Archived: November Updates from your VP Academic: Campus Buzz, student rights, and planning life post-graduation

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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.


Campus Buzz with SAMRU & MRU – November 15th – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

This semester we are expanding our Town Hall meeting to include not only the MRU and SAMRU Presidents, but also the MRU Provost and the SAMRU VP Academic. We will be answering questions about the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre, Fall Reading Week, and full year registration. Drop by to ask questions and learn more about exciting things happening on campus!

Increasing Awareness of Student Rights

Your VP Student Life, Madelaine McCracken, and I are working to provide more information about your rights as students and the importance of various deadlines. We will be bringing information booths to Main Street and will provide reminders about these important dates.

This month: the last day to withdraw from a course with a W grade is November 17th.  As stated in the Grades and Examinations Policy, you should receive no less than 25% of your final grade by Monday November 13th. This is to ensure that you can make an informed decision about continuing with or withdrawing from a course. If you have an advocacy concern related to the 25% or other advocacy concerns as an individual student, please contact the SAMRU Student Advocacy office at:

Planning for Life after Graduation 

In my meetings with members of student academic clubs, a request that has been consistently raised is for more information to help students prepare for life after graduation. This includes information about what jobs they can get with their degrees, and how their degree fits in with others in related fields, as well as which research or volunteer opportunities will prepare them for work or grad school. I will continue to bring these concerns to partners across the university so students can feel more prepared for what awaits them after convocation.

Upcoming Events

Campus Buzz with SAMRU & MRU – November 15, 2017 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Wyckham House

MRU General Faculties Council – November 16, 2017 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Jenkins Theatre

MRU General Faculties Council – December 14, 2017 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Jenkins Theatre