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Jan. 5, 2018

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Crowchild Classic takes place on Jan. 25
A new secret weapon is helping our hockey teams towards victory at this year's ultimate crosstown smackdown.

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16 years of the ETOL Film Night experience
The 2017 Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership student showcase attracted its highest attendance yet.

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National Rwandan Cycling team gets help from MRU
National team trainer visits Mount Royal to learn from athletic therapy students how to better treat injuries.

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Neonatal nursing a rewarding and challenging field
Developing the knowledge and skills this specialty requires is the goal of MRU's Neonatal Nursing Extension Certificate.

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Licensed practical nurse benefits from distance learning
Sherrilyn Lavoie's Dementia Care Extension Certificate will benefit a small northern community in Alberta.

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Supporting youth mental health a crucial skill
With an estimated 10 to 20 per cent of Canadian youth struggling with a mental illness or disorder, early intervention is key.

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Taylor Centre 2017/2018 Concert Season
The line-up for the new year at the Taylor Centre has been announced! Experience performances from global masters and emerging artists alike, including Randy Bachman on March 19. More info.

1962 Mount Royal student recruitment film: Education and the Individual
This student recruitment film from 1962 shows how some things change, and some things stay the same. Discover the hopes and dreams of Mount Royal students from more than 50 years ago.

Open Educational Resources Days
The Student's Association of Mount Royal is sponsoring workshops, information booths and events from Jan. 4 to 19 to inform the campus community about Open Educational Resources. Learn more here.

Get active your way at Rec this semester
Register now for your favourite activity or try something new. Get unlimited drop-in fitness classes with a FlexFit Pass all semester! And remember to register for intramurals by January 15.

2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
The University of Regina would like to formally invite Mount Royal faculty members and graduate students to attend the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences as a presenter or an attendee. Registration is open mid-January.

Workplace Health Promotion offers a weekly weight-management program
If your new year's resolutions include a healthy-weight goal, a weekly program that could help is coming to campus. A 16-week noon-hour program starts Feb. 7. The program also includes online support. Payment is made through payroll deduction. Only 35 spots are available. Register here.
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IT: Advanced Excel Techniques
Tues., Jan. 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. — T104
Want to learn how to take your basic Excel skills to the next level and work like a pro? Then this course is for you. Register.

HR: eRecruiter Training
Wed., Jan. 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The eRecruiter tool simplifies and automates the process for job applicants, for you, and for hiring managers/team members involved in recruiting. Register.

Cretaceous Lands Unveiling
Thurs., Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Second Floor Main Street near Iniskim Centre
Join the Faculty of Science and Technology for the unveiling of Cretaceous Lands, featuring the land-dwellers of 144 million to 65 million years ago. RSVP required.

Workplace Health: It's Your Move: Getting and Staying Active
Tues. Jan. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Learn the importance of maintaining physical activity in supporting long-term health and wellness goals. Register.

HR: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Wed., Jan. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This course is part of the Customer Service Excellence & Professional Management Seminar Series certificate programs. Register.

Facilities Management: Prioritize Space Request Training
Wed., Jan. 17 from 10 to 11:20 a.m.
Departments requesting major renovations, funding from the Renovation Reserve, a new space, or space designation changes will need to complete a request via Prioritize. Register.

Quartetto Gelato
Wed. Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. — TransAlta Pavilion
Four multi-instrument artists bring their infectious enthusiasm and artistry to MRU. Info and tickets.

IT: Creating a Basic Google Site
Fri., Jan. 19 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. — T104
Learn the basics of creating a Google site, including inserting Google Calendars along with embedding video and selecting your page template. Register.
Why Medieval Manuscripts Still Matter — Encore Presentation
Fri., Jan. 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — Ideas Visualization Lounge (RLLC)
Kenna Olsen, PhD and professor in the Department of English, Languages and Cultures presents her research aiming to answer: why does the medieval matter? All welcome.

Stepping Up
Fri. Jan. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sat. Jan. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Lincoln Park Room
This workshop focuses on promoting healthy relationships and preventing violence. Free.

Workplace Health: Managing Your Money
Tues., Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Topics for this seminar include getting organized with your money, the importance of budgeting, the pros and cons of credit cards and more. Register.

IT: Advanced Gmail Techniques
Wed., Jan. 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. — T104
Learn how to create labels, filters and standard responses and employ search techniques to help you find files efficiently. Note: You must have basic Gmail skills to take this course. Register.

Wellness Services: The Working Mind
Wed., Jan. 24 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The Working Mind: Workplace Mental Health and Wellness is an education-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in a workplace setting. Register.

HR: eRecruiter Training
Wed., Jan. 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
eRecruiter removes the labour-intensive and paper-heavy manual processes associated with reviewing resumes and screening applicants. Register.

Crowchild Classic: MRU Cougars Hockey at the Saddledome
Thurs., Jan. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. — Scotiabank Saddledome
Cheer on your MRU Cougars hockey teams at the annual crosstown smackdown Crowchild Classic event hosted by the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. More info.

Grand opening: Office of Academic Indigenization
Fri., Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. ― T123
Join us for the official opening of the Office of Academic Indigenization, which is working to develop curriculum with Indigenous partners.

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