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MRU Media 05/02/2022

MRU in the media

Langdon Entrepreneur wins MRU award for business start-up: https://mru.ca/726b (Airdrie Today – Launa Austin, student; MRU Launchpad) 

Rogers to create THINKLab to support tech talent in Calgary: https://mru.ca/58ea (Academica Top Ten)

MRU professor fights back after being fired for questioning ‘woke’ ideas: https://mru.ca/05f8 (The Western Standard) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Opinion: Without emphasizing women, Calgary’s post-pandemic recovery plan is doomed to failure: https://mru.ca/9d66 (Calgary Herald – Kimberly Williams, faculty)

UCP says report of member receiving 2 leadership vote ballots ‘not a concern’: https://mru.ca/b3c0 (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Second UCP ballot sent to some members: https://mru.ca/650d (iNews 880, 630 CHED – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Discussing Jason Kenney’s struggles with leadership style: https://mru.ca/e552 (News 770, CHQR – Lori Williams, faculty)

Straight From DeHart – April 27, 2022: https://mru.ca/a8e8 (Kelowna Now – Heather McLellan, faculty)

Also worth noting

Tuition fees go up at the University of Saskatchewan for the first time in two years: https://mru.ca/96e34 (Global News)

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MRU Media 04/29/2022

MRU in the media

Denise Man appointed Chief Technology Officer of Alberta Investment Management Corporation: https://mru.ca/20df (Canada News Wire Denise Man, Board of Governors)

Rogers unveils THINKLab advisory council for national tech centre in Calgary: https://mru.ca/3540 (Calgary Herald)

Rogers unveils new Advisory Council for proposed THINKLab, the National Centre of Technology and Engineering Excellence to be created in Calgary: https://mru.ca/f04f (Financial Post, Global News Wire) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Do air purifiers work? Everything you need to know according to experts: https://mru.ca/1faf (National Post, Postmedia newspapers/websites – Israel Dunmade, faculty) 

Big Oil is singing a new tune about climate change — unlike Jason Kenney: https://mru.ca/16c2 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

International students clash with students’ union over U of A campus security policy: https://mru.ca/fa496 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 04/28/2022

MRU in the media

OSCC, MRU receive $1.4M to establish chair to support new IBED program: https://mru.ca/b5fa (Academica Top Ten  – Tim Rahily, President)  

Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation to fund $1.4M MRU Chair in Indigenous Business and Economic Development Program: https://mru.ca/c103 (Nation Talk – Tim Rahilly, President; J. Richard Bird, donor) 

Fired professor with ‘anti-woke position’ fights to regain her job: https://mru.ca/0a26 (The Epoch Times) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Calgary accelerates growth of ambitious companies and innovators: https://mru.ca/7a61 (San Francisco Business Times: – Ray DePaul, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Aging Canadian workforce could mean trouble for retirees and economy: https://mru.ca/3187 (CBC Radio News – James Stauch, faculty)

Canadians are aging and that can effect the economy: https://mru.ca/67c6 (CHQR News 770, April 27, 3:09:24 p.m. – James Stauch, faculty) 

Why cutting Alberta’s gas tax doesn’t offer real relief: https://mru.ca/c0f6 (Pembroke Voice, Troy Media – Gerard Lucyshyn, faculty)

Your thoughts on the Conservative party leadership race so far: https://mru.ca/cb39 (CBC Radio Saskatoon, Blue Sky – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Masking in sports: Can athletes perform at their best with their faces covered?: https://mru.ca/fed6 (Calgary Journal – Scott Rivett, staff)

Also worth noting

Ukrainian Olds College drone instructor  flies home to help against Russians: https://mru.ca/b7ff (CityNews) 

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MRU Media 04/27/2022

MRU in the media

New book by Calgary photojournalist Leah Hennel charts the COVID crisis from the front lines: https://mru.ca/3a44 (CTV News – MRU’s outdoor convocation) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

The cause, and the goal, of Israeli violence: https://mru.ca/a646f (Al Jazeera – Mark Ayyash, faculty)

