Centennial Celebrations

Centennial Ceremonies

Centennial Mural
 

On Dec. 16, 2010 Mount Royal turned 100 years old

From August, 2010 to December, 2011 the university celebrated.

Founded in 1910, Mount Royal opened its doors in 1911 and welcomed 179 students during that first academic year.

Today, it’s hard to find anyone in the Calgary region whose life has not been touched by Mount Royal — whether as a student, a professor, an employee, or an alum — and we were proud to share our 100th birthday with our community.
content_cen_thenNowLegacy info (legacies for future generations)There are several centennial legacies around the University for future generations to enjoy:

  • incredible original artwork at our West and East Gate entrances —the three panel graffiti art at the West Gate was created as part of Legacy of Ideas and the Centennial Mural Mosaic features significant people and events from Mount Royal's 100 years of history
  • each new incoming class of students now plants a tree as a legacy for their year, to stand alongside the 100 centennial trees that were planted in 2010
  • as a centennial initiative a memorial bursary was created in the name of each of our fallen soldiers, and Military Memorial Bursaries are presented to students each year
  • our community continues to be engaged in thought and introspection by presenting big thinkers through the Legacy of Ideas series
  • an original piece of music commissioned for our centennial, Century, is now played at all ceremonial events, including Convocation
  • the beautiful sundial in the new centennial garden off the T-Wing provides a tranquil oasis
  • the Centennial Reader and annual events like the Centennial Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning continue to put Mount Royal on the map in academic arenas
  • an air tight, steel time capsule, enshrined in a hand-made replica of our first campus, fondly known as “The Barn”, has been placed in a prominent location on campus, and will be opened 100 years from now – in 2111

Centennial stories

  • Centennial mural mosaic unveiling — Nov. 23, 2011
  • Military memorial bursaries — Nov. 10, 2011
  • Legacy Award winners — Sept. 22, 2011
  • MRU in the Stampede Parade — July 6, 2011
  • Tuned in to celebrate — June 2, 2011
  • Mount Royal history published — March 3, 2011
  • Ideas: Malcolm Gladwell — March 3, 2011
  • iCelebrate — Feb. 3, 2011
  • Ideas: Chris Anderson — Jan. 20, 2011
  • Celebrating our 100th birthday — Dec. 9, 2010
  • Focusing on teaching and learning — Nov. 10, 2010
  • Legacy of green ideas — Oct. 13, 2010
  • Mount Royal's mural mosaic — Oct. 7, 2010
  • 100 reasons to celebrate — Sept. 16, 2010
  • This brew is for MRU — Sept. 16, 2010
  • Kicking off centennial — Aug. 13, 2010
  • Picturing MRU's history — June 3, 2010
  • Emily Kerby — 100 years of influence — May 7, 2010
  • Centennial celebrations grow — April 2, 2010
  • The bell tolls for centennial — March 12, 2010
  • Picture perfect collaboration — March 12, 2010
  • Mount Royal staff, faculty and students choose a winning centennial logo — April 2, 2009

Video

Check out the official centennial address video.