Dinos’ season ends with heartbreaking Hardy Cup loss

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 14, 2015 — The script was written for the Dinos football team as they headed into their Nov. 14 matchup against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. The University of Calgary rolled through the regular season undefeated, and easily took down the University of Saskatchewan in the first instalment of their…


Administration has lost our trust

It’s business as usual at the University of Calgary as administration reverts to damage control after yet another scandal. Administration’s heavy-handed involvement in the Enbridge Centre for Corporate Sustainability shows they care more about corporate donations than the student experience, despite their constant denial of this claim. It happens a few times each year —…


Residence fees to increase up to 5.75 per cent

By Fabian Mayer, November 17 2015 — The cost of living on campus is going up again. Proposed residence fee increases range from a fraction of a per cent to just under six. The largest hike will be applied to single rooms in first-year residences Kananaskis and Rundle halls, which currently have rates of $726.50…


Wildrose policy stirs up debate over students’ union membership

By Kate Jacobson, November 17 2015 — The Wildrose Party recently passed policy that would make joining a post-secondary students’ union optional. The policy recommends that changes are made to Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act, and was passed unanimously at last weekend’s annual general meeting. Former Students’ Union science representative and University of Calgary student Keean…


New cabinet position a good sign for sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 19, 2015 — The Liberal cabinet brings with it the arrival of Carla Qualtrough, the new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. Qualtrough is a three-time paralympic medalist in swimming, and has also served as the President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. The addition of the new cabinet position is…

Student refugee program up for renewal this year

By Scott Strasser, November 17 2015 — University of Calgary administration and the Students’ Union are looking to renew their funding agreement on the student refugee program. The current agreement of three years expires in April. The student refugee program is an initiative coordinated by the SU and World University Services of Canada (WUSC). The program…


Canadian soccer gets revenge against Honduras

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 17, 2015 — The Canadian men’s national soccer team remains well on the outskirts of legitimacy — they’re currently ranked 102nd in FIFA’s world rankings — but the club recently took one significant step closer to raising their international profile. Canada is currently in the midst of the fourth round of…


Students’ Union changes course regarding faculty councils

By Fabian Mayer, November 17 2015 — Friction between the university and the  Students’ Union over student representation on faculty councils is easing as the SU changes its approach to the issue. The SU originally hoped the university would implement an overarching guideline mandating student representation on faculty councils.  While provost Dru Marshall believes student representation…


Brian Burke visits U of C law school

By Ahmad Nasser, November 17, 2015 — The king of the untied tie was back on the University of Calgary campus this fall to speak to the law school about current issues in sports. In a room full of keen law students, Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke stepped up to the podium…


Canada wins big at speed skating World Cup

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 17, 2015 — Canada’s long track speed skating team made a stellar international debut this past weekend at the first portion of the International Skating Union World Cup Championships. The Olympic Oval hosted the event, defending its title of the fastest ice in the world amidst a weekend of new records….

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