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May 4, 2017

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Summit - Celebrating 50 years of nursing
The Spring/Summer Summit is on the stands and we start with a nod to the passion, dedication and strength of Mount Royal's nurses.

MRU group leaves today for Everest excursion
Professor Trevor Day continues his research into hypoxia with the aid of 10 students and buoyed by a successful crowdfunding campaign.

MRU named Best of Calgary 2017!!
We are beyond pleased to announce that Mount Royal was chosen as winner in the Best Educational Institution category for this year's awards.

Study tallies post-secondary impact at $8.6 billion
Seven post-secondaries made a significant positive impact towards the local economy in the fiscal year of 2014/15.


Employee Appreciation Day (EAD) May 25
All employees are invited (faculty, staff, management, casual, temporary, exempt, contract, retired) to take part in this year's EAD, which promises numerous fun activities. Register from May 8 to 19 here!

MRU Diversity & Inclusion Survey
The Diversity & Inclusion Survey (conducted by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)) will help improve understanding of the demographic characteristics that make up MRU's people. The survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and prizes are available to participants. Send questions to Stephanie Stone, director and advisor with Diversity and Human Rights.
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MRU has impactful presence on Health Advisory Council
Francesca Simon, Wellness Services administrator for Health Services & Optimal Therapies, applied and was accepted for a second three-year term serving on the Health Advisory Council for Prairie Mountain with Alberta Health Services. Read more.

Mohamed El Hussein receives ANEA Nursing Educator Award for 2017
Professor Mohamed El Hussein of Mount Royal's School of Nursing & Midwifery was the recipient of this year's Alberta Nursing Education Administrators' (ANEA) Nursing Educator Award.
Events                  Complete list at

Soundscape Series: Journey LIVE!
Fri., May 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Enjoy this interactive video game concert performance by Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble.

(Dis)placed: Indigenous Youth and Child Welfare System Film Screening
Sun., May 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Lincoln Park Room (J 301)
Community members are invited to a screening and panel discussion. Free parking. Registration.

HR: Managing Multiple Priorities
Tues., May 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon
As a manager, learn skills that can help you manage your time. Register.

IT: Using Google Forms
Tues., May 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Learn to create an interactive form using Google Forms. Register.

Northern Light Series: Ron Sexsmith, The Last Rider
Wed., May 10 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Enjoy Ron Sexsmith and his touring band's performance of his 13th studio album, The Last Rider. Tickets.

Social Democracy and the Left in Canada: Past, Present, and Future
Fri., May 12 from 7 p.m. to Sun., May 14 at 4 p.m.
Academic conference critically examining the past, present, and future of social democracy and the left in Canada. Tickets and more info.

Andrés Cárdenes with the CYO
Sun., May 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Andrés Cárdenes has parlayed his talents into one of classical music’s most versatile careers. Tickets.

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S): Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control
Mon., May 15 from 9 to 11 a.m.
This training will help you identify, assess and control the hazards you deal with in your workplace. Register.

IT: KeePass 2.0
Mon., May 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Learn the basics of using KeePass to digitally store your important passwords. Register.

EH&S: WHMIS 2015
Mon., May 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.
This course will provide training in WHMIS 2015. Register.

HR: Effective Interpersonal Communication
Tues., May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Be introduced to tools and strategies to improve interpersonal effectiveness, facilitate team work, enhance productivity and foster win/win communication. Register.

EH&S: Respiratory Protection
Tues., May 16 from 9 to 11 a.m.

This training will provide information necessary to understand and choose your respirator, properly use and maintain it. Register.

IT: Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Crime
Tues., May 16 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Learn how to foil cyber criminals and beat them at their own game! Register

EH&S: Hearing Conservation
Tues., May 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This training will provide information necessary to choose and use your hearing protection and recognize hazardous noise levels. Register.

EH&S: Gas Cylinder Safety
Tues., May 16 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

If you work with gas cylinders you should take this course. Register

EH&S: Lab Safety
Wed., May 17 from 9 to11 a.m.

This training will provide information necessary to understand basic lab safety. Register.

EH&S: Chemical Safety
Wed., May 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Understand basic chemical safety with this training. Register.

WHP: Creating Your Financial Roadmap
Wed., May 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This session will touch on topics such as how to build a financial roadmap, common mistakes in money management and tools to build a solid financial plan. Register

EH&S: Biosafety Level 1
Wed., May 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The first of two levels, this training will provide information necessary to understand basic biological safety. 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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