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Frosh 2017: The Students’ Union

By Derek Baker — As a University of Calgary student, you belong to the Students’ Union. Whether or not you notice, the SU will play a substantial role in your university experience over the next four-plus years. Their job is to promote our interests to university administration and the government, run programs for students and plan events….

Frosh 2017: University Big Shots

By Jesse Stilwell — One of the only interesting things that has taken place at the University of Calgary in the last few years is the drama surrounding its administration. From the legal dispute surrounding the ownership of MacHall to president Elizabeth Cannon’s alleged conflict of interest with the Enbridge energy company, any student might have some…

Frosh 2017: Dealing with the man

A student’s guide to all levels of government. By Jason Herring — Municipal Government You’re most likely to feel the effects of municipal government in your day-to-day life, especially if you live off-campus. They control topics important to students like public transit and secondary suites — often with a staggering level of incompetency. Full-time students are required…

Frosh 2017: Backpack packing list

By Christie Melhorn — Hauling around a loaded backpack on campus is fun for the first week of classes, but gets old really fast. Hate your bag a little less by stocking it with the following items. Lip Balm: Most university students’ first year involves a lot of coffee and sloppy kissing. Stress habits like lip-biting and…

Frosh 2017: Vices

By Sara Albright Like most students, I like to pretend that I wake up at the crack of dawn to meditate and drink green tea. In reality, I’m more likely to stumble into my first lecture chugging an espresso. Hey, none of us are perfect. If you’re looking to indulge, we’ve got your back. As…

Frosh 2017: Essential Sites

By Dawn Muenchrath and Nikayla Goddard MyUOFC (my.ucalgary.ca) This is the most important URL of your undergraduate career, so bookmark it. Log into myUofC to access the Student Centre, where you can add, drop and swap courses, pay fees, apply for program changes and view your transcript. The Degree Navigator is also accessible here, which is…

Frosh 2017: Health services

By Nikayla Goddard As a freshman entering university life, you’ll be tasked with creating the perfect balance between work and play. This may seem easy until you take into account attending class, taking notes, studying for and writing exams, completing lab reports, finishing assignments and writing essays and… whew. You may feel stressed in your first…

Frosh 2017: Diversity Services

By Tina Shaygan The Q Centre The SU Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, better known at the Q Centre, is located on the main floor of MacHall and offers community and peer support, volunteer opportunities as well as other programs and events for the LGTBQ community on campus and in Calgary. The Q Centre also…

Frosh 2017: Fitness

By Christie Melhorn Finding time to workout with a busy student schedule can be tricky. But the stress relief and endorphin kick of exercise enhances both physical health and academic performance. Between the Active Living Center and student clubs, the University of Calgary offers tons of ways to get active. Here are a few fun options….

Frosh 2017: Dinos

By Emilie Medland-Marchen The University of Calgary Dinos program features some of the strongest athletes and coaching staff in the country. Varsity athletics are a major part of the student experience, especially on a commuter campus like the U of C. There are few events that bring students, faculty and staff together in one place to…

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