Ed Nowicki

Engineering professors partner with Nepalese village to provide hydro power

By Farah Kammourieh, January 22 2015 — Two University of Calgary engineering professors, David Wood and Ed Nowicki, worked with an organization in Nepal to bring renewable electricity through hydro power to a village called Ghodasin. The project started almost two years ago when Wood, industrial and research chair on renewable energy in mechanical engineering,…

Heather Saitz

The Walrus tackles vice

By Jason Herring, January 22 2015 — Everyone has their vices, be it alcohol, gambling or shitty action movies. The Walrus Talks Vice, an evening featuring speeches from eight Canadian scholars and writers, will discuss why we are drawn to “immoral” behaviour, and why that’s not always  a bad thing. One of the speakers, Jim…

The Gig Club wants you kids to come jam with them

By Claudia Wong, January 22 2014 — Ever feel like you need an outlet for your inner singer-songwriter? The Gig Club is your answer. The 150-member-strong Gig Club started seven years ago under the name Busking for Smiles. The club usually jams in the Students’ Union’s club space. They also host open mic events every…

Kate Jacobson

A look ahead at 2015 for UCalgary students

By Melanie Bethune, January 22 2015 —  MacHall construction: Early plans show that MacHall will be demolished and replaced with a very large hole that leads to nowhere. The very large hole’s bottom is unknown, and its edges are sloped in a way that escape is impossible. Students who fall into the very large hole will…

Stephane Arnault

Cougars snap Dinos win streak

By Stephane Arnault, January 22 2015 — The Mount Royal Cougars (2–13–3) defeated the University of Calgary Dinos (11–3–4) women’s hockey team 3–2 in a clash between the league’s hottest and coldest teams on Jan. 15 at the Crowchild Classic. It was the Dinos’ second loss in three meetings this season to the basement dwelling…


New Music: Viet Cong

By Jason Herring, January 22 2015 — Known for intense and innovative live shows, Viet Cong’s self-titled debut captures all of the energy the band is known for. The album is a dominating and confident release by the brightest young band in Calgary’s music scene. Viet Cong was formed after the unfortunate end of the…

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