Sept. through Dec. 2014: Credit-free World Language Courses Credit-free world language courses this fall from Sept - Dec. Learn or brush up on your favourite language in a comfortable and enjoyable learning environment. For more information click here or by call Leigh-Ann at 403.440.5102. Classes are evening courses between 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Sept. 24: Calgary Sunshine Summit (Privacy & Access Council of Canada) The Calgary Sunshine Summit is a one day event, which looks at the Access-to-Information provisions set out under privacy legislation, such as the FOIP Act. The event takes place on Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Roderick Mah Ventre (EC1050). Participants are asked to RSVP/Register with Sharon Polsky (President PACC) at info@PACC-CCAP.ca. For information please visit https://pacc-ccap.ca/sunshine-summit/
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.
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.