Temporary court injunction tied to protests in Calgary’s Beltline ends: https://mru.ca/2d8f (CBC News – Doug King, faculty) 

Police chief found guilty of sexual assault: https://mru.ca/f656 (Human Resources Director  – Melanie Peacock, faculty)

‘Culture of fear’: Critic says Alberta premier reaping results of divisive leadership: https://mru.ca/0fab https://mru.ca/d7a3  (National Post, CTV,  The Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Chopin evening with Jan Lisiecki | City of Viersen: https://mru.ca/8a5e (Archynetys – Jan Lisiecki, alumnus)

Also worth noting

Toronto university changes name amid controversy over Canadian educator’s legacy: https://mru.ca/376a (CBC News) 

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MRU Media 04/26/2022

MRU in the media

TV and movies filmed on Canadian university campuses: https://mru.ca/dd81b (Universities Canada)

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

What do you think of a 4-day work week?: https://mru.ca/c6eb  (CBC Radio, Maritime Connection – Melanie Peacock, faculty)

Alberta criminologist advocates for both police and social workers in schools: https://mru.ca/9bed (Global News – Ritesh Narayan, faculty) 

Social disorganization leading to rise in violent crime: https://mru.ca/19c2 (News 770, CHQR, April 25, 9:34 a.m. – Ritesh Narayan, faculty)

Edmonton has had most fatal police shootings in Canada this year, data shows: https://mru.ca/a4b8 (CBC News – Doug King, faculty) 

Edmonton police could benefit from external review: expert: ​​https://mru.ca/7ff3a (CBC Radio News – Doug King, faculty)

Q&A: Mount Royal grad Jonathan Stewart recounts his escape from Ukraine after the invasion: https://mru.ca/b63e (Calgary Journal – Jonathan Stewart, alumnus)

It’s now clear the truck convoys were never about the pandemic: https://mru.ca/2b20 (Toronto Star – Gillian Steward, faculty)

Also worth noting

‘We are very close’: Committee to submit shortlist of new names for Ryerson University: https://mru.ca/60e0 (CityNews)

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MRU Media 04/25/2022

MRU in the media

One dead, one injured in plane crash west of Calgary: https://mru.ca/18b49 (Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, The Canadian Press) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Social factors at heart of surge in shootings and homicides across Calgary, experts say: https://mru.ca/1bed (Calgary Herald – Ritesh Narayan, faculty)

Sir John A. Macdonald: Historians weigh in on renaming Calgary junior high school: https://mru.ca/508e (LiveWire Calgary – Carmen Nielson, faculty)

Intraparty war in Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP sees Twitter fight over clown image: https://mru.ca/1a5a (Global News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Voting system levels playing field in federal Conservative leadership race: https://mru.ca/0f29 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Also worth noting

Jon Cornish named U of C’s next chancellor: https://mru.ca/c70d1 (Calgary Herald)

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MRU Media 04/22/2022

MRU in the media

Tenured female economics professor is fired for saying Black Lives Matter ‘destroyed’ Mount Royal University in Calgary so much she ‘doesn’t recognize it’: https://mru.ca/83b1 (Daily Mail U.K)

Marxist professor fired for ‘enraging’ woke mob warns ‘identity politics’ are a diversion: https://mru.ca/c23b (Fox News)

Dan Mangan playing in concert at Bella Concert Hall: https://mru.ca/7339 (CKUA) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

2022 CEBL U SPORTS Draft Class Announced: https://mru.ca/06b5c (Our Sports Central – Patrick Vandervelden, student) 

Conservative leadership race: https://mru.ca/026b (CBC Radio, Alberta at Noon – Duane Bratt, faculty)

UCP MLA speaks in Legislature on lack of unity: https://mru.ca/44a1 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Manitoba professors react to Dr. David Barber’s sudden passing: https://mru.ca/2fe4 (Global News)

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MRU Media 04/21/2022

MRU in the media

Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation donating $1.4 million to advance Indigenous business leaders at MRU: https://mru.ca/96c2 (Calgary Herald – Tim Rahilly, President; Spirit River Striped Wolf; SAMRU; J. Richard Bird, donor) 

Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation to fund $1.4M MRU Chair in Indigenous Business and Economic Development Program: https://mru.ca/15c2 (Education News Canada – Tim Rahilly, President; J. Richard Bird, donor) 

Tenured Canadian professor fired after saying BLM ‘destroyed’ her university: https://mru.ca/96fa (Fox News)

Another year, another low voter turnout, are student elections important anymore?: https://mru.ca/ba90 (The Reflector – Joseph Nguyen, SAMRU; Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Congratulations to this year’s CAJ Awards finalists!: https://mru.ca/89f4 (Canada Newswire – Michelle Huynh, student) 

Alberta Prime Time Politics Panel: https://mru.ca/6373 (CTV 2 – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Also worth noting

University of Alberta looking to get rid of Humanities building: https://mru.ca/d47f (CBC News)

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MRU Media 04/20/2022

MRU in the media

MRU and Old Sun Community College partner on Indigenous business program: https://mru.ca/037ae (News 770, CHQR, April 19, 5:44:50 p.m. – Kelly Williams-Whitt, Dean)

Students get a boost from MRU’s JMH LaunchPad: https://mru.ca/1ada https://mru.ca/d575   (CBC Edmonton News – Erin Creegan-Dougherty, student, Ray DePaul, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 

Canadian professor fired after ‘questioning wokeism’ receives arbitration date: https://mru.ca/d671a (The College Fix) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Rising interest rates pushing more Albertans toward bankruptcy: https://mru.ca/0675 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Anupam Das, faculty)

Lesley Davidson, RN, a Registered Nurse who is retired from practice: https://mru.ca/118d (Issue Wire – Lesley Davidson, alumna) 

UPEI professor’s book argues Stephen Harper’s foreign policy undermined Canada’s global reputation: https://mru.ca/bcff (Saltwire – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Poor management, new buildings led to Laurentian University insolvency, Ontario AG’s preliminary report says: https://mru.ca/9621 (CBC News)

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MRU Media 04/19/2022

MRU in the media

Dina Ibrahim discusses her MRU LaunchPad pitch: https://mru.ca/5005 (CBC Radio, The Homestretch – Dina Ibrahim, student)

MRU and Old Sun partner for Indigenous business development: https://mru.ca/fc57 (Strathmore Now – Tim Rahilly, President; Andrew Bear Robe, advisor) 

Faculty, students and alumni in the media

Brownsey: After 40 years, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms steered Canada toward a better society: https://mru.ca/f7a3e (Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette – Keith Brownsey, faculty) 

What is the thin blue line and why is it so hotly contested in Calgary: https://mru.ca/259e3 (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Doug King, faculty) 

Alberta’s chief firearms officer calls on feds to reverse course on weapons ban: https://mru.ca/280e (Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun – Doug King, faculty) 

Conservative leadership race long game crucial as deadlines approach: expert: https://mru.ca/03ec (CityNews – Lori Williaams, faculty) 

Ranked ballots makes predicting Conservative leader difficult: https://mru.ca/8ccf6 (CityNews 660 – Lori Williams, faculty) 

‘Potential to be abused’: Non-UCP member receives mail-in leadership review ballot: https://mru.ca/1fb3 (CTV News – Lori Williams, faculty) 

Unlawful border crossing apprehensions slow to trickle: https://mru.ca/af74 (Winnipeg Free Press – Kelly Sundberg, faculty) 

Cochrane mixed curling doubles team win U21 provincials: https://mru.ca/b49b (Cochrane Today – Ky Macaulay, student) 

Electric City FC announce four new signings: https://mru.ca/faed (PTBO Today – Caden Rogozinski, student) 

Electric City signs new players as season opener nears: https://mru.ca/3e18 (Peterborough Examniner – Caden Rogozinski, student) 

Discussing Alberta UCP leadership vote: https://mru.ca/33a2 (News 770, CHQR – Duane Bratt, faculty) 

Pierre Polievre building momentum with popular messages: https://mru.ca/b90b (630 CHED – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

Traditional Indigenous robe painted with colonial history gifted to University of Regina: https://mru.ca/74a16 (CBC News) 

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