MRU Media

MRU Media: 05/14/2021

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

MRU in the News

Calgary Poet Laureate Launches Audio Poetry Legacy Project: https://mru.ca/e84d5 (Avenue Magazine – Natalie Meisner, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

‘Your vaccine is your ticket’: Alberta government pushes vaccination through ad campaign: https://mru.ca/2620 (CTV News – AnneMarie Dorland, faculty)

Calgary vaccine maker may leave country: https://mru.ca/9bd9 (CTV News at 6 – Rajbir Bhatti, faculty)

Anti-mask movement switches gears: https://mru.ca/48631  (660 News – Doug King, faculty)

Anti-mask protesters hit the road: https://mru.ca/9413 (CityNews at 6 – Doug King, faculty)

UCP caucus boots two MLAs critical of government, Kenney’s leadership: https://mru.ca/d8b1 (Edmonton Journal/Calgary Herald – Lori Williams, faculty)

‘This extends to Calgary’: MLA call for Kenney resignation could have broad repercussions: https://mru.ca/de8c (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta MLAs Todd Loewen, Drew Barnes booted from UCP caucus after emergency meeting: https://mru.ca/b157 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Are there more rogue MLAs waiting in wings?: https://mru.ca/9ea1e (iNews 880 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

UCP turfs two caucus members who challenged Kenney’s leadership: https://mru.ca/26d2 (National Observer, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Analyst, former MLA says revolt against Kenney similar to uprising against Redford: https://mru.ca/1260 (Western Standard – Lori Williams, faculty)

Justice Minister apologizes with a tweet: https://mru.ca/21c2 (630 CHED – Lori Williams, faculty)

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, CCA welcomes new board members: https://mru.ca/9a88 (Canadian Cattlemen – Lindsay Westren, alumna)

Ottawa enters Line 5 fight: https://mru.ca/2de4 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta’s Bill 68: Impact on Calgary, Edmonton municipal elections: https://mru.ca/2ad7 (LiveWire Calgary – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Some universities say no to proof of vaccination requirement: https://mru.ca/c7b8 (CTV News)

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MRU Media: 05/13/2021

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

MRU in the News

Small-business leaders get answers to pandemic-related questions: https://mru.ca/e85e (Education News Canada – Steve Armstrong, faculty; Todd Hirsch, honorary degree recipient)

Esports highlighting Edmonton Direct virtual video-game conference: https://mru.ca/aa95 (Edmonton Journal)

Sherwood Park man accused of murdering relative, trying to kill wife: https://mru.ca/f633 (CBC News, information regarding MRU was obtained by CBC from a decision released in November 2020 by the Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Governments across Canada withholding COVID-19 data to regulate public reaction to pandemic, says access-to-information advocate: https://mru.ca/69d5 (Toronto Star – Sean Holman, faculty)

Federal quarantine rules for arriving international travellers not being enforced at Calgary airport: https://mru.ca/7df8 (CTV News – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

‘We did not unite around blind loyalty to one man’: Jason Kenney faces internal call to quit: https://mru.ca/f289 (Canadian Press, CBC, Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Foundation welcomes new executive director: https://mru.ca/b39d (The High River Times – Wendy Kennelly, alumna)

UCP caucus chair quits, calls for removal of Premier Kenney: https://mru.ca/b6ce (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Former cabinet minister Sohi to officially launch Edmonton mayoral bid soon, sources say: https://mru.ca/c36 (The Hill Times – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jeff Davison becomes third Calgary councillor running for mayor: https://mru.ca/5ded (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

MacEwan University celebrates alumni connections leading up to 50th anniversary: https://mru.ca/eff (Edmonton Journal)

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MRU Media: 05/12/2021

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

MRU in the News

Sexual violence workshops aim to create ‘culture of care’: https://mru.ca/a803 (CityNews, 660 News – Cari Ionson, staff)

Sexual Violence Awareness Month brings forth new consent workshop: https://mru.ca/f712 (The Gauntlet)

Hands-on Calgary degree programs to have some in-person exemptions for online classes: https://mru.ca/20ba (LiveWire Calgary – Jinan Daqqa, student)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Calgary artists get ‘groundbreaking’ opportunity to showcase work worldwide: https://mru.ca/c7b5 (Global News – David Oppong, student)

Les personnes récalcitrantes aux restrictions rentreront-elles dans le rang? (will people reluctant to follow restricitons rall into line?): https://mru.ca/90042 (Radio-Canada – Doug King, faculty)

Are new orders helping to enforce restrictions in Alberta too little too late?: https://mru.ca/c008 (CityNews, 660 News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Vaccine hesitancy could delay recovery: https://mru.ca/3e0d (1150 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Too little too late for new enforcement?: https://mru.ca/fc63 (CityNews – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Enforcement has been difficult due to government inconsistency: https://mru.ca/a98a (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Alberta justice minister apologizes after accusing feds, provincial NDP, media of wanting COVID-19 disaster: https://mru.ca/0e64 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason kenney tells a whopper, Kaycee Madu recants and apologizes: situation normal in Alberta: https://mru.ca/7fd3 (Alberta Politics – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Budget investments not enough to replace need for new round of COVID student benefits, says Green leader Paul: https://mru.ca/868d (The Hill Times – Spirit River Striped Wolf, SAMRU)]

