says: https://mru.ca/9621 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 04/19/2022

MRU in the media

Dina Ibrahim discusses her MRU LaunchPad pitch: https://mru.ca/5005 (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Dina Ibrahim, student)

MRU and Old Sun partner for Indigenous business development: https://mru.ca/fc57 (Strathmore Now – Tim Rahilly, President; Andrew Bear Robe, advisor) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Brownsey: After 40 years, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms steered Canada toward a better society: https://mru.ca/f7a3e (Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette – Keith Brownsey, faculty) 

What is the thin blue line and why is it so hotly contested in Calgary: https://mru.ca/259e3 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Doug King, faculty) 

Alberta’s chief firearms officer calls on feds to reverse course on weapons ban: https://mru.ca/280e (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Doug King, faculty) 

Conservative leadership race long game crucial as deadlines approach: expert: https://mru.ca/03ec (CityNews – Lori Williaams, faculty) 

Ranked ballots makes predicting Conservative leader difficult: https://mru.ca/8ccf6 (CityNews 660 – Lori Williams, faculty) 

‘Potential to be abused’: Non-UCP member receives mail-in leadership review ballot: https://mru.ca/1fb3 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Unlawful border crossing apprehensions slow to trickle: https://mru.ca/af74 (Winnipeg Free Press – Kelly Sundberg, faculty) 

Cochrane mixed curling doubles team win U21 provincials: https://mru.ca/b49b (Cochrane Today – Ky Macaulay, student) 

Electric City FC announce four new signings: https://mru.ca/faed (PTBO Today – Caden Rogozinski, student) 

Electric City signs new players as season opener nears: https://mru.ca/3e18 (Peterborough Examniner – Caden Rogozinski, student) 

Discussing Alberta UCP leadership vote: https://mru.ca/33a2 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Pierre Polievre building momentum with popular messages: https://mru.ca/b90b (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Traditional Indigenous robe painted with colonial history gifted to University of Regina: https://mru.ca/74a16 (CBC News) 

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MRU Media 04/14/2022

MRU in the media

MRU, OSCC create Indigenous Business and Economic Development Program: https://mru.ca/23b6 (Academia Forum)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Pierre Poilievre tells Calgary he’ll build pipelines in all directions: https://mru.ca/a4ec (Yahoo News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jonathan Dennis & other political scandals: https://mru.ca/7182 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

How accessibility of information impacts Alberta politics: https://mru.ca/37f2 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

 

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MRU Media 04/13/2022

MRU in the media

Twenty-six amazing craft breweries in Calgary: https://mru.ca/5684 (Look-travels)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

JMH LaunchPad winner highlights her business: https://mru.ca/9e23 (CBC Radio One – Dina Ibrahim, student)

‘Blood sport:’ Observers say purported emails suggest decline of Alberta politics: https://mru.ca/da5e (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Pierre Poilievre draws out staggering crowds: https://mru.ca/8986 (CBC Radio One – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenny urges party to back him or risk division, election loss: https://mru.ca/be26 (Eckville Echo – Duane Bratt, faculty)

 

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MRU Media 04/12/2022

MRU in the media

Ribbon Rouge aims to close gaps in health equity for Black Albertans: https://mru.ca/dedb (Taproot Edmonton) 

MRU student entrepreneurs get a boost: https://mru.ca/2230 (CBC Radio News – LaunchPad finalists,full  audio not yet available) 

Millions spent funding COVID vaccine ‘encouragement’ programs: https://mru.ca/6f50b (Western Standard)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Barrel half empty or full: https://mru.ca/ad38d (West of Centre Podcast – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Hyped up! Behind our obsession with the latest greatest: https://mru.ca/b6e1 (Calgary Journal – Maria Mikova, student) 

Strong rhetoric from Kenney in speech to party members: https://mru.ca/143c (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Questions about voting process in leadership review likely: https://mru.ca/33e0 (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Jonathan Denis, political fixer allegations raise questions: https://mru.ca/83d2 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Also worth noting

University of Guelph students’ privacy not violated by vaccine mandate: privacy commissioner: https://mru.ca/6031 (Global News) 

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MRU Media 04/11/2022

MRU in the media

Illegally off-leash dogs put stress on city’s wildlife, say researchers: https://mru.ca/7f42 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Tracy Lee, Miistakis Institute) 

Province announces boost for Women in STEM Scholarships: https://mru.ca/8ef52 (Education News Canada – Rachel Timmermans, SAMRU; Theresa Tayler, alumna; Yasaman Amannejad, faculty)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

‘Bullets don’t discriminate’: Calgary homicides more than double the average for the time of year: https://mru.ca/2fd96 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Doug King, faculty) 

Calgary police officer leaves woman by the side of the road after man stalked her, exposed himself: https://mru.ca/86cd (Calgary Herald – Doug King, faculty) 

The 2022 Stampede Lottery Dream Home artist revealed: https://mru.ca/6589 (Calgary Herald – Christy Niedersteiner, alumna) 

