Announcements and Events


Friday, 03 October 2014 08:26

Advice for New Journalists

Slide show presentation here


Call for Student Reps

Thursday, 25 September 2014 11:19

Are you vested in the program and have ideas to make it better? 
Can you speak broadly for the interests of your student colleagues?
I'm looking for a handful of students in the 3rd or 4th year of the program who want to speak on behalf of the program and to sit on various committees, including:
  •  As the Journalism program student rep for the Faculty of Communication Studies Faculty Council, which will meet formally at least 4 times during the year, with the first meeting to be held on Monday from 3-5 p.m. Please let Shauna know ASAP if this sounds like an opportunity for you. We want someone who would feel comfortable asking questions in Journalism students' interests and being a part of this faculty group. (1 position -- needed ASAP)
  • As part of the Chair's Student Advisory Group, to provide feedback and suggestions on curricular changes and other matters throughout the year. The group will meet only once or twice during the year, but will mostly be responding to periodic email queries from Shauna, and/or 1-on-1 conversations about the program and it's future direction (4-6 positions, depending on interest -- needed ASAP as feedback is needed on some curricular changes)
  • To be the Journalism Representative on the Student Advisory Group (SAG) to meet with Dean Marc Chikinda and student reps from PR, Broadcast and Info Design. This involves only one meeting (usually with pizza) and happens on a date to be determined late in the winter semester/early spring. We need someone who can speak up to the dean about the needs of students, particularly in light of pending budget cuts. (1 position)
Please let Shauna know if you're interested in these opportunities. They are all positions worthy of listing on your resume as they will show leadership qualities!
Shauna Snow-Capparelli, Associate Professor
Chair, Bachelor of Communication-Journalism
Faculty of Communication Studies 
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Monthly Speaker's Series of Canadian Ethnic Media Association in Calgary, Wed. October 1

Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:51

Please join us for our next monthly meeting, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Featuring Councillor Sean Chu – Ward 4

Canadian Ethnic Media Association Speaker's Series In Calgary

More information here



The Institute for Environmental Sustainability invites you to our first seminar of the 2014/15 series

Thursday, 11 September 2014 14:54

Peter MacConnachie is the Senior Sustainability Issues Management Specialist at Suncor Energy. He has worked in technical, marketing and business development roles over his career. Peter has also worked extensively in the fields of alternate fuels and the assessment of emerging energy technologies. In his current position, Peter’s role is to “look over the horizon” to identify future issues for Suncor and the oil sands industry. He is one of the co-authors of Suncor’s oil sands blog which addresses issues relevant to oil sands in a larger energy context:

Time:September 17, 1-2 pm

Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning, EC1135

Everyone is welcome.

Light refreshments


IMPORTANT - New "Permanent" folder on Mac HDs in O-wing

Friday, 05 September 2014 09:20

There is now a new folder on the Macintosh HD called "Permanent" (as per attached image). If a user wishes to save content (temporarily) to a "safe" place locally on a Mac, this is now the place to save files etc instead of the "Public" folder on the desktop (which users have been used to in the past).

The "Public" folder will still remain on the desktop however it is not meant to be used for saving files to, as all content will now be purged from this folder every time a user logs off. Anything saved in the "Permanent" folder will stick around unless someone deletes the files. All users do have full read/write access to both locations though, so please keep this in mind.

The following message will be temporarily taped to the monitors in rooms O-231, O-235, O-239 and the edit suites... "Don't save to "Public" folder on Desktop! Contents are now deleted when you log off. The "Permanent" folder on "Macintosh HD" is the new place to save content (temporarily)."


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