Events and Conferences

Faculty of Arts — Arts Speaker Series and Events

The Faculty of Arts, through its Arts Speaker Series and competitive funding, presents several events and conferences throughout the year to showcase the work of our faculty and students, and to maintain our presence in the arts community province-wide.    

2017/18 Faculty of Arts Events

2018 Calgary Peace Prize
Honouring Justice Rosalie Abella
April 4, 2017 John de Chastelain Peace Studies Initiative
Arts Career Event November 16, 2017 Faculty of Arts
Career Services
Tragedy and Hope
Grassroot initaitves, diplomatic efforts and peace keeping
missions in South Sudan
October 19, 2017 John de Chastelain Peace Studies Initiative
Graduate Studies Fair October 2, 2017

Faculty of Arts
Career Services

Peace Studies Initiative Media Event September 21, 2017 Department of Sociology and Anthropology
The Carriage Station: Print History Workshops Winter 2017 Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Occupational Stress Injury Symposium April 26, 2017 Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies

Représentations de l’Asie au XVIIIe siècle

Journée d'études

April 13, 2017

Department of English, Cultures, and Languages

Le masque et l’auteur

Table ronde

April 12, 2017

Department of English, Cultures, and Languages

Grand Opening of the Centre for Psychological Innovation April 5, 2017 Department of Psychology

Human Security Worldwide:
Building a Culture of Peace

March 30, 2017 Peace Studies Initiative
Everything You Treasure:
For A World Free from Nuclear Weapons Exhibition
March 29-31, 2017 Peace Studies Initiative

Molecular Death, Desire, and Redface Reincarnations
with keynote Kimberly TallBear
Faculty of Arts 2017 Arts Distinguished Guest Speaker

March 24, 2017

Department of Humanities
Arts Distinguished Speaker 2017

Enlightenment in Motion March 17, 2017

Department of English, Languages and Cultures
Department of Humanities

Science and Obscenity: A Historical and Empirical Perspective on Porn's Effects
with keynote Kyler Rasmussen

March 17, 2017 Department of Psychology
Calgary Peace Prize Award Ceremony
Recognizing the Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C.
March 15, 2017 Peace Studies Initiative

A Nuclear Janus: The return of disarmament
with keynote David Mutimer, PhD

March 14, 2017 Peace Studies Initiative

Understanding Atrocities
Book launch with Scott Murray

March 10, 2017 Department of Humanities
Night Media
with keynote Will Straw, PhD
March 8, 2017 Department of English, Languages and Cultures
Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
Writer in Residence March 6-10, 2017 Department of English, Languages and Cultures
Who's Frank?
Feb. 22, 2017 Faculty of Arts

Who's Frank?
Frankly speaking... about Media and Romance

Feb. 14, 2017 Faculty of Arts

Indigenizing the University:
What are the Academic Implications?

Feb. 10, 2017 Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies
Department of Humanities

Indigenous Peoples, Canada, and Reconciliation
with keynote David Newhouse

Feb. 10, 2017

Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies
Department of Humanities

Others Within:

with keynote Malinda Smith, PhD

Feb. 10, 2017 Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Science, Pseudoscience, and All that Jazz
with keynote Massimo Pigliucci

Feb. 9, 2017

Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies
Department of Humanities

Choose Your Own Adventure: Sometimes the Detours Have a Much Better Outcome Than You Expect
with keynote Derek Pierce

Feb. 3, 2017 Department of Psychology

Spirits At Play:
Chaucer and the Luttrell Psalter

Feb. 2, 2017 Department of English, Languages, and Cultures

PTSD in the Canadian Military
with His Honour Colonel Don Ethell, Warrant Officer (Ret'd) Lloyd (Tex) Leugner, and Lieutnant-Colonel Richard Wright

Feb. 2, 2017 Peace Studies Initiative

Student Evaluation of Teaching Ratings Do Not Measure Faculty’s Teaching Effectiveness
with keynote speaker Bob Uttl

