Events and Conferences

Faculty of Arts — Arts Speaker Series and Events

The Faculty of Arts, through its Arts Speaker Series and competitive funding, presents several events and conferences throughout the year to showcase the work of our faculty and students, and to maintain our presence in the arts community province-wide.

2016/17 Faculty of Arts Events

The Carriage Station: Print History WorkshopsWinter 2017Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Calgary Peace Prize Award Ceremony
Recognizing the Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C.
March 15, 2017Peace Studies Initiative
Between Texts: Identity, Culture and Connectivity
with keynote speaker Suzette Mayr
Dec. 2, 2016Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
What the Writers Say

with Beth Everest, Richard Harrison, Natalie Meisner and Micheline Maylor

Nov. 16, 2016Faculty of Arts
Department of English, Languages, and Culture
 
Feminist Perspectives on Justice in Palestine/Israel
with Rabab Abdulhadi and Simona Sharoni
Nov. 9, 2016Peace Studies Initiative

G. Willow Wilson and Ms. Marvel

Smash cultural boundaries. Embiggen thought processes. Warp through stereotypes.

Nov. 4, 2016Faculty of Arts
The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta & the First World War
with Jeff Keshen and Adriana A. Davies
Nov. 3, 2016Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
The Military Museums
Presidential Election 2016: Trump vs Hillary
A HUMN Department Colloquium Special Election Edition
Oct. 28, 2016Department of Humanities
A Lunchtime Lecture with Lee Brenner
Using Technology to Win
Oct. 26, 2016Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
Wordfest — Creative Writing Master Class
with authors Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Peter Behrens
and Deni Ellis Béchard
Oct. 12, 2016Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Wordfest
Wrongful Conviction DayOct. 6, 2016Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
Under Western Skies 4
Water: Events, Trends, Analysis
Sept. 27–30, 2016Arts Speaker Series
Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Department of Humanities
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
MRU Arts Student Career Networking DaySept. 29, 2016

Arts Speaker Series
Career Services

Calgary International Film Festival Masterclass
featuring Director Alanis Obomsawin
Sept. 27, 2016Department of English, Languages, and Cultures — Film Studies
Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Calgary International Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival Masterclass
featuring Alexandra Lazarowich and Kelton Stepanowich

Sept. 26, 2016Department of English, Languages and Cultures
Calgary International Film Festival
MRU Arts Student Workshop
Make the most of your Arts degree
Sept. 23, 2016Faculty of Arts
Career Services
 
Shauna Singh Baldwin
New book launch

Sept. 19, 2016Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
University of Fraser Valley, Centre for Indo Canadian Studies
Arts Cup ChallengeSept. 14, 2016

Faculty of Arts
Cougar Athletics
Residence
SAMRU
Faculty of Health, Community and Education

MRU Pop-up Poetry
with Calgary's Poet Laureate Micheline Maylor
Aug. 9, 2016Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Marketing and Communications
Downtown Calgary
Calgary Arts Development

Roméo Dallaire
Spaces of gender and sexual security

June 1, 2016

Mount Royal University's Faculty of Arts and Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Calgary
Congress 2016 of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Labouring Cowtown
Celebrating Alberta's Labour History
May 29, 2016Department of Humanities — History
Spain’s Gastronomy: Fusion of Cultures and the Future of Iberian IdentityMay 23, 2016The Peace Studies Initiative
Dreaming of History: Indigenous Ways of Knowing, and Why Researchers Should ListenMay 10, 2016Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and Office of the Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
(Re)Thinking Reconciliation: A Roundtable Disucssion
April 8, 2016Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
Calgary Peace Prize Award Ceremony
Honouring Justice Murray Sinclair, Dr. Marie Wilson and Chief Wilton Littlechild
April 7, 2016The Peace Studies Initiative
Sikh Sacred Music and the Performance of Sikhism in the Diaspora
Sikh Speaker Series

