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March 3, 2017

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Nuclear warfare risk real again
Calgary Peace Prize to celebrate Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C.'s advocacy for disarmament.

2017 Writer in Residence
Renowned poet Di Brandt will give a public reading and discuss the role of poetry in society March 8.

Students weigh in on grade school curricula changes
Alberta's Minister of Education David Eggen hears out Bachelor of Education students.


Public presentations for new dean and provost

Public presentations for the new dean of the Faculty of Health, Community and Education will be held March 10, 13 and 16 at 9 a.m. and for the new provost and vice-president academic on March 14 and 15 at 9 a.m. Location and candidate names will be shared on MyMRU Announcements.

March madness for concert tickets
Enjoy 40% off the ticket price for four amazing shows, including Wu Man & Friends (03/03), La Ronde (03/10), Avital Meets Avital (03/15) and Kronos Quartet (03/22). This discount is for tickets while supplies last and is good for one event or all. Go go to and enter the promo code: MRUMARCH

Sexual Violence Policy officially released
Mount Royal's Sexual Violence Policy was approved by the Board of Governors on Monday, Feb. 27 and released to the public on Thursday, March 2. An information session on how MRU is responding to sexual violence will be held Wednesday, March 22 in The Knuckle (EA 3001).

Read the real story of a MRU superhero's experience with cyber crime

All "Fred" wanted to do was sign up for a newsletter. Read how that simple act nearly resulted in a major malware attack.

Bleed Blues

Peter Choate named member of provincial child review panel

Professor Peter Choate of the Department of Social Work and Disabilities has been named a member of the provincial government's child intervention panel. Read more.

Events                        Complete list at

Banned Book Reading
Fri., March 3 from noon to 1 p.m. — Main Street, in front of the Library
Join fellow students, faculty and staff as passages are read aloud from challenged and banned books.

Wu Man & Friends
Fri., March 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
GRAMMY® Award-nominated musician Wu Man is a pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music. Tickets.

inVISIBLE Theatre
Mon., March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. — I 128
Mount Royal University is developing a collaborative project in partnership with the Handsome Alice Theatre Company and Calgary Sexual Health Centre. Website.

HR: Building Customer Relations
Tues., March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This course provides steps and strategies for providing customer service excellence. Register.

IT: KeePass 2.0
Wed., March 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. — T 104
Learn the basics of using KeePass to digitally store your important passwords. Register.

Tender Heart of Poetry — Di Brant, 2017 Writer in Residence
Wed., March 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. — The Knuckle (EA 3001)
Di Brandt makes the case for a more cosmologically oriented, spiritually inflected, mythopoetic writing practice. More info.

Night Media
Wed., March 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. — The Knuckle (EA 3001)
Explore with Will Shaw, PhD, the history of media delivery that has altered our sense of morning and evening. More info.

MRU Town Hall
Wed., March 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. — Ross Glen Hall
Join President David Docherty at MRU's next Town Hall.

Bugs On the Menu!
Wed., March 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Y224
This free movie screening explores the use of insects as an alternative food. Sustainable chef creations provided by Dana Hospitality. Register.

Understanding Atrocities — Book Launch with Scott Murray
Fri., March 10 from noon to 1 p.m. — 2nd Floor Bissett Atrium
Scott Murray's wide-ranging collection of essays looks at understanding and responding to the global problem of genocide. More info.

La Ronde
Fri., March 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 .pm. — Bella Concert Hall
La Ronde resonates with the roots of flamenco dance though the troupe Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca. Tickets.

Wellness Services: The Working Mind
Mon., March 13 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The Working Mind is a training session that aims to inform on mental health issues as it relates to the workplace environment. Register.

inVISIBLE Theatre
Mon., March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. — I128
Mount Royal University in partnership with Handsome Alice Theatre Company and Calgary Sexual Health Centre in developing a collaborative project: inVISIBLE. More info.

WHP: Managing Your Time & Energy
Tues., March 14 from noon to 1 p.m.
Is it possible to manage time at work to be both satisfied and successful? Explore answers at this session. Register.

A Nuclear Janus: The Return of Disarmament
Tues., March 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Moot Court EA 1031
This lecture will reflect on the history of nuclear ‘proliferation’ control and consider what might be possible going forward. More info.

Research Panel — Teaching and Scholarship: A Tenuous Balance
Wed., March 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. — Faculty Centre
Faculty discuss challenges in balancing teaching with a successful research program.
Register here.

Calgary Peace Prize Award Ceremony
Wed., March 15 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. — Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons
Mount Royal University’s Peace Studies Initiative is pleased to celebrate the Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C. Tickets $8 and up!! More info and tickets.

Avital meets Avital
Wed., March 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bella Concert Hall — ED 1200
Avital meets Avital is a dialogue between two musicians who come from different worlds but share a common richness of musical heritage. Tickets.

Our Community survey results

Many thanks to the 223 people who took the time to fill out our survey. We appreciate your input and are taking all suggestions into consideration.

The winners of The Table gift certificates will be contacted by email.

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

As each semester begins (Aug./Sept.) (Dec./Jan.), areas with ongoing employee activites can send an email to employees describing the semester's activities. Employees can then opt in to a distribution list, such as Google Groups, to get updates. Emails can be sent here.

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