Transit pilot project from Calgary to Banff to launch in June

By Saima Asad, May 17 2017 — Instead of boarding a plane or taking a road trip this summer, you might just want to hop on the bus for your next vacation. Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) is collaborating with Parks Canada, the Town of Banff and the Town of Canmore to offer transit options to Banff…

New iteration of Eyes High more of the same for students

May 16, 2017 — The University of Calgary recently launched a five-year strategic plan called Eyes High. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The U of C introduced the original Eyes High strategy in 2011. It was lauded by administration as a way to make the university a “global intellectual hub” and set goals…

Local artists host show and sale for Mother’s Day

By Gurman Sahota, May 10, 2017 — With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Denis Brière and six other artists are hosting a Mother’s Day Art Show and Sale for the important motherly figures in your life. Paintings, photography and other visual art will be on sale at the event, which aims to raise funds to support…

Research remains a focus as University of Calgary revives Eyes High

By Saima Asad, May 4 2017 — After roughly eight months of consultation and revision, the University of Calgary officially launched its revised Eyes High strategy on April 28. The five-year plan follows the previous Eyes High strategy, which was in place from 2011–2016. Similar to the original strategy, the “energized” Eyes High plan has…

Dinos mourn the loss of track athlete Mariano Ezeta

By Saima Asad, May 3 2017 — University of Calgary student and Dinos sprinter Mariano Ezeta died at age 23 this weekend after a roughly two-year battle with cancer. The Gauntlet interviewed Ezeta in 2015, before his diagnosis. He spoke about the pressures of balancing athletics and academics. “It does get a little bit strenuous sometimes,…

Furor Arma Ministrat: A select history of the Gauntlet

By Melanie Woods, April 27 2017 — On Friday Sept. 23, 1960, 1,300 newspapers appeared on the stands of the newly minted University of Alberta, Calgary (UAC) campus. While the campus only consisted of two buildings back then — now known as Science A and Administration — the population was blossoming. The campus looked forward…

The School of Creative and Performing Arts’ history of collaboration

By Rachel Woodward, April 26 2017 — The University of Calgary’s fine arts department has long played a vibrant role in the city’s performance culture. The three facets of performing arts at the U of C — dance, drama and music — work in unison to foster arts on campus and in the broader Calgary…

Alone in the dark: The effects of concussions on Canada’s greatest game

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, April 25 2017 — was 12 years old when my brother Daniel was drafted to the Western Hockey League. After playing minor league hockey in Kelowna, British Columbia for years, he became a member of the Kamloops Blazers when he was still a teenager. It was a major moment for my family….

A New Beginning: Letters from the editors of the Gauntlet’s first magazine

I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me that print media is dying since I started writing for the Gauntlet in 2014, including friends, online detractors and Postmedia executives. It’s often said that entering the journalism industry is like latching yourself to a sinking ship. And it’s hard to argue with…

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