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Congress panel discuss 10 years under Stephen Harper

By Babur Ilchi, June 7 2016 — The Canadian Political Science Association hosted a panel discussion reflecting on Canada’s decade of governance under Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party at the University of Calgary on June 2. The panel was part of the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, which brought 8,000 academics to campus…

Students’ Union concerned about $500 admissions deposit

By Babur Ilchi, October 22 2015 — The Students’ Union isn’t sold on the University of Calgary’s new $500 admissions deposit for incoming students. SU president Levi Nilson thinks the new policy will help ensure fewer problems with enrolment, but still has some concerns. “I think it puts a lot of pressure and extra stress…

Do arts students need to take science courses?

Yes, breadth requirements help students get a better education   By Babur Ilchi, September 29, 2015 — Arts majors should take science courses. Science majors should take arts courses. The point of attending any post-secondary institution is to learn, and saying that you hate taking science or arts courses closes your mind from the world…

Wellness Centre studied for expansion

By Babur Ilchi, September 29 2015 — Students waiting to see a doctor on campus may soon have shorter wait times. The SU Wellness Centre is undergoing a feasibility study to determine whether expansion of the facility is possible. The study is backed by a $120,000 Quality Money grant. The bulk of the funding is…

Vet-med students to choose faculty representative in October byelection

By Babur Ilchi, September 24 2015 —  The Students’ Union is holding a byelection for the position of veterinary medicine representative from Oct. 14–16. The budget for the byelection estimates the costs at over $14,000. This includes the cost for licensing online voting software, the salaries of the two Chief Returning Officers, candidate funds and…

Annual clubs week returns

By Babur Ilchi, September 17 2015 —  Clubs week is running from September 14–18 in the north and south courtyards of MacHall. The week showcases the variety of extracurricular organizations available for students to join. Students’ Union vice-president student life Kirsty McGowan is responsible for managing the clubs system. “It’s my favourite week because clubs…

Haskayne app hopes to engage business students

By Babur Ilchi, June 18 2015 — The Haskayne Students’ Association (HSA) is developing a mobile application for business students at the University of Calgary. HSA president Ryan Wallace thinks the app will help Haskayne students get more involved in the faculty. “The first page that would open on the app is the #Haskayne news…

School of Creative and Performing Arts has a new director

By Babur Ilchi, January 22 2015 — Professor Bruce Barton is the University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts’ (SCPA) first permanent director since the school opened in 2013. Barton came from the University of Toronto where he was the director of undergraduate drama programming. Before that he was an associate director for…

Idea Scale pushed back

By Babur Ilchi, December 4 2014 — The Students’ Union has delayed the launch of their Idea Scale profile, an online platform that will allow students to consult directly with the SU, until after their elections in March. The platform will allow students to post policy suggestions on the Idea Scale website and up-vote other…

Protests create conversations

By Babur Ilchi, December 4 2014 — Solidarity movements are important, but they’re often critiqued as a way for people to feel good about problems they can’t solve. Calgarians can’t change international politics by standing in front of city hall. But solidarity movements, like this summer’s protests against Israel’s invasion of Gaza or last week’s…

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