Students’ Union sets municipal advocacy priorities

By Zarif Alibhai and Scott Strasser, January 19 2017 — With the Calgary municipal election next October, the University of Calgary Students’ Union has set their municipal lobbying and advocacy priorities. SU vice-president external Tristan Bray presented the union’s priorities for city issues at Students’ Legislative Council on Jan. 17. A highlight of the SU’s…

Ali Hassan talks food and exploiting his kids for comedy

By Drew Thomas, January 19 2016 — Muslim Canadian comedian, actor, chef and family man Ali Hassan will bring his Muslim Interrupted tour to Calgary on Jan. 20 at the Arts Commons. He will also act as host for this year’s Canada Reads event from Mar. 27–30. The Gauntlet spoke with Hassan about his comedic…

The rising price of knowledge: University of Calgary cuts 1,600 academic resources

By Scott Strasser, January 16 2017 — In the world of academia, knowledge is a commodity with rising costs — that much is evident within the University of Calgary’s libraries collections. This year, the U of C’s libraries and cultural resources department has cancelled academic journal subscriptions valued at $1.5 million. The cancellations include roughly…

U of C students grapple with thousands in unpaid parking fees or avoid them altogether

By Jason Herring, January 17 2016 — As parking costs rise at the University of Calgary, many students deal with thousands of dollars in accumulated parking fines — while others devise plans to circumvent parking regulations on campus. Fourth-year international development student Shubir Shaikh incurred thousands of dollars in U of C parking tickets over…

Hayley Wickenheiser redefined women’s sports for me and countless others

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, January 17 2017 — Canadian hockey legend and former Dinos women’s hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser announced her retirement on Jan. 13, 2017. In a way so uncharacteristic of her explosive career, Wickenheiser quietly posted on Twitter that she would be hanging up her skates. The news erupted across social media, where thousands…

Library resource cuts hurt our research institution reputation

From 2012–2016, the University of Calgary cut $2,140,558 in academic resources from its collections, with another $1.5 million cut in the 2016–17 fiscal year. This means that valuable resources for both faculty and students from journals like Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press are no longer available. While the U of C libraries claim they…

Networking shouldn’t inform everyday interactions

By Jill Girgulis, January 17 2017 — You are at an event. The dress code is business-casual. Your friend — a third-year en route to a Bachelors of Commerce with a concentration in marketing- — is with you. Midway through the evening, your friend leaves your side to go talk an older, well-dressed gentleman you don’t…

First and foremost: the joys of foreplay

By Lady Marmalade, January 17 2017 — Foreplay seems to be an all-or-nothing aspect of a relationship in terms of sex. Either your partner loves to take some sweet, sweet time to warm you up, or things hit full-throttle almost as soon as they begin. If you have a vagina, you probably know that for…

All The Little Animals I Have Eaten highlighted at HPR

By Gurman Sahota, January 17 2017 — After stepping into a last-minute role on The Newsroom left by a departing male actor, Karen Hines experienced a cultural shift in gendered characters, notably within their dialogue. When Hines’ character was brought back for the next season, the part was revised for her. Suddenly, the character could…

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