Jan. 18, 2017 Department of Psychology
Between Texts: Identity, Culture and Connectivity
with keynote speaker Suzette May
Dec. 2, 2016 Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
What the Writers Say

with Beth Everest, Richard Harrison, Natalie Meisner and Micheline Maylor

Nov. 16, 2016 Faculty of Arts
Department of English, Languages, and Culture
 
Feminist Perspectives on Justice in Palestine/Israel
with Rabab Abdulhadi and Simona Sharoni
Nov. 9, 2016 Peace Studies Initiative

G. Willow Wilson and Ms. Marvel

Smash cultural boundaries. Embiggen thought processes. Warp through stereotypes.

Nov. 4, 2016 Faculty of Arts
The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta & the First World War
with Jeff Keshen and Adriana A. Davies
Nov. 3, 2016 Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
The Military Museums
Presidential Election 2016: Trump vs Hillary
A HUMN Department Colloquium Special Election Edition
Oct. 28, 2016 Department of Humanities
A Lunchtime Lecture with Lee Brenner
Using Technology to Win
Oct. 26, 2016 Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
Wordfest — Creative Writing Master Class
with authors Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Peter Behrens
and Deni Ellis Béchard
Oct. 12, 2016 Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Wordfest
Wrongful Conviction Day Oct. 6, 2016 Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
Under Western Skies 4
Water: Events, Trends, Analysis
Sept. 27–30, 2016 Arts Speaker Series
Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Department of Humanities
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
MRU Arts Student Career Networking Day Sept. 29, 2016

Arts Speaker Series
Career Services

Calgary International Film Festival Masterclass
featuring Director Alanis Obomsawin
Sept. 27, 2016 Department of English, Languages, and Cultures — Film Studies
Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Calgary International Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival Masterclass
featuring Alexandra Lazarowich and Kelton Stepanowich

Sept. 26, 2016 Department of English, Languages and Cultures
Calgary International Film Festival
MRU Arts Student Workshop
Make the most of your Arts degree
Sept. 23, 2016 Faculty of Arts
Career Services
 
Shauna Singh Baldwin
New book launch

Sept. 19, 2016 Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
University of Fraser Valley, Centre for Indo Canadian Studies
Arts Cup Challenge Sept. 14, 2016

Faculty of Arts
Cougar Athletics
Residence
SAMRU
Faculty of Health, Community and Education

MRU Pop-up Poetry
with Calgary's Poet Laureate Micheline Maylor
Aug. 9, 2016 Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Marketing and Communications
Downtown Calgary
Calgary Arts Development

Roméo Dallaire
Spaces of gender and sexual security

June 1, 2016

Mount Royal University's Faculty of Arts and Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Calgary
Congress 2016 of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Labouring Cowtown
Celebrating Alberta's Labour History
May 29, 2016 Department of Humanities — History
Spain’s Gastronomy: Fusion of Cultures and the Future of Iberian Identity May 23, 2016 The Peace Studies Initiative
Dreaming of History: Indigenous Ways of Knowing, and Why Researchers Should Listen May 10, 2016 Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and Office of the Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
(Re)Thinking Reconciliation: A Roundtable Disucssion
April 8, 2016 Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
Calgary Peace Prize Award Ceremony
Honouring Justice Murray Sinclair, Dr. Marie Wilson and Chief Wilton Littlechild
April 7, 2016 The Peace Studies Initiative
Sikh Sacred Music and the Performance of Sikhism in the Diaspora
Sikh Speaker Series

