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March 21, 2017

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Summit: Moonshooters
Shaping orbits out of innovation, three MRU alumni are using innovation to disrupt common concepts.

Recruiting international students
MRU representatives are in China to explore educational opportunities abroad.

Face-to-face connections
Alumni were among those representing 160 different businesses at the 2017 Recruitment and Volunteer Fair.


Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts closed March 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Due to electrical work, the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts (ED) will be closed on Sunday, March 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Create your Recreation activity wishlist
All spring and summer Rec activities are now available to view and place on your wishlist. Search by date, time and instructor to find the activity that best suits you, then click to add to your list. Registration opens April 3.

Reminder: Distinguished Employee Awards nominations deadline approaching

There's still time to nominate a distinguished colleague or team for the 2017 Distinguished Employee Awards. Deadline is March 31. The ceremony will be held on Aug. 31.

Crowfunding campaign to send students to Everest
Your financial support could send 10 MRU students and Professor Trevor Day to the Everest base camp in May to continue research about high altitude effects on the body. More info.

Bleed Blues

Summit takes home two silvers at the AMPA Awards

Mount Royal's Summit magazine was awarded silver in the Digital Presence category for Summit online and silver in the Photograph Essay or Series category for the "Rapid Momentum - Summit Spring, 2016" photo spread at the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) Awards March 16.

Events                        Complete list at

Iniskim Anniversary Celebration
Tues., March 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. — Iniskim Centre
Come and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the naming of the Iniskim Centre and 25th anniversary of the Aboriginal Education Program. More info.

Sexual Violence Response Policy Information Session
Wed., March 22 from noon to 1 p.m. — The Knuckle (EA 3001)
Join us for an informal talk about the new Sexual Violence Response Policy. Policy specialists will be available to answer questions. More info.

Sustainable MRU presents Bee Talk
Weds., March 22 from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. — EA 1024
Join Alexandria Farmer to learn more about bees and biodiversity. Hosted by Sustainable MRU.

Kronos Quartet
Wed., March 22 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Enter the promo code MRUMARCH for 40 per cent off tickets for the Kronos Quartet.

HR: The Art of Listening
Thurs., March 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Enhance your ability to obtain information from others and learn to communicate effectively.

FOIP Act 101
Thurs., March 23 from 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Learn the ins and outs of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Register.

IT: Google Mail Merges
Thurs., March 23 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn mail merge to allow you to easily and quickly produce dozens of form letters, address labels and addressed envelopes. Register.

Terrarium Workshop
Thurs., March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon — Main Street
Build a terrarium with Sustainable MRU, which is hosting an array of activities during the week.
More info.

Innovation is Indigenous: Niitsitapi Blackfoot Resiliency Discussion Group
Thurs., March 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. — Student Council Chambers Wyckham House (Z 236)
Join us for a conversation focused on the resiliency of Indigenous innovators. Register and info.

Dr. Evan Adams Presents One Story of Two-Eyed Seeing
Thurs., March 23 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. — Ross Glen Hall (EC 1050)
Join Dr. Evan Adams, actor/playwright/producer turned-physician now serving as chief medical officer with the First Nations Health Authority.

Molecular Death, Desire and Redface Reincarnations
Fri., March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon — Lincoln Park Room (J 301)
Join a discourse about Indigenous life and death or vanishing as practices unfold in genome science and other cultural fields.
More info.

Research Panel: Effective Data Collection, Storage and Utilization Strategies
Fri., March 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. — Bissett Boardroom (EB 2061)
Panelists will weigh in on new data storage requirements by Tri-Council and other agencies.

Effective Presentations
Fri., March 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. — T 131
Learn about the components of effective presentations and how you can implement them.
More info.

Public Talks — General Education Tenure-Track Candidates
Fri., March 24 from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. — EB 1006
Tenure-track candidates will identify *one* significant issue human communities face today through a cluster-one lens. More info.

Effective Presentations
Mon., March 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. — T 131
Learn about the components of effective presentations and how you can implement them.
More info.

IT: Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Crime
Tues., March 28 from 11 a.m. to noon
Learn to protect yourself against cyber crime and about valuable tips on how to keep your data safe.

Effective Presentations
Tues., March 28 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm — T 131
Discover the components of effective presentations and how you can implement them. More info.

