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“The budget should not be balanced on the backs of students”: SU appeals to student body for support

By Kristy Koehler, October 30 2019— Last night at the weekly Students’ Legislative Council meeting, Students’ Union president Jessica Revington and vice-president external Sadiya Nazir gave a presentation on the new Alberta budget and its impacts on post-secondary funding.  Students sat in the gallery — not a normal occurrence — and asked questions, aired their…

University works toward rectifying gender pay gap

By Manahil Hassan, October 27 2019 With files from Kristy Koehler Earlier this month, the University of Calgary announced that pay would be increasing for female staff after the results of a gender equity salary review yielded disparity between male and female staff members at the institution. The task of conducting a joint salary review…

Faculty of Law discusses cannabis edibles

By Devin Szoo, October 25 2019— Cannabis consumers can expect to find edibles and other new products on the shelves shortly, thanks to a new law that came into force on Oct. 17. This regulatory regime allows for the sale of recreational cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals, according to a lecture given at the Faculty…

Nobel Committee Announces 2019 Nobel Prize Laureates 

By Ava Zardynezhad, October 25 2019— Earlier this month, five laureates were presented with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nobel Prize was established and financially supported by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, in 1895, and first awarded in 1901. These prizes are presented annually by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska…

New UCP budget reflects changes to post-secondary funding

By Kristy Koehler, October 24 2019— The United Conservative Party released its first budget this afternoon. The 2019–20 budget contains three key priorities — getting Albertans back to work, making life better for Albertans and standing up for Alberta. As many predicted by reading the MacKinnon Report, there are significant changes to post-secondary education. Most…

Free flu shots available in MacHall until Thursday

By Gayathri Peringod, October 21 2019— Free flu shots will be available at immunization clinics set up in MacEwan Hall from Monday to Thursday this week.  The flu shot clinics will be open from 10 a.m.–4 p.m for staff and students of the university. Those looking to get flu shots must bring their healthcare card…

Joshua Lee wins medicine representative in byelection

By Gayathri Peringod, October 21 2019 — On Friday evening, the Red Room of The Den was humming with anticipation in the moments before Joshua Lee was announced as the Faculty of Medicine representative, the only elected role in this year’s byelection. Lee came first in the byelection with 40 per cent of the vote (106…

Photovoice Exhibit: Life on $1,400/month

By Mitali Pradhan, October 20 2019⁠— On Monday, Oct. 7, the Faculty of Social Work hosted a photovoice research presentation at the National Music Center. A total of 11 portraits were showcased, one for each senior immigrant. Through the portraits, four main themes were identified: Financial Realities of Older Immigrants, Understanding Financial Literacy, Building Community,…

SU closes La Taqueria

By Gayathri Peringod, October 20 2019— La Taqueria has permanently shut its doors. The popular Students’ Union-run establishment located in the back corner of MacEwan Hall that served Latin-American cuisine has officially closed with no plans of re-opening, the vice-president operations and finance of the Students’ Union announced in a September SLC meeting. The SU attributed…

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