Elizabeth Cannon top earner on U of C’s 2016 Sunshine List

By Sean Willett and Jason Herring, July 21 2017 — The University of Calgary has released its latest “Sunshine List,” which details all U of C employees who earned more than $126,375 in 2016. This is the second year that Alberta post-secondary institutions have been mandated to disclose staff compensation under the provincial government’s Public…

CJSW welcomes Adam Kamis as new station manager

By Jason Herring, July 21 2017 —  Calgary’s favourite community radio station, CJSW 90.9 FM, has found itself a new station manager. Long-time CJSW volunteer and Calgary music scene mainstay Adam Kamis will take over as the station’s head honcho on July 31. CJSW’s station manager is responsible for supervising staff and volunteers, overseeing day-to-day operations…

Only one refugee student coming to U of C this fall after last-minute withdrawal

By Sean Willett, July 20 2017 — The University of Calgary will only welcome one refugee student to campus this fall semester, instead of the usual two. Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace announced the news during the July 18 session of Students’ Legislative Council. Each year, the SU’s refugee student board (RSB)…

Alberta NDP propose pay cap for top university executives

By Sean Willett, July 20 2017 — University administrators in Alberta may face a pay cut in 2018. As a part of the Alberta NDP government’s ongoing agencies, boards and commissions (ABC) review, advanced education minister Marlin Schmidt is proposing compensation limits for university executives. Schmidt intends to submit his recommendations to cabinet this fall,…

Stampede showcases Calgary’s strongman community

By Christie Melhorn, July 20 2017 — The Calgary Stampede boasted a new attraction this year alongside its world-renowned rodeo and deep-fried goods­ — the Strongman Competition. The competition took place from July 14–16 and was divided into amateur and professional divisions. Contestants lifted several heavy objects, including atlas stones, axle bars and even Stampede…

Chocolate can improve your mood and your grades

By Christie Melhorn, July 20 2017 — Chocolate is often demonized as a fattening junk food. While snacking on Mars bars all day will show in your need for new pants and an aching stomach, moderate doses of minimally processed chocolate are good for the body and soul. Chocolate usually consists of cacao beans, cacao…

SLC starts consultation for code of conduct, passes resolutions

By Sean Willett, July 19 2017 — High-level consultation for a formalized code of conduct began during the July 18 session of the Students’ Legislative Council. This week’s meeting of elected Students’ Union officials also saw two resolutions pass — one to repeal the terms of reference for a soon-to-be-defunct committee and one to fill…

UPass actively detrimental to low-income students

July 18, 2017 — When paying your fees for the upcoming semester, you may notice the UPass price has increased — again. This is the result of a contract between the University of Calgary and Calgary Transit, which will raise the cost of the UPass by $10. The UPass will cost $140 a semester starting…

U of C no longer top 200 university, according to QS rankings

By Sean Willett, July 14 2017 — The University of Calgary has dropped from 196th to 217th on the QS World University Rankings. Published annually by British company Quacquarelli Symonds, the QS rankings are among the most respected university ranking lists in the world. The rankings evaluate universities according to metrics such as faculty/student ratio…

UPass price to rise by $10 this September

By Sean Willett, July 14 2017 — Students returning to the University of Calgary will have to pay more to get around the city next semester. The UPass is increasing in price from $130 to $140 per semester starting this fall — the result of a negotiation between Calgary Transit and post-secondary institutions that took…

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