MRU Media

MRU Media: 10/21/2021

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

MRU in the media: 

Roy Bear Chief, a social worker and Siksika elder, joins us to talk about receiving a Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from Mount Royal University: https://mru.ca/faa0 (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Roy Bear Chief, espoom taah (helper), alumnus)

MRU staff and faculty associations call on UCP government to do more to help post-secondaries during pandemic: https://mru.ca/8657 (News 770, CHQR – Michelle LoGullo, MRSA)

Flames Foundation distributes $1.2 million to annual programming in southern Alberta: https://mru.ca/302e (NHL.com – Calgary Flames scholarships)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

ASC Connect 2021 to provide insight on trends and opportunities in Alberta’s capital market: https://mru.ca/d7e7 (Canadian Business Journal, Canada News Wire – Dawn Farrell, Chancellor)

Calls mounting for Calgary Coun. Sean Chu to resign; police chief weighs in: https://mru.ca/ed0 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

‘You’ve made history’: Meet the new mayors of Calgary and Edmonton: https://mru.ca/3a2d (Toronto Star – Lori Williams, faculty)

Tight races remain in spotlight: https://mru.ca/8ffb (Global News Hour – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Timberwolves become first university team in Canada to unveil Indigenous designed jerseys: https://mru.ca/46a0 (Prince George Citizen)

 

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.

MRU Media: 10/20/2021

MRU in the media: 

Looking beyond traditional learner demographics: https://mru.ca/b24b6 (The EvoLLLution – Brad Mahon, Dean)

Faculty, alum, students in the media

Medicine Hat elects first female mayor, 5 female councillors: https://mru.ca/655b (CTV News – D.A. Dirks, faculty)

Significant number of women, people of colour elected in Alberta municipal elections: https://mru.ca/38bd (Canadian Press, National Post – D.A. Dirks, faculty)

MRU Cougar Justin Anderson-Louch wrapping up university career in style with epic goal: https://mru.ca/0107 (CTV News – Justin Anderson-Louch, Daniel Harrison, students; Ryan Gyaki, staff)

Canada West athlete Justin Anderson-Louch scores from 60+ yards out for the Mount Royal University Cougars: https://mru.ca/d827 (TSN – Justin Anderson-Louch, student)

2021 Rising Star Awards attract 30 nominations: https://mru.ca/09296 (Daily Oil Bulletin – Sarah Favel, alumna)

Party politics infiltrating municipal elections: https://mru.ca/5ae3  (630 CHED – Lori Williams, faculty)

Next Edmonton mayor hopes for positive results with Alberta premier, UCP government: https://mru.ca/fe57 (National Post, Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

New council filled with fresh faces: https://mru.ca/9c36 (CityNews 660 – Lori Williams, faculty)

Few incumbents returned to City Hall: https://mru.ca/7a9f (CBC Radio News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Federal parliament slow to return: https://mru.ca/f3ff (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Political scientist Duane Bratt debriefs Alberta’s 2021 municipal election, referendum votes: https://mru.ca/4002 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

University of Ottawa hosting free group therapy sessions to help residents overcome fears of needles during pandemic: https://mru.ca/274d (CTV News)

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.

MRU Media: 10/19/2021

MRU in the media: 

As pandemic restrictions adjust, SAMRU clarifies in-person rules, position on vaccine mandate: https://mru.ca/722f (The Reflector – Spirit River Striped Wolf, Joseph Nguyen, SAMRU)

Social media post sparks campus safety conversations: https://mru.ca/a04a (The Reflector – Manesha Sidhu, staff)

Fair Employment Week highlights precarious nature of Post-secondary contract faculty: https://mru.ca/8a23 (CBC Radio News – Lee Easton, MRFA)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Speaking Out: Social benefits to Facebook shutdown: https://mru.ca/7c76 (Catholic Register – Quinton Amundson, alumnus)

Five of the biggest issues facing Calgary’s new council: https://mru.ca/f4bb (Calgary Herald – Lori Williams, faculty)

Calgaarians wake up to new mayor and council: https://mru.ca/1723 (Global News Morning – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Weekend political update: https://mru.ca/c8e83 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Meet the mayoral candidate: Zac Hartley: https://mru.ca/6a9 (Calgary Journal – Zac Hartley, alumnus)

Early results suggest Alberta votes in favour of removing equalization from Canada’s constitution: https://mru.ca/ce5f (National Post – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta referendum puts embattled premier in spotlight: https://mru.ca/473f (Reuters – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Looking at mayor’s race on election night: https://mru.ca/f35e (Global News at 6 – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Why universities are failing to prepare students for the job market: https://mru.ca/1ff3 (CBC News)

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.

