FASA to host 2019 Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium

By Derek Baker, March 15 2019 — The Faculty of Arts Students’ Association (FASA) is set to host their revamped Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 19. The symposium will bring together 22 student presenters to showcase their research in arts. “The main goal is to provide a platform for students to showcase their academic…

Bermuda Shorts Day to move indoors this year

By Ashar Memon, March 14 2019 — The annual Bermuda Shorts Day event will be moved indoors this year, according to the University of Calgary Students’ Union. BSD, an end-of-year student tradition at the U of C dating back almost 60 years, will be held in MacHall AB and the Den this year. Since 2009,…

GSA announce 2019 election results

By Jason Herring, March 13 2019 — The University of Calgary Graduate Students’ Association announced the results of their 2019 General Election at the Last Defence Lounge (LDL) on March 13. The results follow a nearly month-long campaign period that began on Feb. 20. Two of the five executive positions on the GSA were contested. In…

Calgary experimental electronic artist Wish Lash begins tour of Western Canada

By Troy Hasselman, March 13 2019 — Calgary experimental electronic artist Kerry Megan — who performs under the name Wish Lash — is set to begin their Ascension//Descension Tour of Western Canada with fellow local acts Carbolizer and Corinthian, presented by local experimental label Deep Sea Mining Syndicate. The tour will begin in Calgary with a…

You owe it to yourself to study abroad

By Tommy Osborne, March 14 2019 — Over the past six months, I’ve studied abroad in Tokyo. Participating in the University of Calgary’s study abroad program has been one of the best decisions of my life, even though it was intimidating to move away from home for so long. Now, halfway through my study abroad experience, I’ve had the chance to…

Augmented reality app from Joy Kogawa tells story of Japanese internment

By Troy Hasselman, March 13 2019 — East of the Rockies, an augmented reality app from acclaimed author and Order of Canada recipient Joy Kogawa in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada and development company Jam3, has been released on the Apple App Store. The app uses stunning animated visuals, ethereal music and…

What it’s like to move in with your significant other

By Lady Marmalade, March 13 2019 — Like some people in university, I’ve reached a point in life where it was time to move out of my sweet mother’s house and spread my wings in the real world. Luckily for me, I am in a relationship, so I decided the timing was right to split the rent with someone I love…

Do ISIS brides deserve re-entry into the countries they left?

By Aymen Sherwani, March 13 2019 — Imagine being hired to work for a company that provides full health benefits but then leaving said company to work for its rival. You work there for a few years until the new company starts losing money and stops giving its employees benefits, so you decide to go back to your old job. You…

U of C present progress on Campus Mental Health Strategy

By James Falls, March 13 2019 — The University of Calgary released an update on its Campus Mental Health Strategy on March 7 at an extravagant event that saw speakers from around campus share their expertise. Provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall delivered the update to a crowded room in MacHall, highlighting progress made on…

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