The top 10 for 2018

These are the most-read Mount Royal stories from the past 12 months


  1. Proud to be Canadian and a Cougar

Soccer player Orest Ndabaneze's remarkable journey will leave a long legacy


Soccer player Orest Ndabaneze


After surviving a horrific incident that resulted in the loss of his mother, Orest Ndabaneze found sanctuary in soccer and a home in Calgary.


  1. New Cannabis Education Program

Mount Royal partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Cannabis Education Program


MRU is offering opportunities in the budding cannabis business.


  1. Backstage at the Dragons' Den

Business idea sparked at Mount Royal takes two alumni all the way to the ultimate pitch competition


Torin Hofmann and Zac Hartley


Alumni Zac Hartley and Torin Hofmann's business ― Burgundy Oak ― is taking off due to an entrepreneurial spirit learned at Mount Royal.


  1. Crosstown rivals Cougars, Dinos to face off

Wellness Services helping to set teams up for success


Shane Poulsen receives attention from Dr. Alin Cristurean


Mount Royal's Crowchild Classic athletes are supported by an in-house sports medicine physician.


  1. Creatures from the Cretaceous period welcomed to campus

Dinosaurs and more unveiled at Mount Royal University


Cretaceous Lands


The Cretaceous Lands exhibit includes two dinosaurs and an early marsupial, and compliments the preceding Cretaceous Seas exhibit.


  1. Cool courses

A small sampling of some of the mind-blowing classes to take at Mount Royal


Some of the mind-blowing classes to take at Mount Royal


This list consists of classes that are rarely missed - even if they start at 8 a.m.


  1. Nursing student learns from experience

Simulation Learning Centre provides the necessary confidence and skills for difficult situations


 Erika Koch


Hands-on training provided at Mount Royal led to nursing student Erika Koch being able to assist after witnessing a horrendous hit and run.


  1. Memories made while a new record set

Mount Royal graduated its largest cohort ever during the Spring 2018 Convocation


Mount Royal nursing alumni Paul Brandt


The University graduated 1,701 students over four ceremonies, each of which featured a special honorary degree recipient.


  1. Policy studies student Jusleen Shergill lands prestigious Global Affairs Canada internship

Experiential learning opportunities a major strength of the program


Jusleen Shergill


Jusleen Shergill advises students to not limit themselves when looking to access new opportunities.


  1. Mount Royal makes an appearance at the Oscars

Business alumna Lindsay Jones' ethical jewelry chosen for swag bags


Business alumna Lindsay Jones


Lindsay Jones' specially designed and carefully crafted jewelry made a cameo appearance at the 2018 Academy Awards ceremonies.


Dec. 18, 2018 ― Michelle Bodnar

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