Clubs of MRU is a new series with the Calgary Journal Podcast that focuses on the different clubs around Mount Royal University campus.

In this four-part series, podcast editor Sam Chipera speaks to the organizers of a range of different clubs, touching on topics such as student engagement, goals, and adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can listen to the series below:

Episode 1: Women’s Rugby

In Episode 1 of the series, host Sam Chipera sits down with the vice-president of MRU’s Women’s Rugby team. They discuss the club’s connections what they’ve been up to this semester, having cancelled their season due to COVID-19.

Episode 2: Club N3rd

In Episode 2, Sam speaks with one of Mount Royal Universities most popular clubs, to learn just how they’ve stayed connected during the pandemic. Club N3rd’s executive, Maria Mikova, talks about about how the club fosters a warm and friendly atmosphere for all those who enjoy gaming, in any form that may take.

Episode 3: MRU Best Buddies

In Episode 3 of Clubs of MRU, host Sam Chipera chats with the MRU branch of Best Buddies, a club that supports those who may be struggling and pairs them up with a ‘buddy’ to help create a safe environment for those who need it.

Episode 4: Cougars Unsolved

In our final episode, Sam Chipera speaks with a mysterious club to learn how they came together under the guise of conspiracy theories. Whether it’s through entertainment or investigation, this club is focused on what hidden secrets are  lurking around them.

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