Community Projects

Community Projects

Richard_Harrison_ThumbnailThe Faculty of Arts is very pleased to announce that Richard Harrison's recent book received the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry from the Writers Guild of Alberta...[read more]
Arts_Initiative_ThumbnailIn June 2017, to coincide with convocation, the Faculty of Arts held an event to start new alumni chapters in History and Psychology...[read more]
Peace_Studies_ThumbnailThe Faculty of Arts' Peace Studies Initiative held a memorable evening at the Jack Singer Concert Hall...[read more]
United Way ThumbnailOnce again in 2016, Sociology Professor Nancy Doetzel mobilized her students to help Mount Royal's United Way campaign...[read more]
Between_Texts_ThumbnailMRU's English Honours cohort presents their research to the Mount Royal University community, with a keynote address from Suzette Mayr, Associate Professor, University of Calgary...[read more]
Writers_ThumbnailReadings by four of Mount Royal’s Creative Writing faculty. Poets Beth Everest and Richard Harrison, Playwrite Natalie Meisner, and Calgary’s current Poet Laureate, Micheline Maylor...[read more]
Komagata Maru ThumbnailAn open letter on the apology for the Komagata Maru incident...[read more]
MichelineMaylorThumbnailEnglish Prof Named Calgary's Poet Laureate...[read more]
IHL_thumbnailThe International Humanitarian Law conference occurred on the MRU campus on March 7...[read more]
Manmeet Singh Bhullar ThumbnailThe Manmeet Singh Bhullar 'Sikhs in Public' Lecture is a new series at Mount Royal University...[more]
Kate_Bornstein_ThumbnailThis 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...[more]
Whos Frank ThumbnailIn early December 2015, students and teachers from Cochrane and Bishop Carroll High Schools met at Mount Royal University to plan the 3rd edition of the incredibly impactful Who’s Frank initiative to combat bullying...[more]
 vigor_awardsProfessor Tim Haney was selected as the recipient of a "Humanitarian Award" from Vigor Awards International. It was presented at their annual awards gala at SAIT on October 17...[more]
famous_fiveNatalie Meisner was approached this August by Critical Mass, a Calgary design firm who had been contracted by the Famous 5 foundation to make a binaural experience that would celebrate person's day...[more]
CRJS Field SchoolThe CRJS field school to Rankin Inlet Nunavut that ran in May/June 2015 was the first of its kind for the Criminal Justice Degree Program. The field school consisted of four weeks in the classroom prior to departure as well as tours of Calgary’s Correctional Centre and Calgary’s Courthouse... [more]
Natalie MeisnerNatalie Meisner, an award winning playwright and author in the Department of English, has recently written a play now on tour chronicling the inspirational, but largely forgotten, story of sprinter Marjorie Turner Bailey, who, or a few shining moments, was the fastest woman on earth... [more]
Lieutenant-General Roméo DallaireOn April 9, the Faculty of Arts, represented by Dr. Mark Ayyash of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, joined the Calgary Centre for Global Community and other groups to award Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire with the 2015 Calgary Peace Prize... [more]
John WinterdykIn December of 2014, John Winterdyk (Department of Justice Studies) was an invited guest and keynote speaker in the Public Order Department at Zhejiang Police College, in Hangzhou, China. The school is the leading training academy... [more]
Gordie HoweProf. Richard Harrison of the Department of English, internationally recognized for his award-winning poetry and essays addressing the centrality and symbolism of hockey in Canada, was interviewed about the career and... [more]
Duane BrattIn an innovative study carried in several news media, Professor Duane Bratt of the Department of Policy Studies led a team of researchers, including Mount Royal students, in using political signage as a predictor of electoral results... [more]
Canadian Applied Literature AssociationThe Faculty of Arts congratulates Professor Kelly Hewson of the Department of English who, in 2014, assumed the presidency of the Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA). Formed in 2011, the CALA is committed to... [more]
Michelle HolmgrenAfter completing a Master’s degree in Irish Writing at the Queen’s University of Belfast, Dr. Michele Holmgren became interested in the links between Canadian and Irish literary culture.  She advanced this by focusing her PhD at the University... [more]
CCBDRUnder the Directorship of Dr. Timothy Haney, a new Centre for Community-Based Disaster Research (CCDR) will be established in the Faculty of Arts. The first of its kind in Canada, the CCDR will be a trans-disciplinary hub for research... [more]
Connect Charter SchoolDr. Jennifer Pettit and Dr. Joe Anderson host a history symposium and showcase for the Connect Charter School (formally Calgary Science School) to develop a historical inquiry unit for their 100 grade 7 students... [more]
Political StudiesOn October 17th, the Policy Studies Students’ Society hosted Danielle Smith, Leader of the Wildrose Official Opposition, and Brian Mason, Leader of the NDP. The pair visited the Wyckham Bowl at Mount Royal University, and... [more]
Arts HockeyStudents prevail in first Student-Faculty Arts Street hockey challenge... [more]
Trico Charitable Foundation

Trico Foundation Charitable Foundation has made a three-year commitment totaling $15,000, to help Calgary’s social enterprises while spotlighting the talents and resources of Mount Royal University. Each year... [more]

Building the New WestFrom March 8-10, 2013, Mount Royal University hosted the first meeting of The Western Consortium on Integration, Citizenship and Cohesion (WCICC). With the support of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the... [more]
Languages DepartmentIn April 2012, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Department of Languages and Cultures organized a number of activities in the francophone community and a... [more]
Agricultural History Society ConferenceMount Royal University will host the 2013 Agricultural History Society Conference at the Banff Centre, June 13-15. Dr. Joe Anderson, Department of Humanities, prepared the bid to host the conference and has led the... [more]
content_AdaJaarsma_thumbnailOn October 26 to 28, 2012, Mount Royal University hosted a three-day philosophy conference, organized around the theme Theorizing the Body, Embodiment, and Body-Practices.   Coinciding with the annual meeting of the... [more]
header_arts_nmeisner_thumbnailAward-winning playwright and English professor Natalie Meisner is passionate about increasing student and public involvement within the arts community. In October, she pitched her idea for PODPLAYS: Downloadable Art for Your... [more] 
header_arts_kannan_thumnailMount Royal University and Policy Studies chair Duane Bratt welcomed former UN secretary general Kofi Annan earlier this semester to speak with a group of Policy Studies students and faculty. Annan travelled to Calgary as... [more]
header_arts_mmeier_thumnailStudents from the Department of English Honours Seminar held their second annual undergraduate conference entitled Margins, Identity, Performance organized by Dr. Kenna Olsen. Among the students presenting was Monica Meier... [more]
Under Western Skies ConferenceIn October 2012, English professors Rob Boschman and Mario Trono successfully hosted the second biennial Under Western Skies conference which initiated conversations on key environmental issues relating to... [more]
Arts CupLate last summer, while all was quiet in the corridors and classrooms of the EA building, the student leaders of the Arts clubs and the Dean of Arts, Jeff Keshen, sat around a table and thought: there are untold benefits to expanding... [more]
Sandra CheungFourth year Bachelor of Arts – Psychology major Sandra Cheung was recently one of 32 Canadian post-secondary students nominated for the distinguished CAFCE Co-op Student of the Year Award. This honour is bestowed upon... [more]
Karlene BetteridgeFourth year Policy Studies student Karlene Betteridge is dedicated to enriching the campus community through leadership and initiative in extracurricular activities. This fall, Betteridge ratified the Policy Studies Students’... [more]