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MRU Media 05/20/2022

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

MRU in the media

Provincial budget round-up 2022: university sector highlights: https://mru.ca/da1c (University Affairs) 

Vertigo Theatre mines mystery and music for upcoming season: https://mru.ca/3caf (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Craig Hall, staff) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Shannon Pestun’s life mission: Helping Indigenous women realize and achieve their true economic potential: https://mru.ca/2080 (Indigenbiz – Shannon Pestun, BOG, alumna)

NDP Leader Rachel Notley builds team as UCP caucus debates leadership: https://mru.ca/9a43 (Calgary Herald – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Kenney’s plan to step down as UCP leader shows how hard merging two parties is: political commentator: https://mru.ca/eb9b (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Jason Kenney to remain as UCP leader until new one can be chosen: https://mru.ca/efab (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Lori Williams, faculty)

Varcoe: Next premier will need new game plan to guide Alberta energy into future: https://mru.ca/d208 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Reaction to UCP leadership vote results: https://mru.ca/552f (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason Kenney resigns after party leadership review: https://mru.ca/d58c (Reuters – Lori Williams, faculty)

Kenney to step down after slim majority of UCP members approve of premier’s performance: https://mru.ca/6d04 (Politics Today – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Kenney resigns as UCP Leader, but when?: https://mru.ca/4f96 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason Kenney resigns as UCP leader: https://mru.ca/2665 (CBC News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Who could replace Jason Kenney as UCP leader? Some possible contenders: https://mru.ca/84a9 (Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal – Lori Williams, faculty)

Possible contenders for UCP leader waste little time after Kenney resignation: https://mru.ca/cfe1 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Rachel Notley and the NDP have Alberta conservatives on the defensive: https://mru.ca/b748 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of S will have Indigenous verification policy in place this fall: https://mru.ca/c001 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 05/19/2022

MRU in the media

Another Battle of Alberta brewing between universities: https://mru.ca/f9bd  (Global News at 6 – Tim Rahilly, President) 

Battle of Alberta: MacEwan, Mount Royal make playoff wager: https://mru.ca/32cbd (Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald – Tim Rahilly, President) 

Fight on ice extends to two Alberta universities: https://mru.ca/780f (CTV News at 6, Edmonton) 

AB invests in additional seats in Calgary, southern AB areas: https://mru.ca/33bad (Academica Top Ten) 

Calgary Reads will be dissolved this fall, but its story will live on: https://mru.ca/86e7 (CBC News)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

How do guns end up on Calgary streets? Special police unit tasked with finding out: https://mru.ca/0e645 (CBC News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty) 

Here’s what politicians, experts — and the other Jason Kenney — are saying about the Alberta premier stepping down: https://mru.ca/60a36 (Toronto Star – Lori Williams, faculty)

Kenney stepping down as UCP party leader after winning only 51% of leadership vote: https://mru.ca/81a7 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney resigns as UCP leader after getting 51.4% support in leadership review: https://mru.ca/5044 (National Post – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to resign as UCP leader: https://mru.ca/19ca (National Observer, Canadian Press – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Kenney resigns as UCP Leader: https://mru.ca/b804 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

University of Toronto admitting 200 students forced to flee Ukraine: https://mru.ca/34d3e (Blog TO) 

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MRU Media 05/18/2022

MRU in the media

Mount Royal University opens campus to students put out of school by fire: https://mru.ca/5317 (Academica Top Ten – Tim Rahilly, President) 

MRU partners with Foundations for the Future Charter Academy on classrooms, computer labs and recreation spaces after fire: https://mru.ca/bb4b (Education News Canada – Tim Rahilly, President)

Mount Royal University offers space for charter school students: https://mru.ca/d5d7 (CTV News at 5, CTV News at 6 – Phil Warsaba, AVP)

Charter school ‘incredibly grateful’ to MRU for space to finish year: https://mru.ca/b7ab (CBC Radio News) 

