Frosh 2016: Welcome from EIC

By Melanie Woods — Oh hey there! Welcome to the University of Calgary.  Starting university is overwhelming. In the first week, you’re hit by 300 clubs, a million free pairs of plastic sunglasses and the crushing existential weight of your academic future. It can be a lot to handle. But rest assured, things have a…

Frosh 2016: A brief introduction

By Emilie Medland-Marchen and Rachel Woodward — Hello, and welcome to campus! Let us be the first to say — congratulations on surviving high school! You did it! Welcome to the days of napping in public, crippling debt and the “Freshman 15” — it’s real. University will be some of the best days of your…

Frosh 2016: Welcome from the SU president

By Stephan Guscott — Welcome to the University of Calgary! I’m Stephan Guscott, your Students’ Union president. It’s my job to do everything I can to make your experience here transformational.  For some, that may be through all the new best friends you’ll make at one of the best campus bars in the country: the…

Frosh 2016: Residence, a place to call home

By Melanie Woods — For most students, moving into residence marks the first tentative steps out of their parents’ home and into the real world. It’s like purgatory — not the heaven of living rent free with a fridge full of food, but also not the hell of paying electric bills and deciding if a…

Frosh 2016: How to textbook

By Curtis Wolff Buying textbooks is the most crooked market this side of the subprime mortgage crisis. Since the consumer — that’s you — doesn’t get to choose the product, textbook publishers can set disproportionately high prices. These are the alternatives to buying new textbooks that keep your coffers full for other university activities, like…

Frosh 2016: The skinny — what everyone’s talking about at the U of C

By Melanie Woods — The first few weeks of university can be overwhelming. From finding your classes to figuring out exactly how much coffee a single human can ingest, there’s a lot going on. As you start talking to people around campus, you may have some questions. We compiled a brief overview of the University…

Frosh 2016: The Students’ Union

By Scott Strasser — The Students’ Union can either play a big role in your university experience or be something you barely know exists. The SU’s job is to represent student interests and make our university experience better. A portion of our student fees go towards supporting the SU, and their mandate is to go…

Frosh 2016: University bigshots

By Melanie Woods — You may never meet these people, but they will loom large over your academic career at the University of Calgary. Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of the difference between vice-provosts and vice-presidents, senate members and governors. To help you wade through the sea of bureaucracy, here’s a brief…

Frosh 2016: Message from Calgary-Varsity

Welcome, incoming students, to the University of Calgary! My name is Stephanie McLean and I am your MLA for Calgary-Varsity. As a U of C alumna, I am honoured to represent our campus in the Alberta Legislature and look forward to connecting with you throughout the academic year. Education is one of the single most…

Frosh 2016: Message from Parliament

Welcome to Calgary Confederation. Congratulations! Congratulations on your acceptance to study at the University of Calgary! The coming years will shape you in the most unimaginable ways and will be the foundation for the rest of your lives. Yes, you need to study and you need to do your work, but take time for yourself…

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