From political science to feminist theory; women's studies is the perfect home for one Mount Royal teacher

As a student, Maki Motapanyane always believed she would end up in government, so she was surprised when she discovered her passion for women’s studies. She began teaching at Mount Royal University (MRU), hoping to have her students carry the values she teaches them around in their day to day lives.

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Millennial Missionaries: The few who are defying their generation’s turn against religion

“What is the purpose of life?”

A 2015 survey, held by the Angus Reid Institute, found the generation most preoccupied with this question is Millennials. Millennials also took the lead on concerns such as “What happens after death?” and “How Can I Experience Happiness?” However, most millennials are not turning to organized religion for the answers.

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Bert Gilling turns passion for hockey into accomplished coaching career

Bert Gilling parlayed his passion for hockey into a scholarship at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and later a position as an assistant coach at Bemidji State University. Gilling loved the job but uprooted his family after being offered a head coaching position at Mount Royal University. Now, in his third year leading the men’s hockey team, Gilling is continuing to work hard to improve the program.

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Teacher, mother and entrepreneur: Calgary music teacher takes passion for music one step further

When Calgary musician Lauren Ireland was a teenager, she couldn’t have imagined that she would one day work with the likes of Bobby McFerrin and Paul Brandt, release an album with her band Minerva, or perform at Carnegie Hall.

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