“With the recent change in ESS leadership, the matter is still unresolved. With ESS at the helm on this, the faculty is waiting to hear any plans and suggestions the ESS may have on the issue of funding,” Michael Platt, a representative from Schulich, said in an email to the Gauntlet.
In addition to improving public speaking skills, Farooq stated that the meetings are also an opportunity to gain exposure to different ideas. The meetings, consisting of alumni, students and individuals not affiliated with the university, showcasing different perspectives as a result of everyone’s unique backgrounds.
UBike, formerly The Bike Share, provides members with bike rentals on and off campus. The program, run by the UBike club with the help of the Office of Sustainability, began in July 2017 with a grant of $17,510 and now has a surplus of $7441.18. UBike sought a two-year extension in order to mainly cover insurance and maintenance costs of the bikes with the surplus amount.
Increased demand for province-wide sexual violence services prompts new provincial talk/text/chat line
One Line — a province-wide talk/text/chat line that provides confidential support and referrals to specialized services for survivors of sexual violence — was launched earlier this month following an increase in demand for sexual violence services in the province.
This emerging partnership fulfills the directives of the international strategy put forth by the university to become a “global intellectual hub.” The goal of the partnership is to have 200 students going abroad for research opportunities with 100 incoming to research at the U of C. The opportunities are available for a variety of students, however, it is geared towards upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, granting each participant $6,000.
On Tuesday, May 4, the 77th Student Legislative Council had their first meeting since the new councillors were elected to their positions. Swearing of oaths, appointments to vacancies and amendments to bylaws were the topics of the inaugural meeting.
By Kristy Koehler, May 14 2019— Equalization payments are always a hot topic in Alberta and the rhetoric was ramped up even more than usual during the recent provincial election. To cut through some of the noise and educate people on the topic, University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe has put together a one-day course…
“We try to be really open for everyone. That’s why we have the teaching meetings — we want people to be learning how to do new things. We just want members more than anything, people who are invested and interested are way more helpful than people who are not investing interest in even if they’re incredibly skillful.”
“The online Bookstore was affected by a security incident involving a third-party vendor,” said director of ancillary services Shane Royal in a statement. “We are working to restore this service and the university will be taking steps to notify the individuals affected by this incident.”
“If you stay on the edge of new technology, you can always find ways to improve it, to make things more efficient and find goal congruence between social entrepreneurship and a profitable business model that can create jobs and a cash flow as well.”