Teaching Strides

MRU Faculty Daring Greatly

MRU Faculty Daring Greatly

The Teaching Strides Podcast, a production of the Academic Development Centre at Mount Royal University, is a platform dedicated to promoting and supporting cross-disciplinary collegial exchange in higher education. The series of podcast episodes features Mount Royal University professors sharing some of their finest teaching practices. Each episode sets out to stimulate reflective thinking and discussion among teaching colleagues in the academy. How may the teaching practices under discussion, or variations thereof, be applied in our own disciplinary contexts, in order to enhance our teaching repertoires?

Latest Episode

Episode 6: Richard Harrison – Writing Your Own Poems is Stepping out of Your Way


Professor Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison teaches Creative Writing, Essay Writing, and Comics and Graphic Novels in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures at Mount Royal University. He is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books, including, with Lee Easton, Secret Identity Reader: Essays on Sex, Death, and the Superhero, and 6 books of poetry, among them the Governor-General’s Award nominated, Big Breath of a Wish, poems about how we learn to talk, and Hero of the Play, poems in the language of hockey and the first book of poetry launched at the Hockey Hall of Fame. His most recent book, set here in his life in Alberta, is entitled On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood. Richard is most recently a recipient of Mount Royal University’s Distinguished Faculty Award (2015) and Effective Team Award (2016).

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