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Chaplains at MRU

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COVID-19 and The Office of Campus Equity + Meaningful Inclusion 

The Office of Campus Equity and Meaningful Inclusion is continuing to monitor and respond to information and advisories from Alberta Health related to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 and MRU's response, please visit mru.ca/COVID19.

In an effort to provide students with ongoing care, individuals can reach out to Chaplains directly by their contact information found here.

Meditation Centre
MRU has closed the Meditation Centre as a way to prevent the spread COVID-19. Areas that remain open on campus require intensive cleaning and we are prioritizing these for those required to stay on campus. We thank you for your understanding.

What Should I Do If I Think I Have COVID-19?
If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home. You can take an online assessment which will tell you if you should be tested for COVID-19, at which point you should call Health Link at 811. If you are not seriously ill, do not go to a physician’s office such as Health Services, a health care facility or a lab without consulting with Health Link 811 first. Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need immediate medical attention and inform them that you may have COVID-19. 

MRU has a team of chaplains and faith representatives connecting to a variety of faith traditions helping us explore these adventures and challenges as we travel along our life's path. Everything from financial issues to life choices come up, as well as those matters of our identity and relationships. University life is exciting and engaging as it opens our minds and our hearts to the world and each other. We encourage you to go deeper into your own traditions while learning about the diversity of religious and spiritual expressions in Canada.

The Meditation Room (W201) is available for you to use for prayer, reflection, and meditation. Ablution stations are located in the U wing hallway just past the Meditation Room.

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A full list of Chaplains serving the MRU community, including their contact information, is available. You can also visit/drop in anytime in I143 (located at end of hallway behind Tim Horton's).

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MRU is committed to respecting the religious, cultural and spiritual beliefs and practices of all members of the university community. For information on religious observance accommodations at MRU, please review the Human Rights Advising website.

The calendar list below outlines religious and spiritual traditions/observances/holidays and are provided to assist the MRU community in planning course schedules and activities. The lists are not exhaustive and are frequently updated as members of the community identify observances to the Office of Campus Equity and Meaningful Inclusion. For further information or to request an accommodation, please schedule an appointment with Khaula Bhutta.


Indigenous observances

The spirituality and cultural observances of Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit, status and non-status) cannot be easily defined and are not reflected fully in the calendar list. Indigenous spiritual and cultural observances may include ceremonies that are connected to the seasons or to life stages.

MRU should make every effort to recognize and accommodate Indigenous people in our community so they may fulfill their spiritual and cultural responsibilities. Find more information by visiting the Iniskim Centre website.

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A list of religious traditions/observances/holidays is available. If you notice something missing or would like to add to this list, please email cemi@mtroyal.ca for consideration.

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