The Mount Royal Staff Association endeavors to maintain a mutual and respectful relationship between the Staff and Mount Royal University. The MRSA has the responsibility of ensuring fair and equitable working conditions for staff and strives to uphold a constant communication link between the staff and the University. We recognize and promote important contributions and continued efforts of our staff. In a collaborative effort, the MRSA and Support Staff build the foundation of strength upon which the University rests.
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Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


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The MRSA's vision is to foster an organizational culture of ongoing recognition and respect as an equal partner within the MRU community.


MRSA Executive Board 2014-2015

As of July 1, 2014, the following members will make up the MRSA Executive Board:

Baset Zarrug


IT Services

Maureen Bedard



Rona Reitsema


Child & Youth Studies

Sarah Hamilton

Board of Governors

Enrolment Services

Karen Hiebert

Director at Large

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Jhoseling Garcia

Director at Large

Lab Resource Centre

Kirsten Garcia

Director at Large


Cheryl Melatdoost

Director at Large

Faculty of Science & Technology

Kelsey Mullen

Director at Large

Enrolment Services

Charissa Hovdebo

Director at Large

Continuing  Education


As of July 1, 2013, the new EDT program took effect. Please see Articles 28 and 29 at the back of the Collective Agreement for all details.

The EDT program is now an on-line format and can be accessed at

SPRING APPLICATIONS- enter all spring applications between April 15-May 31

For the "HOW TO" please click here

Please review the definitions for Professional Development and Personal Development. Click here.

If you have any questions about the new EDT program, please see the FAQs provided. FAQs



May 2014 edition

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December 2013 edition

November 2013 edition

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May 2013 edition


Need your questions answered?? Check out the MRSA New Employee Orientation powerpoint presentation for lots of information relevant to any staff member!!

MRSA click here!


Learning and Development Offerings for 2013-2014

Human Resources has put together a calendar of learning opportunities for MRSA members. Invitational emails will be sent for these sessions and registration is required by responding to Please use the calendar for your planning purposes.

2013-2014 Learning and Development Calendar

Informal Meeting Dates with Dr. Docherty-Strategic Plan

As you aware, a steering committee consisting of members representing all MRU stakeholders and students have been purposefully selected to oversee this planning process. The committee has had several planning sessions and is at the phase of sharing and consulting with the MRU community.  Staff members will have an opportunity to participate in staff dedicated round table sessions, town hall meetings and to engage in a dialogue about the future of our University. As an employee, please make the time to attend and participate in the process as it is a great opportunity to share your vision of where MRU will head in the future.
The following consultation meetings have been set.  Please note that there are two (2) phases to the meetings as described below and that we are entering into phase 2:

Phase II - Attendees will participate in a second 90 minute facilitated workshop during which a different set of issues/questions will be provided for the group to work through.  The same content will be covered in every group across campus in Phase II.

All Groups
Phase II - May 21 - 2:00 - 3:30 - Lincoln Park Room

All Staff and exempt
Phase II - May 21 - 9:00 - 10:30 - Staff Lounge

Staff and exempt - Academic Affairs Division
Phase II - May 20 - 10:00 - 11:30 - Lincoln Park Room

Staff and exempt - President's Division; University Advancement; SACL; Admin Services Divisions
Phase II - May 20 - 1:00 - 2:30 - Lincoln Park Room


The final informal meeting with Dr. Docherty will be held on June 19, 2014 in the Lincoln Park Room J301 from 9-10am

You can email us with your comments, concerns, and inquiries at