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MacEwan in the news: October 10 to 22, 2017

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‘He has a calming effect’: MacEwan University researchers looks at effects of pets in class
Melanie Neumeier and Andrea Chute, assistant professors in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, founded the PAWSS program of which Chute’s dog, Gizmo, is a part of.

There’s a lot of social isolation’: Research aims to make aging immigrants feel more included
Hongmei Tong, an assistant professor in social work, is conducting focus groups with elderly immigrants from Asia who face isolation and social exclusion due to their age and inability to speak fluent English.

Edmonton Journal
Research project looks at aging immigrants struggling in Edmonton
Hongmei Tong is now starting five years of research on barriers seniors face in getting involved in their communities.

Low turnout expected at Monday’s election: Poli sci professor
“I think everything is portending a low voter turnout,” says Dr. Chaldeans Mensah, political science prof.

Edmonton Journal
Edmonton Sun

Treaty 6, Métis Nation flags to fly permanently over MacEwan University
Deborah Saucier, who became the university’s first female Indigenous president in July, said creating a permanent place for the flags was one step in honouring the calls to action set forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Edmonton Journal
The John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery is Edmonton’s newest art gallery
The mandate of the gallery is to be a public and free gallery featuring contemporary works, and the opening show is the work of seven former MacEwan University art students.

Huffington Post
I Refuse To Let My Ahmadi Friend Stand Alone In The Face Of Racism
Dr. Junaid Jahangir, economics, wrote an op/ed about the suffering of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan.


Global TV
Chaldeans Mensah was interviewed about the municipal election.

Global TV
Chaldeans Mensah was interviewed about the municipal election results.

Global TV
Treaty 6, Métis Nation flags permanently raised at MacEwan University.

CTV interviewed four players from the men’s hockey team whose fathers all played in the NHL. Clip not available.

Global TV
Researchers test scary sounds at Deadmonton haunted house
Researchers at MacEwan University think a certain sound might be frightening. Associate Professsor Rodney Schmaltz (psychology) was interviewed.


Dean Allan Gilliland discussed the “Alberta Suite” written for the Primetime Big Band out of Calgary. Clip not available.