Province pledges funding for MacKimmie Complex redevelopment

By Scott Strasser, May 2 2016 —  The University of Calgary will receive $17.2 million over two years from the provincial government for a redevelopment plan of the MacKimmie complex and the Professional Faculties building, Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt announced April 29. The funding will be used to review the use of space…

Episode 3: Mastering Your Emotions

Sean, Melanie and Jason develop an intimate, one-on-one course where the student must become the teacher. With absolutely no deadly twists, we promise. Also: Sean makes way too many Dune references, Melanie demands blood and Jason teaches us how to wheel, snipe, and celly. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason…

Taylor Institute opens after two-year construction period

By Scott Strasser, April 25 2016 — After a two-year construction period, the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TITL) opened on April 18. Around 200 community members gathered at the University of Calgary’s newest building for its unveiling. Don and Ruth Taylor, who provided the $40 million to fund the institute’s creation, cut the…

Investigators look into academic integrity on campus

By Fabian Mayer, April 25 2016 — Investigators were on the University of Calgary campus last week to look into whether academic freedom was compromised by the university’s relationship with Enbridge. The Canadian Association of University Teachers is in the fact-finding phase of its investigation. Potential issues surrounding academic freedom at the U of C…

Fight for MacHall resumes after talks break down

By Kate Jacobson and Fabian Mayer, April 15 2016 —  The fight over MacHall’s ownership has reignited after the mediation between the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union broke down on Friday, April 15. The SU will now seek a court-ordered injunction to prevent the university from seizing control of MacHall’s operations. SU president Levi…

Comedian Jimmy Carr talks political correctness and not “refusing the muse”

By Bryan Moxon, May 3 2016 — Jimmy Carr is an award-winning British stand-up comedian known for his witty one-liners and controversial jokes. He will perform a sold-out show at MacEwan Hall on Friday, May 6 as part of his international world tour Funny Business. We sat down to chat with Carr about his experience…

Deficit budget gets high marks from universities, student groups

By Fabian Mayer, April 13 2016 — Student groups and universities both applauded the NDP government’s budget on Thursday after their lobbying demands were met. Opposition parties, however, decried the budget as irresponsible. A decrease in revenue from the oil and gas industry and increased spending means the province is projected to run a $10.4-billion…

Linklater comes out of left field with college baseball flick

By Ivanna Ihekwoaba, April 14 2016 — We’re all familiar with the university experience — the rewarding feeling of handing in a final paper you didn’t procrastinate on. The three-hour lectures where you’re so captivated with the professor’s teaching that you wish the lecture would never end. The pure satisfaction of studying for a midterm…

University squashes plan to open Den for BSD

By Fabian Mayer, April 12 2016 — University administration is putting a stop to the Students’ Union’s plan to open the Den and serve liquor on April 13. The Den has not been open on Bermuda Shorts Day since 2009. SU president Levi Nilson said they were going to open the campus bar — which…

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