Don't miss out on this beautiful commemorative art book, telling the story of MRU's first 100 years, using our mural mosaic images. Available at the Mount Royal BookStore until supplies last.
Sharing a Legacy of Ideas
When Mount Royal University was incorporated as a college in 1910, it was shaped by the innovative, inclusive and inspiring ideas of our founding principal, the Rev. Dr. George Kerby.
Since then, Mount Royal has continued to nurture ideas — fresh ideas, smart ideas, provocative ideas.
As part of the University’s centennial celebrations, Mount Royal presented Legacy of Ideas, a speakers series featuring renowned thinkers with big ideas.
Each inspirational speaker engaged audiences in open dialogue, debate and introspection.
The series included:
Sept. 27 - Oct. 2, 2010
World-renowned graffiti artists Cey Adams (New York), Pat Lazo (Winnipeg) and TheKidBelo (Calgary) joined up to create a street art piece based on the theme “learning from our past.” Over three days, in an event presented in partnership with the Students' Association of Mount Royal University, these artists explored new methods of sharing unconventional ideas. The resulting piece is now on display inside Mount Royal’s West Gate entrance. This kick-off to Legacy of Ideas also featured an evening of street art, street performers, music, and visual effects by mash-up DJ Girl Talk, with Shamik and Cadence Weapon.
Oct. 16, 2010
In conjunction with the conference Under Western Skies, a round-table panel discussion featuring Dr. Vandana Shiva, Maude Barlow, Andrew Nikiforuk, Leo Jacobs, Bron Taylor and Richard White focused on learning from our past to protect our environment in the future.
Jan. 27, 2011
A glimpse into the future of business with Wired magazine editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, author of FREE: The Future of a Radical Price and other groundbreaking books. One of the most knowledgeable, insightful and articulate voices at the center of the new economy, Anderson has identified important new trends in the economy, and his ideas are shaping new ways of doing business.
March 10, 2011
Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell has a gift for interpreting new ideas and making them understandable, practical and valuable. His insights are transforming business and culture through books like The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking; and Outliers: The Story of Success.Take an intellectual adventure with this master storyteller — a bleeding-edge thinker who engages and entertains as much as he challenges and changes our perspective.
Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, 2011
International Children’s Well-Being Symposium. Hosted in partnership with With the Brain in Mind, this two-day symposium featured experts from around the world, and the Centre for Child Well-being at Mount Royal University. Speakers discussed proactive solutions for our children’s future.
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