Docherty reveals details on school's new strategic plan
Mount Royal University President David Docherty stepped up to the podium in Ross Glen Hall to deliver his annual fall address on Aug. 26 and much of his 40-minute speech was made up of good news, certainly more than his 2013 address when MRU — like many post-secondary institutions across Alberta — was reeling from provincial budget cuts.
One of the positive things Docherty mentioned was the encouraging conversations he has had with Progressive Conservative leadership candidates, specifically Jim Prentice, about how funding could be restored to MRU's operating budget. Prentice recently vowed to restore the post-secondary funding lost in the 2013 budget.
Optimism reigns as two young Calgary teams wrap up summer training for the AJHL
The machine-gun clacking of pucks against boards; the shrill sound of whistle after whistle as drills are called; echoing whoops as a goal is scored or the telltale scrape of a short stop.
In the lead-up to a fresh season of AJHL hockey, the Canucks have been training hard. Watching an intra-team scrimmage is an intense experience.
Those associated with the team would hope that, due to finishing two straight years out of the playoffs, the Canucks are looking to get their mojo back.The energy crackling in the arena feels like a good omen.
Leadership candidates strive to restore reputation of Progressive Conservative party in the eyes of Albertans
Lukazuk, McIver and Prentice go one-on-one with the Journal
It is inarguable that trust is the buzzword of the 2014 Progressive Conservative leadership election that is taking place Sept.6 (with a possible second round of voting on Sept. 20). It has been and continues to be the chief priority of the three leadership candidates — Thomas Lukaszuk, Ric McIver and Jim Prentice — to convince Albertans that they are the man who can restore trust and confidence in the PC Party after that trust has been severely compromised due to the various controversies surround former Premier Alison Redford. Gaining the trust of party members and Albertan citizens is perhaps not just pivotal to come away with a victory this month, but also to ensure the health of the PC leadership dynasty going forward.
On-site construction to begin this month
This facility — which university officials hope becomes the intellectual heart and soul of the university — is slated to open in early 2017.
Along with breaking ground at the Aug. 19 ceremony, the building's design concept was unveiled at the location of the new library on Richard Road S.W., across the street from MRU's new Conservatory and the Bella Concert Hall.