MRU Media

MRU Media: 04/19/2024

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Riley Sawchuk Reassigned to Toledo: https://mru.ca/68d84 (Our Sports Central – Riley Sawchuk, alum)

Reaction to federal budget plans for housing: https://mru.ca/84b50  (Global News, QR News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Jolt Fitness launches “Her Strength Project” to help empower teen girls: https://mru.ca/eb94 (Postmedia news sites – Katie Sigurdson, alum)  

Calgary re-branded as the ‘Blue Sky City’: https://mru.ca/774d (The Weather Network via CBC News – AnneMarie Dorland, faculty)

Man convicted in Coutts border blockade speaks out: https://mru.ca/05e3 (Global Edmonton – Doug King, faculty)

Man convicted in Coutts border blockade speaks out: https://mru.ca/baeb (iNews880 Edmonton – Doug King, faculty)

PODCAST: Student course evaluation – and what distorts it: https://mru.ca/7a95 (Lehrblick – Lehrportraits – Bob Uttl, faculty)

Karen Pheasant-Neganigane delivers a journey through storytelling narratives: https://mru.ca/695c (Ashinabek News – Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane, faculty)

Also worth noting

CAUT calls on the Alberta government to scrap Bill 18: https://mru.ca/7bd58 (CAUT news release)

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MRU Media: 04/18/2024

MRU in the media 

Mount Royal Names Josh Mullen Men’s Basketball Head Coach: https://mru.ca/140b (BVM Sports – Josh Mullen, Karla Karch, Rob Godfrey, Cougars Athletics) 

Faculty, students, staff and alumni in the media

Calgary re-branded as the ‘Blue Sky City’: https://mru.ca/6fd8 (CBC News – AnneMarie Dorland, faculty) 

Varcoe: Be Part of the Energy no more, Calgary — welcome to Blue Sky City: https://mru.ca/3866 (Calgary Herald – AnneMarie Dorland, faculty) 

‘Has some legs’: Heavy lifting for Calgary’s Blue Sky City rebranding has only begun, expert says: https://mru.ca/cc92 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – David Finch, faculty) 

LaPierre winding up 35 year teaching career: https://mru.ca/0342 (Drumheller Mail – Curtis LaPierre, alum) 

Province weighs in on city rezoning: https://mru.ca/30ed (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Lethbridge College launches student-run magazine: https://mru.ca/de15 (Lethbridge News Now) 

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MRU Media: 04/17/2024

MRU in the media 

Academics, rural municipalities raise concerns about Alberta’s Bill 18: https://mru.ca/dd67 (CTV News website – Lee Easton, MRFA) 

The Rwandan genocide was 30 years ago. But for some Calgarians, it feels like yesterday: https://mru.ca/580aa (CBC News) 

Remembering the Rwandan genocide 30 years later: https://mru.ca/51785 (CTV News) 

Gathering remembers Rwandan genocide: https://mru.ca/a5b8 (CBC Radio News) 

Faculty, students, staff and alumni in the media

Labor of love: Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jeff Rimer ready to join his ‘rock’ in retirement: https://mru.ca/b2ff (The Columbus Dispatch – Jeff Rimer, alum) 

‘Generational fairness’: Housing-focused federal budget called boon for young Calgarians: https://mru.ca/7a3c4 (Calgary Herald/Edmonton Journal/Calgary Sun) 

Budget to include billions in new spending: https://mru.ca/0409 (CTV News Channel – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Alberta’s gatekeeper bill: https://mru.ca/f495 (News Talk 980 – Lori Williams, faculty)

It is time for a democratic world order: https://mru.ca/67e70 (Al Jazeera – Muhannad Ayyash, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Summer job market looking thin, head of U of C students’ union says: https://mru.ca/3bf7 (CityNews) 

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MRU Media: 04/16/2024

MRU in the media 

Provincial budget reports: Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon: https://mru.ca/9790 (University Affairs) 

‘Chilling effect’: Bill 18 criticized for attempting to control research funding, limit academic freedom: https://mru.ca/0722 (LiveWire Calgary – Lee Easton, MRFA) 

Bill 18 could ‘drive money away’ from Alberta universities: https://mru.ca/42b5d (CTV News at 6)

Faculty, students, staff and alumni in the media

Calgary man facing terrorism charges attempts to have case thrown out: https://mru.ca/a41de (CTV News – Kelly Sundberg, faculty) 

Grade 3 Carstairs teacher nominated for Edwin Parr award: https://mru.ca/cc19 (Mountainview Today – Emily Wilson, alum) 

What to expect in the federal budget: https://mru.ca/782d (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Canadians want results from federal budget: https://mru.ca/80c9 (660 News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Carbon Tax rebate hits Canadians’ pockets as ‘Axe the Tax’ protests continue: https://mru.ca/83d8 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Tax increase likely from today’s budget: https://mru.ca/8c17 (CTV Morning Live – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Naheed Nenshi leads in NDP caucus endorsements, but rivals remain upbeat: https://mru.ca/41f0 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Also worth noting

University of Saskatchewan reacts to cap on international students: https://mru.ca/ce49 (Saskatoon StarPhoenix) 

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MRU Media: 04/15/2024

MRU in the media 

Calgary scientist conducting research with NASA to bolster astronauts’ health on long missions: https://mru.ca/ba9e (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Nick Strzalkowski, faculty) 

Calgary researcher part of team studying bed rest for space exploration: https://mru.ca/55ca (CTV News – Nick Strzalkowski, faculty) 

