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2017 Students’ Union Election Supplement

Panelists   President — External — Operations & Finance — Student Life — Academic   Endorsements   very year during reading week, the Gauntlet puts together our Students’ Union election supplement to inform students on who is running, what they plan to do if elected and who we think is best for the job. We…

Episode 4: How to be a Ferdaboy

Join Sean, Melanie and Jason as they boldly venture in the the rural Albertan world of the “ferdaboys,” and learn what it really means to wheel, snipe and celly. Be warned: you may not like what they find. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on Twitter. Theme…

Academic conference to take over campus in spring semester

By Melanie Woods, April 4 2016 — Students enrolled in spring semester classes will get a week off at the end of May when Canada’s largest annual gathering of scholars comes to campus. The University of Calgary will host Canada’s annual Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences from May 28–June 3. Over 8,000 scholars will…

University of Calgary gifted massive music archive

By Fabian Mayer, March 31 2016 — Arts, science and rock and roll — the University of Calgary is set to get a little more musical after receiving a set of archives from Universal Music Canada in partnership with the National Music Centre. The collection contains around 5,500 boxes of materials from EMI Music Canada….

University ends auto-forwarding for student e-mail accounts

By Fabian Mayer, February 12 2016 — The University of Calgary officially halted auto-forwarding for ucalgary e-mail accounts on Feb. 11. Prior to this change, students were able to redirect e-mails sent to their ucalgary accounts to personal ones. The university has disabled this feature, claiming that accounts with auto-forwarding are at greater risk from…

Library doubles digital resource collection

By Lianelle Barraza, January 19 2016 — The University of Calgary library has added three million new library resources, doubling the size of its collection.  The library accomplished this feat by working with HathiTrust, an international partner of several major academic institutions and libraries. HathiTrust offers U of C students, faculty and staff access to…

Graduate student designs nutrition scale

By Fabian Mayer, November 3 2015 — A University of Calgary PhD student helped create a scale that keeps track of the food you eat. The Slate Scale is a portable device roughly the size of a smartphone and linked to an app that provides a breakdown of the calories, carbs, protein and fat in your…

Lower pass rate for new nursing exam stirs up controversy

By Fabian Mayer, September 11 2015 — Fewer University of Calgary nursing graduates are passing the test required to become a registered nurse. Pass rates in Alberta dropped from 89 per cent last year to 68.7 per cent in the first half of 2015 after regulators switched to a different exam. The new computer-administered exam,…

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