Mount Royal University
|Latin: Universitas Montis Regius|
|Motto||Quam Bene Non Quantum|
Motto in English
|"How well, not how much."|
|Undergraduates||24,768 (10,551 full-time, 13,571 part-time)|
|41,020 Continuing Education and Extension registrations, 3,667 Languages Institute and International registrations & 9,999 Conservatory course registrations|
|Location||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Campus||Lincoln Park Urban,
|Affiliations||AUCC, U Sports, AACTI, CBIE, CONAHEC|
Mount Royal was founded in 1910 as a primary and secondary school. Mount Royal became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal Junior College (MRC) offering transfer courses to the University of Alberta (founded 1905) and later to the University of Calgary (founded 1966). A war memorial honour roll is dedicated to Mount Royal alumni who have volunteered for active service in the Canadian Forces.
In 1970, Mount Royal launched their Aviation diploma program – one of the first aviation programs to integrate an academic diploma program and flight training. In 1972 Mount Royal moved from several buildings in downtown Calgary to a new campus at Lincoln Park on the south west section of the city – a former airforce base.
It was renamed Mount Royal University in 2009 by the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. In 1995 it launched the Bachelor of Applied Business and Entrepreneurship. Between 1995 and 2007, it had launched 14 applied degrees across all disciplines. By 2008, it had begun to launch additional undergraduate degrees including a Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts. On Feb. 18, 2011 Mount Royal University launched its eighth undergraduate degree – the Bachelor of Education, Elementary. This degree is unique in Alberta for providing students with direct entry into the four-year degree program. The program also prepares students for certification with the Teacher Development and Certification Branch of Alberta Education.
In 2010 there were approximately 12,000 full and part-time credit students enrolled, with an additional 5,000 students in the Music Conservatory and over 50,000 individual non-credit course registrations per year.
Notable alumni of the university include:
- Bruce Mcculloch (Public Relations); successful director, writer, actor and comedian who has won several Gemini awards and received multiple Emmy award nominations. He is best known for his work as a member of The Kids in the Hall and as a writer for Saturday Night Live.
- Doris Anderson (1939); powerful force for change and women’s rights as editor of Chatelaine magazine from 1957 to 1977. She continued her advocacy efforts as Chair of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and President of Fair Vote Canada.
- Paul Brandt (Nursing, 1992); most awarded male country musician in Canadian history. He was a pediatric nurse in 1996 when the release of his first single My Heart Has a History, propelled him to international musical success.
- Norman Kwong (Commercial, 1949); former CFL player and was installed as Alberta’s 15th Lieutenant Governor on Jan. 20, 2005. He was the first person of Chinese heritage to serve in either profession.
- Chris Gailus (Journalism, 1989); Emmy award-winning news anchor. After leaving Calgary in 2000, he worked in Dallas and then New York before joining the Global BC team in Vancouver as weekend anchor.
- Dallas Arcand (Behavioural Science, 2005); world class Native American hoop dancer. In 2007, he was awarded first prize at the Annual World Championship Hoop Dancing Competition in Phoenix.
- John de Chastelain; Canadian soldier and diplomat who heads the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning.
- Bret Hart; professional wrestler.
- Kent Hehr; former Alberta MLA, member of parliament and Minister of Veterans Affairs.
- Alvin Law; motivational speaker.
- Kirby Morrow; professional voice actor.
- Dave Pierce; Emmy-winning composer.
- Alison Redford; Premier of Alberta from 2011 to 2014.
- Kavan Smith; Canadian actor.
- Yuja Wang; classical pianist.
- Fast Facts - About MRU - Mount Royal University
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- Donald Noel Baker, Catch the Gleam: Mount Royal, From College to University, 1910-2009 (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2011).
- http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=4815 War Memorial
- Roome, Patricia (September 10, 2009). "Mount Royal University 99 years in the making". The Calgary Journal.
In 1972 Mount Royal College moved to the Lincoln Park campus located on the former World War II airfield.
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