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Alberta politics on the cusp of an ugly battle

By Fabian Mayer, January 20 2017 — Alberta’s next planned provincial election is still over two years away, but the battle lines are already being drawn. Jason Kenney’s Progressive Conservative party leadership bid appears to be on track. He is doing well in the delegate battle and without any other high profile candidates in the…

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…

Investigators look into academic integrity on campus

By Fabian Mayer, April 25 2016 — Investigators were on the University of Calgary campus last week to look into whether academic freedom was compromised by the university’s relationship with Enbridge. The Canadian Association of University Teachers is in the fact-finding phase of its investigation. Potential issues surrounding academic freedom at the U of C…

Fight for MacHall resumes after talks break down

By Kate Jacobson and Fabian Mayer, April 15 2016 —  The fight over MacHall’s ownership has reignited after the mediation between the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union broke down on Friday, April 15. The SU will now seek a court-ordered injunction to prevent the university from seizing control of MacHall’s operations. SU president Levi…

Deficit budget gets high marks from universities, student groups

By Fabian Mayer, April 13 2016 — Student groups and universities both applauded the NDP government’s budget on Thursday after their lobbying demands were met. Opposition parties, however, decried the budget as irresponsible. A decrease in revenue from the oil and gas industry and increased spending means the province is projected to run a $10.4-billion…

University squashes plan to open Den for BSD

By Fabian Mayer, April 12 2016 — University administration is putting a stop to the Students’ Union’s plan to open the Den and serve liquor on April 13. The Den has not been open on Bermuda Shorts Day since 2009. SU president Levi Nilson said they were going to open the campus bar — which…

Controversial fitness centre incident sparks dress code review

By Fabian Mayer, April 12 2016 — University of Calgary Active Living is updating its policies after two women were kicked out of the fitness centre for wearing sports bras. The February incident caused controversy when it came to light last month. Bobola Olayinka and Gorana Jeftic were asked to leave the gym by fitness…

50 years at the U of C from those who know it best

By Fabian Mayer, April 5 2016 — The University of Calgary turns 50 this year. At the time of its founding in 1966, the U of C was a very different place than it is today. There were just a handful of buildings scattered across the treeless, prairie landscape. Campus was on the northwest outskirts…

University of Calgary gifted massive music archive

By Fabian Mayer, March 31 2016 — Arts, science and rock and roll — the University of Calgary is set to get a little more musical after receiving a set of archives from Universal Music Canada in partnership with the National Music Centre. The collection contains around 5,500 boxes of materials from EMI Music Canada….

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