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Students should encourage women to run in student politics

By Aisha Sajid, October 10, 2017 — The Students’ Union byelection is fast approaching and students have a wide range of candidates to chose from in the races they are eligible to vote in. But this diversity isn’t always present in student politics. The University of Alberta Students’ Association commissioned a research study that found…

Prayer and education not mutually exclusive

By Aisha Sajid, January 10 2017 — In August, Calgary private school Webber Academy lost an appeal at the Court of Queen’s Bench for failing to accommodate two Muslim student’s need to pray during school hours. As a result,  the two students were awarded $24,000 in damages. Muslims perform five daily prayers that involve physical…

Letter to the editor: Quality Money in need of reform

RE: Students’ Union passes identical version of previously rejected Quality Money proposals The Quality Money committee is one of the most powerful  Students’ Union committees for undergraduate students, which directly “aims to the enhance student experience” through an approximate $1.6 million fund. This past Tuesday, Student Legislative Council voted to keep QM project funding to…

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