MRU Media

MRU Media: 09/11/2019

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

MRU in the News

Boosting women entrepreneurs: (Business in Calgary)

Mount Royal University instructor’s opinion piece leads to controversy: (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Sean Holman, Mark Hecht, faculty)

MRU instructor was not expecting reaction to op-ed piece: (CBC News – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Instructor says Vancouver Sun made few changes to controversial op-ed: (CBC News – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Media council backs newspapers’ handling of criticized anti-diversity op-ed: (The Canadian Press, Calgary Herald, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province – Mark Hecht, faculty)

When right is wrong: Postmedia’s clumsy ideological shift: ( – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Op-ed troubling in light of rise in hate crimes: (News Talk 980 – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Op-ed by former B.C. mayor calls for return of public executions: (CityNews – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Paul Brandt: Why I’ll never stop fighting to end the atrocity of child sex trafficking: (Toronto Star – Paul Brandt, alumnus, honorary degree recipient)

Thiessen won’t return as Calgary police commission chair: (Calgary Herald – Doug King, faculty)

Prime Minister to call federal election Wednesday:  (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

From breakthrough to beat down, it could be ‘ugly’ for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in Alberta: (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of A students create mind-controlled video game: (Edmonton Journal)

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