New study looks at how body changes during space flight: https://mru.ca/e35a (CBC News at 6 – Nick Strzalkowski, faculty) 

MRU researcher studies effects of space flight: https://mru.ca/2438 (QR News, April 12, 3:35 p.m. – Nick Strzalkowski, faculty) 

An in-depth look into wildfire trends as the Alberta braces for a severe season: https://mru.ca/e9ec (Global News – Gwen O’Sullivan, faculty; Environmental Forensics and Arson Lab)

Preparing for busy wildfire season ahead: https://mru.ca/993a6 (QR News – Gwen O’Sullivan, faculty; Environmental Forensics and Arson Lab)

Wildfire concerns in Alberta: https://mru.ca/3bb5 (Global News at Noon – Gwen O’Sullivan, faculty; Environmental Forensics and Arson Lab)

Faculty, students, staff and alumni in the media

Peculiar produce helping cut grocery bills, amid challenges to healthy eating: https://mru.ca/012b (CTV News – Caitlin Zorn, student) 

The science of…. motivation and high school students: https://mru.ca/2438 (QR News, April 12, 4:21 p.m. – Dan Devoe, faculty 

Also worth noting

Future cities: New UWaterloo institute hopes to address emerging challenges: https://mru.ca/31e5 (Global News) 

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MRU Media: 04/12/2024

MRU in the media

Executive Compass Flight Institute expands with new Calgary location: https://mru.ca/c68b (Skies Magazine)

Festival to feature more than 800 choristers from across Canada: https://mru.ca/c01dd (Calgary Herald)

Sootsiman project shares knowledge and culture: https://mru.ca/85d3 (Education News Canada)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Ministers testify at foreign interference inquiry: https://mru.ca/42ff (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty) 

‘Celebrating the next 100 years’: 2024 Calgary Stampede canvas auction doesn’t disappoint: https://mru.ca/4d43 (CTV Calgary – Anupam Das, faculty)

Alberta universities concerned about bill mandating provincial approval of federal funding:  https://mru.ca/4919 (Global News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Looking Local: Cavalry Adds Three Youngsters To U SPORTS Deals: https://mru.ca/dece (Northern Tribune – Niko Myroniuk, Caden Rogozinski, students) 

Also worth noting

Alberta bill requiring provincial approval of federal funding risks political meddling, academics say: https://mru.ca/25e6 (CBC) 

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MRU Media: 04/11/2024

Faculty, students, staff and alumni in the media

Mayor says proposed provincial oversight bill not in Calgary’s best interest: https://mru.ca/42ca (CBC News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Mayor reacts to province’s Bill 18: https://mru.ca/1e5d (CBC Radio News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Alberta joins Saskatchewan in pronoun law constitutionality fight: https://mru.ca/b6a7 (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Cavalry FC Announces U Sports Contracts for Three Players: https://mru.ca/be6f (Our Sports Central – Niko Myroniuk, Caden Rogozinski, students) 

Also worth noting

Municipal-federal deals to face provincial oversight under proposed Alberta law: https://mru.ca/0985 (CBC News) 

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MRU Media: 04/10/2024

MRU in the media 

Alberta expected to welcome more international students, as other provinces see cuts: https://mru.ca/7ee5 (CBC News – Joseph Nguyen, SAMRU)

Alberta will be allowed to welcome more international students than in 2023: https://mru.ca/456e (Calgary Herald/Calgary Sub) 

Faculty, students, staff and alumni in the media

Calgarians offer thumbs-down on Mayor Jyoti Gondek in new poll: https://mru.ca/3fe9 (Calgary Sun/Calgary Herald – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Deadline passes for Gondek recall petition, results to be made public in 45 days: https://mru.ca/e8cb (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

University of Alberta students looking for a win with EV Formula 1 car: https://mru.ca/385bf (CTV News) 

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MRU Media: 04/09/2024

MRU in the media 

Housing Hell: finding a home in a housing crisis: https://mru.ca/44c4 (The Reflector – Mark Keller, director) 

Faculty, students, staff and alumni in the media

MRU student conducting research surrounding bees and the art of play: https://mru.ca/aa50 (The Reflector – Abhay Ball, student; Robert Owen, faculty)

MRU professor leads Good Grief: Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss: https://mru.ca/962b (QR News, April 2, 3:17 p.m. – Sonya Jacubek, faculty) 

Also worth noting

New med school programs being created in Lethbridge & Grande Prairie: https://mru.ca/2472 (Lethbridge News Now) 

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MRU Media: 04/08/2024

MRU in the media 

2024 JMH LaunchPad winner Charter Beselt joins Connect with Sarah Crosbie: https://mru.ca/68db (QR Calgary April 4 at 4:05 p.m. – Charter Beselt, student; Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Faculty, students, staff and alumni in the media

Concerns grow as Calgary Catholic School District halts new intakes for 2 specialized programs: https://mru.ca/bbd7 (CBC News – Sarah Hamilton, faculty) 

Catholic school district limits specialized earning programs: https://mru.ca/737a (CBC News at 6 – Sarah Hamilton, faculty) 

CCSD says no new students accepted to LEAD or gifted programs: https://mru.ca/fd134 (CBC Radio One Calgary – Sarah Hamilton, faculty)

Feds pledge $6 billion for housing: https://mru.ca/1341 (CBC Radio Nova Scotia – Duane Bratt, faculty)

4 housing announcements from federal government in 5 days: https://mru.ca/675a (CTV News Channel – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Winnipeg to conduct forensic analysis following cyberattack: https://mru.ca/e37b (CBC News) 

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