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A public university founded by Alberta's provincial charter by the Arthur Sifton government on December 16, 1910 and officially opened on September 8, 1911. Originally known as "Mount Royal College" as the institution was the brainchild of Calgary Reverend George Kirby who sought an opportunity for higher education for the benefit of young people from rural homes in the area.
It became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal Junior College (MRC) offering transfer courses to the University of Alberta and later to the University of Calgary. In 2009 it was granted the university status by the provincial government. The university currently offers 12 degrees and 32 majors with an average class size of 29 students. In 2017, the university was awarded the Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation joining 44 universities which are leading higher education in the area of social innovation and change-making.