MRU introduces fall term reading week to support mental health, academic success

November 23, 2016

Mount Royal University has announced that it will offer students an extra week of support beyond the classroom by adding a fall term reading week starting in October 2017. The Students’ Association of Mount Royal University applauded the decision to move forward with the fall term reading week, after two years of a successful pilot project that included an additional pair of “reading days” in November. “Initiatives like this show our institution’s dedication to putting students’ mental health first and addressing needs that have existed for a long time,” said Robert Nelson, Vice-President Academic at the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University. “We feel strongly that the timing of this break will be extremely beneficial to students’ mental health and well-being,” added MRU President David Docherty. MRU | CBC