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When visiting dignitaries, celebrities, guest speakers or musicians visit Wyckham House it’s reasonable to expect that photographs will be taken and some of these photographs might be published in the media, including on-campus media like The Reflector. When the public is invited to attend events like these, the event can be considered a ‘public’ event, and MRU students (along with staff, faculty, and other guests) attending the event can reasonably assume that anyone, including the media, can take photographs without first obtaining written or oral permission from the subjects they are photographing.

In all of these cases, your Students’ Association requires photographers and videographers – both professional and amateur – toapply for and receive a media pass before photographing within Wyckham House.

So what about other events happening within Wyckham House? Generally all events that take place in Wyckham House are open to the public in some way. You might see a photographer or videographer who works for SAMRU taking photos at events in Wyckham House both large and small. These staff members will not have a media pass, but you’ll probably recognize them from the halls of MRU and throughout Wyckham House.

How does SAMRU use these photos? Well, the fun photos of students taking advantage of everything that we have to offer usually go up on our Facebook page for starters. We might also use the photos we take in our digital displays, our online newsletter, our website, our Annual Report, or in other materials we produce not limited to this brief list.

“If a person has concerns about photographs taken of them at school, they should discuss their concerns” said Jackie Fisher, Director of Student Services for the Students’ Association. While we always try to be discreet and respectful while selecting photos to use, if you don’t want your photo taken in a small group setting – just let the photographer know.

If you have any questions with respect to our policies concerning the handling of your personal information, or if you wish to request access to, or correction of, your personal information under our care and control, or if you wish to make a complaint about how the SAMRU handles your personal information, please contact the Executive Director of the Students’ Association or his or her designate as follows:

Marcy Fogal, Executive Director
The Students’ Association of Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary AB
T3E 6K6
Phone: (403) 440-6415

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