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Bike Share returns to campus following five-month winter hiatus

By Mariah Wilson, March 21 2017 — After enduring five months of snowy weather, the University of Calgary Bike Share program is ready to restart operations on March 27. During their first year of existence, the Bike Share hosted over 15 events including organized rides, speaker series and public outreach events. In the past few…

News briefs: March 23 edition

U of C research shows danger of body checks in pee-wee hockey New research from the University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology  has shed light on the benefits of banning bodychecking in youth hockey. The findings show a 64 per cent reduction risk in concussions and a 50 per cent reduction risk in injury for…

Pre-Law Society hosts refugee awareness lectures

By Scott Strasser, March 21 2017 — The University of Calgary Pre-Law Society hosted an event on March 17 to educate students and raise awareness about the immigration process for refugees in Canada. The event — In our Footsteps: Understanding the Refugee Immigration Process — included talks from an immigration lawyer, a photographer who spent…

U of C releases Visual Schedule Builder

By Arby Seño, March 21 2017 — The University of Calgary registrar’s office has created a new course scheduling tool called the Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) to help students register for their courses. The VSB went live on March 6, with over 5,000 students using it in the first week. It allows students to use…

Faculty of Science dean also a dual black belt

By Zarif Alibhai, March 21 2017 — University of Calgary students will most likely recognize Lesley Rigg as the dean of the Faculty of Science. But what some students probably don’t know is that she is also a dual black belt holder in karate. Rigg has trained in various forms of martial arts and self-defence…

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