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Feb. 6, 2020

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Crowchild Classic hits the back of the net

A boisterous crowd of 10,000 set a U Sports record for women's hockey attendance while taking in intense action on the ice for both games.

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Conservatory students can now earn degrees at home

A partnerhip with Ambrose University will allow advanced Conservatory students to earn a Bachelor of Music at Mount Royal.

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Student film screened in Hollywood

Broadcast media studies student Adam Solway wrote, directed and produced the short film A Night Out, which premiered at the LA Skins Fest on Hollywood Boulevard.

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Improving the inclusivity of Canada's parks

MRU's Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership contingent is working to make parks and protected spaces more accessible for everybody.

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Public policy and nuclear science unite

An innovative inter-disciplinary course taught by a chemistry professor and a policy studies professor has caught the attention of the Nuclear Energy Agency.

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In an emergency, call a (former) Cougar

The outrageous Battle of Alberta hockey match last weekend put the spotlight on alumnus Colin Cooper's moonlighting gig as the Saddledome's emergency goalie.

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Capstone project inspires youth at risk

Fourth-year Bachelor of Child Studies students have been leading vulnerable youths through creative projects at the Maker Studio to help them envision their future.

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Creating a direct link to the workforce

The fifth-annual Faculty of Business and Communications Studies’ Networking Day conference and career fair offered advice on effective networking and industry trends.

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Thomas P. O’Leary joins the Board of Governors
The newest member of Mount Royal’s Board of Governors is Thomas P. O’Leary. A partner at Dentons, a multinational law firm, O’Leary’s diverse advocacy practice includes energy litigation, regulatory hearings, environmental claims, class actions and a broad spectrum of commercial disputes. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Calgary Stampede and is very involved in his community.

Nominate a professor for a Distinguished Faculty Award by March 6
Nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Faculty Awards are now open. Each year, members of the Mount Royal community
faculty peers, managers, students and alumni nominate professors in recognition and in celebration of outstanding work. Review submission guidelines and nominate a professor at mru.ca/DFA.

Sign up for the 2020 Research and Scholarship Days
Campus-wide Research and Scholarship Days events will take place from March 30 to April 9.
Complete this expression of interest to share a presentation about your recently published books (January 2019 to present). Join the popular Faculty Lightning Talks by completing this expression of interest. Both are due Feb. 25. Please also encourage students to share a poster, creative work or presentation as part of events March 30 and 31. Students can register online until March 9.

More options for eats on campus
The Station coffee shop is open again in the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning (EC). Hours of operation are from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Monday to Friday. Drop by to support The Station in providing more options for good eats on campus.

Did you know?

Mount Royal's first-ever Alumni Weekend will take place from Sept. 24 to 26. Alumni are invited to return to campus to take part in lots of events and activities over the three days. Volunteer opportunities are available. Email Erika Holter to learn more.

Bleed Blue – Celebrating MRU

Two books for Taras
Professor David Taras, PhD, Mount Royal's Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies, has co-authored a new book titled The End of the CBC? with Professor Christopher Waddell, PhD, of Carleton University. The book is described as "about three overlapping crises: the crisis that has enveloped the CBC, the crisis of news and the crisis of democracy." Taras has also co-edited a book with Routledge titled Power Shift? Political Leadership and Social Media.

Computing book recognized for creativity and impact
Professor Randy Connolly, PhD, of the Department of Mathematics and Computing, received an award from the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling in recognition of the impact of the first edition of the book, Computing Careers & Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors, which was co-authored by Professor Faith-Michael Uzoka, PhD, and Janet Miller, PhD. The book is now in its second edition.

Events – More information at mru.ca/Events

The Art and Science of Love and Lust
Mon., Feb. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. — Wild Rose Brewery, 4580 Quesnay Wood Dr SW
Join us for beer tastings and hors d’oeuvres as four MRU faculty members discuss engaging ideas about love and lust. Tickets.

James Campbell, Arnold Choi and Glen Montgomery
Mon., Feb. 10 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
James Campbell joins members of the Conservatory faculty in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Beethoven's death. Tickets.

