Search for: Sean Willett

Elizabeth Cannon top earner on U of C’s 2016 Sunshine List

By Sean Willett and Jason Herring, July 21 2017 — The University of Calgary has released its latest “Sunshine List,” which details all U of C employees who earned more than $126,375 in 2016. This is the second year that Alberta post-secondary institutions have been mandated to disclose staff compensation under the provincial government’s Public…

Alberta NDP propose pay cap for top university executives

By Sean Willett, July 20 2017 — University administrators in Alberta may face a pay cut in 2018. As a part of the Alberta NDP government’s ongoing agencies, boards and commissions (ABC) review, advanced education minister Marlin Schmidt is proposing compensation limits for university executives. Schmidt intends to submit his recommendations to cabinet this fall,…

SLC starts consultation for code of conduct, passes resolutions

By Sean Willett, July 19 2017 — High-level consultation for a formalized code of conduct began during the July 18 session of the Students’ Legislative Council. This week’s meeting of elected Students’ Union officials also saw two resolutions pass — one to repeal the terms of reference for a soon-to-be-defunct committee and one to fill…

U of C no longer top 200 university, according to QS rankings

By Sean Willett, July 14 2017 — The University of Calgary has dropped from 196th to 217th on the QS World University Rankings. Published annually by British company Quacquarelli Symonds, the QS rankings are among the most respected university ranking lists in the world. The rankings evaluate universities according to metrics such as faculty/student ratio…

UPass price to rise by $10 this September

By Sean Willett, July 14 2017 — Students returning to the University of Calgary will have to pay more to get around the city next semester. The UPass is increasing in price from $130 to $140 per semester starting this fall — the result of a negotiation between Calgary Transit and post-secondary institutions that took…

Controversial paint cleaned off rock by unknown party

By Sean Willett, July 12 2017 — University of Calgary students this summer may be surprised to see that one of the school’s iconic ‘rocks’ — campus fixtures on which students are allowed to paint messages — has had many of its layers of paint removed. With both the U of C and the Students’…

Calgary activists come together to fight hate

By Sean Willett, July 1 2017 — What happens when an indigenous activist, a Muslim activist and an anti-fascist walk into a Tim Hortons? For three Calgary community leaders, the result was a united front against hate groups in the city. Michelle Rae Robinson, Saima Jamal and Jason Devine are familiar names for those involved…

Hiring | Staff | Advertising | Contact | PDF version | Archive | Volunteer