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The Gauntlet Radio: November 2017 edition

On this episode of The Gauntlet Radio on CJSW, Editor in Chief Jason Herring, News Editor Tina Shaygan and Arts Editor Matt Hume discuss secondary suites, the Indigenized U of C coat of arms and the SU’s new VP External Puncham Judge. Tina interviews Judge to explore her plans for the new role, Matt interviews…

Four cool classes to fill your winter semester schedule

By Tina Shaygan, December 8 2017 — Having the chance to take courses that genuinely interest you is one of the best aspects of university. Here’s four of the most interesting courses offered at the University of Calgary this winter semester for students still looking to fill in their schedule.   POLI 481 — Politics of…

SU aims to help students stress less before exams

By Tina Shaygan, December 7 2017 — StressLess Week, an annual week-long event held by the University of Calgary Students’ Union, returned to MacHall for its fifth year.  The event intends to provide students with support during the lead-up to exams. SU vice-president student life Hilary Jahelka said events, such as Pet Therapy, yoga and…

New SLC members sworn in at final meeting of fall semester

By Tina Shaygan, December 6 2017 — (With files from Derek Baker) The Dec. 5 Students’ Legislative Council meeting — the final one of the fall semester — began with the swearing in of the new Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine representatives, Sheliza Ismail and Julie Choi, respectively. Both positions were recently…

Tuition freeze extended another year

By Jason Herring and Tina Shaygan, November 30 2017 — Students studying at Alberta’s public universities won’t have to worry about tuition increasing for another year. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt announced on Thursday morning in Edmonton that the Alberta government will extend the tuition freeze currently in place through the 2018–19 school year. Publicly…

‘Short-sighted,’ ‘mean-spirited’: The uncertain future Canadian graduate students face studying in the United States

By Tina Shaygan, November 22 2017 — Many Canadians pursuing higher education take their studies south of the border in order to take advantage of funding or to attend schools that offer opportunities in niche areas of research. For many of these students, the tax plan proposed by the Republican party could be devastating, leaving them with only…

Nature of Research course takes multifaceted approach to research

By Tina Shaygan, November 10 2017 — The University of Calgary Arts and Sciences Honours Academy (ASHA) program began in September 2007 with a mission to combine arts, sciences and a sense of global awareness. Originally under the Faculty of Humanities with partnerships between the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences, ASHA became part of the Faculty…

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