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May 31, 2017

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Unique Life-Writing Project bridges generational gaps
English students including a Writer-in-Residence are working with the seniors of Garrison Green to record their life stories.

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Mount Royal represented at Senate symposium
President David Docherty recently spoke in Ottawa about the challenges facing Canada’s parliamentary system.

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Big Bob's Annual BBQ turns 35!
Big in both heart and stature, Bob Charlton's annual barbecue in support of Mount Royal's Transitional Vocational Program will take place June 8 near his namesake pond.

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Convocation this Thursday and Friday
Many thanks to those who have signed up to volunteer! Celebrate with our students by watching the live feed of each ceremony.

Search for a new vice-president, Administrative Services has commenced!
The opinions of the university community regarding the criteria for the selection of the new vice-president, Administrative Services are requested. Please provide your feedback to Amy Nixon or Lori Klosch no later than June 6. Go to Announcements for more information.

Wanted! Your opinion ...
The Summit team wants to know what you think! Take this short survey about Mount Royal's alumni publication and you will be offered the option to enter a draw for $150 to be used towards an on-campus activity.
Bleed Blues

MRU's poets pop up at ASLC
Mount Royal professors and poetry ambassadors derek beaulieu, Beth Everest and Richard Harrison typed out custom poems as part of the opening events of the Alberta Student Leadership Conference in Lacombe May 28. Read more.

Nursing faculty member earns three-year CIHR grant funding
Nursing professor Aliyah Dosani, PhD received a three-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant to pursue her study seeking to understand the association between emotional distress during pregnancy and preterm (early) birth. Read more.
Events                  Complete list at

HR: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Wed., May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Discover essential concepts to increase emotional intelligence and bolster healthy relationships.

MRU Town Hall
Wed., May 31 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Main presentation in Leacock Theatre, overflow in Wright Theatre
This Town Hall will provide an update on the 2017/18 budget by MRU executive.

Spring 2017 Convocation — Morning
Thurs., June 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Triple Gymnasium
Graduates of the Faculty of Health, Community and Education (except Bachelor of Education) will cross the stage. More info.

Spring 2017 Convocation — Afternoon
Thurs., June 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. — Triple Gymnasium
Graduates of the Bissett School of Business will recieve their parchments. More info.

Spring 2017 Convocation — Morning
Fri., June 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Triple Gymnasium
Graduates of the Faculty of Arts will celebrate their accomplishments. More info.

Spring 2017 Convocation — Afternoon
Fri., June 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. — Triple Gymnasium
Graduates of the School of Communication Studies, Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension, Bachelor of Education and Faculty of Science and Technology will cross the stage. More info.

2017 Commuter Challenge
Tues., June 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Main Street
Enter this cross-Canada competition to have the highest percentage participation of staff and students choosing to commute by transit, bike, carpool, walking, running, etc. Learn more.

Digital Citizenship and Protecting Privacy (FOIP) Awareness Training
Tues., June 6 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn current methods to protect the privacy of individuals when using email, computers, mobile devices and social networking sites.

HR: Conflict Management
Wed., June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gain an overview of conflict management principles and best practices.

IT: Using Google Drive
Wed., June 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn how to share documents and how to save documents that others share with you.

35th Annual Big Bob's BBQ
Thurs., June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Gauthier Courtyard (weather permitting)
This annual fundraiser for the Transitional Vocational Program is celebrating its 35th year. Tickets at TVP (room M 200), the BookStore, University Advancement (A 150) or on site.

Cloud Computing and Protecting Privacy (FOIP) Awareness Training
Fri, June 9 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn about protecting privacy when implementing cloud (Software-as-a-Service) third party vendor solutions at the University. Register.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Engagement Visit
Wed., June 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Taylor Family Digital Library Gallery Hall, University of Calgary
The University of Calgary invites MRU's faculty research community to an NSERC engagement visit.

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

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