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April 12, 2015 — 28th Annual MRU Sprint Triathlon
Join the fun and participate in the 28th Annual MRU Sprint Triathlon. Registration deadline (if not already sold out) is April 5. Take part by yourself or as a team. Check out why it's the most 'DO-able' triathlon!

Lessons from the 2013 Flood in High River, 1 p.m., March 25, 2015

The Town of High River was devastated by the 2013 flood. In this talk, Caroline McDonald-Harker, PhD, and Timothy Haney, PhD, from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, discuss High River residents’ and community representatives’ understandings of the causes, the occurrence, and the potential prevention of the disaster they experienced.

March 10, 2015 — Theatre for Living presents - Maladjusted
Maladjusted is a theatre for living function that follows a forum-theatre (audience-centered) concept to address mental health issues and concerns within Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. This presentation showcases how working together, through collaborative means in part by mental health patients, community members, counselors and other support persons, can create awareness and effective ways of dealing with mental health issues. The audience will have an opportunity to engage in the story line and provide alternatives to how any particular scenario within the function may otherwise unravel. Takes place March 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free - please register through Eventbrite.

March 5, 2015 — WATER 7 p.m. Ross Glen Hall
See and hear how nature is transformed by industry through the lens of one of Canada's most respected photographers, Edward Burtynsky. Explore our landscape through provoking images that tackle environmental issues with stunning photography.  Seating is limited, tickets available online.

Call for Nominations - Distinguished Awards
Nominations are now being accepted by the Department of Human Resources for the Distinguished Faculty Awards, Distinguished Teaching Awards (Credit Free), Distinguished Staff Awards and Distinguished Administrator/Manager Award. Nomination forms are available from Human Resources (D-101) or on our website. Copies of the policies containing the guidelines and criteria are available from HR or you may view them through the link on MyMRU, Employees Resources tab, Policies and Procedures, POL 960-8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.6. The deadline for submissions to Human Resources is January 31, 2015.

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2015 Nexen Scholars program opens wealth of teaching and learning research opportunity for faculty
March 17, 2015 — The deadlines for the TransCanada Collaborative Nexen Grants, and the proposal deadline for the Annual MRU Symposium on SoTL are fast approaching, apply today!
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Mount Royal University acts on mental health awareness
March 17, 2015 — Maladjusted play stages interactive theatre experience at Mount Royal University
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International collaborative research on trash from the past
Feb. 20, 2015 — Mount Royal’s Samanti Kulatilake relished the opportunity to collaborate last summer with colleagues from the United States and Sri Lanka to begin excavation of ancient artifacts, shells and bones dating back some estimated 4,000 years
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Paralympic snowboarder Michelle Salt takes the podium at MRU
Feb. 20, 2015 — Salt gives inspiring talk to students on turning hardships into motivation
Mount Royal continues to train Winter Olympics 2018 South Korean officials
Winter 2015 — Office of International Education at Mount Royal University welcomed participants on the Global Leaders Program
Mount Royal University prof celebrates growth of world-leading textbook
Feb. 19, 2015 — 10th edition of Human Anatomy and Physiology hits bookstores

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CBC Calgary — Mount Royal University breaks Guinness World Record for toy pistol fight
March 17, 2015 — It was a scene straight out of the movie 300.Fierce warriors gathered at Wyckham House on the Mount Royal University campus for the battle of their lives ...

Multiple Media outlets — The Dark Side of Technology event: Researchers with Mount Royal University and The Hindsight Group shed light on the dark side of technology by releasing findings from a survey of men who were ordered to attend Prostitution Offender Programs also known as “John schools.”
March 13, 2015 — The Dark Side of Technology gained coverage from multiple media outlets including the Calgary Herald, Metro Calgary, Global Calgary, Yahoo! via Global, NewsTalk 770 and more ...

Calgary Herald Youtube — MRU aviation program receives world-class accreditation
March 11, 2015 — Mount Royal University’s aviation program was recently granted a five-year accreditation from the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

Calgary Herald — Five things about heavenly voices
March 11, 2015 — Acclaimed violinist Nikki Chooi, a Conservatory alum, is keen to take a tour of the new Bella concert hall.