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MRU Media 03/17/2022

MRU in the media

MRU’s student association pushes back against lifting mask mandates: https://mru.ca/657b (CBC News – Spirit River Striped Wolf, SAMRU; Demetrios Nicolaides, minister)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

St. Patrick’s Day: How Irish-born writers contributed to Canadian and Irish histories: https://mru.ca/6c46 (The Conversation, National Post – Michele Holmgren, faculty)

Albertans send cash to Ukraine by renting Airbnb room without staying: https://mru.ca/12b4 (CTV News – James Stauch, Institute for Community Prosperity)

Businesses eye recovery after two years of COVID survival: https://mru.ca/3350 (Calgary Herald – David Finch, faculty)

Calgary police ask protesters to ‘stay away’ from Beltline this weekend: https://mru.ca/620d (CBC News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Beltline protests: https://mru.ca/ab7a (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Police directive to stay away baffles mayor: https://mru.ca/4e1d (CBC Radio News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Brian Jean targets Jason Kenney, rallying member votes for UCP leadership after byelection victory: https://mru.ca/9cb5 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Wildcats forward earns top scholastic award: https://mru.ca/6b83 (SwiftCurrent Online – Kiana McNinch, student)

Also worth noting

Dr. Geoff Payne becomes UNBC’s sixth president: https://mru.ca/2cfc (MyPGNow)

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MRU Media 03/16/2022

MRU in the media

The provincial government owes students answers: https://mru.ca/255a (Lethbridge Herald) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Military historian, international relations expert talks to SETAF-AF about need for new strategy in Sahel: https://mru.ca/e0ad (U.S. Army – Geoffrey Jackson, faculty)

Calgary firefighter survives cancer, gives back to boy battling sarcoma: https://mru.ca/eeb3 (Global News – Lorne Miller, alumnus)

‘It’s game on now’: Jean takes Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche byelection, narrowing options for Kenney: https://mru.ca/f116 (Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Decisive win for Jean springboard to challenge for UCP leadership: https://mru.ca/d90e (Global News Morning – Lori Williams, faculty)

Byelection win for Jean likely: https://mru.ca/d2e69 (CBC News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Worries about escalation in violence in protests: https://mru.ca/2570 (Global News at 11 – Doug King, faculty)

Council outlines concerns with Beltline protests in letter to Calgary Police Commission: https://mru.ca/09bb7 (Global News – Doug King, faculty)

Discussion of police response to protest: https://mru.ca/ecc6 (News 770, CHQR – Doug King, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Enhanced mediation to start between U of L and faculty: https://mru.ca/b865 (Lethbridge News Now) 

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MRU Media 03/15/2022

MRU in the media

Alberta universities aiding Ukrainian students: https://mru.ca/c540 (CTV News at 5) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Why Canadian Paralympians don’t get paid for medals: https://mru.ca/ec30 (CBC Radio, Calgary Eyeopener – David Legg, faculty)

The magic of Macbeth: Shakespeare Company brews up a goblin version of the murderous king: https://mru.ca/960a (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Rebecca Northan, Bruce Horak, Haysam Kadri, alumni)

No great outcome for Kenney in byelections: https://mru.ca/2f885 (CFAX 1070 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Best result for Kenney would be NDP win in byelection: https://mru.ca/7c31 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of S men’s basketball coach resigns after allegation involving offensive music at practice: https://mru.ca/d086 (CTV News)

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MRU Media 03/14/2022

MRU in the media

Students worry about tuition hikes at University of Calgary: https://mru.ca/cd03 (Global News Hour) 

Mount Royal moving on in Canada West women’s volleyball playoffs: https://mru.ca/c326 (Calgary Sun – MRU Cougars women’s volleyball) 

Unique programs encourage creativity and lifelong learning for seniors’ community resident: https://mru.ca/c104 (Calgary Herald) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

WHL Alumni honoured with Canada West major awards: https://mru.ca/c259 (WHL.ca – Nolan Yaremko, Riley Sawchuk, students)

