April updates from your VP Academic: Research and Scholarship Days, academic accommodations, and a new REC team!

Categories: Representation


The Representation Executive Council (REC) is hard at work representing your interests to Mount Royal, all three levels of government, and beyond – but lots of that work happens outside of the public eye. We’re publishing monthly guest posts by your VP Academic, Cordelia Snowdon, to keep you informed and to give you a peek at what your student reps are working on behind the scenes.

REC Elections: Welcoming Your New REC Team

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2018 Representation Executive Council (REC) Elections! Your 2018/2019 REC team includes President-Elect Andrew Nguyen, VP External-Elect Amanda LeBlanc, and VP Student Life-Elect Shayla Breen, and I will be continuing on as your VP Academic. The incoming team will take office in May, so keep an eye out for updates on projects we are planning for the upcoming academic year. I look forward to working with the new team to represent students!

Advocacy: Academic Accommodations

Students have told me about situations where their academic accommodations have not been provided in some classes. Academic accommodations are a part of having a universally accessible environment, and all students deserve equal opportunity to participate and to achieve academic success. I am working with individuals in SAMRU and MRU to find ways to improve faculty responses to the accommodation needs of students, and I will be creating opportunities in the near future to inform students about their academic accommodation rights.

Research and Scholarship Days March 26-29 and April 3-9

We are in the midst of the MRU Research and Scholarship Days, and there is still time to check out posters and presentations by students and faculty. The full event schedule can be found here. Upcoming events include Psychology 18 on April 5th and Health & Physical Education Research Day on April 9th.


Upcoming Events

SAMRU Stress Less Programming – April 11th – April 17th

MRU General Faculties Council – April 19, 2018 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Jenkins Theatre