MRSA Annual General Meeting
You are invited to attend, or watch, the online Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 17 from 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Members will receive links via email to attend the online meeting or to watch the live stream.
If you are unable to join us, the meeting will be recorded and made available to members.
Please note, access to the live stream will only be available to @mtroyal.ca email accounts.
Staff are invited to submit questions and comments for the Executive Board ahead of, and during, the meeting.
Collective Agreement Article 7.3 states:
“Time off with pay shall be granted up to a total of two and a half (2.5) hours to be used over two meetings to Association members for the purpose of attending the Annual General Meeting and the General Meeting provided these occur during the Employee’s normal working hours…”
We hope you can join us.
MRSA Coffee Chat
You are invited to join us for coffee and conversation on November 23 from 10-10:30 a.m. via Google Meet. Please click this link or copy and paste this URL in your browser:
This will be recorded for those who are able to attend. The October Coffee Chat recording can be found here.
MRSA Social Committee
The Social Committee will continue virtual events for the months of November and December. Thank you to all of you who participated in sending us photos of yourselves in Orange Shirts in recognition of Sept. 30th Orange Shirt Day. There is no shortage of events coming up, we hope you’ll participate in one or two; you can find more information listed below on our upcoming events.
Documentary at Lunch
Please join us in Google Meet on Nov. 25, 2021. 12:00 - 12:55 p.m.
Title: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
We look forward to gathering virtually to watch this informative and cute documentary about the lemurs of Madagascar. Add the Google Meet link to your calendar now, so you don’t forget to join us! As well, this documentary is connected to our November crossword puzzle, see more information below.
November Crossword Puzzle
This month’s crossword puzzle is connected to the Documentary at Lunch on Nov. 25. Watch the documentary with us and then participate by completing this puzzle prior to Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Make a copy of this November Crossword Puzzle and share your correctly completed puzzle with Charissa Hovdebo at the MRSA Social email account (email@example.com) to enter a draw for a $20.00 gift card.
Finishing School (No class Nov. 11)
Edith Koprek is here for you every Thursday at lunchtime if you are also a fabric arts artist. Maybe you knit, crochet, do macrame or something else, please join us virtually on Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Finishing school will run until December 23 and then will start up again in January. Stay tuned for information about Finishing School starting up again in 2022.
Gingerbread House Competition
We will be hosting our annual Gingerbread House Competition again this year, although it may look a bit different (not in person) we hope you will gather in small teams or as an individual to participate live via Google Meet! More details will be coming soon...
Recognition of Important Dates
The MRSA Social Committee would like to recognize the following important events for the month of November: All Saint’s Day (Christianity), Durga Puja (Hinduism), Bandi Chhor Divas (Sikh), Diwali (hinduism/Sikhism), Mahavira Nirvana and Diwali (Jain), The Birth of the Bab (Baha’i), The Birth of the Baha’ulah (Baha’i), Remembrance Day, Birthday of Buru Nanak Dev Sahib (Sikhism), Transgender Day of Remembrance, Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdon (Sikhism), Day of the Covenant (Baha'i), Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha (Baha'i), First Day of Advent (Christianity), Hanukkah (Judaism)
If you would like to inform the Social Committee of any special In an effort to become more inclusive, the Social Committee would like your feedback to help us become aware of any events or special dates that you celebrate please fill that you would like acknowledged by the Social Committee. Fill in this form to share them with uslet us know. Submissions will be anonymous unless you would like to provide your name to help with an event.
If you would like to contact the Social Committee, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Social Committee events and activities are open to all MRSA Members.
MRSA Staff Lounge
For staff working on campus, the MRSA staff lounge is open. We have worked with Environmental Health and Safety to ensure COVID-19 measures are being followed. The furniture has been arranged to ensure appropriate physical distancing including only one chair per table. Wipes and hand sanitizer have been placed in the lounge.
To ensure this space continues to be available please follow these measures:
-Masks must be worn in the staff lounge except when eating or drinking.
-One person per table or couch - please do not move tables or chairs.
-Wipe down microwaves and fridge after use.
-Wipe down faucets and the water filter lever after use.
-Wipe down the table and chair or couch that you use.
-Wipe down the TV remote after use.
-Please follow safe handwashing practices.
Events and Activities
Reminder: Choose your 2022 HSA and PSA options between November 1 and 12
All employees with benefits can choose to divert funds from their health spending account (HSA) to a personal spending account (PSA); the PSA covers a wide range of health-related goods and services, including fitness equipment, classes and clothing. Read about your options here. Employees will receive an email from Benefits with instructions on how to make your choice. If you do not respond, your funds will revert to HSA only.
Mount Royal University: Student Massage Therapy Clinic is Open
Fall 2021 appointments are now available!
Whether you need a relaxation massage or have a condition that requires a therapeutic treatment, our students are trained to the highest standards nationally and can meet your needs. Book Now
The $30 fee for one-hour massage treatments supports our student scholarships. Present your MRU OneCard for a special MRU Advantage rate of $20. Please bring exact change or a cheque.
The Massage Therapy Student Practicum Clinic is located in EC 2120 in the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning. Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment (for example, be at the clinic (EC 2120) at 12:45 p.m. for a 1 p.m. appointment) so your student therapist can take you through the necessary protocols. If you’re running late, call 403-440-6866.
COVID-19 update and protocols
Masks or face coverings are mandatory in indoor spaces on the Mount Royal campus, including the Massage Therapy Student Practicum Clinic. This applies to student therapists, employees, clients and visitors. Please bring your own mask or face covering. Visit Mount Royal’s COVID-19 website for the latest requirements.
For more information, please visit our website: mru.ca/bookamassage
Thank you for supporting our students. The experience they gain in the clinic is a critical piece of their education and we are proud to provide this vital service to our community. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you.