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June 27, 2019

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Closing the circle

The spring/summer edition of Summit magazine dug into the work being done at Calgary's Deepwater Farms, which was created by an alumnus looking to improve the food supply chain by using aquaponics.

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Michael Quinn, PhD, is MRU's new vice-provost

Quinn says he will focus on making Mount Royal the university of choice for students who prioritize work-related learning and research-related experience.

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Steve Kootenay-Jobin receives major award

A well-known member of the campus community from the Iniskim Centre, Kootenay-Jobin is the recipient of the 2019 Chief David Crowchild Memorial Award.

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Three new majors huge for Bissett students

The province recently approved Bachelor of Business Administration majors in finance, international business and supply chain management.

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Graduation symbolic and significant

Mount Royal's Indigenous graduation ceremonies were personal and profound.

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Conservatory alumna takes top prize

Violinist Angela Ryu placed first at the prestigious Shean Strings Competition.

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Massage Therapy research not just theory

Students created unique treatment plans for people with individual needs.

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President recognized at CACUSS
Tim Rahilly, PhD, Mount Royal's president and vice-chancellor, received the highest award possible from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) at its annual conference held at the Telus Convention Centre and on campus last week. ​Read more.

Update on indigenization
Mount Royal's Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) 2018 Community Report was released on National Indigenous Peoples Day. While the University's work is far from done, the report highlights where progress is being made towards meeting the goals of the ISP.

Register online for complimentary continuing education courses

The Complimentary Course Registration form is now available on MyMRU in the Human Resources Toolkit (scroll down to Professional Development). Use this digital form to enroll for free in continuing education courses. Find out more about all of the courses being offered and how to register.

Developing high-impact talent roundtable for faculty and administration

On Aug. 26, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Career Services department are leading a research program exploring Calgary’s dynamic labour market. Register for the free High-Impact Talent Roundtable to explore how innovative forms of work-integrated learning contribute to developing agile talent. More information.

Summer activities at the Riddell Library and Learning Centre
Throughout the summer the Riddell Library and Learning Centre is holding a number of fun and informative workshops and activities each day. Keep on top of what's coming up next at mru.ca/LibraryEvents.

RLLC parkade and lot closed July 8 and 9

Pass-holders for the Riddell Library and Learning Centre parkade and Lot 6A can park in Lot 7 behind the Taylor Centre during the two-day closure. Please enter off Mount Royal Gate/50 Avenue as Mount Royal Circle will be closed. The closure is part of work to replace underground water valves. After construction is completed, the pride crosswalk will be repainted. More information .

Restricted vehicle access at East Gate
From June 26 through mid-July, Mount Royal Circle at East Gate will be closed past the entrances to the Riddell Library and Learning Centre and the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts' parking lots. Calgary Transit routes 18 and 20 are being rerouted. Check the signage at your bus stop or check service updates on the Calgary Transit website.

No mail delivery or printing on June 28
Document Services will be closed this Friday (June 28) for inventory. There will be no mail delivery or printing pick up. Orders will still be accepted but will not be available for pick up until Tuesday, July 2.

No hot water in A-Wing July 9 to 12
Washrooms and kitchen sinks will have cold water only from July 9 through 12 due to upgrades to the air-handling unit in Kerby Hall.

Summer operating hours start next week

Regular operating hours for most university departments on campus will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 1 to August 14 for those who wish to take a lunch break of 30 minutes in lieu of the regular one hour.

Did you know?
Environmental Services cleans more than 1,500 student lockers at the end of the academic year through June and July.

Bleed Blue – Celebrating MRU

Centennial gold medal winner is PhD-bound

Based on the high calibre of his research, recent Bachelor of Science — Environmental Science alumnus Kevin Hayes is headed to doctoral studies. Read more.

MRU alumna revives groundbreaking magazine

Forum, a groundbreaking feminist magazine that was published in Calgary from 1988 to 2002, is back as New Forum thanks to MRU journalism alumna Silvia Pikal. Read more.

Boom Baby takes grand prize
Associate professor and PhD Natalie Meisner's most recent play, Boom Baby, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Alberta Playwriting Competition Grand Prize. Read more.

Events – More information at mru.ca/Events

Using KeePass
Thurs., June 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. T104
Learn how to use KeePass to store your passwords safely and electronically.

Creating a Google Form With Sections
Wed, July 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn to create an interactive Google Form using sections.Register.

Walk Wednesdays
Every Wednesday at noon until Aug. 21

Meet inside at the top of the stairs by the Recreation entrance to enjoy a weekly recreational walk around campus.

Using Date Functions in Excel
Tues., July 9 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. –
Learn how to employ various date functions in Microsoft Excel, which can be used in Google Sheets as well.

Using Google Drive
Thurs., July 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. – T104
Not sure what Google Drive is, where it is or how and when to use it? Then this workshop is for you. Register. ​

Using HLOOKUP in Excel
Tues., July 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. – T104
The HLOOKUP function in Microsoft Excel allows you to look up and retrieve data from a specific row in table. Register.

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Summit and website stories

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MyMRU announcements

Please send announcements for MyMRU's homepage to mymru@mtroyal.ca. Here are the guidelines.

Start of semester emails, with option for distribution list sign-up

As each semester begins (August/September and December/January), areas with ongoing employee activities can send an email to all employees describing their semester activities. Employees can then choose to opt in to that area's distribution list (Google Group) for regular updates. If you would like to send an email and/or set up a Google Group for your area, please contact Marketing and Communications for guidelines.

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