Everything You Treasure — For a World Free from Nuclear Weapons Exhibit
Wed., March 29 from 10 a.m. to Fri., March 31, 6 p.m. — Main Street
The exhibition was jointly created by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
More info.

Stepping Up Community Project Fair
Wed., March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. — East Main Street
Learn about healthy and unhealthy relationships. More info.

IT: Advanced Gmail Techniques
Wed., March 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn how to employ search techniques to help you find files efficiently. Note: Basic Gmail skills required. Register.

WHP: Science of Happiness
Wed., March 29 from 11 a.m. to noon
Introduction to some of the research-based “happy habits” that can increase levels of happiness and well-being. Register.

Intro to 3D Modelling
Wed., March 29 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Library Classroom
Intro to 3D modelling for 3D printing (TinkerCAD). Register.

Effective Presentations
Wed., March 29 from 4 to 5 p.m. — T131
Learn the components of effective presentations. More info.

Iniskim Centre: 8th Fire Presentation
Thurs., March 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn about the Anishnabe (Ojibway) Prophecy that speaks to the past, present and future of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Register.

Human Security Worldwide: Building a Culture of Peace
Thurs., March 30 to 6:30 to 8 p.m.— Lincoln Park Room (J 301)
How to involve yourself among increasingly diverse communities for the betterment of society. More info.

Cowtown Opera: Guilty Pleasures
Sun., April 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall (ED 1200)
Whether it’s watching reality TV or singing your favourite hits in the shower, let your guilty pleasure shine! Tickets.

MRU Research and Scholarship Days (RSD 2017)
Mon., April 3 from 8:30 a.m. to Sat., April 8 4:30 p.m. — Main Building
Join us as a presenter, volunteer or spectator for a celebration and exposition of faculty and student scholarly work. More info.

Student Poster Presentations (RSD 2017)
Mon., April 3 from 10 a.m. to noon — Main Street
View the work of MRU student research via poster presentations. More info.

Research and Scholarship Days Kickoff with Ilona Dougherty
Mon., April 3 from noon to 1 p.m. — Nickle Theatre (V 200)
Kick off the week with an engaging talk by social entrepreneur, Ilona Dougherty. RSVP and more info.

Student Oral Presentations (RSD 2017)
Mon., April 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. — E 101
Listen to the research work of MRU students from all faculites via oral presentations. More info.

Budget Town Hall
Mon., April 3 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. — Ross Glen Hall (EC 1040)
An update on the Mount Royal University budget by executive. More info.

MRU Students, Global Challenges and Social Innovation (RSD 2017)
Mon., April 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Lincoln Park Room (J 301)
Come and see short presentations by MRU students participating in the Skoll Global Challenge. More info.

HR: Coping with Change (a.m. and p.m. sessions)
Tues., April 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Explore strategies to navigate the change process successfully. You only need to attend one session: 9:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Register now.

Student Poster Presentations (RSD 2017)
Tues., April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon — Main Street
View the work of MRU students research via their poster presentations. More info.

Faculty Lightning Talks (RSD 2017)
Tues., April 4 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. RSVP and more info.

Student Oral Presentations (RSD 2017)
Tues., April 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. — E 101
Listen to the research work of MRU students from all faculites via oral presentations. More info.

Ethical and Privacy Considerations with Secondary Data Use (RSD 2017)
Wed., April 5 from 11 a.m. to noon — Y 324
Presentation by Jason Lau, PolicyWise for Children and Families. RSVP and more info.

Science and Technology Research Day Speaker: Court Sandau (PhD)
Wed., April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Leacock Theater (S 216)
The owner of Chemistry Matters, Sandau will explore the chemistry behind wildfire investigations. Register.

SAGE: Building a Bridge from Data to Collaboration (RSD 2017)
Wed., April 5 from noon to 1 p.m. — Y 324
SAGE is a data and research platform that facilitates sharing and collaboration for research and service administration data in the social sectors. RSVP and more info.

Grand Opening of the Centre for Psychological Innovation
Wed., April 5 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. — The Knuckle (EA 3001) 

Join us for refreshments and a tour of this innovative and modern facility at the grand opening of the Centre for Psychological Innovation! More info.

JMH $70,000 LaunchPad Pitch Competition 
Wed., April 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Ross Glen Hall (EC 1050)
Watch the top ventures compete for $70,000 in cash and prizes during the JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition! Tickets.

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