‘Grow my understanding’: Grade 9 girls explore STEM career options in Calgary

Around 1,000 Grade 9 girls from 90 schools in Calgary got hands-on with their futures on Wednesday. The University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and SAIT put on Explore STEM, a program that engages girls in science, technology, engineering and…

‘Understand the why’: Sikh and former white supremacist talk about finding common ground at Calgary event

You’d never think “Sikh,” “white supremacist” and “friends” would be words used together in a sentence. Story continues below Two men from opposite worlds demonstrated that people can overcome differences — and even become friends — at an event at…

Alberta midwives granted broader powers to give drugs, insert IUDs, perform ultrasounds

Midwives in Alberta will soon have an expanded scope of care when working with expectant and new mothers, including prescribing and administering medications. The changes will allow midwives to not only perform more tasks during labour but also provide greater…

Fort McMurray wildfire highlights animal care gaps during natural disasters

A Calgary researcher says the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016 showed how pets are often overlooked in disaster planning. Story continues below Dr. Kim Williams with Mount Royal University’s Centre for Community Disaster Research interviewed 32 evacuees, first responders, veterinarians,…

‘There’s a lot of nails in the coffin:’ MRU’s David Taras on Olympic vote outcome

A lot of factors helped contribute to Tuesday’s unofficial “no” result in the Olympic plebiscite, but the main culprit appears to be the International Olympic Committee’s tarnished brand. This, according to Mount Royal University’s David Taras who joined Global News Morning…

Calgary conference promotes Indigenous fashion: ‘A story behind every design’

Indigenous designers have come from several parts of North America for a fashion conference this week at Calgary’s Mount Royal University. “Indigenous designers, it’s time for them to have a place in the mainstream fashion industry,” conference organizer Veronica Marlowe…

‘I don’t think anybody gets out clean’: Political Scientist David Taras on Calgary Olympic bid

October 30 2018 8:30pm Tue, Oct 30: Mount Royal University’s David Taras joins Global News to discuss the Calgary 2026 Olympic bid. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp…

Virtual soccer try-outs could become reality at one Calgary university

Earning a spot on the Mount Royal University Cougars women’s soccer team may soon go beyond the pitch. The university is exploring how virtual reality might help it recruit players and train athletes already on the team. “It’s the closest…

Mount Royal University eyeing virtual reality technology as asset to soccer program

September 28 2018 7:45pm Fri, Sep 28: It’s cutting edge technology just starting to break into the world of sports. Now, researchers at Mount Royal University are working to find out if virtual reality can help elevate the school’s soccer…