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From the President
Mount Royal University’s centennial celebrations are well underway, with a wide range of activities and events coming up throughout 2011.
It has been wonderful to see the hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni who have participated in our birthday celebrations so far — and to welcome people from the Calgary community who have joined in the fun.
A big part of that community has strong ties with Mount Royal. Since 1910, we’ve helped more than 100,000 students get their start in life, and the success of Mount Royal students continues to be our focus.
This is an institution unafraid to break new ground — as long as the effort brings new opportunity to our students. Mount Royal introduced Calgary’s first university courses in 1931, because we recognized a need within our community.
In 1995, we created Canada’s first applied degree programs. In 2005, we opened Canada's first post-secondary institute dedicated to advancing complementary and alternative health education and practice. We changed our curriculum to better serve our students, launching seven new bachelor’s degrees between 2007 and 2009.
And, in September 2009, the Government of Alberta approved our request to change our name to Mount Royal University.
As we celebrate all we have achieved over the past 100 years, Mount Royal University is affirming our commitment to personalized education, to teaching and learning informed by scholarship, and to exceptional outcomes.
And, as we move into our second century, we have set our sights on becoming Canada's premier undergraduate university based on the success and satisfaction of our students.
I hope you may join our students, faculty, staff and alumni as we celebrate this milestone in our history — and as we embark on the next 100 years of inspiring students with the insight, the intellectual means and the desire to see possibilities for themselves and their world.
Dave Marshall, PhD
President Mount Royal University
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