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Twelve positions acclaimed in Students’ Union election

By Fabian Mayer, February 11 2016 — Twelve Students’ Union positions, including two executive posts, were acclaimed yesterday after relatively few candidates put their name forward in this year’s SU election. Forty-one candidates are running or acclaimed in this year’s election compared to 45 in 2015. Only seven positions were acclaimed last year. Current nursing…

Student petition targets university administration

By Fabian Mayer, December 1 2015 —  Students at the University of Calgary have launched a petition asking the board of governors to dismiss president Elizabeth Cannon, among other demands. The change.org petition cites the MacHall dispute, the Enbridge controversy and spending on executive offices in 2013. Upper-level administrators at the U of C have been…

Eyes Too High: A Brief History of Administrative Controversy at the U of C

By Chris Adams, November 26, 2015 — “Mrs. Cannon, as a student, I believe that your actions have hurt the standing of this institution. I was wondering if you’d be willing to resign from your post as president immediately.” Frank Finley was the student at November’s budget town hall who asked the question everyone knew…

University of Calgary can’t escape controversy at budget town hall

By Fabian Mayer, November 18 2015 — Controversies surrounding the University of Calgary loomed large at the university’s budget town hall on Wednesday. Upper-level university administrators presented budget plans, mentioning a 1–1.5 per cent budget cut. President Elizabeth Cannon and provost Dru Marshall took questions from the campus community following the presentation. Most questions focused…

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