U of C and Mitacs multi-million dollar partnership allows internationalized student research

This emerging partnership fulfills the directives of the international strategy put forth by the university to become a “global intellectual hub.” The goal of the partnership is to have 200 students going abroad for research opportunities with 100 incoming to research at the U of C. The opportunities are available for a variety of students, however, it is geared towards upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, granting each participant $6,000.

How to make the most of your summer break

By Frankie Hart, May 16 2019— Following every academic year is summer break, a time when you can soak up some rays, soak up some rays in a different country, get some much-needed sleep, work or maybe take some classes. However, by the end of August, it feels like summer went by in a flash….

77th SLC begins with a fresh set of councillors

On Tuesday, May 4, the 77th Student Legislative Council had their first meeting since the new councillors were elected to their positions. Swearing of oaths, appointments to vacancies and amendments to bylaws were the topics of the inaugural meeting.

U of C economist teaching crash course on equalization and fiscal transfers

By Kristy Koehler, May 14 2019— Equalization payments are always a hot topic in Alberta and the rhetoric was ramped up even more than usual during the recent provincial election. To cut through some of the noise and educate people on the topic, University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe has put together a one-day course…

A New Ground to play back-to-back Calgary shows

By Kristy Koehler, May 13 2019— It’s hard to pin down just what kind of music A New Ground plays. Billed as Celtic Folk, the Ontario-based duo — made up of Claryssa Webb and Ryan Dugal — is scheduled to play back-to-back shows in Calgary this summer. Dugal says categorizing A New Ground is no…

U of C Game Design Club launches new video game

“We try to be really open for everyone. That’s why we have the teaching meetings — we want people to be learning how to do new things. We just want members more than anything, people who are invested and interested are way more helpful than people who are not investing interest in even if they’re incredibly skillful.”

Bookstore hit in credit card skimming hack attack

“The online Bookstore was affected by a security incident involving a third-party vendor,” said director of ancillary services Shane Royal in a statement. “We are working to restore this service and the university will be taking steps to notify the individuals affected by this incident.”

RESET book sale aims to fundraise over 150k

By Gurman Sahota, May 7 2019 — The RESET society wrapped up its major fundraiser, an annual book sale in its 17th year. The sale ran from May 1 to May 5 with lineups of supporters wrapping around the building. The high turn-out made development manager Lisa Copeland hopeful of reaching a $150,000 fundraising target…

Dinos women’s rugby on track for a successful 2019–20 season

By David Song, April 23 2019 — The Dinos women’s rugby team had an excellent season, going 8–3 overall en route to their third-consecutive Canada West title over the University of Victoria Vikes. In the end, however, they fell short with losses to Laval and Queens at the U Sports Championship, a setback that the…

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