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July 12, 2019

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Mount Royal's Institutes ... exposed

Mount Royal's institutes are hubs for student research, engagement and transformative experiences.

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Stampede princess has Cougars spirit

English student Courtney Dingreville is living her lifelong dream as a Calgary Stampede Royalty representative.

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Rodeo and student ambassador

Students' association president Shayla Breen tells what it's like to be both a Rodeo Girl and a student leader.

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Reminder to complete the Code of Conduct disclosure form
Effective July 1, Mount Royal has a new Code of Conduct mandated by changes to the Conflicts of Interest Act affecting public sector employees in Alberta. All employees are required to complete the electronic disclosure form by Sept. 30.

Employees have until July 31 to complete cybersecurity training
On July 31, the Basic IT Security Awareness 2019 course will be removed from Blackboard. If you have not completed this training or attended a workshop by then, you will not have met your cybersecurity training requirement for this year. This training must be completed annually.

Forward suspicious emails to abuse@mtroyal.ca
ITS protects the institution from known threats, but employees are the first line of defence against unknown threats, including phishing emails. Forward suspicious emails to abuse@mtroyal.ca. Find out more.

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.

Did you know?
The Mount Royal campus was once home to the Royal Canadian Air Force's No. 3 Service Flying Training School, which trained more than 131,000 recruits from 1940 to 1945.
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Bleed Blue – Celebrating MRU

New director of nursing announced

Elizabeth Van Den Kerkhof, PhD, has taken on the position of director of Mount Royal’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. For the past 18 years, Van Den Kerkhof has been a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. She has been deeply involved in research, particularly related to pain-related complex conditions, and has co-authored many peer-reviewed publications, held substantial peer-reviewed funding, participated on many committees and helped develop several educational programs.

Faculty member to work with World Health Organization
From Aug. 22 to 23, in Geneva, Switzerland, chair and associate professor for the Department of Health and Physical Education, Christy Tomkins-Lane, PhD, will participate and inform the development of the World Health Organization’s 2021 Global Report on Effective Access to Assistive Technology. Learn more.

Events – More information at mru.ca/Events

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 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
Wed., July 24 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.

Creating a Google Forms Quiz
Thurs, Aug. 1 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Learn how to create a quiz using Google Forms. Register.

Creating a Google Site
Thurs., Aug. 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of creating a Google site, including inserting calendars, embedding videos and selecting your page template. Register.

Excel Pivot Tables Using Slicers
Wed., August 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn how to create and manipulate an Excel Pivot Table using slicers. Register.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Awareness Training
Thurs., Aug. 15 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Kerby Hall Boardroom (A341)
Learn the ins and outs of FOIP by attending this rapid-fire session. Register.

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Summit and website stories

We would love to hear about your story! Go to the online story submission tool and guidelines.

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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