University of Calgary takes part in “I Believe You” video

By Scott Strasser, September 27 2016 — About 20 University of Calgary students took part in filming a public service announcement for the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) in Edmonton on Sept. 23. The video was created for the “I Believe You” campaign, an initiative aimed at changing the culture of how people…

Hunky Dory explores fatherhood for a drag queen

By Rachel Woodward, September 27 2016 — For his breakout into film, Michael Curtis Johnson wrote and directed the feature Hunky Dory, a modern tale of love, addiction and family. The film was featured at this year’s Calgary International Film Festival. With a stunning soundtrack, complex characters and an incredible performance by co-writer and star…

Pet Therapy is back at the University of Calgary

By Saima Asad, September 27 2016 — The University of Calgary has gone to the dogs again. The Students’ Union hosted their first Pet Therapy session of the academic year on Sept. 23 in That Empty Space on the first floor of MacHall. The dogs arrived at 12:00 p.m. It only took a few minutes…

SU Wellness Centre increases mental health resources available on campus

By Scott Strasser, September 27 2016 — In response to increased counselling requests and a new university-wide mental health strategy, the Students’ Union Wellness Centre launched a new mental health services model this semester. The Wellness Centre will expand its programming and services under the new model, which came into effect Sept. 12. According to…

Wildrose on Campus faces internal issues

By Fabian Mayer, September 28 2016 — (With files from Scott Strasser) Accusations of party disloyalty, an impeachment motion and a presidential resignation are just some of what took place within the Wildrose on Campus (WROC) student club before classes even began this semester. The club was the scene of a tense political battle for…

Bike theft remains consistent, notes campus security spring and summer report

By Scott Strasser, September 27 2016 — University of Calgary campus security released its second report of 2016 on Sept. 15, outlining crime statistics for the spring and summer semesters. According to the report, campus security dealt with 287 reported incidents between May and August 2016. The most common category was “alcohol involved,” accounting for…

Clubs Week showcases student opportunities

By Saima Asad, September 27 2016 — The semi-annual Clubs Week event took over MacHall once again from Sept. 20–23. The event, which happens every semester, gives clubs an opportunity to recruit and offer students a chance to see what organizations are available to join. Students’ Union vice-president student life Patrick Ma called the event…

Photo Essay: Calgary Zoo prepares endangered marmots for hibernation

By Sean Willett, September 27 2016 — At the Calgary Zoo’s Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre, Vancouver Island marmots are getting ready for bed. Found only in the mountains of Vancouver Island, these large rodents were nearly driven extinct due to forest clearcutting around their mountain habitats. But thanks to captive breeding efforts and habitat restoration…

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