Category: Welcome

Advocacy Built on Involvement

By Melanie Peacock (2021-04-13) As an educator I incorporate many ways for students to reflect upon their acquired knowledge and experiences and to critically think about how to effectively apply these. I expect no less from myself. Having served on numerous MRFA committees, including… Continue Reading “Advocacy Built on Involvement”

Where to Place Your Trust: In Magic or in Organizing?

Marc Schroeder (2021-04-14) It’d be comforting to believe in magic. By the time we return to teaching this fall, our current round of collective bargaining will be nearing its second birthday. Despite overwhelming evidence that MRU’s Board has no interest in accepting anything other… Continue Reading “Where to Place Your Trust: In Magic or in Organizing?”

From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs in Learning

AnneMarie Dorland (2021-04-14) We are all breaking down. As our mental health, our work, our research and our learning are changed in the crucible of this pandemic year, we’re all experiencing the breakdown of both our expectations and our realities. And the process of… Continue Reading “From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs in Learning”

Logo Lessons: Working With a Professional Information Designer

One of the amazing benefits of working at a university is having colleagues with extraordinary knowledge and skills. Tasked with creating a new logo for the MRFA, the Communications Committee leaned heavily on the expertise of two members in particular, Professors AnneMarie Dorland (Marketing)… Continue Reading “Logo Lessons: Working With a Professional Information Designer”

Four Hundred and Two Days Later: What We’ve Learned in the Bridge to Canadian Nursing Program

Holly Crowe RN, BScN, MN (2021-04-15) Four hundred and two is the number of days it has been since I have stood beside one of my esteemed colleagues in the Bridge to Canadian Nursing (BCN) program, a small but tight-knit family who now look… Continue Reading “Four Hundred and Two Days Later: What We’ve Learned in the Bridge to Canadian Nursing Program”