MRU Media: 10/18/2021

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Some Calgary voters still undecided as election day looms: https://mru.ca/57bf (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

The Future Of Education with Dr. Linda ManyGuns: https://mru.ca/dd4f (ATB, The Future Of podcast – Linda ManyGuns, AVP)

Calgary election: Nenshi calls on Farkas to apologize for ‘skimming’ comments: https://mru.ca/66cb (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Alberta set to vote on equalization: https://mru.ca/c15c (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

The battle of the PACs in Calgary’s municipal election: https://mru.ca/671 (Press Progress – Lori Williams, faculty)

Albertans to vote Monday on equalization, daylight time: https://mru.ca/5968 (iPolitics – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Davison, Field claim internal polling puts them in thick of mayoral race: https://mru.ca/390f (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Lori Williams, faculty)

Calgary mayoral candidate Jeromy Farkas pens letter asking for strategic votes: https://mru.ca/25d5 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Opponents of Sean Chu say professional misconduct revelations raise accountability questions: https://mru.ca/94ca (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Lori Williams, faculty)

Breaking down Calgary’s mayoralty race: https://mru.ca/21a1 (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Calgary election: final stretch in marathon race to be city’s next mayor: https://mru.ca/8d49 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Red Deer Polytechnic residence wins environmental award: https://mru.ca/8250 (Red Deer Advocate)

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.

MRU Media: 10/15/2021

MRU in the media: 

Education and dedication has its rewards: https://mru.ca/9b24 (My Cariboo Now – Jenny Philbrick, alumna, Alumni Achievement Awards)

Women in STEM scholarship opens for applications: https://mru.ca/2a19 (Education News Canada)

Saying farewell to Mayor Nenshi: https://mru.ca/0e13 (CBC Radio, Calgary Eyeopener – Naheed Nenshi, faculty on leave) 

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Equalization referendum could play role in Kenney popularity: https://mru.ca/989e2 (CityNews, 660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Farkas hopes populist style paves path to mayor’s office: https://mru.ca/9e7 (Calgary Herald – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty)

Flames announce additions to hockey operations: https://mru.ca/08f7 (NHL.com – Connor Rankin, alumnus)

Polls indicate two-person race for mayor: https://mru.ca/3333 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Third party ad funding under fire: https://mru.ca/03d0 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Insight on campaign for mayor: https://mru.ca/72ad (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Former NHL coach Mike Babcock embracing opportunity at University of Saskatchewan: https://mru.ca/51d0 (Global News)

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.

MRU Media: 10/14/2021

MRU in the media: 

Tsuut’ina Nation and MRU Cougars partner to celebrate sport: https://mru.ca/343b (Education News Canada – Rob Godfrey, Katya Sodamin, Scott Rivett, staff)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Calgary election: More than 141,000 votes cast in 2021 advance polls: https://mru.ca/246a (Global News – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty)

Pontiacs’ new assistant coach talks game day: https://mru.ca/5cec (Lakeland Today – Derek Hemsley, alumnus)

New poll suggests mayoral race shaping up for nail-biting finish: https://mru.ca/989e (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Equalization referendum debate heats up in Alberta as Kenney’s approval further plummets: https://mru.ca/d1d9 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Kenney’s approval drops to 22 per cent, lowest among Canadian premiers: https://mru.ca/aa3ef (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Poll suggests Calgary and Edmonton differ on equalization referendum: https://mru.ca/e4c4 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Record number of voters at advance polls: https://mru.ca/3246 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason Kenney is clearly a burden Conservatives need to quickly unload: https://mru.ca/5e36 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

A UBC professor got a shoutout on Apple TV’s Ted Lasso: https://mru.ca/026c (Curiosity)

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.

MRU Media: 10/13/2021

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Why some young Albertans are leaving the province: https://mru.ca/d627 (CBC News – David Finch, faculty)

Independent MLA wants rural votes with possible new political party: https://mru.ca/3e0c (CityNews, 660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Party for rural Alberta isn’t new idea: https://mru.ca/b3dd (630 CHED – Lori Williams, faculty)

‘I’m voting on what now?’: Plebiscites, referendums and the Senate vote explained: https://mru.ca/5ca8 (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

SU by-election 2021: Coleson Proudfoot: https://mru.ca/71c3 (The Gauntlet – Coleson Proudfoot, alumnus)

Canadian vaccine travel passport: https://mru.ca/8c48 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Discussing upcoming Senate vote: https://mru.ca/5dc8 (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Calgary election: More than 141,000 votes cast in 2021 advance polls: https://mru.ca/246a (Global News – Lori Williams, Duane Bratt, faculty)

Record number of voters at advance polls: https://mru.ca/3246 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jason Kenney is clearly a burden Conservatives need to quickly unload: https://mru.ca/5e36 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Pontiacs’ new assistant coach talks game day: https://mru.ca/5cec (Lakeland Today – Derek Hemsley, alumnus)

Also worth noting: 

Ontario colleges push for three-year degree programs: https://mru.ca/eafc (Windsor Star)

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.

