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June 8, 2017

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Four ceremonies and more than 1,500 new alumni
Find all the highlights from Spring Convocation in one place.

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Summit The social media virus
The Spring/Summer 2017 issue delves in to how the Internet is killing civility.

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Library moving dates
The current Library will be closed from June 22 to 25, reopening in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre June 26. The physical collection will be unavailable from June 10 to 25. All need-to-know dates and information for the move have been posted at

Busy several weeks for Facilities Management
Facilities Management's in-house teams will begin moving people into the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre June 12 and continuing for six weeks. Move requests may take up to two weeks to be completed.

MRUKids needs your recycling!
MRUKids is collecting an assortment of recyclable materials to be used for projects, experiments and plain old fun for their summer camps. Please bring what you can!
Bleed Blues

Smart pill dispenser wins Best Presentation award at IST Africa Conference
At the recent IST (Information Systems and Technology) Africa Conference in Windhoek, Namibia, computer science professor Faith-Michael Uzoka and team took home one of two Best Presentation awards for their innovative smart pill dispenser. Read more.

Research delving in to history of Medieval Europe earns SSHRC Insight Development Grant
Humanities professor Emily Hutchison’s original research titled “Policing Late Medieval Paris” received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant in 2016. Currently in Paris carrying out archival work, Hutchison’s grant extends until June 2018. Read more.

Criminal justice alumnus invested into the Canada Order of Merit of the Police Forces
Travis Juska, who graduated from Mount Royal with a Bachelor of Applied Justice Studies (2006), was recently invested into the Canada Order of Merit of the Police Forces. A sergeant with the Calgary Police Service, Juska received a Member Award. Read more.
Events                  Complete list at

35th Annual Big Bob's BBQ
Thurs., June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Gauthier Courtyard
The annual fundraiser for the Transitional Vocational Program is celebrating its 35th year! More info.

Cloud Computing and Protecting Privacy (FOIP) Awareness Training
Fri, June 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. — Kerby Hall Boardroom A 341
Learn about protecting privacy when implementing cloud (software-as-a-service) third party vendor solutions. Register.

IT: Advanced Word Techniques
Wed., June 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. — T 104
Do you struggle with formatting, get frustrated working with large documents or waste time wading through menus to access features? Then this course is for you. Register.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Engagement Visit
Wed., June 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Taylor Family Digital Library Gallery Hall, University of Calgary
The University of Calgary invites MRU's faculty research community to an NSERC engagement visit.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act 101 Awareness Training
Wed., June 14 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Kerby Hall Boardroom A 341
Learn the ins and outs of FOIP by attending the next 45-minute rapid fire session on the act. Register.

Records and Information Management (RIM) 101 Awareness Training
Tues., June 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Kerby Hall Boardroom A 341
This session provides a 45-minute overview of MRU's RIM program including transitory records, drafts and copies, records retention lengths and off-siting records. Register.

World Refugee Day
Tues., June 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. — Jenkins Theatre I 115
MRU is hosting the World Refugee Day with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society and the Rwandan Canadian Society of Calgary. More.

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