This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.
MRU in the News
Budget 2021: Post-secondary sees further cuts, 750 job losses: Mount Royal to receive $50 million for building repurposing: https://mru.ca/200d (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun/Edmonton Journal – Tim Rahilly, President)
Alberta budget 2021: University of Calgary facing workforce cuts, tuition hike: https://mru.ca/c88c (Global News – Tim Rahilly, President)
Calgary Mayor Nenshi says ‘caretaker budget’ fails to seize opportunity; New MRU funding: https://mru.ca/785c (CBC News – Tim Rahilly, President)
Budget sends Alberta deeper into the red: https://mru.ca/b4d9 (Western Standard)
Keyano, MRU end collaborative Environmental Sciences Degree after producing only six grads: https://mru.ca/82f7 (Fort McMurray Today – Jonathan Withey, Dean)
Students/experts/alum in the news
NDP decries ‘cuts budget’: https://mru.ca/ef3d (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Budget finds Premier in disadvantaged position: https://mru.ca/3cd5 (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty)
Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/dfbb (CTV Two – Duane Bratt, faculty)
Also worth noting
Performance-based funding comes to the Canadian postsecondary sector: https://mru.ca/4c58 (University Affairs)
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