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CalgaryNEXT project featured at U of C Debate Society event

By Scott Strasser, March 31 2017 — The University of Calgary Debate Society (UCDS) hosted the second event of their “Great Debates” series on March 29 at the Calgary Central Public Library. The debate focused on the CalgaryNEXT project. CalgaryNEXT is a proposed development in the city’s West Village. The project includes building a multi-purpose…

Don’t assume Canada is any better

By Frank Finley, February 7 2017 — People like to imagine that where they live is safe and that the hate-fuelled misfortunes of the world won’t happen here. But this is not always the case. On Jan. 29, a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City left six Canadians dead. The perpetrator of the attack…

What students can learn from Republicans

By Frank Finley, September 27 2016 — There is something fascinating happening to the Republicans and students should take notice. As young people, it is important to learn from history’s mistakes, but right now, we have a chance to learn from the mistakes of the present. The Grand Old Party of the United States is…

2016–17 Students’ Union election results announced

By Scott Strasser, March 3 2016 — The winners of of the 2016 Students’ Union election were announced March 3 at the Den after a week and a half of campaigning. Students packed the dance floor to find out who will make up next year’s Students’ Legislative Council. Co-chief returning officers Dan Medland-Marchen and Nolan Hill…

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…

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