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U of C student shares experience with “sugar daddy” website

By Josh Harkema, January 24 2017 — Recent media reports have highlighted an influx of post-secondary students in Alberta seeking ‘sugar daddies’ online. A Postmedia story from Jan. 14 focused on the website seekingarrangement.com — a dating site that mainly connects young women with wealthy older men. To find out more about the site, the…

U of C revises international travel policy

By Josh Harkema, November 29 2016 — (With files from Scott Strasser) In response to the changing risk factors faced by staff and students travelling internationally, the University of Calgary has revised and upgraded its international travel policy and procedure. U of C director of risk management and insurance Janet Stein said the university’s previous…

SU Wellness Centre shifts gears on naloxone

By Josh Harkema, November 15 2016 — (with files from Scott Strasser) With fentanyl overdoses accounting for 338 deaths in Alberta in the first half of 2016, the University of Calgary Students’ Union Wellness Centre is looking for ways to encourage students to join the fight against Alberta’s opiate epidemic. The Wellness Centre has offered…

University of Calgary cuts ties with Xerox on campus

By Josh Harkema, November 7 2016 — (With files from Scott Strasser) After an 11-year contract, the University of Calgary will sever ties with Xerox for scanning and printing services on campus. Xerox’s operations at the U of C include business-related services like printing, scanning and copying. Throughout their contract with the U of C,…

Canadian Space Agency announces partnership with U of C professor

By Josh Harkema, October 24 2016 — The Canadian Space Agency announced a five-year partnership with a University of Calgary psychology professor to study how long-term exposure to microgravity affects astronauts’ brains. The CSA will contribute $728,000 towards the research over five years. The funding is part of the federal government’s larger commitment of $379…

U of C to soon replace Degree Navigator with new program

By Josh Harkema, October 18 2016 — The University of Calgary registrar’s office will soon phase out Degree Navigator, replacing it with a software program called Academic Advisement. Like Degree Navigator, Academic Advisement is a software module that tracks a student’s degree progress. U of C registrar Angelique Sawezcko said there are many benefits to…

Storytellers get “busted” at the Calgary Story Slam

By Josh Harkema, September 20 2016 — What better way to get your voice heard than to face a room full of strangers and expose your deepest, darkest secrets for all to hear? That opportunity comes to life at the Calgary Story Slam. The Calgary Story Slam is a storytelling competition held between 7:00 p.m. and…

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