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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 cpercival@mtroyal.ca.

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 jgduffin@mtroyal.ca 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 kbennett@jasouthalberta.org

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).

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Student determination shines through
May 21, 2015 — MRU’s Inclusive Post Secondary Program opens the door for student with big dreams
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Mental Health high on Mount Royal’s priority list
May 14, 2015 — Mental health issues affect everyone in society, something Mount Royal students Simmi Grewal and Sarah Bolton both know from personal experience
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Holocaust Education Symposium 2015
May 13,  2015 — Grade 11 and 12 students gather in the Mount Royal Leacock, Wright and Jenkins Theatres where they hear the first-hand accounts of those persecuted by the Nazis
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From the boardroom to Bison ranch, it was literally his “first rodeo”
May 12, 2015 — Student entrepreneur ready to stampede global market
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Mount Royal’s Enactus chapter makes its mark
May 8, 2015 — Business student Paisley Dressler takes home HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow for Western Canada award as Mount Royal’s Enactus chapter gets ready for national competition
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Mount Royal launches the Institute for Community Prosperity
April 21, 2015 — Our Institute for Nonprofit Studies recently took the next step in its evolution shifting its name to better reflect the programs and initiatives they deliver. Campus and local community leaders gathered April 9th to celebrate the all new Institute for Community Prosperity

Student & Faculty Awards
Faculty contribute to innovative new PR textbook
A group of faculty from Mount Royal’s Public Relations program are among the chapter contributors to a bold new textbook being published this May by University of Alberta Press. The Fundamentals of Public Relations and Marketing Communications in Canada, a first of its kind, is considered the nation's most comprehensive textbook on public relations and marketing communications providing a Canadian perspective. It is targeted to serve Canadian instructors, professors, students, and practitioners. It features 19 expert contributors from industry and academia across Canada including MRU faculty members Sheridan McVean, MBA; Allison Mackenzie, MBA; and Sandra Braun, PhD. The book will be available at the end of May on Indigo/Chapters, and Amazon.ca websites and will sell for $60. Congrats to our exceptional faculty from our Public Relations Program for their work on this innovative new teaching and learning text.

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.

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May 2, 2015 — Calgary Herald
Video: Mount Royal University’s Bella Concert Hall moved a little closer to becoming reality with the inaugural season lineup announcement.

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.

April 20, 2015 — Academica and Radio Canada International
Mount Royal University prof takes a high-tech approach to improving geography education.

March 25-30, 2015 — the Calgary Herald and Academica
Associate professor Melanie Peacock and Colleen Bradley, director of Career Services, discuss job hunting in a sluggish economy

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