May 27 - June 3 — Mental Health First Aid Workshop This program is designed for participants to provide help to someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This training is developed and offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Limited space available, so please sign up by May 25th. You can RSVP to Clare Percival at email@example.com.
May 20 — Big Bob's BBQ Come join us for Big Bob's BBQ on May 20, starting at 11:30 a.m. This year we're celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Transitional Vocational Program and presenting the first annual Charlton/Gauthier Memorial Award. Tickets are $10 (includes lunch and entry to a door prize draw!) available at the Bookstore and in University Advancement. As usual, we'll enjoy the sun in Gauthier Park and Charlton Pond, or inside on Main Street if the weather is foul.
Experiencing Anxiety in Childhood (May 3, 2015) A free public talk on the realities of childhood anxiety; how is it experienced, symptoms and indicators, how it differs from anxiety experienced in adulthood, and how to best support children as parents or professionals. This event takes place in Wyckham House on May 3, at 6:30 p.m. Please register through eventbrite.
FOIP (Records Management) Awareness Training Sessions (Spring) There are a number of FOIP Awareness Training Sessions (1 hour in length) available this spring. Sign up as an Individual or as a Team. These one hour information topics include, FOIP, Records Management (next session), and Electronic Records Management. To register for the next session contact Jeremy Duffin, MRU FOIP advisor, at 7288 or firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1.
April 27-30 and May 4-7, calling on volunteers for the Junior Achievement Economics for Success program Every year Mount Royal hosts the Junior Achievement Economics for Success program, which brings over 4000 grade 8 and 9 students to our campus to learn about financial literacy and planning for success. This year, the program runs April 27 - April 30 and May 4 – 7 and they are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kimberly Bennett at email@example.com
April 24, 2015 — CRIME SCENE Join us for CRIME SEEN and hear from Mount Royal’s second-year Information Design students as they present the the many faces of crime in Canada through a series of thoroughly researched and exquisitely designed infographics. Topics include youth crime, sexual assault, animal abuse and more. Free admission. Everyone welcome. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room U-111.
April 15, 2015 — Information Design Portfolio Showcase Join us in an exciting evening of celebration with the 2015 Information Design Portfolio Showcase. Highlighting work of graduating students, the event takes place April 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Festival Hall (1213 10 Ave SE).
English professor’s book short-listed by Atlantic Book Awards When life gets weird, and you happen to be a writer, it’s time to get non-fiction. Last spring, Mount Royal University Associate Professor of English Natalie Meisner, PhD, released her first work of non-fiction, Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family to a receptive audience at the University’s faculty centre. We are happy to let you know that Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family, is is short-listed for the non fiction award for the Atlantic book awards!
Journalism students receive coveted nod The Canadian Association of Journalists chose three MRU Journalists as finalists for its annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada for 2014! Congrats to The Calgary Journal and the Mount Royal Journalism Program on this extraordinary nod.
May 1, 2015 — Metro Mount Royal University hopes for tuition ‘reset’ as it limits fee hikes. Story resulting from our budget information session.
April 31, 2015 — Press Release The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the finalists for its annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada for 2014. Three Mount Royal Journalism students are selected as finalists!
April 26, 2015 — Metro Post-secondary cuts won’t be equal, come 2016, under Alberta’s new ‘differentiated’ model. Story includes an interview with Mount Royal University president David Docherty.
March 24-25, 2015 — Academica, Metro Calgary and CTV Calgary Students at Mount Royal University are taking to their campus in hopes of battling misconceptions and stereotypes that the Islamic faith is connected to terrorist groups like ISIS
March 31, 2015 — CBC Calgary Could the Olympics come back to Calgary? A Mount Royal University class made the case for it in front of a mock panel of experts