MRU partners with charter academy to provide space for students displaced by fire: 

Foundations for the Future Charter School moves to MRU to finish school year: https://mru.ca/50f3 (News 770, CHQR) 

MRU opens doors to school damaged by fire: https://mru.ca/9a61 (Global News Morning) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Jason Kenney in Washington to pitch Alberta’s energy industry and the need to give up conflict oil: https://mru.ca/7ea1 (National Post – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/fa97 (CTV 2 – Archie McLean, faculty) 

‘He has lost’: Kenney critic warns his UCP constituency won’t accept premier win in review: https://mru.ca/1f59 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Questions persist about UCP leadership voting process: https://mru.ca/a9c3 (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Opinion: Razing U of A’s Humanities building symbolizes assault on humanities: https://mru.ca/51b9 (Edmonton Journal) 

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MRU Media 05/17/2022

MRU in the media

MRU opens campus to high school students out of the classroom after charter school fire: https://mru.ca/5e56 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Tim Rahilly, President) 

Calgary charter school students displaced by fire to attend classes at MRU: https://mru.ca/f7d4 (CTV News – Tim Rahilly, President) 

Charter school students find temporary home at MRU after fire: https://mru.ca/12ff (CTV News at 5) 

UCP add post-secondary seats in Calgary, targeting ‘high-demand’ programs: https://mru.ca/8334 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Elizabeth Evans – Interim Provost)

Nursing, engineering, aviation among Calgary programs getting $85M boost from the province: https://mru.ca/ff7bb (CBC News – Elizabeth Evans, Interim Provost) 

Popular post-secondary programs getting millions from the province: https://mru.ca/eec1 (CBC Radio News – Elizabeth Evans, Interim Provost) 

Creating new seats in Calgary’s post-secondary system: https://mru.ca/407a (Government of Alberta – Tim Rahilly, President) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

40 years of support: How Calgary Academy became the key educational fixture it is today: https://mru.ca/d053 (Calgary Herald – Riley Stang, student) 

Column: Greetings from the new summer intern: https://mru.ca/ef24 (Airdrie Today – Cassie Hearn, student) 

Calgary family who didn’t purchase UCP memberships speak out after names appear on leadership voting list: https://mru.ca/265 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

Analytics lab marks grand opening at U of L Science Commons building: https://mru.ca/0abf6 (Lethbridge News Now) 

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MRU Media 05/16/2022

MRU in the media

MRU prof victim ‘very disappointed’ after Supreme Court upholds extreme intoxication defence: https://mru.ca/83c9 (CTV News – Janet Hamnett, faculty; Matthew Brown, alumnus) 

Supreme Court says MRU student’s magic mushroom assault defence was valid: https://mru.ca/681a (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun) 

Supreme Court blames magic mushrooms for Calgary man’s naked attack on professor: https://mru.ca/9fd5 (Narcity) 

Supreme Court ruling restores acquittal of Calgary man charged for attacking woman while high: https://mru.ca/7e0f (Western Standard/Alberta Report) 

Supreme Court of Canada ruling will restore a former Mount Royal University student’s acquittal: https://mru.ca/9a79 (Global News at 6) 

Supreme Court ruling means acquittal in magic mushroom assault case: https://mru.ca/62ea (CTV News at 6) 

Extreme intoxication defence used to justify violence against women: law professor: https://mru.ca/615e (News 770, CHQR) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

As Premier Kenney’s leadership goes to a vote, Buffalo Party of Alberta emerges: https://mru.ca/dec4 (CBC  News – Duane Bratt, Lori Williams,  faculty)

New provincial political party says it represents ‘overlooked’ Albertans: https://mru.ca/491a (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

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

Also worth noting

Almost 5,000 new seats in ‘high demand’ Edmonton post-secondary programs funded: https://mru.ca/74ca (CTV News)

