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Over 150 students walkout for climate change action

By Gayathri Peringod and Nikayla Goddard, September 27 2019 — The rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of student protesters participating in a student walkout to push for governmental action on man-made climate change.  Over 150 students participated in the rally at the TFDL quad in front of the MacEwan Student Center, garnering more attention and…

University responds to criticism over emergency response

By Kristy Koehler, September 26 2019— Questions arose about the University of Calgary’s ability to handle a crisis situation in the wake of a potential gun threat on campus during Clubs Week. The large police presence on campus — coupled with no information provided by U of C’s emergency app — prompted a flurry of…

Faculty of Arts rep Tomiwa Oje says arts grads can be entrepreneurial too

By Kristy Koehler, September 24 2019— Students’ Union Faculty of Arts representative Tomiwa Oje wants students to know that students from the Faculty of Arts can be entrepreneurial too. She’s planned a panel to showcase exactly that. “Side Hustle to Reality: Panel of Entrepreneurs with Arts Degrees” is Oje’s bid to incorporate the university’s ‘entrepreneurial-thinking’…

Who’s Who in the SU: Faculty of Science Rep Manpreet Sahota

By Kristy Koehler, September 20 2019— In an effort to introduce new — or even continuing — students to representatives in the Students’ Union and in the Students’ Legislative Council, the Gauntlet is running the series, ‘Who’s Who in the SU.’ We introduced you to the executives, now let’s meet the Faculty Representatives. Faculty of Science Representative…

UCP non-committal on state of university funding, budget awaited

By Kristy Koehler, September 20 2019— The United Conservative Party appointed an independent panel of experts to review and evaluate the state of Alberta’s finances and economy. The Blue Ribbon Panel on Alberta’s Finances released a report and a series of recommendations at the end of August. The report, known as the MacKinnon Report after…

UN Women’s HeForShe university tour stops at U of C

By Kristy Koehler, September 20 2019— The University of Calgary was a stop on the UN Women HeForShe #GetFree university tour last night, hosting Be The Change in the MacHall Ballroom. The event, designed to promote gender equity, featured a keynote address by Paul Brandt, and a panel discussion on male allyship. Just under 300…

Thrive Priority Support Network offers assistance to students struggling with transition from high school to university 

By Kristy Koehler, September 19 2019— The University of Calgary’s Thrive Priority Support Network is an early-identification system designed to assist students who are having academic difficulty. Thrive aims to connect these students with the right resources to help them succeed.  A D2L algorithm picks up on students who have a large differential between grades…

Who’s Who in the SU: Faculty of Arts Rep Justin Gotta

By Kristy Koehler, September 13 2019— In an effort to introduce new — or even continuing — students to representatives in the Students’ Union and in the Students’ Legislative Council, the Gauntlet is running the series, ‘Who’s Who in the SU.’ We introduced you to the executives, now let’s meet the Faculty Representatives. Faculty of Arts Representative…

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