 
April 6, 2016 Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
Women and the Canadian Criminal Justice System April 4, 2016 Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
Cree Cosmology: Land, Water and Body Sovereignties, with Alex Wilson
April 1, 2016 Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
From the Family to the Web: Religious Transmissions among Diasporic Sikhs
Sikh Speaker Series
March 23, 2016 Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
Learning from the Land and Indigenous Education, with John Burrows
March 22, 2016 Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
Career and Job Search Workshop for MRU Arts Students March 18, 2016 Faculty of Arts and Career Services
Are we Canadian enough? Our home Canada — a Sikh’s Perspective
The Manmeet Singh Bhullar Sikhs in Public Lecture Series
March 16, 2016 Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger
Faculty of Arts 2016 Arts Distinguished Guest Speaker
March 9–10, 2016 Arts Speakers Series and Department of Humanities — Women’s & Gender Studies
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
Restoring Balance: Canada’s Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Context, with Bev Jacobs
March 9, 2016 Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
International Humanitarian Law Conference
Humanitarianism in an Age of Security
Presented by Canadian Red Cross and Mount Royal University
March 7, 2016 Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
God Save Justin Trudeau
Documentary film screening
March 3, 2016 Faculty of Arts
Maureen Ulrich, Carving out power with Jessie Mac Feb. 25, 2016 Arts Speaker Series
Frank speaking ... about sexual violence
Panel discussion with experts from MRU, SAMRU and Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
Feb. 25, 2016 Arts Speaker Series
Who's Frank? Feb. 24, 2016 Arts Speaker Series
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series

Committing Sociology: Biopolitics and Aboriginal Exclusion in Contemporary Canadian Society, with Matt MacLellan

Feb. 21, 2016 Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
Writer in Residence Feb. 22–26, 2016 Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
Why Truth and Reconciliation? The History and Legacy of Residential Schools in Canada, with Jennifer Pettit
Feb. 10, 2016 Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
The self-reflective function of inner speech Jan. 29, 2016 Department of Psychology
Michael de Jong, BC's Minister of Finance
How to balance the budget
Nov. 25, 2015 Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
From AIM to Idle No More: Indigenous Activism in North America Nov. 19, 2015 Department of Anthropology and Sociology, and Department of Humanities
Mexican Films Festival Nov. 17–19, 2015 Department of English, Languages, and Cultures — Spanish
Wordfest: Creative Writing Master Class
with Trevor Cole, Nino Ricci and John Vaillant
Oct. 13, 2015 Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Beyond Disaster Recovery
A View of New Orleans from Calgary Post-Flood
Oct. 2, 2015 Centre for Community Disaster Research
Wrongful Conviction Day Oct. 2, 2015 Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
Dr. Kerry Mothersill
Positivity Enhancement in Cognitive Therapy
Sept. 25, 2015 Department of Psychology
Dr. Kristen Barber
Were the Women Washed Away? The Gender of Vulnerability and Resilience in Disaster.

Sept. 25, 2015 Centre for Community Disaster Research
Swami Atmajnanananda
The Role of Culture, Spirituality and Community in Academic Life
Sept. 25, 2015 Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
Arts Career Fair Sept. 17, 2015 Arts Speaker Series
Words and Actions: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women January 20, 2015
Religion in Chinese Societies Series: Richard Madsen January 26, 2015
Peach and Global Citizenship Seminar Series: Narratives of Violence --
The Hard Path towards Reconcilation with Mark Ayyash
January 28, 2015
Jeremy Rayner January 29, 2015
Dr. Margaret Noodin February 4, 2015
Religion in Chinese Societies Series: Jimmy Yu February 4, 2015
Wab Kinew February 12, 2015
Sikh Studies Speaker Series: Nicola Mooney March 10, 2015
Religion in Chinese Societies Series: Gareth Fisher March 11, 2015
Sikh Studies Speaker Series: Nirvikar Singh March 17, 2015
Writer in Residence March 23-27, 2015
Ken McGoogan March 25, 2015
Andrea Lunsford April 10, 2015
Fundamentally Human Festival May 5-9, 2015
Mark Kingwell May 5, 2015
Peach and Global Citizenship Seminar Series: Social Activism Across Borders with Mark Ayyash May 28, 2015