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Humour // Q and A with the elusive Robert McDavid

By Tina Shaygan, March 21 2017 — A few weeks ago, the University of Calgary Wildrose on Campus student club garnered national attention after sending an email that read, “you and I both know feminism is cancer.” The email was intended to advertise a screening of the men’s rights documentary The Red Pill on March 8,…

Tuition freeze benefits students

At General Faculties Council on Feb. 16, University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon said the U of C is unlikely to receive funding to make up for the shortfall in its budget due to the extension of the provincial tuition freeze. While a budget shortfall can impact the quality of education at the U of…

Student Legal Assistance sees increased use

By Tina Shaygan, March 7 2017 — Student Legal Assistance (SLA) expanded from working on 624 open files in 2015 to 707 over the 2016 calendar year. The SLA has also expanded their services to represent clients from rural communities in Alberta as well as First Nation reserves near Calgary. The SLA is the University…

Mental health discussion must address poverty

By Tina Shaygan, February 28 2017 — Mental health on university campuses is a crisis. According to the 2016 National College Health Assessment, 13.1 per cent of the respondents from the  University of Calgary reported having seriously considered suicide at some point in the past year. Of the 1,004 U of C respondents, 18.9 per…

U of C law professor publishes article on online shaming

By Tina Shaygan, February 28 2017 — University of Calgary Faculty of Law professor Emily Laidlaw recently published an article exploring online privacy, particularly regarding free speech and human rights. The article — “Online Shaming and the Right to Privacy” — was published in the academic journal Laws. Laidlaw said she was intrigued by the…

We must not tolerate hate on our campus

By Tina Shaygan, February 14 2017 — It’s only been a few weeks since United States President Donald Trump’s inauguration, but with all the contentious debates and the ugly rhetoric, issues we thought existed only in history textbooks are back in everyday conversations. As post-secondary students in one of the most developed countries in the…

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