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U of C drafting government-mandated statement on free expression

By Gayathri Peringod, October 10 2019— The University of Calgary is currently drafting their government-mandated statement on free expression, to be released in December 2019.  During this week’s Students’ Legislative Council meeting held on Tuesday evening, elected student representatives of the Students’ Union listened to a presentation from university provost and vice president academic Dru…

City Council approves funding for Arts Commons expansion

By Gayathri Peringod and Nikayla Goddard, October 8 2019— On Monday, Sept. 30, City Council approved $22.5 million in funding to expand the Arts Commons, a multi-venue arts centre located in downtown Calgary’s Olympic Plaza Cultural District. The funding will go to build three new theatres.  News of the funding approval came after a 12-year long…

Queers on Campus taking an activist approach this year

By Kristy Koehler, October 7 2019— (With files from Frankie Hart and Gayathri Peringod) On Aug. 23 the University of Calgary raised the Progress Pride Flag outside the Rosza Centre to mark the beginning of Calgary Pride Week.  Not all attendance at the ceremony was celebratory. Members of the student club Queers on Campus held…

Campus Food Bank issues emergency plea for donations

By Gayathri Peringod, September 30 2019— The Students’ Union Campus Food Bank has issued an emergency plea for donations. The SU’s media release states that the campus Food Bank has experienced a “huge increase in demand over the last two weeks,” reporting increased usage of its resources by international students. “Between Aug. 1 and Sept….

Over 150 students walkout for climate change action

By Gayathri Peringod and Nikayla Goddard, September 27 2019 — The rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of student protesters participating in a student walkout to push for governmental action on man-made climate change.  Over 150 students participated in the rally at the TFDL quad in front of the MacEwan Student Center, garnering more attention and…

Cannon tops U of C sunshine list for 2018

By Gayathri Peringod, July 23 2019 — Former president Elizabeth Cannon was last year’s highest-paid employee at the University of Calgary, making her the institution’s top earner for the past three years, according to a newly-released public sector salary disclosure. Cannon earned $647,516 and change in 2018 in her final year as university president, having…

‘When they became explainable’: U of C prof talks serial killers

The database for which she became known to the likes of CBC, VICE and Maclean’s started as a nerdy hobby she worked on after her classes and quickly gained momentum, becoming part of her research at the U of C. Reid describes her database as a collection of information from journals and transcripts of serial killers, focusing specifically on developing the profiles of the criminals’ childhoods. Her hope is to find a commonality among the profiles that may help explain their later behaviour.

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