MRU Media

MRU Media: 10/15/2019

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

MRU in the News

Reviving an Indigenous language. MRU students develop new app to learn Blackfoot:  (660 News – Chase Schrader, student; Jessie Loyer, faculty)

Student-designed app uses augmented reality to bring Blackfoot language to life at Riddell Library and Learning Centre: (Education News Canada – Jessie Loyer, faculty; Chase Schrader, student)

Far-right speaking event sparks protest, RCMP presence: (The Ubyssey – Mark Hecht, faculty)

RCMP called in after pushing and shoving breaks out at controversial UBC event: (CBC News – Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Students commit to voting: (CBC News – Luc Carels, SAMRU)

Cougars split first weekend of men’s hockey at home: (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald – Cougars men’s hockey)

Federal election campaign enters homestretch, but will Calgary matter?: (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Advance voting turnout up 25 per cent in lead-up to Election Day: (CTV News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

The Bloc’s war on Alberta: Why Quebec separatist party is specifically targeting the Western province: (National Post – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Cimate change biggest indicator of party support: (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Advocates criticize war room for secrecy, potential for corruption: (CBC News – Sean Holman, faculty)

Concerns over war room and secrecy: (CBC Radio News – Sean Holman, faculty)

Canadian FOIP laws won’t apply to energy war room: (iNews 880 – Sean Holman, faculty)

French debate shows different sides of leaders: (570 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta now says energy war room not subject to freedom of information laws as a private corporation: (Star Metro Calgary – Sean Holman, faculty)

Campaign Countdown: (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Why researchers say lawn signs could help predict election results: (CBC Radio, Day 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Day 32 of campaign:  (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

UCP says Alberta’s energy war room’s ‘internal operations’ not subject to freedom of information laws: (Global News – Sean Holman, faculty)

Also worth noting

U of C drafting government-mandated statement on free expression: (The Gauntlet)

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