2022

October

Indigitization project preserves Indigenous knowledge and culture

Recordings are critical to each community as they serve as a conduit for conveying tradition to future generations

September

Strengthening and celebrating Pride

Pride week activities back in person

Ahead of her time

$5-million gift from Calgary philanthropist, businessperson and music and sports lover Joan Snyder creates long-term legacy

MRU chair focuses on unique needs of aging population

Innovation key to improving care for older adults

ETOL graduate wins Alone

Juan Pablo Quiñonez has also recently published a book on survival

MRU expanding micro-credentials with funding boost from province

The Canadian Library installation on campus

Display of books wrapped in fabric remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

August

MRU researcher contributes to study showing rapid destruction of biomass

Trees and other vegetation that took 10,000 years to form cut in half in 150

Welcome back, Cougars

Fill the stands and support student-athletes representing MRU

Immerse yourself at the Bella

Taylor Centre Concert Series set to start in September

Dr. Terry Clark brings renewed vision to MRU’s Conservatory

With a new director and full suite of fall programming, the Conservatory is hitting all the right notes

July

MRU hosts Government of Alberta announcement for work-integrated learning funding

Mount Royal students are set to benefit from a new pilot program aimed at making more work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities available in the...

MRU Residence welcomes Ukrainian refugees

Nearly 100 people are now calling the MRU campus home

Additional minds to broaden growth

Mount Royal prepares to welcome several new faculty hires

Epic week at first-ever MRU Parasports Camp

Youth with physical disabilities get a chance to try a variety of sports and activities

Making every second count

University adds more automated external defibrillators to increase safety on campus

June

Congratulations, class of 2022!

Graduates inspire with courage, resilience and the ability to make change

Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts welcomes new artistic director

Craig Hall brings 25 years of creative experience to MRU

Indigenous grads celebrated for walking in two worlds

Annual event at Mount Royal melds cultures, traditions

David Taras remembered as scholar, friend, colleague and public intellectual

MRU professor loved teaching, mentoring and enlightening public through media

Building a more inclusive fitness community

Personal Fitness Trainer alum dedicated to creating a welcoming experience

New book by MRU journalism prof puts media’s reckoning with equity, diversity and inclusion in spotlight

Analysis a tool for students, instructors and news-gathering industry

Meet the 2022 SAMRU executive

Tackling issues on campus and improving student life; SAMRU executive excited for new term

David Legg selected as Alberta Sports Hall of Fame inductee

MRU celebrates esteemed professor

Library Awards for Research Excellence recipients announced

Recognizing students producing outstanding scholarly projects

MRU secures more than $3.3-million to expand flagship business growth program

Funding will trigger the creation of hundreds of new jobs and deliver millions in economic impact to Alberta over the next few years

Event planning expertise needed

Gain the skills required for staging successful gatherings

May

Champion of global health equality receives Calgary Peace Prize

Fatima Hassan founder of South Africa’s Health Justice Initiative

MRU mathematics professor honoured with 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Pamini Thangarajah is known for her innovative approaches, kindness and inclusion

High-demand MRU programs get funding boost from province’s Alberta at Work Initiative

Business and computer science to add needed seats

MRU partners with Foundations for the Future Charter Academy on classrooms, computer labs and recreation spaces after fire

Students and staff up and running in Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning

MRU community gets behind Battle of Alberta

Lots at stake for Mount Royal’s friendly wager with MacEwan University

We’re proud of you!

