Young filmmakers show off short film at university summer camp

By Mariah Wilson, July 27 2018 — During the summer, the University of Calgary hosts several camps on its main campus for local youth to explore their interests, such as photography, cycling and theatre. On Friday, July 20, eight youth aged 10–14 presented Above Suspicion, a film they wrote, directed and starred in over the course…

At CJSW, audit reveals months-long fraud investigation against former employee

By Ashar Memon, July 12 2018 — (With files from Jason Herring and Tina Shaygan) For months, the University of Calgary’s campus and community radio station, CJSW 90.9 F.M., has been quietly investigating if it was defrauded by a former employee, according to an audit released by the organization ahead of its April annual general…

The numbers behind Bermuda Shorts Day 2018’s near-$100,000 deficit

By Matty Hume, July 12 2018 — At the July 3 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council, Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Kevin Dang reported a $98,000-plus loss from the 2018 Bermuda Shorts Day event. We sat down with Dang to gain a better understanding of BSD 2018’s expenses, revenues and total loss. Here’s a…

U of C equine health expert talks safety and fitness at the Calgary Stampede

By Matty Hume, July 12 2018 — During a highly celebrated 10 days each July, over a million people attend the Calgary Stampede to experience the entertainment and history offered by the event with roots dating back to 1886. One of the biggest draws of the Stampede internationally is the rodeo and its plethora of…

Explore these K-Country trails for hikers of all experience levels

By Kristy Koehler, July 12 2018 — Billed as “Alberta’s Mountain Playground,” Kananaskis Country, or K-Country, lies about an hour west of Calgary. The 4,000-square-kilometre area offers hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and rock climbing among views that will take your breath away. Kananaskis is home to plenty of day-use areas, picnic facilities and…

Steven Tyler actually killed it

By Thomas Johnson, July 13 2018 — The Calgary Stampede, to its credit, pumps metropolitan Calgary with so much life-blood that the incoming energy manifests itself in as eclectic a range in music as you’ll see anywhere in Canada on a weekday. On Wednesday, July 11, for example, Dickens hosted a number of death metal bands and…

Calgary International Blues Fest keeps spirit of blues alive

By Thomas Johnson, July 11 2018 — Calgary’s festival season won’t be slowing down anytime soon. As the summer winds to a close, the 14th edition of the Calgary International Blues Fest will cap off the city’s genre-diverse warmer months, running from July 30 – Aug. 5 at Millenium Park. Cindy McLeod, creator and producer of the…

Elizabeth Cannon still top earner at U of C as Alberta releases compensation data

By Matty Hume, July 10 2018 — The Government of Alberta has released the 2017 data for its public sector body compensation disclosure, which discloses “compensation data for employees of government agencies, boards and commissions that exceed the threshold amount during a disclosure period; as well as board members and appointees, regardless of threshold.” This…

Students’ Union begins transit demographic initiative

By Matty Hume, July 10 2018 — During executive reports at the July 3 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council, Students’ Union president Sagar Grewal discussed his involvement in an internal study in which the SU is researching where students live within Calgary and what those students’ Calgary Transit options are. Though the internal study is…

Mariel Buckley embarks on summer tour with pair of Calgary dates

By Liam Dawe, July 10 2018 —  Calgary’s Mariel Buckley kicked off her summer tour at local microbrewery Citizen Brewing Co. on July 3, on the heels of her spring release, Driving In the Dark. The singer-songwriter is embarking on a run of brewpub concerts throughout Western Canada, making stops in the Kootenays en route to…

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