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True Blue
Greetings from your new Director of Alumni Relations

What is your favourite memory of your time at Mount Royal University? Maybe it was a great conversation with a professor, or going on that first date with the person who turned out to be the love of your life. Maybe it was that incredible game you played as a Cougar, or working on a class project that helped you discover the career of which you had only dreamed. Maybe it was the sense of possibility and community you felt every time you stepped foot on campus.

Whatever it was that made your time here special, I would love to hear about it.

I'm your new Director of Alumni Relations, and I'm here to lead our team in providing experiences and opportunities that continue to enrich your life experience, well beyond your time as a student on campus.

So if you'd like to know about the latest happenings on campus (hint: there's a lot!), or if you want to share your memories of being a student or the impact Mount Royal has had on your life, then please reach out via phone or email. I would be thrilled to hear from you!

Sincerely yours,

Eleanor Finger
Director, Alumni Relations

P.S. We have two events in our Alumni Speaker Series coming up soon, including a talk by Todd Hirsch taking place at the Calgary Petroleum Club. See below for more details and I hope to meet you in person there.
Alumni Speaker Series
Improve your financial literacy with the Alumni Speaker Series. Registration is free, but space is limited — our first session sold out, so reserve your spot today

April 20: Women, Wine and Wisdom
with Anthea Law, BA, LLB; and alumna Christine Lang, BA (Econ), CPA, CGA, CCS
Learn about financial fundamentals of estate planning, tax benefits of charitable giving, planning for blended families and more.

May 4: Rebuilding Alberta's Economy in 2017
with Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial
Join economist Todd Hirsch for a discussion on the state of Alberta's economy after two years of recession and its recovery in the face of US trade deal worries, high unemployment and housing market concerns.
MRU Nursing turns 50
We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mount Royal University nursing program this year, and we want to get in touch with as many nursing alumni as possible! Please take a moment to update your contact information and spread the word to your fellow MRU nurses, so we can celebrate with you.

Update your contact information ►
Summit magazine
Checking in with MRU alumni
Leave it to the broadcasting program to produce 2000’s king of karaoke. This month, we check in with Hugh Baker — who also happens to be the winner of January's #MRUAlumniConnects contest!

Get to know Hugh ►
We’d love to share your story! Email and you could be featured in an upcoming issue of True Blue or Summit magazine.
As far back as human history goes, there have been those whose innovation has undeniably changed the world — innovators, disruptors, moonshooters. AccuEye AS, TikTiks and Meticulon are cutting-edge tech startups created by MRU alumni to challenge the status quo.

Read the story in Summit
Primarily, It's a Party
Primarily, it's for the students
The Interior Design Alumni Chapter hosted its signature event last month, bringing together more than 500 industry professionals, students and friends. Since its inception, Primarily, It’s a Party has grown to be Calgary’s premier interior design industry event, and continues to flourish year after year. In the past five years alone, it’s raised more than $125,000 — all of which goes directly to supporting students of the MRU Interior Design program, funding scholarships, supplies and graduation gifts.

Congratulations to the chapter and event committee on another successful party!
MRU Alumni Relations is now on Instagram! We’re sharing alumni and Mount Royal community photos and want to see yours. Follow @MRUAlumni and we’ll follow you back.
Bella Concert Hall
April at the Conservatory
Alumni receive special rates for Conservatory concerts, including these great shows:

April 22: Pedrito Martinez Group
April 23: The Queen, the Bear and the Bumblebee
April 30: Leon Leontaridis and Guests
April 30: International Jazz Day

Get tickets ►
Cougars Night
Cougar Night
MRU Athletics held their annual Cougar Night awards ceremony on March 30, celebrating outstanding student athletes. Among those recognized were hockey players Cam Maclise, one of Canada's top university players, and Sarah Weninger, whose work with the HEROS Hockey program had a profound impact on the community.

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Mount Royal news

Innovators to compete for a boost to their business
LaunchPad 2017 promises some stiff competition

MRU celebrates milestones in Indigenous education
Iniskim Centre toasts 10 years, while Aboriginal Education Program prepares to mark 25th anniversary

Entrepreneurs branch out with StartupTree
Mount Royal one of the first Canadian universities to join entrepreneurial engagement site

MRU reps in China to help realize internationalization goals
Students from abroad can also explore Express Entry to Canada
Mount Royal University Alumni Relations
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Calgary, Alberta T3E 6K6