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SLC appoints two student representatives to fill vacancies

By Sean Willett, June 22 2017 — Two appointments were approved to fill vacant Students’ Union positions during the June 20 meeting of the Students Legislative Council. Anayat Sidhu was appointed as senate representative and Megan Tak Sum Leung was appointed as Werklund School of Education representative. Both appointees were selected by the SU’s Nominations…

Province announces $25.8-million post-secondary mental health fund

By Sean Willett, June 20 2017 — The Alberta NDP is investing $25.8 million into post-secondary mental health initiatives over the next three years. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt made the announcement Tuesday morning during the 2017 Wellness Summit, a mental health-themed event hosted at the University of Calgary. This funding will be implemented…

U of C to host scenario-based emergency preparedness training

By Saima Asad, June 9, 2017 — There will be the sounds of gunfire, injuries and roughly 150 emergency responders inside the Kinesiology complex on June 26. The responders are real, but the threat isn’t. From 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., the Calgary Police Service will lead an “Active Assailant Exercise” on campus. According to the CPS,…

Pope residential school apology could have symbolic impact on indigenous students

By Jennifer Khil, June 07 2017 — Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Pope Francis to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in Canadian residential schools. The request was one of 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Trudeau promised action on each recommendation, though he cannot guarantee the Pope’s cooperation. “[An apology] would…

U of C seeks consultation on Academic and Research Plans

By Saima Asad, June 5 2017 — The University of Calgary began the consultation process for its new Academic and Research Plans on June 1. The campus-wide survey is open until June 23 and has received roughly 900 responses so far. The plans will replace the 2012–2017 Academic and Research Plans that followed the 2011…

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