Stories

March 2016
Working with the Institute for Community Prosperity means that you will be part of a dynamic team of individuals who aspire to live in communities that are prosperous – socially, economically, ecologically and culturally. Our work focuses on social innovation/changemaking, community investment, philanthropy and community change leadership. This position supports our changemaking initiatives, specifically efforts to create a culture of changemaking across campus at MRU and the application for a designation from Ashoka U, which would recognize MRU’s commitment to changemaking.
High profile experts including Cindy Blackstock are aiming to share knowledge on indigenous issues.
Writer, environmental activist, documentary filmmaker and top influential thinker Naomi Klein visited the Mount Royal campus on March 10 to deliver a lecture entitled Crisis and Opportunity”, which specifically pointed towards the singular challenges and opportunities that Alberta is facing right now.
This year’s Distinguished Arts speaker is the remarkable Kate Bornstein, who tackles the issue of gender identity head-on in both her personal and writing lives with vibrant humour and salty sarcasm.
Most of us probably have a pretty good idea of where the Rocky Mountains are, the same can be said for the Foothills, but what do you know about the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem? Despite it’s ecological importance, many Albertans have never heard of the Crown Ecosystem.