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Who’s Who in the SU: Vice-president academic

By Gurman Sahota, July 29 2019 — In an effort to introduce new — or even continuing — students to representatives in the Students’ Union and in the Students’ Legislative Council throughout the spring and summer, the Gauntlet is running the series, ‘Who’s Who in the SU.’ The fourth instalment introduces Kevin Dang, vice-president academic…

Newest inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List comes to Alberta while others still at risk

By Drew Thomas, July 23 2019 — On July 6, Alberta welcomed its sixth UNESCO World Heritage site at Writing-On-Stone/Áísínai’pi Provincial Park. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization inscribed Writing-On-Stone/Áísínai’pi at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan.  UNESCO bases their assessment of World Heritage sites on proof of outstanding…

Quick and easy plant-based protein options for an active lifestyle

By Tori Taylor,  July 25 2019 — When it comes to vegan living it seems like everyone and their dog chimes in with an opinion. One of the top critiques is that you can’t possibly get enough protein — especially if you’re an athlete. This is a frequently debunked myth — you can absolutely thrive…

Polaris Prize shortlist announced

By Troy Hasselman, July 23 2019 — On July 16 the shortlist for the Polaris Music Prize was unveiled. The prestigious prize that is awarded to a Canadian album based exclusively on artistic merit regardless of record sales has a list of past winners that includes Arcade Fire, Kaytranada, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Feist….

Calgary Fringe Festival returns for its 14th year

By Troy Hasselman, July 23 2019 — The Calgary Fringe Festival will be returning for another year of non-curated, anything-goes theatre, showcasing local artists as well as international performers. The festival takes an egalitarian approach to its artist selection process to ensure that all performers are given a fair opportunity of participating in the festival….

Cannon tops U of C sunshine list for 2018

By Gayathri Peringod, July 23 2019 — Former president Elizabeth Cannon was last year’s highest-paid employee at the University of Calgary, making her the institution’s top earner for the past three years, according to a newly-released public sector salary disclosure. Cannon earned $647,516 and change in 2018 in her final year as university president, having…

Healthy ways to keep your metabolism strong

By Tori Taylor, July 23 2019 — Aging comes with a whole host of wonderful benefits. Watching wrinkle lines start to set in can only be beat by the first time you hear yourself say, “I don’t know if I can do that right now— my back is really sore and my left knee has…

Who’s Who in the SU: Vice-president student life

By Gurman Sahota, July 22 2019 — In an effort to introduce new — or even continuing — students to representatives in the Students’ Union and in the Students’ Legislative Council throughout the spring and summer, the Gauntlet is running the series, ‘Who’s Who in the SU.’ The third installment introduces Alisha Gordon, vice president…

Federal government signs a ten-year First Nations education agreement in Alberta

By Gurman Sahota, July 22, 2019 — On June 18, the federal government signed a 10-year regional education agreement with the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority (KTCEA) in north-central Alberta. The agreement was hosted in Woodland Cree First Nation at Cadotte Lake, Alberta, on Treaty 8 territory. Signatories included Loon River First…

Is Cumming School of Medicine acting preemptively due to potential job losses?

By Gurman Sahota, July 22 2019 — The University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine is allegedly facing budget constraints that may be further inhibited by the upcoming fall release of Alberta’s provincial budget. On June 10, an email sent by Jon Meddings, Dean of Medicine, to members of the faculty, reads that the faculty…

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