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2017

A geometric dove

From conflict comes awareness...

Discussing how education and the armed forces can join together for peace.

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Under pressure

Students are reporting alarming rates of feelings of stress, anxiety, sleep difficulties and suicidal thoughts. Hope lies in young people's self-awareness, the tools available and their willingness to use them.

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A young woman stands in a rural field and shoots a basketball at a hoop

Cultivating the Cougars

Recruiting for a Cougars team takes years of legwork and commitment, plus tons of travel time.

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Alumni Achievement Awards 2017

Meet four MRU graduates who are making a difference in their communities, industries and beyond

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A hand holds a brain cut into a cross-section. The cross-section reveals a busy ecosystem of people working.

Modus Operandi

The how and the why of Mount Royal

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Social media virus

Stop the spread! Does social media bring out the worst in people?

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A historical photo of three nurses at Mount Royal College with stylized text that reads '1967 - 2017'

Passion, dedication and strength to care

Celebrating 50 years of nursing at Mount Royal

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2016

A charcoal drawing of a herd of bison in the snow. Some bison have split off from the main herd.

The path to Indigenization

Reconciling with the past while charting a course for the future. This story is just beginning.

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MRU Professor Micheline Maylor laugh as golden letters shower down upon her.

Bringing poetry to the people

It's true, people hate poetry. But why?

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Stephen Neish, Brendan Koch and Garth Johnson stride boldly toward the camera with an abstract background.

Moonshooters

Shaping orbits out of innovation, these entrepreneurs aren't afraid to take giant leaps

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Lightning strikes over Mount Royals campus.

State of disaster

Alberta is now the national capital of natural disasters, and Mount Royal knows how to respond

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A formation of planes from Canada's Snowbirds pull an aerial maneuver.

Aces high

Facing risk at 700 km/h with members of Canada's Snowbirds

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A Cleveland Cavaliers player framed by a large broadcasting camera.

Behind the lens

Communication grads use camera skills to deliver the stuff people really want to see

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Alumni Achievement Awards 2016

Chosen from a field of more than 90,000 graduates, the 2016 winners represent the outstanding character and community spirit Mount Royal encourages all students to uphold

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Two images of different Muslim individuals staring at the camera are spliced together in vertical lines.

Semblance of faith

A campus community defies dinner-party etiquette and dares to talk religion

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A member of the Women's Cougar's Hockey team in goalie gear takes a defensive stance in dramatic lighting and blue powder.

Rapid momentum

Four years into their new conference status, the Cougars are beginning to take a major bite out of the competition

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Real life superheroes

Above and beyond the call of duty

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A brightly coloured watercolour silhouette stands tall while a dark shadow looms behind them.

Coming out of the shadows

Incidents of violence on campus are being reported, and that’s a good thing … Mount Royal professor calls for transparent and stricter survivor-focused protocols when it comes to campus violence in Canada.

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A new mother clutches her newborn child after a water birth.

Call the midwife!

Mount Royal's midwifery grads fill a much-needed gap across the province

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Ben Atkinson props up a guitar in an office covered in band posters and wrestling memorabilia.

Organized chaos

A glimpse into the minds at Mount Royal University

The Source: Ben Atkinson, PhD

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Kevin Padillo stands still while a blur of people whiz buy on Mount Royal's main street.

A social connection

Has social media stopped students from connecting on a higher-level, or helped facilitate more meaningful relationships?

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View of Rio de Janeiro from Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil. It shows a busy metropolis frames by forested mountains and gorgeous beaches.

On the road

Eat, play, study — student travellers globetrot to a higher level of education

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A pair of hands cups a handful of fresh hops.

As Albertan as beer, horseshoes and rock 'n' roll

The University's quirky and kindred donors stand out amongst the pool

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A stylistic illustration of the letter 'Q' frames an illustration of an intricately designed sword and faint mountains in the distance.

Quest for Knowledge

Gamification evens the playing field in classrooms

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2015

A boy smashes an electric guitar with gusto

Breaking inactivity

Put down that book, give up the gaming and turn off the tube. Let's get moving in the right direction and become physically literate

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An illustrated map of the world with many locations marked.

Where in the world?!

MRU celebrate over two decades of globe-trotting

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A photo of a bison overlays a photo of a cowboy

Game changer

From stick handling to bison wrangling, this student entrepreneur has a new meaty venture

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A circle made of many blue rings on a blue backgorund.

2015 Alumni Achievement Awards

They're making their impressive mark on the world — these winners embody the sense of citizenship and intellectual excellence for which the University stands

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An cartoony illustration of Calgary's skyline.

Teaching business with a double bottom line

In the new world of social enterprise, MRU is distinctly positioned to contribute to the value-minded economy

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Andy Robson stands stoically in front of an airplane.

Changing skies

75 years after the Royal Canadian Air Force opened a trio of runaways at MRU, the University remembers our Garrison roots

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Attendeeds of the MEG Energy Summer Science Camp pose for the camera.

MEG Energy Summer Science Camp

Aboriginal youth at MRU's MEG Energy Summer Science Camp pursue science studies through determination and community support

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PhD Pundits

They're loud, proud and opinionated. And that's why we love them. MRU's Policy Studies and Communications professors pursue a life less ordinary

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David Legg leans on his desk while surrounded by a plethora of sports memorabilia.

Organized chaos

A glimpse into the minds at Mount Royal University

The Source: David Legg, PhD

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Torch motorcycles

Torch motorcycles

Business professor and “Motress” Patti Derbyshire gets revved up about craft-built bikes and founds a STEM-based startup

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A different path

A different path

Elephants inspire unconventional route to General Management and Human Resources academic career for an MRU assistant professor with an undergrad background in STEM

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For the people by the people

For the people by the people

Mount Royal's Library celebrates unique voices in publishing and community journalism through an eclectic Zine collection

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We can do it!

We can do it!

Where's it STEM from? There's a lack of women enrolling in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) post-secondary programs across Canada. Mount Royal takes aim at this nationwide conundrum.

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Park life

Park life

New partnership with St. Andrews University to study sustainability in a national parks context

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Saving lives through computer science

Saving lives through computer science

A Mount Royal professor is developing a new application to help diagnose and fight back against tropical diseases

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Cretaceous seas comes to life

Cretaceous seas comes to life

Calgary's largest extinct marine reptile exhibit unveiled at Mount Royal University

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Promoting the post-secondary puck

Promoting the post-secondary puck

From Bemidji Beaver to Mount Royal Cougar, men's head hockey coach Bert Gilling is rallying alumni and taking the men's hockey team to new heights

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When the classroom and community service collide

When the classroom and community service collide

While experiential learning has become a buzzword in academic circles, it's a methodology deeply ingrained in our DNA. Mount Royal is among the leaders of community service learning in Canada.

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From Casa Guatemala to Calgary and back

From Casa Guatemala to Calgary and back

Nonprofit studies alumna battles against child poverty

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Giving their support

Giving their support

There's a lot more to community stewardship than meets the eye. At Mount Royal, we are fortunate to have supporters who back us in many ways. We introduce you to a couple of exceptional examples.

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Organized Chaos: Mike Clark

Organized chaos

A glimpse into the minds at Mount Royal University

The Source: Mike Clark

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2014

Get ready to have a ball at the Bella

Get ready to have a ball at the Bella

The Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts and the Bella Concert Hall to open in August [2015]!

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Launching Canoes for Peru

Launching Canoes for Peru

A friendship between a Peruvian family and a Mount Royal Ecotourism professor sparks a movement that will have Canadian canoes paddling down river in the Amazon by 2015.

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Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

Inspiring faculty member nominated for National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2013

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