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SU release municipal advocacy priorities

By Matty Hume, September 7 2018 — The University of Calgary’s Students’ Union has released their municipal advocacy priorities for the 2018-19 executive term. SU president Sagar Grewal presented the four primary points of advocacy, which surround civic elections and student-focused suggestions to improve Calgary transit, to the Students’ Legislative Council on Aug. 14. “The document…

Evacuation drills set for Sept. 10–20 at the U of C

By Matty Hume, September 7 2018 — Don’t get too comfortable in your upcoming lectures — University of Calgary community members should be aware that from Sept. 10–20, the school will undergo annual emergency evacuation drills. The drills often entail building evacuations with the help of volunteer wardens, which take approximately half an hour per…

Glacier, Olympus and Varsity Courts demolitions under consideration

By Matty Hume, September 7 2018 — The University of Calgary Board of Governors (BOG) is considering demolishing multiple residence buildings and converting the Hotel Alma into student residence space. In addition to potentially demolishing the existing Glacier and Olympus residence buildings, the Varsity Courts family housing units in University Heights may also face demolition….

Alumni event takes a look back with Harry the Historian

By Jason Herring, August 31 2018 — Many students have heard University of Calgary fables about cars hanging from the red arch or a student climbing the Social Sciences building with squash balls, but an on-campus event during Alumni Weekend hopes to shed light on lesser-known myths. UCalgary Folklore and Fakelore takes place at 1:45…

Summer comes to a close with a productive SLC

By Derek Baker, August 31 2018 — The last Students’ Legislative Council meeting of the summer met the evening of Aug. 28. Notable business included a presentation of the Students’ Union executive team’s annual plan, passing an extra-budgetary expenditure of $33,373 for construction of an emergency exit at the Den & Black Lounge and a…

SLC gears up for fall 2018 in Aug. 14 meeting

By Matty Hume, August 16 2018 — It was business as usual for the Aug. 14 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council (SLC). The meeting focused on municipal advocacy priorities, an extra-budgetary expenditure and proposed amendments to the SLC Code of Conduct. After quorum check and treaty recognition, Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Kevin…

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