MRU Media: 10/12/2021

MRU in the media: 

Our Community: https://mru.ca/b967 (CTV – MRU Open House)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Candidates hit frantic home stretch of crowded municipal election campaign in Calgary: https://mru.ca/64c7 (Calgary Herald – Lori Williams, faculty)

Diamonds Do Good announces NWT scholarship recipients: https://mru.ca/934a (InStore – Courtney Vital, alumna)

Who Is Jyoti Gondek?: https://mru.ca/46d6 (The Sprawl – James Stauch, faculty)

Geoffrey Vanderburg: Ward 11 Calgary council candidate questionnaire: https://mru.ca/9e58 (Calgary Herald – Geoffrey Vanderburg, faculty)

Political opponent calls for Joe Magliocca to drop out of campaign after RCMP lay fraud, breach of trust charges: https://mru.ca/f7e97 (Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Many UCP constituency associations want earlier Kenney review: https://mru.ca/51b22 (Western Standard – Duane Bratt, faculty)

RCMP charge councillor with breach of trust, fraud: https://mru.ca/7091 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Magliocca continues campaigning under cloud: https://mru.ca/d4f3 (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Jay Unsworth: Ward 13 Calgary council candidate questionnaire: https://mru.ca/84c5 (Calgary Herald – Jay Unsworth, alumnus, staff)

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/96c67 (CTV 2 – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

USask sexual violence rally draws dozens as students voice desire for safety: https://mru.ca/4c3b (La Ronge Now)

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.

MRU Media: 10/08/2021

MRU in the media: 

‘An ongoing symbol of colonization’: How bad water affects First Nations’ health: https://mru.ca/80ae (Global News – MRU Journalism students)

Debate digs into whether Alberta’s equalization referendum vote will spark change: https://mru.ca/0fc0 (Calgary Herald)

Debate at MRU focuses on equalization: https://mru.ca/9143 (Global News at 11)

Equalization debated at MRU: https://mru.ca/6c35 (CBC Radio News)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

Some Albertans say Senate nominee election is confusing, redundant: https://mru.ca/2a3a (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Andrea Hinton: Ward 14 Calgary council candidate questionnaire: https://mru.ca/62c1 (Calgary Herald – Andrea Hinton, alumna)

‘Pretty overwhelming’: Voters, expert says informed decisions in Calgary municipal election a tall order: https://mru.ca/b025 (CityNews at 6 – Lori Williams, faculty)

Trudeau says Tofino trip was a ‘mistake’: https://mru.ca/f6ed5 (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

‘Ill-advised and even dangerous’: Think tank criticizes Alberta government’s post-secondary strategy: https://mru.ca/4e20 (Edmonton Journal)

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.

MRU Media: 10/07/2021

MRU in the media: 

$40,000 TransAlta gift supports Indigenous Housing Program: https://mru.ca/5e47 (Education News Canada – Steve Kootenay-Jobin, staff)

Decolonize Yourself; Truth and Reconciliation on campus and online: https://mru.ca/ef7 (The Reflector – Michelle LoGullo, MRSA; Linda ManyGuns, AVP)

New exemption program opens MRU, its businesses: https://mru.ca/8310 (The Reflector)

MRU scrambles amidst new restrictions; shifts to Proof-of-Vax Campus Access: https://mru.ca/3557 (The Reflector – Tim Rahilly, President)

‘An ongoing symbol of colonization’: How bad water affects First Nations’ health: https://mru.ca/80ae (Global News – MRU Journalism students)

Faculty, alum, students in the media: 

How B.C. can avoid pandemic ‘disaster fatigue’: https://mru.ca/e084 (Business in Vancouver – Caroline McDonald-Harker, faculty)

What’s the truth behind popular TV series CSI?: https://mru.ca/ea75 (News 770, CHQR, Oct. 5, 8:17:25 Doug King, faculty)

Younger Calgarians choosing to leave: https://mru.ca/000d (CBC News at 6 – David Finch, faculty)

Information about candidates hard to come by: https://mru.ca/206eb (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty)

As help arrives from the feds Alberta seeks to end revenue sharing with other provinces: https://mru.ca/274c (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting: 

Gaps found in Alberta youth mental health services: University of Lethbridge study: https://mru.ca/9a54 (Global News)

This post by pglenn@mtroyal.ca

Did we miss something? Send us a link.