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July 25, 2018

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New collective will improve Canada’s beloved parks

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability and partners in the field are creating the Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership.

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MRU helps wildfire and arson investigators

A new instrument, the first-of-its-kind in Calgary, is helping investigations into wildfires, arsons, oil spills, chemical releases and other environmental forensics.

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More community paramedics provide care in the home

A new Continuing Education program helps paramedics provide urgent and specialized health care to patients where they are most comfortable.

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25 years of unforgettable experiences

The summer cohort of international students are on campus, the result of more than 75 carefully cultivated university partnerships.

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MRU hosts youth national volleyball team

High school athletes from across Canada trained on campus before heading to Oklahoma to compete with teams from around the world.

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Peru field school captured in full-length documentary

A film of the month-long journey by MRU students and two professors shows the impact and value of experience-based learning.

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Mount Royal will host CACUSS in 2019
Mount Royal is excited to host the 2019 Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) annual conference. It will be called MOH-KINS-TSIS (the traditional Blackfoot word for "elbow") because Calgary is located on the sharp bend where the Elbow River and Bow River meet. Learn more here.

Upgrade to Basic Cybersecurity Security Awareness Training
This optional training, available on Blackboard, is being upgraded with interactive modules and new content. The current course will expire at the beginning of August, so to retain your progress please finish before then. Contact Bernadette Pasteris for more info and discover Security Awareness Training at Mount Royal.

Prostate Cancer Centre's MAN VAN™ coming to campus Aug. 23

EH&S, HR and Wellness Services are sponsoring the MAN VAN visiting campus on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Gate. If you're male, over 40 and haven't been screened for prostate cancer, you can stop by for a 5-minute check of a blood sample. No appointment is necessary.

​​​M​ark your calendars: 2018 Distinguished Employee Awards​
The 2018 Employee Awards will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 in the Bella Concert Hall. Read about this year's recipients and plan to join us as we celebrate the dedication and distinguished accomplishments of employees. Everyone is invited.
Bleed Blues      

Nursing professors take top honours for poster presentation
In June 2018, Professors Robert Catena and Heather MacLean from the Bachelor of Nursing program won first place in the Education category for their poster "Does Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP) Support Student Nurse Learning During a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation High Fidelity Simulation?" at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning Conference, held in Toronto. Read more.

Professors in Bissett's International Business program recognized
Frank Cotae and Jacqueline Musabende received the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) Award for the Best Paper on International Business Education. CUIBE is part of the Academy of International Business (AIB), the highest global forum for research in teaching and theory in international business. This is the first time an undergraduate-focused university was nominated and received this award. Read more.
Events        Complete list at

IT: Advanced Excel Techniques
Fri., July 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. ― T104
Learn how to take your Excel skills to the next level and work like a pro with this course. Register.

IT: Acrobat DC Basics
Thurs., August 9 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. ― T104
Learn the basics of using Acrobat DC, including combining files, editing files, form creation, adding comments and security. Register.

IT: KeePass 2.0
Wed., August 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ― T104
Use KeePass to digitally store your important passwords. Register.

IT: Using Google Forms
Tues., August 21 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. ― T104
Attendees of this course will learn how to add Google form fields, share the form and work with form data. Register.

IT: Protecting Yourself Against Cybercrime
Tues., Aug. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ― E204
This workshop teaches tips and tricks on how to keep your data safe at home and at work, and includes tons of helpful info you can share. Register.

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

As each semester begins (Aug./Sept. and Dec./Jan.), areas with ongoing employee activities can send an email to all employees describing their semester activities. Employees can then choose to opt in to that area's distribution list (Google Group) for regular updates. If you would like to send an email and/or set up a Google Group for your area, please contact Marketing and Communications for guidelines.

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