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Pride paintings vandalized on campus Rock

By Tina Shaygan, September 4 2017 — A painting on the Rock promoting Calgary Pride was found vandalized early Sunday, Sept. 3, the day of Calgary’s 27th annual Pride Parade. The Rock is a campus fixture located next to MacKimmie Tower which students are allowed to paint messages on. Queers on Campus club co-coordinator Margaret…

U of C community marches in 2017 Pride Parade

By Tina Shaygan, September 4 2017 — Thousands took to downtown Calgary on Sept. 3 to take part in the 27th annual Calgary Pride Parade. Among those marching were politicians, non-profit organizations and members of the University of Calgary community, including U of C president Elizabeth Cannon. Cannon said that the university’s growing participation in Pride…

CAUS announces priorities for year

By Jason Herring, September 4 2017 — Affordability of education and increased institutional funding are among the issues that Alberta student executives plan to advocate for this year. The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) released their 2017–18 priorities list in late July. CAUS is an advocacy group consisting of student executives from major Alberta post-secondaries…

Varsity Pharmacy expands into vacant MacHall space

By Tina Shaygan, August 23 2017 — University of Calgary students can expect a renovated and expanded Varsity Pharmacy in MacEwan Hall at the beginning of the fall semester. Varsity Pharmacy owner Ron Summers-Gill said the store negotiated with the U of C to acquire the space that was previously home to Campus Ticket Centre….

City council approves privately owned, 28-storey residence-style building in Motel Village

By Sean Willett, August 4 2017 — Starting in 2020, Calgary post-secondary students who want a dormitory-style experience will have an option other than their schools’ residence buildings. Calgary city council approved plans for a privately owned 28-storey residential tower, located in Motel Village near the Banff Trail LRT station, on Aug. 1. The rent-only…

SLC fails to meet quorum, talks about code of conduct anyway

By Sean Willett, August 2 2017 — The August 1 session of Students’ Legislative Council did not come to pass. With only 10 members in attendance, SLC was unable to make quorum. Of the five Students’ Union executives that sit on SLC, only vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace was present. President Branden Cave and…

U of C researchers study tweets sent during Fort McMurray fire

By Zarif Alibhai, August 2 2017 — The Fort McMurray wildfires displaced over 80,000 people from their jobs and homes in May 2016. A University of Calgary software engineering PhD student believes that centralized app software could help displaced victims find basic necessities in a similar crisis. Working alongside researchers at the Schulich School of…

SU begins advocacy push ahead of Calgary municipal election

By Sean Willett, August 2 2017 — The Students’ Union is stepping up its advocacy efforts in advance of Calgary’s upcoming municipal election. With students and non-students alike going to the polls in October, the SU wants to inform candidates about issues affecting those that live, work and study at the University of Calgary. The…

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