Presidential transition: An opportunity

January 7 2019 — It’s a new era at the University of Calgary as a new face is sitting in the president’s seat after nearly a decade. Ed McCauley officially took the university’s reins on Jan. 1, becoming the U of C’s ninth president and vice-chancellor. Previously, McCauley was the institution’s vice-president of research. It’s…

Three healthy habits to add to your routine

By Tori Taylor, January 7 2019 — The time for New Year’s resolutions and fresh motivation has arrived. Two types of people emerge every time the new year rolls around: people who hunker down with a list of ways to become their best self and people who boycott the whole process and actively avoid anything…

Ring in the New Year with these super sexy tips

By Lady Marmalade, December 29 2018 — Ringing in 2019 brings a fresh batch of New Year’s resolutions. Along with it, the end of the holiday season wraps up the stress of exams and prepping for those awkward family dinners. Thank the Lord. Though the holidays can be a sexy time, you don’t need to…

WinSport closes ski jumps at Canada Olympic Park as transparency issues raised

By Kristy Koehler, December 23 2018 — WinSport has made good on their ultimatum to Ski Jumping Canada — either come up with a substantial sum of money to maintain the iconic ski jumps at Canada Olympic Park or see those facilities decommissioned.   WinSport asked for $345,000 by the end of October 2018 to…

One Yellow Rabbit, Order of Canada member to author first book

By Calum Robertson, December 20 – One Yellow Rabbit, based out of Calgary’s Big Secret Theatre, has been a strong artistic presence in this city for many decades. One of their core members, Denise Clarke, recently released a book titled The Big Secret Book: An Intense Guide for Creating Performance Theatre. The book draws on Clarke’s many years…

The Gauntlet staff’s best of 2018

TThere was too much of 2018 to remember, let alone summarize in an intro. It felt like a century crammed into 365 days. Kanye ranted, weed was legalized, Lebron went Hollywood, every A-lister you can think of released an album and somewhere in there Canada won a few gold medals at the Olympics, which happened. …

University of Calgary Students’ Union prepares to create three-year Strategic Plan

By Matty Hume, December 19 2018 — At the Dec. 4 meeting of the University of Calgary Students’ Union Students’ Legislative Council, vice-president academic Jessica Revington presented an overview and timeline of the SU Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is high-level overview of the SU’s vision and objectives that is reviewed and implemented every three years….

Western alienation is real but anger needs to be channelled correctly

By Derek Baker, December 19 2018 — Alberta’s federal relations have never been overly congenial. From lurking sentiments of the underrepresentation of Western regions in federal politics to overt statements proclaiming  “Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark,” Western alienation has persisted throughout the history of Confederation. Tensions ebb and flow. Alberta, along with…

2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium sees all faculties participate

By Matty Hume, December 19 2018 — From Nov. 27–29, the University of Calgary Students’ Union hosted the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), with a plethora of changes to the structure of the event. Changes include an extended timeline for the event itself, the addition of oral presentations and physical models, as well as various research…

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