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USRI overhaul moves forward

By Matty Hume, November 9 2018 — At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council, University of Calgary vice-provost of teaching and learning Leslie Reid presented feedback from a survey on improving the effectiveness of the Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRI) system alongside project co-ordinator Travis Klemp. The survey process was launched…

Ed McCauley announced as next U of C president

By Matty Hume and Jason Herring, November 8 2018 — University of Calgary Board of Governors chair Jill Wyatt announced the next U of C president and vice-chancellor Thursday morning. Ed McCauley will begin the presidential role on Jan. 1, 2019 after a unanimous recommendation by the Presidential Steering Committee. McCauley has served as the…

Advanced voting for Olympic plebiscite now open

By Matty Hume, November 6 2018 — Advanced voting for the 2026 Calgary Olympic bid plebiscite is now open. Calgarians can visit a polling station — with one on the University of Calgary campus in MacEwan Hall open tomorrow — from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 7 to vote ‘yes’ or…

Cost a rising concern in 2026 Olympic plebiscite

By Matty Hume, October 24 2018 — On Nov. 13, Calgarians are hitting the polls to tell city council whether or not they believe the City of Calgary should go forward with a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The ‘yes’ or ‘no’ plebiscite is legally non-binding under the Municipal Government Act, meaning the results…

Eight things you need to know about legal weed

By Matty Hume, October 17 2018 — It’s official. As of today, the use of recreational cannabis is now legal in every province and territory in Canada. But each municipality is taking on the big change in their own way. Here are eight things you need to know about using recreational cannabis in Calgary. 1….

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