News and Announcements

Job opportunity at MRU

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 13:09

As some of you may have heard (official announcement coming shortly), MRU secured funding and has established a new Centre for Community Disaster Research. I'll be serving as Director of the CCDR for at least the next three years.

As part of the Centre's launching, I have a paid position for student to serve as Office Manager & Coordinator. The student will be engaged in event planning (especially related to our kickoff event September 19), communication with key stakeholders, and working with our web developer on content for the site. It's a part-time job, but should extend through the Fall.

Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information and application.


Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing

Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:44

Call For Submissions

Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing

The book award is set at five thousand dollars and the magazine award is set at two thousand dollars. Both awards are made available to freelance writers of non-fiction for social justice writing that is exceptionally written, well researched and demonstrates excellence of storytelling. The Book and Magazine awards are unique in that they are generally awarded before the writer completes a book or magazine project for publication.

More information here



Friday, 23 May 2014 14:42

The Project:

This research project is funded by the Institute for Environmental Sustainability at Mount Royal University. The purpose of the project is to investigate how the market prices of the bonds of certain emerging-market nations respond to environmental risk factors. This is a multidisciplinary project which bridges the disciplines of finance, economics, policy studies, political science, environmental studies and journalism. Research Assistants involved in this project will gain an understanding of media monitoring and information extraction, global financial markets, emerging market economies and markets, and environmental risks facing the developing world.

More information and Application here


New Canadian Media Work Opportunitites

Friday, 23 May 2014 14:36

Reporters – all locations in Canada

We are looking for reporters to cover assignments, file news briefs and features to our website. The most successful candidates will demonstrate familiarity with and our mission, which is outlined in About Us. We recommend you invest some time reviewing our site to make sure your work aligns with our mission. Our audience includes all Canadians, but we represent the immigrant perspective.
We specifically encourage multimedia content.

More information


THE MICHELLE LANG FELLOWSHIP - Application Deadline May 30

Friday, 16 May 2014 08:20

Michelle Lang’s journalism probed politicians, highlighted injustices, explored solutions to health care problems and told the stories of ordinary Canadians in extraordinary circumstances. The Michelle Lang Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a student of any discipline to apply his or her passion for writing and interest in current events to a full year of reporting in two of Canada’s busiest newsroom.

The goal of the fellowship is to offer a year’s worth of reporting and writing experience to an individual who has expressed a desire to launch a career in journalism and has a record of academic excellence. At the Calgary herald, the fellow will hone skills at a major metro daily. At the Parliamentary Bureau of the Ottawa Citizen, which serves Postmedia papers across the country, there will be opportunities to work on stories of national interest. Both environments will provide a welcoming, collaborative experience in which to learn and be inspired. 

Read more: THE MICHELLE LANG FELLOWSHIP - Application Deadline May 30


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