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Mount Royal University breaks new ground on the Riddell Library and Learning Centre

On-site construction to begin this month

SignThe golden shovels hit the dirt on Aug. 19, beginning construction of Mount Royal University's (MRU) new Riddell Library and Learning Centre (RLLC).

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.


Mitacs aims to bring Canada to the forefront of innovation

International field schools help students from across the globe see Canada in a new light

Plane copyStudents from around the world — 473 in total this summer— have come to Canada to create innovations across all manners of academic disciplines through the Mitacs Globalink internship program.

This non-profit research organization offers research and training program opportunities to students from Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Germany and many more countries in hopes of showing how Canadian labs work, and to offer students ways to study in Canada.


Looking into Fort Calgary’s future redevelopment

Historical site wants to continue telling Calgary's story

DSC 0247During Heritage Day festivities on Aug.4, Fort Calgary's President and CEO Sarah-Jane Grutzner announced that the Calgary historical site would go through some redevelopment over the next couple of years.

"It will be an incredible asset to East Village and the whole city to have the birthplace of the city protected and have that land telling that story of Calgary," says Grutzner.


The 50th Battalion on the frontlines of history

Predominantly Calgarian regiment participated in many major First World War encounters.

50thBattalionBand themThe 50th Infantry Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) — later known, starting in 1946, as the King's Own Calgary Regiment —originated when the 103rd Calgary Rifles were formed in 1910, four years prior to the outbreak of the First World War.

Questions were raised about why a militia such as the 103rd Rifles needed to be raised, considering there really wasn't any real threat of invasion of another country. However, the unit was created because of fears of an invasion — an invasion of a different kind.