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April 7, 2017

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"Psych Lab" officially opens
Technology and psychology collide at the Centre for Psychological Innovation.

JMH LaunchPad provides boost
Seven Mount Royal student entrepreneurial endeavours competed for the go-ahead for lift off April 5.

Obstacles become oppportunities
Three-day Adapted Physical Activity Symposium inspires attendees.


Mount Royal’s principal Canada 150 initiative announced

On Sunday, Canada will recognize the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. In tribute to 28 Mount Royal students, alumni and employees who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in numerous military campaigns throughout Canada's history, 27 memorial bursaries and one scholarship will be created as our principle Canada 150 initiative. More information on how employees can participate is at

Plan your visit to Rec, online!
In an effort to create a more sustainable environment, Rec will no longer be printing schedules. View and print Rec's fitness and aquatic schedules online!

Power outage this weekend

A power outage has been scheduled by Building Operations for Sunday, April 9 between 8 and 10 a.m. This will affect the following areas: T-Wing, ADC, Print Services and Wyckham House.

Events                  Complete list at

Faculty Lightning Talks
Fri., April 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. — TransAlta Pavilion (ED 2102)
Faculty scholars will present their research in five minutes or less. Lunch is provided. Registration.

Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta
Fri., April 7 from 3 p.m. to Sat., April 8 at 3 p.m. — Ross Glen Hall (EC 1040)
The third Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta (URSCA) is being held at Mount Royal. Register.

Research and Scholarship Days Awards Evening
Fri., April 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. — Ross Glen Hall (EC 1040)
Finish off Research and Scholarship Days with an awards celebration. Cash bar and food will be available. Registration.

HR: Establishing Work/Life Harmony
Tues., April 11 from 2 to 3 p.m.
This session will help identify key work/life stressors and assist in developing skills and strategies to effectively prioritize time. Registration.

Le Masque et l’Auteur – Colloque International 2017
Wed., April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon — EC 1140
Cette table ronde vise à interroger les situations de pseudonymie et d’anonymat en littérature et dans les arts francophones.

RIM 101 Awareness Training
Wed., April 12 to 10 to 11 a.m.

MRU's FOIP office will provide an overview of MRU's Records and Information Management (RIM) program. Register here.

Représentations de l’Asie au XVIIIe siècle – Colloque international 2017
Thurs., April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Moot Court (EA 1031)
Cette journée d’étude vise à interroger le rapport à l’Asie dans la pensée francophone du XVIIIe siècle. Website.

Blanket Exercise
Thurs., April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon — U 111
Learn about the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, a teaching tool to raise awareness between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. More details.

IT: Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Crime
Tues., April 18 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Learn how to keep your private information and data safe at home and at work. Register.

Finding Middle Ground — Peter Tertzakian
Tues., April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Ross Glen Hall (EC 1040)
Listen to a frank discussion about energy trends and the environment. Register.

Thurs., April 20 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Rajaton’s singing style and stage presentation has made them a phenomenon on the world stage. Tickets.

IT: Creating a Basic Google Site
Fri., April 21 from, 9:30 to 11 a.m. — T 104
Learn the basics of creating a Google site, including inserting Google Calendars. Register.

Pedrito Martinez & Guests
Sat., April 22 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Enjoy the music of Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez, a consummate master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music. Tickets.

The Queen, the Bear and the Bumblebee
Sun., April 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
The Queen, the Bear and the Bumblebee is an original, collaborative stage production for multi-generational audiences. Tickets.

A Symposium on Occupational Stress Injury: Bringing Together Research, Treatment and Support
Wed., April 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — EC 1050
Join the one-day symposium on the topic of occupational stress injury, also known as compassion fatigue or burnout. Register.

HR: Project Management Basics
Wed., April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Project Management Basics course is a one-day introductory course about project management. Register.

IT: Advanced Word Techniques
Wed., April 26 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. — T 104
Discover the tricks to quickly format, navigate and move text around within a large multi page document. Register.

Liberal Education Conference 2017 — The Idea of the University
Thurs., April 27 from 8 a.m. to Sat., April 29 at noon —The Westin Calgary
This conference welcomes papers on any topic related to the ‘university’and the nature, scope and viability of liberal education. Register.

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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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