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ATB Financial Visits MRU's Campus to Reflect on the Impact of their Gift to the Indigenous Housing Program
ATB Financial’s generous donation to the Indigenous Housing Program allows students and their families to reside on campus and have access to the many resources and supports offered through Mount Royal University’s Iniskim Centre.

Second World War Pilot Ken Lett Donates $2.4 Million to MRU Aviation Program
A Second World War veteran who flew Spitfires in combat, survived the harrowing invasion of Normandy, served in the Cold War and then found success in the aviation support industry, Ken Lett has lived a life dedicated to the skies. Now, at 97, he is giving back to a new generation of pilots with a $2.4 million donation to the Mount Royal University Aviation Diploma program.

Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation Donating $1.4 M to Aavance Indigenous Business Leaders at MRU
The gift will fund a chair position in the Indigenous Business and Economic Development concentration. The initiative will see the two institutions collaborating to deliver a new program in Indigenous Business and Economic Development (IBED) as a degree concentration within the Bachelor of Business Administration.

Alumna Shannon Pestun Creates a Gifting Circle Bursary
Shannon Pestun knows firsthand that the generosity of others has the power to change lives. That’s why it was particularly meaningful for Pestun to create the Gifting Circle Bursary for Indigenous Women in Entrepreneurship, aimed at supporting Indigenous women students studying business and entrepreneurship at MRU.

RBC Foundation Supports Continuation of Two Growth and Innovation Programs
In support of work-integrated learning opportunities for students, Mount Royal University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was recently the recipient of a generous gift of $525,000 from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Foundation. The donation will be broken down into $175,000 per year over three years, with the grant to be divided over two programs.

Celebrating the Life of Agnes Stephanson Cooke
Mount Royal lost one of its treasured community members in April. Agnes Cooke had a great impact across Mount Royal, in various faculties, programs and with students especially those who are part of under-represented groups. Agnes will truly be missed on campus, but her memory will live on through the lives she touched.

Taylor Family Foundation Donates $15 Million
This gift from Don and Ruth Taylor will allow Mount Royal University to increase access to a post-secondary education for Albertans and enrich the student experience.

An Expression of Gratitude Opens Doors for Student Entrepreneurs
A group of alumni come together to make a collective donation to the LaunchPad program as a way to express their appreciation to MRU’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Finding a Home for an All-Star Collection
'Significant' sports memorabilia collection gifted to MRU.

Alumnus Trevor Chambers Looks Back on the Impact of his Work-Integrated Learning Experience as a MRU Student
Alumni who have participated in such placements often reflect on the competitive advantage it gave them when looking for work after graduation.