End of an era? Progressive mayors in Calgary and Edmonton to make their exits: https://mru.ca/29f4 (National Post – Duane Bratt, faculty)

‘It was a rollercoaster’: Rebels’ graduating players look back on wild season: https://mru.ca/f0593 (Red Deer Advocate – Josh Tarzwell, student)

Mayor candidate’s threats a concern: https://mru.ca/8b90 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Justice Minister’s comments called into question: https://mru.ca/a16d (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

University teachers pension plan pulls out billions in assets from AIMCo management: https://mru.ca/ec17 (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media: 05/11/2021

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

MRU in the News

Red Deer post-secondary students press to be able to earn degrees without leaving town: https://mru.ca/e37d (CBC News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Calgary’s real estate market turns red hot, prompting bidding wars, rising prices: https://mru.ca/f346 (Calgary Herald – Anupam Das, faculty)

How Israel’s settler-colonial nature shapes its state: https://mru.ca/e269 (TRT World – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Alberta police arrest three anti-lockdown protesters: https://mru.ca/44bf (Globe and Mail – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta’s COVID rate is the highest in Canada. How did the third wave get so bad here?: https://mru.ca/82be (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Bratt: Alberta’s pandemic compliance problem is mainly self-inflicted: https://mru.ca/d06b (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Federal government, media and NDP Opposition wanted COVID-19 disaster, says Alberta justice minister: https://mru.ca/72c3 (CBC News –  Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta justice minister says Opposition, Ottawa, media ‘looking for’ COVID-19 disaster: https://mru.ca/df306 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Vaccinated University of Lethbridge students could win free tuition: https://mru.ca/2d96 (CTV News)

Rowan University to offer up To $1,000 to students who are fully vaccinated: https://mru.ca/02cc (Forbes)

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MRU Media: 05/07/2021

Students/experts/alum in the news

Stronger enforcement a departure for UCP: https://mru.ca/0be6 (iNews 880 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

The voice of the Kootenays: CBC correspondent Bob Keating retires: https://mru.ca/a9cb (Nelson Star – Bob Keating, alumnus)

Alberta Prime Time Political Panel:  https://mru.ca/4755 (CTV Two – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Lethbridge College and U of L react to “Alberta 2030” post-secondary plan: https://mru.ca/ad8b (Lethberidge News Now)

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MRU Media: 05/06/2021

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

MRU in the News

Empowering students to LEAD the way: https://mru.ca/3a8 (Education News Canada – Jonathan Withey, Dean)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Alberta government plans to replace lapsed turn-off-the-taps law: https://mru.ca/90fb (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

 ‘Keep families together’: Moving beyond racist notions of neglect in child welfare: https://mru.ca/ac7e (APTN News)

Criminologist believes a new enforcement approach is needed after rodeo near Bowden: https://mru.ca/b5fd (CityNews – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Alberta announces tougher restrictions: https://mru.ca/9fc6 (CTV News Channel – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Premier of Alberta under fire as COVID-19 surges: https://mru.ca/57b4 (BOE Report – Lori Williams, faculty)

Earlier measures could have prevented the spike: https://mru.ca/ec1c (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Majority of Albertans favour stronger restrictions: https://mru.ca/6480 (iNews 880 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Petromedia: How Postmedia gives big ink to Big Oil: https://mru.ca/5783 (National Observer – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of C professor killed in bear attack near Waiparous remembered as ‘beautiful, unique’: https://mru.ca/2389 (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media: 05/05/2021

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

MRU in the News

Calgary universities shift mental health programs to manage students’ COVID-19 needs: https://mru.ca/27f8 (LiveWire Calgary – Mirjam Knapik, staff)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Young Calgary entrepreneur finalist in national competition: https://mru.ca/9a0de (CTV News – Logan Grasby, student)

Student entrepreneur brings climbing to the home: https://mru.ca/52d9 (CTV Morning Live – Logan Grasby, student)

BNI Announces Hiring of Summer Communications Intern from Mount Royal University’s Public Relations Program, Rachel Redmond: https://mru.ca/0191  (1888 Press Release – Rachel Redmond, student)

More credible candidates stepping forward as municipal election race heats up: expert: https://mru.ca/4ff8 (CityNews, 660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Crowded field in mayor’s race: https://mru.ca/7e04 (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Crowd grows in race to be Calgary’s next mayor: https://mru.ca/fb11 (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Name recognition key to mayoralty hopefuls: https://mru.ca/b2f1 (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Protest rodeo leads to enforcement questions: https://mru.ca/e380 (News 770, CHQR, May 3, 5:20 p.m. – Doug King, faculty)

What an illegal pandemic rodeo in Alberta says about Jason Kenney’s rough political ride: https://mru.ca/02bf (Toronto Star – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Taking stock of political decision making during pandemic: https://mru.ca/1b0d (CBC News at 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of W prof on mission, lands prestigious teaching fellowship to prove everyone can be good at math: https://mru.ca/7c30 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 05/04/2021

