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Oct. 4, 2017

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I Believe You campaign underway
Reporting of sexual assault is increasing due to education towards not making judgements about survivors.

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Residents were unaware of 2013 flood risk
Findings are part of a newly-released study by the Centre for Community Disaster Research.

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Supporting children's right to play
Mount Royal recently signed the Calgary Play Charter in a crusade against sedentary behaviours.

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National Depression Screening Day is Thursday
The Calgary Counselling Centre is offering a two-minute anonymous (and free) screening test to recognize National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 5. The test does not offer a diagnosis, but points out the presence or absence of depressive symptoms and offers a referral for further evaluation if needed. Take the test here.

Facilities management recycling campaign
The environment is important to us — and so is saving money. Facilities Management is beginning a campus-wide campaign focused on recycling and energy conservation to reduce our environmental footprint and save us potentially tens of thousands of dollars per year. Follow the campaign progress and watch the hashtag #MRUgreen. Send your ideas and questions to

Cyber Security Challenge
To celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month, IT Security invites everyone to participate in the Cyber Security Challenge. Rally your colleagues to participate and collect draw entry codes to win a $250 Best Buy gift certificate. The department with the most entries will win the soon-to-be-coveted Golden Superhero award. Check the Cybersecurity Challenge page daily to see who is in the lead!

Massage Therapy case study clients needed
Mount Royal University’s Massage Therapy diploma students are seeking participants for its case study course, which is designed to provide an opportunity for students to understand the effects massage therapy may have on symptoms from various conditions or pathologies. There is no cost to participate and compensation is not provided. Learn more.

Wellness welcomes new sports medicine physician for Cougars hockey players and Mount Royal staff
Dr. Alin Cristurean is MRU's varsity hockey teams' sports medicine physician. His new medical practice in Optimal Therapy is primarily to support varsity athletes with priority appointments, however his practice is open to all MRU and public members needing to see a sports medicine specialist. Dr. Cristurean will see patient referrals from Health Services physicians, Optimal Therapy practitioners and community physicians. More about Optimal Therapy.
Are you looking to book a hotel for a visitor to Mount Royal University?
The Residence Hotel at Mount Royal University offers beautiful suites, the convenience of campus life, free parking and the quality and comfort of a downtown hotel - all for the affordable price of $98.10/night. Learn more
Bleed Blues

More nods for Professor Richard Harrison
Professor Richard Harrison was recently announced as a finalist for the 2017 Governor General's Literary Awards for his newest book of poems, On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood (Wolsak and Wynn). Read more in the Bleed Blues.
Events              Complete list at

IT: Acrobat DC Basics
Thurs., Oct. 5 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.

HR: eRecruiter Training
Thurs., Oct. 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The eRecruiter tool simplifies and automates the process for applicants and hiring managers/team members involved in recruiting. Register.

Indigenous Science Speakers Series: Learning from Fire in Mi'kma'ki
Thurs., Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. — Ideas Visualization Lounge (RLLC)
Shalan Joudry is a mother, ecologist, oral storyteller and poet from Kespukwitk (southwest Nova Scotia) who looks at the role of fire on the land and in our lives. Register.

HR: eRecruiter Training

Wed., Oct. 11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The eRecruiter tool simplifies and automates the process for applicants and hiring managers/team members involved in recruiting. Register.

MRU Speaker Series: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters
Wed., Oct. 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Tap Room @ National Beerhall 240 8 Ave. S.W.
Join the Institute for Community Prosperity in a discussion on diversity and inclusion with business leaders and advocates. Register.

IT: Creating a Basic Google Site
Thurs., Oct. 12 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Learn the basics of creating a Google site, including inserting Google calendars along with embedding video and selecting your page template. Register.

HR: eRecruiter Training
Fri., Oct. 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The eRecruiter tool simplifies and automates the process for applicants and hiring managers/team members involved in recruiting. Register.

Spin the Wheel for Cyber Security!
Mon., Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Main Street
Come show us the latest IT Security newsletter on your phone or subscribe to the newsletter on site and you'll get to spin the prize wheel! More info.

HR: Building Customer Relations
Tues., Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This course is part of the Customer Service Excellence and Professional Management Seminar Series certificate programs. Register.

Cyber Safety Summit
Tues., Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. J301 Lincoln Park Room
Join us in the fight against cyber crime. A number of events are being held throughout the day. Register.

HR: Establishing Work/Life Harmony
Tues., Oct. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.
This session will help participants identify their key work/life stressors, clarify their values and develop skills and strategies to effectively prioritize time and energy. Register.

IT: Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Crime
Thurs., Oct. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. E229A
Take this workshop to learn tips and tricks on how to keep your data safe at home and at work. Register.

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault
Wed., Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 6:30 — EA3020
This workshop is designed to give participants the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to understand trauma and effectively respond when someone discloses a sexual assault. Register.

Self-Defense Intro
Sat., Oct. 28 from 12 to 5 p.m. — U133
This course will introduce counter-attack techniques to protect yourself from immediate harm. 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 activites 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 procedures.

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