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Feb. 16, 2017

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Mount Royal mourns
Aviation instructors Jeff Bird and Reyn Johnson die in tragic plane accident on Feb. 13, 2017.


You belong here

Indigenous transgender student Aalayna Spence describes her healing journey.


The case against censorship
Canadian author Raziel Reid speaks during Freedom to Read Week.

Interior design studio opens
A functional, innovative and collaborative space is built for students.


MyMRU more mobile-friendly

During the week of Feb. 22, MyMRU will be updated to better function on mobile phones and tablets. A slight redesign means the menu will now appear on the left, but the information will be in its usual location. Questions? Call 403.440.6000 or email

Faculty Lightning Talk registrations by Friday
These talks will be held Apr. 4 and 7 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. as part of Research and Scholarship Days. Faculty can make a five minute presentation or display an existing research poster. Register to present or bring a poster by Friday, Feb. 17.

Events                        Complete list at

Computer Information Systems Showcase Showdown

Thurs., Feb. 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. ― Lincoln Park Room
This demo day will inspire and celebrate the creations of Mount Royal Computer Information System (CIS) students.

EH&S: Incident Report (Intelex)
Fri., Feb. 17 from 9 to 10 a.m.
This training will provide information on how to use our incident reporting software (Intelex). Register here.

MRU Cougars Women's Volleyball Game & Fifth Year Night
Sat., Feb.18 from 4 to 6 p.m. ― Kenyon Court
Cheer on your Cougars women's volleyball team as they take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at home. More info.

MRU Cougars Men's Volleyball Game & Fifth Year Night
Sat., Feb.18 from 6 to 8 p.m. ― Mount Royal Kenyon Court
Join the Cougars men's volleyball team as they serve up against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. More info.

inVisible Theatre
Mon., Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. ― I 128
inVISIBLE is a project developed by MRU, the Handsome Alice Theatre Company and the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. More info.

IT: Collaborating with Google
Tues., Feb. 21 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
If you need to create a document that several people can work on, then this is the class for you. Register here.

Social Justice 101
Wed., Feb. 22 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. ― U 111
Social Justice 101 delves into awareness about how systems and institutions operate differently for marginalized and privileged identities. More info.

In Conversation with "Secret Life" author Kevin Donovan
Wed., Feb. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. — Leacock Theatre
This book takes a behind the scenes look at the jounalistic process and the complexity of gathering information. Details.

HR: LAPP 101 — The Basics
Thurs., Feb. 23 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Everything you want to know about your Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) but were afraid to ask. Register here.

IT: Using Google Forms
Fri., Feb. 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn to create an interactive form using Google Forms, adding fields, sharing the form and working with data. Register here.

Black History Month — Crafternoon
Mon., Feb. 27 from 12 to 2 p.m. — Wyckham House - Pride Centre (Z204)
You can explore your creative side in a safe, positive, and stress-free space at Crafternoon! Website.

inVisible Theatre
Mon., Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. — I 128
Mount Royal University partners with Handsome Alice Theatre Company and Calgary Sexual Health Centre in this collaborative project. More info.

Research Panel: Supervising Undergraduate Student Research Assistants
Tues., Feb. 28 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. — EB 3047
Panelists will discuss strategies for engaging undergraduate student research assistants. Register at ADC calendar or Nancy Funke at

Iniskim Centre: 8th Fire Presentation
Tues., Feb. 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The 8th Fire is an Anishnabe (Ojibway) Prophecy that speaks to the past, present and future of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Register.

Bystander Interventions
Tues., Feb. 28 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. — EA 1064
A workshop to create a culture where boundaries are understood and reinforced consistently amongst community members. Register and more info.

HR: Effective Conflict Resolution
Wed., March 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This training will help you resolve conflicts and manage anger, helping to build a healthy, productive work environment. Register now.

IT: Using Google Drive
Wed., March 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Learn what Google Drive is, where it is located and how to share/save documents. Register here.

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

As each semester begins (Aug./Sept.) (Dec./Jan.), areas with ongoing employee activites can send an email to employees describing the semester's activities. Employees can then opt in to a distribution list, such as Google Groups, to get updates. Emails can be sent here.

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