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Hong Kong at the breaking point

By Maxwell Stronge, November 13 2019— Record-breaking protests continue for the sixth straight month in Hong Kong, where citizens are fighting against China’s growing influence over the former British colony.  These demonstrations have grown increasingly violent, as militarized police crack down on dissent using tear gas, live rounds and other forms of riot suppression gear….

Who’s Who in the SU: Faculty of Kinesiology Rep Mathieu Chin

By Kristy Koehler, November 12 2019— In an effort to introduce new — or even continuing — students to representatives in the Students’ Union and in the Students’ Legislative Council, the Gauntlet is running the series, ‘Who’s Who in the SU.’ We introduced you to the executives, now let’s meet the Faculty Representatives. Kinesiology Representative…

Who’s Who in the SU: Faculty of Engineering Rep Barney Miao

By Kristy Koehler, November 12 2019— In an effort to introduce new — or even continuing — students to representatives in the Students’ Union and in the Students’ Legislative Council, the Gauntlet is running the series, ‘Who’s Who in the SU.’ We introduced you to the executives, now let’s meet the Faculty Representatives. Faculty of…

Film screening brings awareness to human trafficking 

By Kristy Koehler, November 9 2019— Hollywood producer Conroy Kanter is inviting University of Calgary students to join the conversation about human trafficking by attending a screening of the film Trafficked in support of Calgary’s RESET Society on Nov. 14.  Sex trafficking is a $150 billion dollar industry. While it may seem unbelievable that such…

Dean Sigurdson on budget cuts to campus services: “Everything is on the table”

By Gayathri Peringod, November 8 2019— Cuts to the university’s budget will force the administration to make difficult decisions regarding the funding of many services on campus, said Richard Sigurdson, dean of the Faculty of Arts at an informational event about the newly-released Alberta budget on Thursday. The event, “Understanding the Provincial Budget: Student Edition,”…

“We have to roll up our sleeves and make some changes”: Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides on Budget 2019

By Kristy Koehler, November 8 2019— The United Conservative Party’s recently-tabled budget has sparked worry, confusion and even anger among Alberta’s post-secondary students. The budget includes an increase in interest fees on Alberta Student Loans, cuts to the Campus Alberta Grants that institutions in the province receive and the cancellation of the education and tuition…

Calgary Transit system is affected by weather

By Anand Unnithan, November 7 2019 — Have you experienced any delays when taking Calgary Transit during snowy days and wondered wondered why?  It could be because Calgary Transit vehicles are not equipped with winter tires for winter road conditions. There are no plans to implement winter tires either, as they are not effective and…

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