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…

U of C rowing team becoming competitive powerhouse

By Christie Melhorn, July 10 2017 —  In the last three years, the University of Calgary rowing team has sharpened its competitive edge. The team placed in the top five for the first time at the 2016 Canadian University Rowing Championships, finishing fourth in the women’s eight. They also secured six gold medals at the 2017…

Controversial paint cleaned off rock by unknown party

By Sean Willett, July 12 2017 — University of Calgary students this summer may be surprised to see that one of the school’s iconic ‘rocks’ — campus fixtures on which students are allowed to paint messages — has had many of its layers of paint removed. With both the U of C and the Students’…

SLC reworks Quality Money approval process, in-camera meeting procedure

By Sean Willett, July 12 2017 — Quality Money applications will now be approved by the Students’ Union’s Quality Money Committee (QMC) instead of the Students’ Legislative Council. This amendment to the Quality Money Terms of Reference, along with a change to in-camera meeting policy, was approved during the July 4 SLC meeting. Quality Money…

U of C engineering graduates face fluctuating employment rates

By Jason Herring, July 11 2017 — Employment rates for Schulich School of Engineering graduates have declined since 2014 amid an uncertain economic climate and low oil prices, according to a series of surveys conducted by the Engineering Career Centre (ECC). In 2014, graduates of civil and chemical engineering had the best shot of finding…

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