More accolades for Spirit River’s Yaremko: https://mru.ca/e624 (Everything GP – Nolan Yaremko, student)

Kenney says province prepared to take over Keystone XL pipeline: https://mru.ca/dc58 (CTV Calgary – Lori Williams, faculty)

Outcome of Tuesday’s byelection a lose-lose for Alberta premier, political scientists say: https://mru.ca/bdb6 (CBC News, The Canadian Press – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty)

Kenney faces bad news with byelection: https://mru.ca/b046 (CityNews 660 – Lori Williams, faculty) 

UCP challenger of Kenney ally says he’s been unfairly disqualified in party nomination race: https://mru.ca/c0f4 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty)

Charest’s centrist position a clear alternative: https://mru.ca/40b9 (iNews 880 – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Large tuition increases approved for several U of C programs: https://mru.ca/b6d8 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun) 

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MRU Media 03/11/2022

MRU in the media

CAMPUS PREVIEW: Big stakes for v-ball Crowchild Classic: https://mru.ca/e7bd (Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald – Cougars volleyball)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

A new era of conspiracy theories in Canada: https://mru.ca/89d3 (TVOntario – David Aveline, faculty)

Return to the office: https://mru.ca/df5e (CBC  Radio, Alberta at Noon, March 9, 28:55 – Christian Cook, faculty)

Peace Region player named Canada West volleyball First-Team All-Star: https://mru.ca/4a5b (Everything GP – Quinn Pelland, student)

Discussing leadership of Alberta and national conservative parties: https://mru.ca/3820 (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Government ads to promote Jason Kenney’s new radio show: https://mru.ca/9d26 (Politics Today – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jean Charest to announce bid for federal Conservative Leadership in Calgary: https://mru.ca/1489 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jean Charest announces run for Conservative leadership in Calgary: https://mru.ca/15ce (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Can Jean Charest appeal to western voters?: https://mru.ca/928f (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta energy companies still owe millions in unpaid taxes as industry booms: https://mru.ca/7377 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

EMS investment a good start but not enough, says paramedic union: https://mru.ca/9b53 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

The state of the federal Conservative race: https://mru.ca/4692 (CBC News at 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

New study suggests food insecurity linked to pain-related hospital visits: https://mru.ca/6499 (Calgary Journal – Lynne Lafave, faculty)

Also worth noting

 U of A and academic staff reach contract agreement, strike averted: https://mru.ca/86f5 (CTV News) 

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MRU Media 03/10/2022

MRU in the media

Five commonly asked questions about applying to university: https://mru.ca/b156 (Study in Canada – Crystal Scott, staff)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

188 affordable housing units to become available for Calgary seniors: https://mru.ca/ba9a (CTV News – James Stauch, Institute for Community Prosperity)

Exploring the opportunities, challenges of Zero Net economy: https://mru.ca/a661 (Cochrane Now – Jordan Dye, faculty, Institute for Environmental Sustainability)

Jason Kenney’s win-win-win announcement might not give him the big win he needs: https://mru.ca/379 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to debut in new call-in radio talk show: https://mru.ca/633c (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Support for Kenney dwindling amongst Albertans ahead of UCP Leadership Review: survey: https://mru.ca/7069 (CTV News, Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of C public policy school apologizes over event invite wording: https://mru.ca/01fb (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media 03/09/2022

MRU in the media

What’s behind the unprecedented labour disputes on Alberta campuses: https://mru.ca/c6ac (University Affairs) 

No strike for MRU; Agreement ratified: https://mru.ca/6d58 (The Reflector – Lee Easton, MRFA; Ian Parsons, student; Spirit River Striped Wolf, SAMRU)

CBC host Ginella Massa talks about inclusivity in the media on International Women’s Day: https://mru.ca/3be4 (Calgary Journal – IWD event at MRU)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Nine Canadian Winter Paralympians who have totally different jobs when they’re not competing: https://mru.ca/2f65 (Narcity – Adam Kingsmill, student)

