Your contribution matters ... thank you 12 times over
Every day employees go above and beyond so students receive an exceptional education and experience at MRU. Over the next two weeks, a new "12 Days of Thanks" campaign celebrates these contributions. Advancement Services and Annual Giving is thanking all employees, including those who give as a part of their job and those who make donations to a variety of areas on campus. Learn more here.
Changes to transit routes at Mount Royal
Starting on Dec. 23, Calgary Transit buses will pick up and drop off passengers at raised, heated platforms along Richard Road instead of on Mount Royal Circle at the East Gate. The West Gate bus circle remains unchanged. Calgary Transit will be holding a pop-up session at the East Gate loop with their information bus and staff available to answer questions. Visit the Calgary Transit website to learn more.
Early timesheet deadlines and paydays in December
Paydays occur earlier in December because of the holiday closure. For the Dec. 13 payday, timesheets are due Dec. 11 from employees and Dec. 12 from approvers. For the Dec. 23 payday, the paper source deadline is Dec. 11; timesheets are due from employees on Dec. 31 and from approvers on Jan. 2, but please submit your timesheet before leaving for the holiday break. For convenience, link the payroll calendar on MyMRU to your Google calendar.
Remember the Dec. 11 holiday mix and mingle
All employees are invited for a holiday mix and mingle on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bella Concert Hall. Take in a 40-minute holiday concert at 2:30 p.m. featuring a performance by award-winning alumna Kate Stevens, plus others. Then enjoy refreshments with your colleagues in the lobby.
Mandatory fire drill Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.
This practice fire drill is expected to take about 20 minutes and will include an evacuation of all Lincoln Park campus buildings except Residence. Learn more about fire drills at MRU. For fast notifications, download the new MRU Now safety app for iOS and Android.
ADC Project Support for 2020/21
Each year the Academic Development Centre (ADC) collaborates with MRU departments and programs by working with faculty members to support eLearning and major curriculum design/redesign projects. The ADC is currently accepting applications for projects for the 2020/21 academic year.
Webinars on parks and protected areas
The Institute for Environmental Sustainability's Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership has launched a First Thursday webinar series to promote pan-Canadian conversations about parks and protected areas.The current listing of upcoming webinars — and the archive — is available at www.cpcil.ca/webinars.
Stop and think before you click
Cybercriminals target employees with emails that elicit an emotional response and urge quick action. Stop and think when you see a link or attachment in an email, especially if you feel any strong emotions. Don’t reply to the sender, but do call the person it appears to be from to verify the email and any request. Visit the cybersecurity hub for more information.