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MRU Media 05/13/2022

MRU in the media

Supreme court restores Calgary man’s acquittal for attacking woman while high on magic mushrooms: https://mru.ca/2d53 (CBC News – Janet Hamnett, faculty; Matthew Brown, alumnus)

Supreme Court to rule on case of magic mushroom-fuelled attack:https://mru.ca/a0a40 (CBC Radio News)

Potential Olympians show their skills at RBC Training Ground stop at MRU: https://mru.ca/a463 (CTV News) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Investigation into fossil heist leads to $20K fine from Parks Canada: https://mru.ca/ff3f (CTV News – Paul Johnston, faculty) 

Move to drop voting age likely to fail: https://mru.ca/d969 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Also worth noting

U of Manitoba powwow, held in person for 1st time since 2019, honours 415 Indigenous graduates: https://mru.ca/25e4 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 05/12/2022

MRU in the media

Community Making and Black Flourishing through the Scarborough Charter: https://mru.ca/768f (UBC News – Moussa Magassa, AVP)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

New Frontier: Calgary’s Bruce Horak becomes first legally blind actor to star in a Star Trek series with Strange New Worlds: https://mru.ca/d20e (Calgary Herald – Bruce Horak, alumnus) 

New Key of A radio host is championing Alberta music: https://mru.ca/ab0e (Calgary Journal – Tarik Robinson, alumnus)

Canadian university students to tour large-scale gas plant: https://mru.ca/c9dc (Global News Wirem, Financial Post – Katherine Boggs, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Provincial funding expected to double number of graduates from U of C veterinary program: https://mru.ca/4856 (Calgary Herald) 

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MRU Media 05/11/2022

MRU in the media

Great Plains College unveils new CEO: https://mru.ca/da70 (Swift Current Online – Brad Mahon, Dean) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Commonwealth Sport Canada’s SportWORKS program returns to Botswana: https://mru.ca/e3b0 (sportanddev.org – Eric Gratton, student; David Legg, faculty)

Jason Kenney rivals allege cheating in leadership review, ask Elections Alberta to investigate: https://mru.ca/dc2cb (CityNews, 660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta Court of Appeal says federal environmental impact law violates Constitution: https://mru.ca/c480 (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

AB Court: Federal law unconstitutional: https://mru.ca/cf5b (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of L faculty group pass vote of non-confidence in management: https://mru.ca/21a2 (Lethbridge Herald) 

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MRU Media 05/10/2022

MRU in the media

South African lawyer to receive Calgary Peace Prize, International day for the argan tree and series of talks on land occupations: https://mru.ca/8ced (Daily Maverick, South Africa – Calgary Peace Prize) 

When disagreement becomes trauma: https://mru.ca/0b95 (Quillette) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Calgary businesses see ‘paw-tential’ in allowing pets at work: https://mru.ca/ab22 (CTV News – Christian Cook, faculty) 

Elections Alberta asked to investigate bulk UCP membership purchases: https://mru.ca/8677 (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

By gutting its own public universities, Alberta Is showing Canada how to destroy education: https://mru.ca/ff0a (Jacobin – Marc Schroeder, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Varcoe: Post-secondary schools could hold key to downtown turnaround, new provincial report says: https://mru.ca/f635d (Calgary Herald) 

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MRU Media 05/09/2022

MRU in the media

Brooks: Calgary Influential Women in Business lauded: https://mru.ca/6e5e (Calgary Herald – Dawn Farrell, Chancellor) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

In farming, a constant drive for technology: https://mru.ca/be58 (Undark – Joe Anderson, faculty)

Elections Alberta investigating allegation of bulk UCP membership purchases: https://mru.ca/2530b (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Allegation could ifluence trust in results of UCP vote: https://mru.ca/79cf (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty 

Ontario election campaign: https://mru.ca/b375 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

50 years after arriving in Canada, this Toronto family is sending 50 other refugees to university: https://mru.ca/7841 (CBC News)

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