Why did no one try to protest Jordan Peterson at the U of C?

The final keynote at a forum at the University of Calgary last week ended on a chilling note. “Men cannot oppose pathological women because chivalry demands that they keep their most potent weapons sheathed […. ] sort out your sisters, because no one else can.” So ended a diatribe by Jordan Peterson — the University…

Four ways the federal budget will impact students

By Scott Strasser and Tina Shaygan, March 28 2017 — The Canadian federal government tabled its 2017–18 budget on March 22. The budget was presented to the House of Commons by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. It is the second federal budget since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party took power in 2015 and includes a $23-billion deficit….

Faculty of Nursing launches four-year strategic plan

By Scott Strasser, March 28 2017 — The University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing launched a new four-year strategic plan on March 22, outlining the faculty’s priorities from 2017–2020. Faculty of Nursing dean Dianne Tapp says the new plan aims to build on the faculty’s old strategic plan, which was developed in 2011–12. “We did…

SLC approves 2017 Quality Money projects

By Scott Strasser, March 28 2017 — Twenty on-campus projects got the green light after the Students’ Union approved Quality Money funding on March 28. The projects were approved with a 11–0–1 vote by Students’ Legislative Council. Haskyane School of business representative Ryan Wallace abstained.  The Quality Money program is a partnership between the University…

The Red Pill screening scheduled for Plaza Theatre

By Scott Strasser, March 28 2017 — The show must go on — or at least that’s the attitude of the organization that was set to sponsor a recent cancelled film screening at the University of Calgary following an onslaught of backlash and media attention. A March 8 screening of The Red Pill in That…

The Den will not open on Bermuda Shorts Day — again

By Saima Asad, March 28 2017 — Once again, The Den and Black Lounge will not be open on Bermuda Shorts Day this year. The Den has been closed on BSD since 2009, when the year-end celebration was moved to Lot 32. Last year, then-Student’s Union president Levi Nilson attempted to open the Den on…

UCalgaryCares group plans trip to the Yukon

By Kiana Negahdari, March 28 2017 — Seventeen University of Calgary students will travel to the Yukon Territory this spring to participate in community service work with the Arctic Institute of North America. The students will spend 10 days in mid-June at the Kluane Lake Research Station in Burwash Landing, working with the region’s indigenous…

Four healthy study breaks to try this exam season

By Tommy Osborne, March 28 2017 — With final exams fast approaching — along with other assignments, papers and lab reports — studying plays a prominent role in a student’s life. Healthy study breaks can leave you feeling energized and give you a refreshed mind, which is important when you’re faced with an ever-increasing workload….

Omega-3s are more important than you think

By Christie Melhorn, March 28 2017 — The mental health awareness revolution means the stereotypes of a student dragging themselves across campus clutching a Tim Hortons cup carries less humour than it once did. Exhausted, unfulfilled students who passively sit in class but actively drink at the Den should be cause for concern rather than…

Reduced ice surface makes kids’ hockey more inclusive

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, March 28 2017 — If you’ve ever watched a Timbits hockey game, you’ll know that it mostly consists of young kids chasing after a puck across a vast expanse of ice. But that will soon change with Hockey Canada’s new regulation making it mandatory that kids get their first introduction to the…

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