A special shout-out to those whose stars shone extra bright this year

For the love of hockey … and each other

Popular sports broadcaster Harnarayan Singh received an Honorary Doctor of Laws June 2

A model of reconciliation and resilience

Mount Royal bestows honorary doctorate upon Elder and human rights activist Doreen Spence on June 1

Business acumen led to 'transformational' financial support of education, arts

Philanthropist Don Taylor receives Honorary Doctor of Laws June 2

Community connector, business leader and university builder

Former Mount Royal board chair Cathy Williams to be granted Honorary Doctor of Laws

MRU to honour singer, songwriter, author and actor Jann Arden with Honorary Doctor of Laws June 3

Arden attended theatre arts classes in the early-80s and filmed on campus in 2019

April

Innovation and research capacity grants boost MRU discoveries

Three distinct and diverse projects awarded

Research happens everywhere

Professor’s work using photography to address global inequities in health care

Students and patients inform research of nursing professor Mohamed El-Hussein

More than 131,000 Canadians each year suffer a fragility fracture after a slip, trip or fall from standing height — for example slipping on ice and...

Building a just and sustainable future for all

Catamount fellows showcase their findings during Research and Scholarship Days

Steps forward in undergraduate research

Recognizing undergraduate students’ impact on the future of physiology

Province announces boost for Women in STEM Scholarships during event at Mount Royal University

Increased funding will benefit students in science and technology

Map the System 2022

Discovering the root causes of systemic problems and working to address them

MRU alumna strikes gold in Beijing

An Olympic experience to remember

Celebrating JMH LaunchPad’s 10-year anniversary

$70,000 in cash and services awarded to student entrepreneurs

Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation donating $1.4 million to advance Indigenous business leaders at MRU

The gift will fund a chair position in the Indigenous Business and Economic Development concentration

Indigenous women gain skills, build community

Two cohorts of project management students show dedication, resiliency in rigorous program

Creating a career in the cloud

Displaced energy professionals learn new skills through AWS re/Start

A decade of leadership

Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program celebrates its 10-year anniversary

March

First Mount Royal senior leader in equity, diversity and inclusion announced

A historic achievement in Beijing

MRU student Matthew Soukup and teammates win Canada's first-ever Olympic medal in ski jumping

Faculty podcast initiative honours the stories of Black immigrants in Canada

New conversation series helps address racial injustices in education

Citizen science project puts Calgary biodiversity in focus

MRU students contribute to Calgary Captured through Miistakis Institute

Directly to the source

MRU’s chancellor attends classes to hear directly from students

February

'The power of words is accidental magic'

MRU’s Writer-in-Residence George Elliott Clarke reveals how writing helped build his identity

What Olympic athletes can teach us about physical literacy and striving for excellence

MRU’s health and physical education faculty break it down

An insider's look at a journey to the Olympics

Shining the light on what it takes to get to the Games

'The World Isn't Made for the Sad'

Words provided by Pam Ndumbi in recognition of Black History Month

'Live'

Words provided by Sally Njoroge in recognition of Black History Month

Bissett professor supports Team Canada coaches in pursuing excellence from their athletes

Simon Raby, PhD, delivers innovation and change module of Canada Coach

'The Beat of a Drum'

Words provided by John Havyarimana in recognition of Black History Month

'LOVE, Olive Oil, and Coffee'

Words provided by Lee Hassan in recognition of Black History Month

Countering Consumerism Contest in full swing

Students can win big by sharing videos on fast fashion waste

MRU chancellor Dawn Farrell honoured for lifetime achievement in 2022 Calgary Influential Women in Business Awards

Annual ceremony recognizes the drive, success and business leadership of women in corporate Calgary

The road to Beijing

Athletic therapy student to face off as goalie of Canada’s men’s paralympic hockey team

Freestyling at the top

Ecotourism and outdoor leadership student competes in first Olympics

Cougars on the road to championships

Six teams headed to playoffs

January

Knowledge-sharing in the classroom classrooms

MRU education major makes progress in teaching Indigenous ways

Mount Royal University scientist cracks century-old fossil mystery

Dr. Paul Johnston, PhD, has spent decades researching famed Burgess Shale

RBC Foundation supports continuation of two growth and innovation programs

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to receive $525,000 over three years

Keep listening. Keep talking.

Bell Let’s Talk Day encourages Canadians to support themselves and each other

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