Subjects that Matter

Faculty of Arts, Mount Royal University


The Phoenix, mythological and immortal creature of surviving and thriving, is emblematic of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Creative Arts at Mount Royal University.
 
Phoenix offers an ongoing programme of engagement and support in celebration and advocacy for the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Creative Arts.

 

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Phoenix Rising — Subjects that Matter Launch Schedule of Day
Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

 10:00 - 10:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks, TransAlta Pavilion
 10:15 - 11:45 Rising Arts Faculty: Subjects that Matter, Panel I, TransAlta Pavilion.
Registration not required
 1:45 - 3:15 

Rising Arts Faculty: Subjects that Matter, Panel II, TransAlta Pavilion.
Registration not required

  3:30 - 5:30

Phoenix Rising – Subjects that Matter Reception, TransAlta Pavilion.
Registration encouraged. See reception programme and registration below.

Reception Programme:

- Phoenix Launch Opening remarks, Elder Miiksika’am

- Liberal Arts at MRU Video Public Launch

- “RUN TO THE STACKS” - a poem for Phoenix by Calgary poet-laureate and MRU Professor Dr. Natalie Meisner

- periodic performances by students of the MRU Conservatory

- scholarship highlights of MRU Arts Faculty


Complimentary parking is available from 3:30 - 6 p.m. in lots 7 and 8. 

 


 

Environmental (De)Evolutions and Recoveries

Speakers: Dr. Rob Boschman, Dr. Ranjan Datta, Dr. Tim Haney, Dr. Emily Hutchison; Dr. Caroline McDonald-Harker

This panel of five MRU Faculty of Arts experts will explore the human-environment impact in the twenty-first century. As we face the uncertainty and chaos of our destabilised environment, and the traumas that ensue, how do we respond and strive for resilience and stability?

Details: 25 January 2023
4:00-5:30 pm, Ideas Lounge, Riddell Library and Learning Centre, (EL1270)
In person
Card bar
All warmly welcome



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Pandemics: Self and Community

Speakers: Dr. Dan Devoe, Dr. Janet Miller, Dr. Duane Bratt, Dr. Nathaniel Wagenaar, Dr. Corinne Mason, Dr. Kenna L. Olsen

This panel of six MRU Faculty of Arts experts will explore the conceptions of, and intersections between, the self and community in response to expectations, policies, and experiences related to pandemics and the societies that experience them.

Details: 16 February 2023
4:00-5:30 pm, Ideas Lounge, Riddell Library and Learning Centre, (EL1270
In person
Card bar
All warmly welcome



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Phoenix (Up)Rising: A New Play about Mount Royal Theatre

In the spring of 2013, it was announced MRU would be losing its theatre program along with several other diploma and certificate programs. Ten years later, an audience will return to one of Mount Royal’s beloved performance spaces. For one night only, the proverbial curtain will be raised, a spotlight will return to the Dramatic Arts, and an audience will journey in time and space to reflect on one of the oldest forms of storytelling.

As part of MRU’s Phoenix Rising Engagement Series, Mount Royal theatre alumni, patrons, and supporters of the dramatic arts on campus are encouraged to reach out if they would like to contribute to the piece.

Contact: Dr. Christopher Grignard, Assistant Professor of English, Languages, and Cultures (cgrignard@mtroyal.ca); Dr. Natalie Meisner, Professor of English, Languages, and Cultures (nmeisner@mtroyal.ca)

Details: 23 March 2023
4:00-5:30 pm, Theatre Space, MRU
In person
Card bar
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Your ideas for Phoenix events and initiatives are eagerly sought.

 

Phoenix Co-Convenors

Prof. Kenna Olsen

Dr. David Clemis

phoenix-arts@mtroyal.ca


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