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Jan. 18, 2017
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Mashing "geek" and "chic"

Public relations alumna Kylie Toh working to get more women into technological fields.


Five years of mentorship
Harry G. Schaefer mentorship program a transformative experience.

Bissett's "elite eight"
First cohort of business honours students complete rigorous research projects.


Fire drill on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m.

This practice fire drill is expected to take up to 30 minutes and includes the evacuation of all Lincoln Park campus buildings, with the exception of Residence buildings. Everyone must participate. Learn more.

Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day
Take the Data Privacy Challenge and Google yourself. Don't like what you find? Change privacy settings, delete posts and be cautious in what you share. Remember, your private information is valuable. Treat it like cash! Find out more.

Be a changemaker and join the social innovation movement
Limited complimentary registration is being offered for a 15-hour blended course, "Social Innovation and Changemaking" to staff and faculty. Contact Kate Estby at to register. Download the complete Cont. Ed. Winter 2017 course schedule here.

Events                        Complete list at


Wed., Jan. 18 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. ― Bella Concert Hall
An independent Canadian singer/songwriter from Calgary, Raghav's song “Angel Eyes” peaked at #7 in the U.K. Tickets here.

Jan Lisiecki
Fri., Jan. 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ― Bella Concert Hall
Calgary-born Jan Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations give him a musical voice that belies his age. Tickets here.

The Working Mind ― Mental Health in the Workplace
Tues., Jan. 24 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. ― I 119
This training session aims to inform on mental health issues relating to the workplace environment. Register.

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault
Tues., Jan. 24 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. ― EA 1055
This workshop offers participants the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to effectively respond when a sexual assault is disclosed. Register.

TVP Information Night
Tues., Jan. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. ― J 301 (Lincoln Park Room)
This free information session will inform about the Transitional Vocational Program (TVP). Contact or 403.440.6872 to register.

MRU Let's Talk
Wed., Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ― Main Street
SAMRU partners with Wellness Services to combat stigma surrounding mental illness at the #mruLetsTalk event.

Beyond the Scale ― Weight Watchers Information Session
Wed., Jan. 25 from 12 to 1 p.m.
A new Weight Watchers series is coming for faculty and staff to help you eat healthier and get active at your own pace. More info and register.

Safe Space Level I
Wed., Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. ― Y 314
The Positive Space Initiative's Safe Space Training workshop is an effort to foster safe spaces for the LGBT+ identified community on campus. Register.

HR: Increasing Your Influence
Thurs., Jan. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gain valuable insight into what it takes to be a valued team member in today’s workplace. Register.

IT: Creating a Basic Google Site
Thurs. Jan. 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Learn the basics of creating a Google site, including inserting calendars and embedding video. Register.

Data Privacy Day Challenge - Get Googled
Thurs. Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ― Main Street
Check how much of your personal information is accessible online. The first to visit will receive a free USB key. Learn more.

Art & Anatomy Along the Italian Peninsula
Thurs., Jan. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. ― B101
This talk will examine the nexus between art and science, and the history of anatomy education in universities. Learn more and RSVP.

MRU Cougars Women's Volleyball Game & Student Night Carnival 
Fri, Jan. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. ― Kenyon Court 
The Cougars women's volleyball team takes on the MacEwan University Griffins at home. Learn more

MRU Cougars Men's Volleyball Game & Student Night Carnival
Fri, Jan. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. ― Kenyon Court
The Cougars men's volleyball team takes on the MacEwan University Griffins at home. Learn more

Student Leadership Conference
Sat., Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ― Lincoln Park Room 
Open to all, this year's conference theme is Celebrating Diverse Leadership and features guest speakers Steve Fitterer and country music artist Paul Brandt. Learn more

Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band
Sun., Jan. 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ― Bella Concert Hall
Grammy Award winner Brian Blade is a versatile and soulful jazz musician, drummer, and composer. Tickets here

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

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