Spot the Phishing Email
Tues., Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Main Street
Come down to Main Street and see if you can determine which emails are legitimate and which are malicious. Correct answers earn a chance to spin the wheel.

Back to the Woods: Shakespeare, Trees, Bodies
Tues., Feb. 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Associate Professor Vin Nardizzi, PhD, of the University of British Columbia, revisits the core idea of his book project, which explored the surprising connections among Shakespeare’s theatre, drama set “in the woods.”

Blackfoot Language Lunch and Learn
Wed., Feb. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. — EB3013 (Trico Changemakers Studio)
Join Elder Hayden Meltingtallow every second Wednesday as he shares his knowledge, blackfoot language and teachings.

Copyright for Students
Thurs., Feb. 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. EL4201 (Formal Boardroom)
In this workshop,
Copyright Advisor Alana Zanbilowicz will take attendees through a broad overview of rights and obligations under the Copyright Act. Register for 10 a.m. Register for 1 p.m.

Harm Reduction and Naloxone Training
Thurs., Feb. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. — EA1055
Be informed about the current state of opioid use in Canada, the harm reduction responses available and how to recognize and respond to opioid overdoses. Register.

Using String Functions in Excel
Fri., Feb. 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. T104
Learn how to employ various string functions in Excel that can also be used in Google Sheets. Register.

Dave Kelly Live Valentine's Day Special
Fri., Feb. 14 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bella Concert Hall
Dave Kelly Live’s date night is for everyone
in love, out of love, looking for love or just loving life. This is a show all about love in all of its weird and wonderful forms. Tickets.

Beginner's Guide to Virtual Reality
Tues., Feb. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. — EL1355 (Experience Lab)
Explore virtual reality and learn about the MRU Library Experience Lab, available library services and how to integrate them all into your classes and research. Register.

Storytelling in 360-Degrees With Photos and Videos
Wed., Feb. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. EL1355 (Experience Lab)
Learn how to use 360-degree cameras (Ricoh Theta V, Insta Nano, and GoPro Fusion) to create highly immersive environments for education. Register.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Thurs., Feb. 20 and Fri., Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TBA
Attend this two-day workshop to understand how to provide tailored guidance and suicide first aid and recognize important components of suicide prevention. Register.

Creating a Google Form With Sections
Thurs., Feb. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. T104
Learn to create a Google Form using sections. Attendees will learn how to add form fields, share the form and work with form data. Register.

Beginner's Guide to Augmented Reality
Thurs., Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
EL1355 (Experience Lab)
Explore augmented reality and learn about 3D modelling, development tools, available content and how to integrate them into your classes and research. Register.

LAPP Information Session
Tues., Feb. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. ― T135
Find out everything you want to know about your Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) but have been afraid to ask. Register.

Protecting Yourself Against Cybercrime
Wed., Feb. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon ― E229A
This informative workshop gives you all the tools you need to keep you and yours cybersafe, plus fulfills the annual mandatory cybersecurity training requirement. Register.

Blackfoot Language Lunch and Learn
Wed., Feb. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. ― EB 3013 (Trico Changemakers Studio)
This program provides participants with a safe space for questions and dialogue led by a local Blackfoot Elder.

King or Messiah? Adel Shah’s Uprising in Gilan
Thurs., Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. ― EL1270 (Ideas Lounge)
Join Assistant Professor Nazak Birjandifar, PhD, as he discusses the demise of the Kiyayi dynasty in Gilan in 1592 and the beginning of the last phase of the Safavid policy. More information.

Andy Shauf with Molly Sarlé
Fri., Feb. 28, from 8 to 10 p.m. ― Bella Concert Hall
Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised Andy Shauf’s songs unfold like short fiction: densely layered with colourful characters and a rich emotional depth. Tickets.

Black History Month: Celebrating the Heroes Among Us
Sat., Feb. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. ― Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association, 5600 Centre Street North
The Caribbean Associations of Calgary and Mount Royal University invite you to join in the celebration of individuals who have made substantial contributions in their field.

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