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MacEwan in the news: Sept. 12 – 23

Submitted by on 2018/09/26 – 8:30 am

Faculty in the News

Global TV – Dr. Michael Roberts, School of Business, was interviewed about a realtor who auctioning off a house with a starting bid of $1.00

CTV – Dr. Michael Roberts, School of Business, was interviewed about a provincial advertising campaign for the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Global TV – Dr. Chaldeans Mensah, political science, was interviewed about the provincial NDP positioning itself as the party for working Albertans.

VUE Weekly – What can social justice learn from religion Dr. Junaid Jahangir, economics, wrote an op/ed about inclusion during the Pride Parade.

VUE Weekly – MacEwan University is the latest post-secondary institution to apply Restorative Justice Theory to plagiarism Paul Sopcak, academic integrity coordinator, was interviewed for this article.

OMNY FM – Dr. Junaid Jahangir, economics, was interviewed about a Christian pastor who says homosexuals are demonic.


In the previous Media Scan, there was link to a research story on the Franklin Expedition. Dr. Treena Swanston, assistant professor in biological sciences and anthropology, and multi-university research team conducted tests to determine if the Franklin crew members died of lead poisoning.

The research study was also featured in:

Western News – Study questions lead role in Expedition deaths

Global News – Lead poisoning eliminated as pivotal role in Franklin Expedition deaths

Laboratory Equipment – Researchers Question Lead Poisoning in Franklin Expedition Deaths

CBC – Researchers raise doubts about cause of death of Franklin Expedition members 

CBC – Saskatoon’s synchrotron helps debunk Franklin Expedition lead-poisoning theory

CBC –Research suggests lead poisoning wasn’t major cause of Franklin expedition deaths

Daily Mail – Sailors on doomed 19th Century Franklin expedition seeking the Northwest Passage DIDN’T die from lead poisoning

New Scientist –Doomed crew seeking Northwest Passage didn’t die from lead poisoning – New analysis finds lead poisoning didn’t kill Franklin Expedition crew 

Sea Magazine – Doomed 19th Century Arctic Expedition Wasn’t Brought Down by Lead Poisoning, Study Finds 

General Stories in the News

CBC – Thales to have Metro line fully operational by December

Edmonton Journal – Provincial university tuition and fee guidelines coming this fall  This story features a 2017 quote from former president David Atkinson.

St. Albert Gazette – Scholarships add up for MacEwan student Second year student Anna Klick has received enough scholarships to cover the entire cost of tuition.

Arts and Culture in the News

Calgary Herald – Mandy Morris has a diploma in vocal performance and now teaches voice and piano at the Chinook School of Music in Calgary.

Griffins in the News

Edmonton Sun – Oilers rookies rout NAIT – MacEwan squad 9 – 1 in lopsided win

Athabasca Advocate – Local hero comes home Twenty-three-year-old Nakehko Lamothe plays for the Grant MacEwan University Griffins