Beat the heat to avoid summer burnout

By Christie Melhorn, August 3 2017 — After Calgary’s brutal winter, you may want to spend as much time outside as possible during the current heat wave. However, it’s easy to overdo it under the sun. The following tips will prevent you from passing out at 8 p.m. on Friday after one beer because of heat…

SLC fails to meet quorum, talks about code of conduct anyway

By Sean Willett, August 2 2017 — The August 1 session of Students’ Legislative Council did not come to pass. With only 10 members in attendance, SLC was unable to make quorum. Of the five Students’ Union executives that sit on SLC, only vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace was present. President Branden Cave and…

One Love hip-hop festival returns to Calgary at new venue

By Scott Christensen, August 2 2017 — Now in its third year, Calgary’s annual hip-hop and R&B music festival is facing some changes. One Love Music Festival will now be a one-day event on Aug. 4, instead of its previous two-day stretch on labour day weekend. They’ve also moved from Elliston Park to the larger…

U of C researchers study tweets sent during Fort McMurray fire

By Zarif Alibhai, August 2 2017 — The Fort McMurray wildfires displaced over 80,000 people from their jobs and homes in May 2016. A University of Calgary software engineering PhD student believes that centralized app software could help displaced victims find basic necessities in a similar crisis. Working alongside researchers at the Schulich School of…

Students’ Union advocacy needs to extend beyond elections

August 2, 2017 — With less than three months until Calgarians go to the polls, election season is in full swing. That means it’s advocacy season for the University of Calgary Students’ Union. SU vice-president external Shubir Shaikh is spearheading this year’s advocacy efforts, with a strong focus placed on secondary suites, public transit and…

SU begins advocacy push ahead of Calgary municipal election

By Sean Willett, August 2 2017 — The Students’ Union is stepping up its advocacy efforts in advance of Calgary’s upcoming municipal election. With students and non-students alike going to the polls in October, the SU wants to inform candidates about issues affecting those that live, work and study at the University of Calgary. The…

U of C Progressive Conservative club prepares for change after provincial merger

By Sean Willett, July 28 2017 — The University of Calgary Progressive Conservative Association (UCPCA) will undergo major changes this fall to reflect the merger of the Alberta Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties. Members from both parties voted to merge on July 22, creating the United Conservative Party (UCP). With the PCs and Wildrose dissolving…

Spend time in Calgary’s green spaces this summer

By Christie Melhorn, July 28 2017 — With consistent golden sunshine and just enough rain to let the city’s plant life thrive, this summer in Calgary has been stunning. Back in March, when the city was glazed with ice and the trees were bare, I happened upon a floral studio off 17 Ave. and remembered…

Mystery behind cleaned rock solved as student comes forward

By Sean Willett, July 28 2017 — The mystery of who cleaned the paint off of one of the University of Calgary’s iconic rocks has been solved. Hamish Tregarthen, a second-year student studying anthropology and women’s studies, worked with a group of other students to remove paint from the rock outside of MacKimmie Library Tower…

Trauma can be passed down from mothers to children, finds U of C researcher

By Garrett Wachoski-Dark, July 27 2017 — A University of Calgary researcher has shown that adverse childhood experiences can negatively affect a mother’s health during pregnancy, as well as the health of their child. In a paper published in the August edition of the Journal of Pediatrics, Dr. Sheri Madigan and colleagues found that clusters of…

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