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University of Calgary looks to combat emerging academic black markets

By Justin Schellenberg, November 8 2017 — University of Calgary teachers and administrators are starting to notice the emergence of an academic black market through contract cheating on campus. They’re now looking to tackle the issue. International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines contract cheating as “a form of academic dishonesty where students get academic work…

D2L makeover among topics at Nov. 7 SLC meeting

By Tina Shaygan, November 8 2017 — The Nov. 7 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council began with a presentation by interim vice-provost teaching and learning Leslie Reid on interface changes coming to D2L called Brightspace. According to the presentation, functionality of D2L will remain the same while providing a cleaner, less cluttered view with…

SU restocks on period products as program sees substantial use

By Tina Shaygan, November 5 2017 — Over a thousand period products have been handed out to University of Calgary students since the Students’ Union made them available for free in early September, according to SU vice-president student life Hilary Jahelka. Free period products are available for students at the MacHall Info Centre, the SU…

SLC musical chairs continues as SU looks for new arts representative

By Tina Shaygan, November 1 2017 — One of the four Faculty of Arts representative positions on Students’ Legislative Council is vacant after Puncham Judge’s unanimous appointment to Students’ Union vice-president external position. This vacancy will be filled by the SU Nominations Committee and applications are open to all undergraduate arts students until Nov. 10….

SU reviews health and dental plan as student use increases

By Justin Schellenberg, October 30 2017 — (With files from Tina Shaygan) The Students’ Union is reviewing the health and dental plan after two consecutive years of cost overruns. During the 2015–16 academic year, a budget overrun of $9,695 was covered by the SU’s health and dental reserve fund. That number has grown to $26,400 this…

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