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BASS annual case competition 2014
April 11, 2014 — The Bissett Accounting Students Club (BASS) held their annual managerial case competition on March 14. The competition is a shining example of MRU collaborating with industry to ensure the best experience for students.
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Public Relations student takes home Calgary Legacy Scholarship
April 22, 2014 — Resources of any kind are usually scarce for students, which is why when opportunity presents itself the clever ones pounce. PR student Natalie Brodych awarded the Calgary Legacy Scholarship by the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS).
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Grad writes his own recipe for cooking up success
April 17, 2014 — John Leung (Broadcasting 2012) was cooking on all burners in January as a competitor on CTV’s popular MasterChef Canada program
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National business award goes to a Mount Royal ‘future CEO’
April 11, 2014 — Canada’s top future CEOs were fêted at a gala in Toronto — and for the first time, a Mount Royal University student received one of the prestigious awards, Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year.
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Professor contributes to Alberta Gov. investigative review
April 11, 2014 —  In 2012, a 7-year-old child drowned in a pool while in provincial care. MRU's Peter Choate, PhD, assistant professor of Social Work, looks into this tragic case as part of an expert panel.
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HR professor honoured with Distinguished Career Award
Melanie Peacock, PhD, Bissett School of Business, received a Distinguished Career Award from The Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA). It’s a decoration that is awarded to only a few HR professionals who have at least 15 years of experience in HR and have also made significant contributions to the advancement of the profession in Alberta.

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April 30 Speaker Series: The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence
Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 2 - 4 p.m. in room T107: You are invited to join an additional Speaker Series event! The Calgary Police Service has generously agreed to present, once again, their information on "Animal Abuse and the link to Human Violence" Everyone is welcome! No registration necessary. Admission is FREE.

May 28 -  Continuing Education Information Night
Wednesday, May. 28 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning build your career, interests and skills. Meet Continuing Education staff and instructors. Have your questions answered in person. Attend information sessions. Drop in. Free.

Apr. 30 - Spring FOIP Awareness Training Sessions
Spring FOIP Awareness Training Sessions (1 hour in length) - Sign up as an Individual or as a Team. Other 1 hour information topics also available include, Records Management and Electronic Records Management. To register for the next session contact Jeremy Duffin (MRU FOIP Advisor) at 7288 or jgduffin@mtroyal.ca by April 30, 2014.

Apr. 29 - New Teaching Award 2014, MRFA Teaching Excellence Awards: Call for Nominations
The Mount Royal Faculty Association invites all members of the MRU community to submit nominations for its first annual Teaching Excellence Award. The MRFA Teaching Excellence Awards may be presented yearly to two MRFA faculty members, one full time and one Contract member, who have demonstrated sustained commitment to the development of teaching and learning at MRU. The Nomination Deadline is April 29, 2014.

Apr. 24 - Covering the Oil Patch
Covering the Oil Patch is April. 24 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Calgary Petroleum Club (Devonian Room) . It is an age when the words "tar" and "oil" applied to "sands" can delineate opposing sides; when "Keystone" elicits every emotion except indifference; when a proud province becomes a global petro power and citizens debate the legacy of Big Oil. In the middle of the conflict are the energy reporters of Alberta, some of whom have the additional challenge of covering the "home team". How well are they doing the job? How do they provide balance in the face of a massive industry with powerful roots in their community? What is the view from afar. To answer these questions--and to disabuse conventional wisdom, join Claudia Cattaneo, western business columnist for the National Post, Clifford Krauss, Houston-based national energy correspondent for The New York Times, Gillian Steward, Calgary-based journalist and a teacher at Mount Royal University, and Deborah Yedlin, business columnist for the Calgary Herald.

 April. 6 - Register or Volunteer for the MRU Sprint Triathlon
The 27th Annual MRU Sprint Triathlon is on Sunday, April 6. This event is designed for first time and novice triathletes, to be a fun and educational experience. Register as a team or individually, or volunteer to help make this event happen.

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Mount Royal University staff and students lauded for saving the life of Ayaz Kara after he suffered a heart attack while playing squash
Calgary Sun – When the 53-year-old went into cardiac arrest on Jan. 9, first aid training, an automated external defibrillator (AED) and half a dozen Mount Royal University staffers came to his rescue...

Dragons’ Den: Calgary entrepreneurs flock to Mount Royal University in hopes of landing an audience with the Dragons
Calgary Herald Blogs – It’s the one place where the dragon motif will presumably never get old. But it’s doubtful many of the would-be entrepreneurs lined up to woo CBC producers at Mount Royal University Saturday morning in hopes of eventually winning a spot on Season 9 of Dragons’ Den came equipped with an actual dragon...

Mount Royal University bringing skills to Ethiopian midwives
BY VINCE SALYERS, DAVID ZAKUS AND DAVID EVANS, FOR THE CALGARY HERALD – Every year in Ethiopia about 25,000 women die in childbirth, and the vast majority of these tragedies are unnecessary...

Calgary expert says Beatles as worthy of study as Shakespeare
As music and history lovers mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show this weekend, a Calgary university instructor says the Fab Four’s contributions are as worthy of study as Shakespeare.