Archived: 50 years of SAMRU (and a party invitation!)

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You might think you know everything there is to know about SAMRU. You’ve studied at MRU for 3/4/5/∞ years, after all, and you could navigate Wyckham House backwards and blindfolded. But did you know that SAMRU’s roots go back to before we had our own space in Wyckham House – before the current MRU campus was even built?

In fact, SAMRU’s history goes back over 100 years – Mount Royal has had a students’ council since it first opened its doors in 1910, making ours the second oldest student government in Alberta. Mount Royal Junior College became a public post-secondary institution in the 1960s, and soon after the students decided to officially incorporate under the Alberta Societies Act. This came to fruition in 1967, and what would come to be known as the Students’ Association of Mount Royal College (SAMRC) was born.

To celebrate this milestone, and all the other milestones before and since, we’re throwing ourselves a party in Wyckham House. It’ll be on Saturday, October 21, 2017, and will include live music, a chance for alumni to meet or reconnect, and tons of other fun stuff. We really hope we’ll see you there!

We’ll make sure to share all the details later, but for now we just wanted to let you know that you’re invited, and to tell you that we’re so grateful for each and every one of you out there that has enriched our community and made what we do worthwhile. Here’s to you, and to the next 50 years!


Your pals at SAMRU