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Mount Royal University

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Motto  Quam Bene Non Quantum
Endowment  C$99M
Academic staff  740
Phone  +1 403-440-6111
Mascot  Calvin
Type  Public
President  David Docherty
Total enrollment  11,787 (2014)
Province  Alberta
Founded  16 December 1910
Mount Royal University

Motto in English  "How well, not how much."
Address  4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6, Canada
Undergraduate tuition and fees  5,900 CAD (2011), International tuition: 12,200 CAD (2011)
Notable alumni  Paul Brandt, Chris Gailus, John de Chastelain, Bruce McCulloch, Yuja Wang
Similar  University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic, Bow Valley College, MacEwan University, University of Lethbridge

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Mount Royal University (MRU) is a public university in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


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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

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.
  • References

    Mount Royal University Wikipedia