 
April 6, 2016Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
Women and the Canadian Criminal Justice SystemApril 4, 2016Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
Cree Cosmology: Land, Water and Body Sovereignties, with Alex Wilson
April 1, 2016Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
From the Family to the Web: Religious Transmissions among Diasporic Sikhs
Sikh Speaker Series
March 23, 2016Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
Learning from the Land and Indigenous Education, with John Burrows
March 22, 2016Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
Career and Job Search Workshop for MRU Arts StudentsMarch 18, 2016Faculty of Arts and Career Services
Are we Canadian enough? Our home Canada — a Sikh’s Perspective
The Manmeet Singh Bhullar Sikhs in Public Lecture Series
March 16, 2016Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger
Faculty of Arts 2016 Arts Distinguished Guest Speaker
March 9–10, 2016Arts Speakers Series and Department of Humanities — Women’s & Gender Studies
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
Restoring Balance: Canada’s Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Context, with Bev Jacobs
March 9, 2016Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
International Humanitarian Law Conference
Humanitarianism in an Age of Security
Presented by Canadian Red Cross and Mount Royal University
March 7, 2016Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
God Save Justin Trudeau
Documentary film screening
March 3, 2016Faculty of Arts
Maureen Ulrich, Carving out power with Jessie MacFeb. 25, 2016Arts Speaker Series
Frank speaking ... about sexual violence
Panel discussion with experts from MRU, SAMRU and Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
Feb. 25, 2016Arts Speaker Series
Who's Frank?Feb. 24, 2016Arts Speaker Series
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series

Committing Sociology: Biopolitics and Aboriginal Exclusion in Contemporary Canadian Society, with Matt MacLellan

Feb. 21, 2016Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
Writer in ResidenceFeb. 22–26, 2016Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series
Why Truth and Reconciliation? The History and Legacy of Residential Schools in Canada, with Jennifer Pettit
Feb. 10, 2016Department of Humanities — Indigenous Studies, and The Peace Studies Initiative
The self-reflective function of inner speechJan. 29, 2016Department of Psychology
Michael de Jong, BC's Minister of Finance
How to balance the budget
Nov. 25, 2015Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
From AIM to Idle No More: Indigenous Activism in North AmericaNov. 19, 2015Department of Anthropology and Sociology, and Department of Humanities
Mexican Films FestivalNov. 17–19, 2015Department of English, Languages, and Cultures — Spanish
Wordfest: Creative Writing Master Class
with Trevor Cole, Nino Ricci and John Vaillant
Oct. 13, 2015Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Beyond Disaster Recovery
A View of New Orleans from Calgary Post-Flood
Oct. 2, 2015Centre for Community Disaster Research
Wrongful Conviction DayOct. 2, 2015Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
Dr. Kerry Mothersill
Positivity Enhancement in Cognitive Therapy
Sept. 25, 2015Department of Psychology
Dr. Kristen Barber
Were the Women Washed Away? The Gender of Vulnerability and Resilience in Disaster.

Sept. 25, 2015Centre for Community Disaster Research
Swami Atmajnanananda
The Role of Culture, Spirituality and Community in Academic Life
Sept. 25, 2015Department of Humanities — Religious Studies
Arts Career FairSept. 17, 2015Arts Speaker Series
Words and Actions: Murdered and Missing Indigenous WomenJanuary 20, 2015
Religion in Chinese Societies Series: Richard MadsenJanuary 26, 2015
Peach and Global Citizenship Seminar Series: Narratives of Violence --
The Hard Path towards Reconcilation with Mark Ayyash
January 28, 2015
Jeremy RaynerJanuary 29, 2015
Dr. Margaret NoodinFebruary 4, 2015
Religion in Chinese Societies Series: Jimmy YuFebruary 4, 2015
Wab KinewFebruary 12, 2015
Sikh Studies Speaker Series: Nicola MooneyMarch 10, 2015
Religion in Chinese Societies Series: Gareth FisherMarch 11, 2015
Sikh Studies Speaker Series: Nirvikar SinghMarch 17, 2015
Writer in ResidenceMarch 23-27, 2015
Ken McGooganMarch 25, 2015
Andrea LunsfordApril 10, 2015
Fundamentally Human FestivalMay 5-9, 2015
Mark KingwellMay 5, 2015
Peach and Global Citizenship Seminar Series: Social Activism Across Borders with Mark AyyashMay 28, 2015