MRU Media

MRU Media: 09/09/2019

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

MRU in the News

Heated arguments among Mount Royal University faculty after instructor’s op-ed opposing diversity: (Star Metro Calgary – Mark Hecht, faculty; Jonathan Withey, dean; Melanie Peacock, faculty and MRFA; Sean Holman, faculty)

Advocates condemn xenophobic op-ed by Calgary instructor calling for end to diversity: (CBC News – March Hecht, faculty; Sean Holman, faculty; Jonathan Withey, Dean)

Vancouver Sun under fire for published opinion essay: (Global News B.C. – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Author Of Anti-Immigrant Vancouver Sun Op-ed Explains How It Got Published: (Canadaland – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Newspapers face backlash over anti-diversituy opinion piece: (CityNews Tonight Calgary – Mark Hecht, faculty)

‘Absolute garbage’: Vancouver Sun op-ed draws backlash, criticized as racist: (CityNews website – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Postmedia editorial staff in Vancouver disavow published commentary criticizing diversity, tolerance, and inclusion: (Georgia Strait – Mark Hecht, faculty)

B.C.’s new human rights commissioner says she’s deeply disturbed by “call to hatred” in Vancouver Sun: (Georgia Strait – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Apology to our readers: (Vancouver Sun – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Vancouver Sun Letters, Sept. 9: No place for fearmongering on the editorial page: (Vancouver Sun – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Opinion: There’s a bigger issue behind the disgusting op-ed the Vancouver Sun published: (Daily Hive Vancouver)

Vancouver Sun newspaper article causes controversy, allegedly promoting white nationalism: (Mingpao Canada – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Op-ed receives unprecedented backlash: (News Talk 980 CKNW – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Leaving home: Northern students flock south in pursuit of higher education: (CBC News – K’a Nakehk’om, student)

Parties prepare for fall federal election: (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

College president disputes MacKinnon panel report’s statement on low completion rates at Alberta post secondaries: (Edmonton Journal)

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