Fall EDT Application Period opens August 15
If you have any professional or personal development courses that begin between September 1 - December 31, you can apply for funding through the MRSA EDT Committee.
Applications are submitted via the EDT database. The fall application period closes November 15.
New changes to EDT for 2019-2020!
We are making some changes to our EDT policies to provide some more flexibility to our membership. A summary of changes can be found below. More details on each of these changes can be found on the EDT website GUIDELINES, POLICY, and FAQs pages.
PILOT PROGRAM: Travel and accommodations expenses
- The Professional application maximum dollar payout is now $3,000 per application (note that 100% reimbursement may not be possible. The amount reimbursed depends on: the number of applications submitted, the amounts requested, and the amount allocated to funding period)
Professional activities eligible
- Transportation costs:
- Flights, trains, buses, and mileage eligible for reimbursement
- Maximum of $1500 CAD return
- Local transportation (transit/mileage in Calgary or at event) and parking costs are not included in eligibility
- Accommodations expenses
- Up to $200 CAD per eligible night
- Eligible nights include each night of the event and night before and after the event if used
Detailed receipts are required for travel and accommodations costs. Screen shot estimates may be used only as placeholders for events taking place after the application period has closed; receipts need to be combined with other required documentation and added to the application before it will be processed
SEE THE EDT GUIDELINES FOR FULL ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS
Contact the EDT Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if looking for assistance with submitting applications.
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The cost of the conference registration fee is eligible for EDT Funding. Please contact the EDT Committee at email@example.com with any questions or if looking for assistance with submitting applications.
Enter your name for a chance to win one of two complimentary general registration tickets. The lucky MRSA winners will be selected on Friday, October 4.
New Mount Royal University Code of Conduct disclosure form for all employees
New provincial legislation requires employees at all public agencies and post-secondary institutions in Alberta to adhere to a new Code of Conduct. The Conflict of Interest Act legislates that our Code must cover potential conflicts related to:
- interests in a business, contract or transaction
- acceptance of gifts and hospitality
- outside employment, paid appointments and businesses
- acting in self-interest or furthering private interests
- use of University resources for outside activities
Any employee with an actual or perceived conflict of interest must disclose it to a direct supervisor, and all employees are required to complete this disclosure form, either to indicate that no conflict of interest exists or to initiate a review process. This form must be completed by September 30.
Individual cases will be reviewed by an employee's supervisor or by Trika Macdonald, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources, to determine if there is a real or perceived conflict and, if so, whether the conflict can be managed. The Collective Agreements will guide this process.
A reminder about these important exceptions:
- Contract faculty who teach at another post-secondary institution or who teach no more than two three-credit equivalent courses a semester are not considered to have a conflict of interest and are not required to disclose.
- Non-academic staff who work 20 hours per week or less at another job outside of their normal working hours at MRU are not considered to have a conflict of interest and are not required to disclose.
- The Code does not limit any of the rights set out in Collective Agreements.
Help is available from Human Resources. Please review frequently asked questions on the MRU website. If your question is not answered there, contact the HR business partner for your area or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about the Code of Conduct here.
Notification of demonstrators on campus
Demonstrators and the images they display can be upsetting to people. To receive an alert when the protesters are present download the new MRU Now safety app for iOS and Android, and contact email@example.com to be added to a Google group.