Campus is closed on weekends (starting tonight at 8 p.m.)
All campus buildings except for Residence will be closed on weekends. That means swipe card access will not work. If you need access, you will need to use the intercoms at East Gate or West Gate.
The mru.ca/COVID19 page is being updated regularly with new messages and questions and answers. We will continue to update the Q&A and mark each one as new or updated so you can scan through quickly. Information on how services and supports are being offered, and what has closed down (facilities and businesses) can be found in the Q&A or by going to the appropriate page on the website.
Refer to this page first, and send any unanswered questions to
Spring Convocation postponed
The decision has been made to postpone the Spring 2020 Convocation ceremonies to Fall 2020. This includes Indigenous Convocation and all other Convocation events held during that week. Further details will be shared as they are known.
Additional week to deal with personal and family matters
If you are currently unable to work on or off campus because of personal matters, please use the coming week to access the resources you need. You will not need to report your time or use any leave. You will be paid as a normal work week.
Do not come to campus unless you are required
Please do not come to campus to collect personal belongings. If you do have an urgent need, make arrangements through your manager. While it may be very difficult for some people to work remotely, returning to work on campus is not an option. To ensure social distancing the number of people on campus at a given time is being restricted.
Are you feeling disconnected working from home?
Homewood Health has provided tips for working remotely that will help you keep a routine and maintain balance while staying productive.
Early deadline to order computing products for year-end
Due to factory closures in China, place your orders with ITS by April 10 to receive supplies before year-end. Build-to-order requests are needed as soon as possible.
March 30 is still the Sun Life deadline for 2019 claims
Sun Life has not extended its deadline. Any outstanding health or dental claims from 2019 must be received by Sun Life by March 30 for you to be reimbursed.
Rapid research funding opportunity for COVID-19
The Government of Canada has provided additional funding to the TriAgencies to support research in response to COVID-19. Rapid Research Funding of $52 million has been awarded to 96 different projects. More information.
Library Awards for Research Excellence
The Library Awards for Research Excellence will continue with no in-person award ceremony. Applications are now open. Students can receive up to $1,500 for outstanding scholarly projects demonstrating research skills and the effective use of information resources. The deadline is April 15.
Whether working remotely or on campus, don't give up control of your account. On shared devices, sign out of your MRU account when you're done working.
Only you can use your MRU account
Did you know?
Ninety per cent of Mount Royal's employees are able to work remotely with only an internet-connected device.