U of C rowing team becoming competitive powerhouse

By Christie Melhorn, July 10 2017 —  In the last three years, the University of Calgary rowing team has sharpened its competitive edge. The team placed in the top five for the first time at the 2016 Canadian University Rowing Championships, finishing fourth in the women’s eight. They also secured six gold medals at the 2017…

Controversial paint cleaned off rock by unknown party

By Sean Willett, July 12 2017 — University of Calgary students this summer may be surprised to see that one of the school’s iconic ‘rocks’ — campus fixtures on which students are allowed to paint messages — has had many of its layers of paint removed. With both the U of C and the Students’…

SLC reworks Quality Money approval process, in-camera meeting procedure

By Sean Willett, July 12 2017 — Quality Money applications will now be approved by the Students’ Union’s Quality Money Committee (QMC) instead of the Students’ Legislative Council. This amendment to the Quality Money Terms of Reference, along with a change to in-camera meeting policy, was approved during the July 4 SLC meeting. Quality Money…

U of C engineering graduates face fluctuating employment rates

By Jason Herring, July 11 2017 — Employment rates for Schulich School of Engineering graduates have declined since 2014 amid an uncertain economic climate and low oil prices, according to a series of surveys conducted by the Engineering Career Centre (ECC). In 2014, graduates of civil and chemical engineering had the best shot of finding…

Calgary activists come together to fight hate

By Sean Willett, July 1 2017 — What happens when an indigenous activist, a Muslim activist and an anti-fascist walk into a Tim Hortons? For three Calgary community leaders, the result was a united front against hate groups in the city. Michelle Rae Robinson, Saima Jamal and Jason Devine are familiar names for those involved…

Mono steals the show at Central United Church for Sled Island

By Justin Quaintance, June 28 2017 — Central United Church played host to a slate of instrumental artists for Sled Island on Friday, June 23. The church’s open design made it ideal for the evening’s atmospheric bill. Pyramid//Indigo, an Edmonton-based ambient duo, were the first to take stage. They played a brand of ambience that…

Skip the Stampede hangover this year

By Christie Melhorn, July 7 2017 —  Whether you’re committed to wearing cowboy boots during Stampede or want to burn every pair you see, Calgary’s laid-back vibe over the next 10 days can tempt even the most Stampede-averse folks to drink an 8 a.m. beer. However, you don’t have to suffer the bed-riding hangover that typically…

Farmers’ market, cycling highlight Sled Island community

By Mariah Wilson, June 29 2017 — Sled Island is known for its showcase of unconventional music that spans genres from indie rock to death metal, but it also offers a wide array of other events, such as community markets and art gallery exhibitions. Wanting to try a little bit of everything, I set out…

U of C researchers discover fishy secrets of 340-million-year-old fossil

By Jennifer Khil, June 29 2017 — Two researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) were published in the international scientific journal Nature for shaking up the evolutionary history of limbed animals. Jason Anderson, a UCVM professor, and Jason Pardo, a doctoral student supervised by Anderson, used data first collected by Anderson…

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