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July 6, 2017

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Mount Royal's Canada 150 principal initiative
Permanently funding Mount Royal's Military Memorial Bursaries will change 28 lives a year.

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Classic Calgary combination
Bissett School of Business alumnus Bryton Udy is an entrepreneur and country music star.

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Trading Post 150 aims to abandon colonial divides
Sharing art, education and entertainment to help mitigate cultural tensions.

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Indigenous book club builds relationships
Mount Royal faculty and students have found a "novel" way to connect with nearby First Nation.

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Students may use preferred first name
Classrooms have become more inclusive as students may use an alternative first name.

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Alumni share study abroad experiences
More than 200 MRU students can embark on travel and study opportunities annually.

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A cleaner and greener campus
Share your opinion about recycling and conserving energy on campus! Take this 5-minute survey and be entered in a draw to win a $50 gift card for The Table.

Main Street elevator to be shut down for upgrades
The Main Street elevator will be shut down from July 6 to 10 and from about July 24 to Sept. 2 for upgrades. Please use the alternative elevators in the U and Y Wings for the west side of the Lincoln Park building, and the B Wing for the east side. Signage will be posted to guide visitors.

Sneak peeks of new Cougars brand identity
Throughout the summer in various locations, the new Cougars identity will be revealed through various "sneak-a-peeks." The first is this short teaser video. Please share with the hashtag: #WeAreTheCougars. The major brand unveiling will take place at the President’s Fall Address in late August.

The Riddell Library and Learning Centre (RLLC) is now open!
There is still plenty of work going on in the RLLC, so please have patience as the final touches are put on the building. Summer hours are currently in effect from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Follow @MRULibrary or keep watching the move page for updates and information.

Mount Royal Commuter Challenge results
MRU participated in the national commuter challenge from June 4 to 10, in which people walked, cycled or took public transit to work instead of driving. About 80 people on campus commuted a total of 4,848 km, saving 348 litres of fuel, burning nearly 50,000 calories and keeping 636 kg of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. Congratulations to those who took part.

Register to join Mount Royal at Calgary's Pride Parade
Be one of the first 100 people to register to join the Mount Royal contingent at this year's Pride Parade on Sept. 3 and receive a MRU t-shirt designed specifically for the occasion. Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate sexual and gender diversity. More information.
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Spreading social innovation across the globe
Professors Yasmin Dean and Catherine Pearl recently helped organize the Social Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia (SESA) Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which highlighted the key elements of social innovation and changemaking. Read more ...
Events                  Complete list at

IT: Using Google Drive
Wed., July 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ― T 104
Not sure what the Google Drive is, where it is, or how and when to use it? Then this workshop is for you. Register.

IT: Creating an Excel PivotTable that uses Slicers
Thurs., July 20 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. ― T 104
Learn how to create an Excel PivotTable that uses slicers to filter data. Register.

IT: Working with Google Docs
Wed., July 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ― T 104
This training covers using headers/footers, hyperlinks, inserting comments/suggestions, text wrapping, viewing previous versions and adding a table of contents. Register.


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