COVID put the brakes on Canadian manufacturing: https://mru.ca/104c (YYC Business – Gerard Lucyshyn, faculty)

Can Jason Kenney win UCP leadership review?: https://mru.ca/c9ac (CityNews – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to get his own radio show: https://mru.ca/98f9 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Questions over Premier Kenney’s radio show: https://mru.ca/5e8d (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Concerns of lasting impacts due to University of Lethbridge strike: https://mru.ca/f01a7 (Global News)

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MRU Media 03/08/2022

MRU in the media

Local organizations and businesses finding ways to honour women for International Women’s Day: https://mru.ca/98a4 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Dawn Farrell, chancellor)

Winners of Calgary Influential Women in Business Awards revealed: https://mru.ca/5080 (Calgary Herald – Dawn Farrell, chancellor; Eleanor Chiu, donor)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Prime Minister heading to Europe: https://mru.ca/7efc (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Air Canada names 2022 winners of Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship: https://mru.ca/9b5d (Skies Magazine, Canada News Wire – Alissa Stirling, student)

International Women’s Day: Working with First Nations communities: Jenny Philbrick: https://mru.ca/3bb0 (Williams Lake Tribune – Jenny Philbrick, alumna)

‘Whole range of options’: Province eyes energy cost relief for Albertans: https://mru.ca/7ca7 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Russian UBC student finds finances cut off as sanctions take effect: https://mru.ca/24fd (CBC News)

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MRU Media 03/07/2022

MRU in the media

Some Calgary spaces still require masks, including post-secondaries: https://mru.ca/55c0 (CTV Morning Live) 

Campus Roundup: Women’s volleyball teams move on in Canada West playoffs: https://mru.ca/f4fe (Calgary Sun – MRU Cougars hockey, volleyball, basketball)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

A look at Paralympians with Calgary connections to watch for in Beijing: https://mru.ca/7d0c (Global News – David Legg, faculty)

Students feel ‘frustrated’ and ‘confused’ as Lethbridge university strike wears on: https://mru.ca/a798 (CBC News – Michael Huston, faculty, Wellness)

U of L students face added stress from strike: https://mru.ca/10a2 (CBC Radio News – Michael Huston, faculty, Wellness)

Brian Jean’s ‘Great Reset,’ ‘globalist’ tweet an appeal to the far right: expert: https://mru.ca/8277 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Electronic monitoring for domestic violence offenders slow to arrive: https://mru.ca/eaca  (CityNews 660 – Scharie Tavcer, faculty)

‘Disheartening’: Alberta government promise to track domestic violence offenders lag: https://mru.ca/a694 (CBC News, Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press – Scharie Tavcer, faculty)

Prime Minister heading to Europe: https://mru.ca/7efc (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Calgary’s Bow Valley College unveils new facility focused on visual effects: https://mru.ca/60ae (Global News)

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MRU Media 03/04/2022

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

 

MRU in the media

Two Cougars named to Canada West Men’s Hockey All-Star Teams: https://mru.ca/7369 (OurSports Central – Nolan Yaremko and Riley Sawchuk, students)

Supporting institutions in STEM fields: https://mru.ca/ab75 (CTV News Calgary)

 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Financial disclosures from Calgary municipal candidates released: https://mru.ca/352c (Yahoo! News Canada – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta man redirecting worry over Russian invasion of Ukraine into something helpful: https://mru.ca/a93c (Global News – Dan Devoe, faculty)

Democracy the big loser in the ‘Freedom Convoy’: https://mru.ca/4f48 (Ottawa Citizen – Roberta Lexier, faculty)

Alberta authorities promise to trace home violence offender lags: https://mru.ca/bed64 (Tell Us Daily – Scharie Tavcer, faculty) 

Alberta authorities promise to trace home violence offender lags: https://mru.ca/4901 (Red Deer Advocate – Scharie Tavcer, faculty)

 

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