Mount Royal University Logo
Our Community
Your Mount Royal News
Dec 14, 2017

Top stories

Summit — Sound-checking the Bella
Just why does the Bella Concert Hall sound so good? Technicians explain the behind-the-scenes secrets.

Read More ...
The Calgary Journal garners major recognition
Mount Royal's journalism program's publication won the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award.

Read more ...
Rebecca Dau is determined to make a difference
A Lost Girl of Sudan, Rebecca Dau's ultimate goal is to graduate from Mount Royal’s Social Work Diploma program.

Read more ...
Four new texts for Science and Technology profs
Dean Jonathan Withey says each of the books is in wide circulation among post-secondary institutions.

Read more ...
ISoTL co-hosts international conference
More than 600 delegates from 24 countries around the world converged in Calgary to hone their teaching skills.

Read more ...
Mount Royal honoured for The Working Mind
The University received The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Award of Excellence on Dec. 8.

Read more ...

The Conservatory provides gift of music for Calgary school
The Georges P. Vanier music program is celebrating the holiday season on a high note thanks to a donation of 18 carefully refurbished instruments from the Mount Royal University Conservatory and its partners. Learn more.

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) raises awareness of safety on campus
Sign up for the new EH&S newsletter and visit the updated EH&S website to keep informed. Stay up to date on safety and "toolbox tips," such as why this is the most dangerous time of the year.

Don't let the Grinch grab your stuff!
During the final exam season more people leave items unattended, increasing the risk of theft. Please keep your items secured. If you have issues, contact Security at 403.440.5900.

University appointments: Van Ham to Vice-President, Finance and Administration, and Nixon to Solicitor
Annalise Van Ham will become vice-president, Finance and Administration at Mount Royal University on Jan. 1, 2018. Amy Nixon has been appointed Mount Royal University's solicitor, leading the Legal Services Team, effective Dec. 1, 2017. More info.

Flip the switch!
We spend up to $300,000 a year to light our campus. And, just like at your own home, when we use less energy, we save money and reduce our environmental footprint. Please remember to turn off the lights when you leave a room.

Flu shots available at Wyckham Pharmacy
It's a bad flu season in Calgary. If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, you can still do so at the Wyckham Pharmacy (Z004). Getting the flu shot is your best defence against the flu. No appointment necessary. Please bring your Alberta Health Care card.

HR now in a new space
The main office of Human Resources has moved to E231. Find out more about their Open House in the event calendar.

Barrow Espresso now open at the Riddell Library and Learning Centre
Mount Royal's very own coffee stop now has a second home on campus. Barrow Espresso has opened another location at the Riddell Library and Learning Centre. Read about Barrow's owner, Bissett School of Business student Ryan Wenger, here.
Bleed Blues

Research indicates a strong future for EAL nursing students
Established in 2009 by Liza Choi, a professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the English As An Additional Language (EAL) Nursing Student Support Program has helped over 250 students. Scholarly work being performed by Choi examining the effectiveness and impact of this program is ongoing and has shown great promise. More info.

Anthropology professor receives key DNA training
Samanti Kulatilake, PhD and professor in Mount Royal’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, received training in DNA extraction, amplification, sequencing and interpretation at the Paleo-DNA Laboratory, Lakehead University in August 2017. This training will help meet student demand for this kind of knowledge. More info.

Student project helps hundreds in need eat better
Mount Royal community service learning students recently made a big difference in the lives of many through the creation of a pamphlet detailing how Calgary Food Bank clients could better use the food they receive in hampers. More info.

Geology graduate honoured with 2017 Young Women in Energy Award
Rochelle Longval, an alumna of Mount Royal's Bachelor of Science ― Geology program, was recently recognized with a 2017 YWE Award. More info.
Events              Complete list at

CASL 101 Awareness Training
Thurs., Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ― Kerby Hall Boardroom A341
Federal Anti-Spam Legislation came into effect July 1, 2014. This session will provide an overview of CASL requirements and how they effect MRU day-to-day business. Register.

IT: Using Google Forms
Fri., Dec. 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ― T104
Learn to create an interactive form using Google Forms. Attendees will learn how to add form fields, share the form and work with form data. Register.

Cloud Computing: Protecting Privacy
Mon., Dec. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. ― Kerby Hall A341
Discover how to protect your privacy when implementing cloud (software-as-a-service) third-party vendor solutions at the University.

HR Open House
Tues., December 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ― E231
The main office of Human Resources has moved to E231. Visit the new space and the HR team at their pre-holiday Open House. Everyone is welcome. A door prize and refreshments will be provided.   

HR: eRecruiter Training
Wed., Dec. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
eRecruiter removes the labour-intensive and paper-heavy manual processes associated with reviewing resumes and screening applicants. Register

Winter Orientation
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ― Ross Glenn Hall
Winter orientation presents information about new students' transition to Mount Royal including academic workshops, classroom tours and tips for success. Register

Grand opening: Office of Academic Indigenization
Fri., Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. ― T123
Join us for the official opening of the Office of Academic Indigenization, which is working to develop curriculum with Indigenous partners from the beginning.

Have a story, announcement or info to share?

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 on MyMRU's homepage to Here are the guidelines.

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

As each semester begins (Aug./Sept. and Dec./Jan.), areas with ongoing employee activites 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 procedures.

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW | Calgary, Alberta | T3E 6K6, Canada  |
Copyright @ 2017 Mount Royal University, All rights reserved.