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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…

U of C to launch open educational resources pilot project

By Scott Strasser, March 30 2017 — On March 29, the University of Calgary announced a one-year pilot project to promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) on campus. The pilot project will officially start in July. As part of the initiative, the U of C appointed two professors and a PhD candidate who…

Four ways the federal budget will impact students

By Scott Strasser and Tina Shaygan, March 28 2017 — The Canadian federal government tabled its 2017–18 budget on March 22. The budget was presented to the House of Commons by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. It is the second federal budget since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party took power in 2015 and includes a $23-billion deficit….

Faculty of Nursing launches four-year strategic plan

By Scott Strasser, March 28 2017 — The University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing launched a new four-year strategic plan on March 22, outlining the faculty’s priorities from 2017–2020. Faculty of Nursing dean Dianne Tapp says the new plan aims to build on the faculty’s old strategic plan, which was developed in 2011–12. “We did…

SLC approves 2017 Quality Money projects

By Scott Strasser, March 28 2017 — Twenty on-campus projects got the green light after the Students’ Union approved Quality Money funding on March 28. The projects were approved with a 11–0–1 vote by Students’ Legislative Council. Haskyane School of business representative Ryan Wallace abstained.  The Quality Money program is a partnership between the University…

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