Ed McCauley announced as next U of C president

By Matty Hume and Jason Herring, November 8 2018 — University of Calgary Board of Governors chair Jill Wyatt announced the next U of C president and vice-chancellor Thursday morning. Ed McCauley will begin the presidential role on Jan. 1, 2019 after a unanimous recommendation by the Presidential Steering Committee. McCauley has served as the…

New Music: Vince Staples

By Troy Hasselman, November 7 2018 — Vince Staples is not one for boundaries. From the massive shifts in production styles between projects in his short and accomplished career to the omnivorous approach he takes to his influences — holding Joy Division and Ray J in equally high regard — the Long Beach MC takes an…

SLC quick and quiet ahead of reading week

By Ashar Memon, November 7 2018 — The Students’ Union Students’ Legislative Council forged ahead despite the mid-semester crunch to convene for a quick meeting on Nov. 6, which was marked by several absences and no major discussions or resolutions. The evening began with an announcement by SU vice-president student life Nabila Farid, who said…

Canada’s pursuit for UN Security Council seat test of diplomatic prowess

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, November 7 2018 — Canada’s campaign for one of 10 non-permanent United Nations Security Council seats is a true test of the Trudeau administration’s diplomatic prowess. The government has encouraged all of its diplomats to approach their foreign counterparts and lobby them for their support in the upcoming vote, a task they…

Advanced voting for Olympic plebiscite now open

By Matty Hume, November 6 2018 — Advanced voting for the 2026 Calgary Olympic bid plebiscite is now open. Calgarians can visit a polling station — with one on the University of Calgary campus in MacEwan Hall open tomorrow — from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 7 to vote ‘yes’ or…

Mobilization of student vote vital for student issue lobbying efforts

By Derek Baker, November 6 2018 — There are two forms of political currency to spend when exerting influence over what issues are addressed by parties and politicians. Campaign donations and your vote. The former has been rightfully tarred as “dark money,” allowing private interests to distort the democratic policy-making process. Consequently, at the federal…

Vaccinations: get it together, people

By Aymen Sherwani, November 6 2018 — We’ve officially entered flu season. As in years past, the University of Calgary provided influenza vaccination services in MacHall. Did you get one? Getting your annual flu shot calls attention to why getting vaccinated is so important, especially now, with the rise of anti-vaccination movements leading to outbreaks of…

Upcoming history course explores immigration, colonialism and self identity in Canada

By Matty Hume, November 5 2018 — The Department of History at the University of Calgary is offering a course that ties into the post-secondary journey of self discovery — but from a uniquely Canadian perspective. HTST 340: “Ethnicity, Race and Immigration in Canada,” is an exploration of identities, both individual and collective, according to…

BOG report, provincial tuition announcement central at spooky SLC

By Matty Hume, November 5 2018 — Students’ Union executives and faculty representatives arrived in their Halloween best for the Oct. 30 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council. The meeting began with a report on the Oct. 19 University of Calgary Board of Governors meeting from BOG student-at-large Frank Finley. Finley said the board was not…

CJSW Funding Drive goes swimmingly, raises over $230,000

By Thomas Johnson, November 4 2018 — Put another one in the books. The annual CJSW Funding Drive wrapped up Oct. 26, concluding a week of special programming and city-wide initiatives to raise funds to improve the station’s facilities. As hectic as it may be, the week long event paid dividends, as is tradition. “It was…

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