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

MRU in the News

MRU Launches Bachelor of Social Work Degree as Albertans cope with pandemic challenges: https://mru.ca/61ce (Alberta Native News – Stephen Price, Dean; Yasmin Dean, faculty; Roy Bear Chief, Peter Choate, faculty; Krista Andrews, alumna; Tim Hilton, student)

Calgary post-secondary institutions partner for workshops emphasizing consent: https://mru.ca/254a (CTV News – Cari Ionson, staff)

Post-secondaries teamup against sexual violence: https://mru.ca/62b7 (CTV Morning News)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Congratulations to the 2020 CAJ Awards finalists: https://mru.ca/c57a (NationTalk, Canada NewsWire – MRU Journalism, Karina Zapata, Nathan Woolridge, students)

Current enforcement measures not good enough for some experts: https://mru.ca/c3ac (CTV News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Community leader empowers women through her volunteer work: https://mru.ca/578b (Calgary Journal – Irene Shankar, faculty)

Skeptics weigh in on UCP government’s move to suspend Alberta’s legislature: https://mru.ca/b303 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/4ff2 (CTV Two – Archie McLean, faculty)

Defiant rodeo sends ‘horrible message’: https://mru.ca/1f1 (CTV Morning Live – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

USask: Vaccines expected, but won’t be mandatory for those returning to campus: https://mru.ca/f80d (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 05/03/2021

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

MRU in the News

MRU receives $15M for transformation of student spaces: https://mru.ca/e5ec (Academica Top Ten – Spirit River Striped Wolf, SAMRU)

Calgary program to upskill oil workers for tech jobs to expand: https://mru.ca/c900 (CBC News)

Expanded EDGE UP program offers tech training to more displaced oil & gas professionals: https://mru.ca/4089 (Canadian Insider, Canada NewsWire – Brad Mahon, Dean)

Empowering students to LEAD the way: https://mru.ca/72a5 (Government of Alberta – Jonathan Withey, Dean)

AB Government: Empowering students to LEAD the way: https://mru.ca/ea98 (NationTalk – Jonathan Withey, Dean)

Empowering students to LEAD the way: https://mru.ca/7b5b4 (Red Deer News Now – Jonathan Withey, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Many Albertans express confusion, frustration over COVID-19 emergency alert message: https://mru.ca/ab8e (CTV News – Keith Brownsey, faculty)

Alberta legislature temporarily suspends spring session as COVID-19 cases surge: https://mru.ca/81e9 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Legislature suspeneded over COVID-19: https://mru.ca/10d4 (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Legislature Temporarily Suspends Spring Session as COVID-19 Cases Rise: https://mru.ca/ff83 (West Island Blog – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Government pleasing no one with COVID-19: https://mru.ca/0d6a  (630 CHED – Lori Williams, faculty)

UCP beating a dead horse in blaming feds for COVID-19 issues: expert: https://mru.ca/0dc (CityNews, 660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Time to move on from blaming Ottawa: https://mru.ca/e322  (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/6639 (CTV Two – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Public Health to review Nova Scotia plan to return students to campuses this fall: https://mru.ca/c717 (CBC News)

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MRU Media: 04/30/2021

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

MRU in the News

MRU campus to undergo facelift with $15M donation from Taylor Family Foundation: https://mru.ca/be54 (CTV News – Don Taylor, donor; Tim Rahilly, President; Spirit River Striped Wolf, SAMRU)

$15-million donation from the Taylor family will transform MRU student spaces: https://mru.ca/ad7 (Calgary Herald/National Post)

Mount Royal University receives $15M donation from Taylor Family Foundation: https://mru.ca/932f (Calgary Sun – Don Taylor, donor; Tim Rahilly, President)

MRU receives $15 million donation from Taylor Family: https://mru.ca/a8ff (CJAY 92 Rocks)

$15 million donation from Calgary philanthropic family to MRU: https://mru.ca/93ea (CTV News at 6 – Don Taylor, donor)

Room to grow: $15 million gift from Taylor Family Foundation will transform Mount Royal University student spaces: https://mru.ca/e132 (Education News Canada – Don Taylor, donor; Tim Rahilly, President; Spirit River Striped Wolf, SAMRU; Demetrios Nicolaides, minister)

University Affairs: Headlines for April 30: MRU campus receives $15M donation from Taylor Family Foundation: https://mru.ca/4733 (University Affairs)

Alberta government releases strategy for post-secondary education: https://mru.ca/33567 (CBC Radio, The Homestretch, April 29 – Tim Rahilly, President)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/6639 (CTV Two – Lori Williams, faculty)

Community leader empowers women through her volunteer work: https://mru.ca/578b (Calgary Journal – Irene Shankar, faculty)

Also worth noting

Tuition cap, boosting student aid part of Alberta’s 10-year strategy to overhaul post-secondary system: https://mru.ca/b0dd (Edmonton Journal)

Employee accused of stealing more than $500K from University of Lethbridge: https://mru.ca/7dd6 (CTV News)

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