This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.
MRU in the News
University professors in Calgary invited to participate in two-day strike protesting systemic racism: https://mru.ca/3d38 (CTV News – Elizabeth Evans, interim provost)
Scholar Strike for racial justice: https://mru.ca/5fbb (CTV Morning Live – Elizabeth Evans, interim provost)
MRU profs set to strike; one says BLM has ‘destroyed’ university: https://mru.ca/306e (Western Standard – Elizabeth Evans, interim provost; Frances Widdowson, faculty)
MRU and SAMRU team up for a virtual Pride Week events: https://mru.ca/6d0f (The Reflector – Sarah Armstrong, SAMRU)
Students/experts/alum in the news
‘It is despicable’: Jason Kenney wants to make it a crime to deface police monuments in Canada: https://mru.ca/cb6b (National Post, Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Racialized students experiencing trauma: https://mru.ca/76a0 (CBC Radio News – Marva Ferguson, faculty)
Change slow to come with freedom of information: https://mru.ca/43d9 (News 980 – Sean Holman, faculty)
Also worth noting
University of Toronto receives D grade on reopening plan from one of its leading scientists: https://mru.ca/9aa8 (CBC News)
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