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MRU Media: 01/05/2020

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

MRU in the News

Alberta esports sees growth despite COVID-19 pandemic: (CTV News – Andrew Simon, Victor Ly, faculty)

Esports continues global growth: (CTV Morning Live – Andrew Simon, Victor Ly, faculty)

SAMRU advocates for changes to how university practices online proctoring: (The Reflector – Carly Bullough, SAMRU)

Students/experts/alum in the news

How COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting black Canadians: (Global News – Marva Ferguson, faculty)

Catholics in Calgary’s Filipino community celebrate ‘Simbang Gabi’ despite challenging times: (CBC News – Mary Kate Aquino, student)

Watch out for identity theft this holiday season, experts warn: (CBC News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

With pandemic travel scandal, Kenney faces conservative kryptonite: elitism: (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Anger, frustration won’t be quickly forgotten by Albertans: Political scientist: (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta MLA Tracy Allard resigns: (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta MLAs who travelled during COVID-19 pandemic lose ministry portfolios: (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Six Alta. government members demoted amid international travel controversy: (CTV Edmonton – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Allard resigns as Alberta municipal affairs minister, Kenney’s chief of staff steps down amid controversy over international travel: (Edmonton Journal/Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Hammer drops on vacationing Alberta politicos, including premier’s chief of staff: (Lethbridge Herald, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Allard, Huckabay resign; other Alberta snowbird MLAs punished: (Western Standard – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Albertans continue to express anger over officials’ travel: (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Alberta cabinet minister Tracy Allard resigns: (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Scandal costs government moral authority: (News 770, CHQR, 630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Political ‘snowbird’ scandal like no other: (CBC Radio, Calgary Eyeopener – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Politicians face criticism over trips: (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Police takedown of woman in stormtrooper costume won’t result in criminal charges: (CBC News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty)

Also worth noting

Cheating a ‘free-for-all’ at virtual high schools, teachers say: (CTV News)

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