Why all Albertans should be paying attention to the UCP leadership review: https://mru.ca/8094 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Kenney leadership review: https://mru.ca/543e (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Kenney pleads for UCP members ‘not to compare him to the Almighty, but the alternative’: https://mru.ca/b02e (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

‘Not going to settle these divisions’: Political scientists react to Kenney’s leadership review speech: https://mru.ca/f48e (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

‘The rhetoric was over the top’: Political scientist Duane Bratt on Kenney’s speech to UCP members: https://mru.ca/809c (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Kenney urges unity in last speech before leadership ballots are mailed to UCP members: https://mru.ca/28ca (Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Jason Kenney urges UCP to back him or risk election loss to Alberta NDP: https://mru.ca/ae89 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta’s Kenney urges party to back him or risk division and election loss to NDP: https://mru.ca/c3ef (National Post, The Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Jason Kenney’s UCP leadership review begins: https://mru.ca/999a (CityNews – Keith Brownsey, Lori Williams, faculty) 

Premier of Canada’s Alberta province faces crunch vote on his leadership: https://mru.ca/6e18 (Reuters – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

UCP annual general meeting being held this weekend: https://mru.ca/5183 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

‘We want him replaced’: Kenney quiet ahead of vote as trust, unity become central issues: https://mru.ca/f22d (CTV News – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Is Canada ready for open access?: https://mru.ca/7967 (University Affairs) 

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MRU Media 04/08/2022

MRU in the media

More scholarships supporting women in STEM: https://mru.ca/2130 (Government of Alberta – Yasaman Amannejad, faculty; Rachel Timmermans, SAMRU; Theresa Tayler, alumna) 

Calgary-based Chic Geeks clearing the path for women in tech: Scholarship awarded to more women in STEM: https://mru.ca/7e24 (Calgary Herald – Yasaman Amannejad, faculty, Rachel Timmermans, SAMRU; Theresa Tayler, alumna) 

Celebrate! Calgary Girls Choir 25th Anniversary Concert: https://mru.ca/4b6 (To Do Canada – Bella Concert Hall) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Those left behind: He was a former child soldier who struggled with PTSD. Now, his family fights for his memory: https://mru.ca/cc26 (CBC News – Dan Devoe, faculty) 

Sundberg: Can we please move beyond the thin blue line debate?: https://mru.ca/7f325 (Calgary Herald – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

‘Crisis in the justice system’: Alberta prosecutors issue ultimatum to premier amid strike talk: https://mru.ca/43d3 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gets letter of support from 19 former MLAs: https://mru.ca/9a1a (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Former MLAs endorse Kenney in open letter days ahead of ballots going out for leadership review: https://mru.ca/89e8 (Calgary Herald/Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Departure of AHS head doctor a shot out of the blue: https://mru.ca/aa29 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Walleye gives K’s reality check: https://mru.ca/c8b9 (The Journal Gazette  – Bradley Kennedy, student)

From MRU Cougar to pro hockey player: Meet Tyson Helgesen: https://mru.ca/3687 (The Calgary Journal – Tyson Helgesen, student)

Also worth noting

University of Calgary launches new cybersecurity hub: https://mru.ca/bd66 (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media 04/07/2022

MRU in the media

HBO series “The Last of Us” has been filming in a Calgary alley and the footage is wild: https://mru.ca/86ca (Daily Hive)

Ribbon Rouge aims to close gaps in health equity for Black Albertans: https://mru.ca/dedb (Taproot Edmonton) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Grassfire near railway tracks under investigation by CP, Calgary Fire Department: https://mru.ca/0f05 (CTV News – Gwen O’Sullivan, faculty) 

Suncor to divest its wind and solar assets: https://mru.ca/f176 (iNews 880, Global News Radio – Tim Taylor, faculty) 

Why is Suncor getting out of wind and solar business?:  https://mru.ca/2287 (News 770, CHQR, The Drive  – Tim Taylor faculty) 

No evidence to suggest ‘thin blue line’ patch used in Canada for white supremacy: Criminologist: https://mru.ca/15df (CTV News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty) 

David Finch on Unity Software moving to Calgary: https://mru.ca/e0fd (CBC Radio, Calgary Eyeopener) 

Calgary attracts software giant: https://mru.ca/2972 (CBC Radio News – David Finch, faculty) 

Under The Dome: All roads in Alberta lead back to Jason Kenney’s leadership review: https://mru.ca/e0fd (Edmonton Journal – Duane Bratt, faculty; Don Braid, honorary degree recipient) 

Liberals set to unveil federal budget that promises billions in new spending: https://mru.ca/c547a (CityNews – Keith Brownsey, faculty) 

Liberal, NDP deal may not last: https://mru.ca/7573 (CityNews 660 – Keith Brownsey, faculty) 

Jason Kenney’s leadership review: https://mru.ca/0fdf (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

NHL Prospect Notebook: Takeaways from a weekend watching USNTDP: https://mru.ca/4aa3 (Sportsnet.ca – Nolan Yaremko, student)

Also worth noting

Indigenous Awareness Week underway at U of L: https://mru.ca/fc8b (Lethbridge Herald)

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