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Editing is not plagiarism

By Jesse Stilwell, September 11 2017 — The University of Victoria revised their academic integrity policy in May to classify the editing of student work as an academic offence. The policy does not clearly define what extent of editing constitutes a punishable offence, but states that the editor can be paid or unpaid. The University…

U of C seeks consultation on Academic and Research Plans

By Saima Asad, June 5 2017 — The University of Calgary began the consultation process for its new Academic and Research Plans on June 1. The campus-wide survey is open until June 23 and has received roughly 900 responses so far. The plans will replace the 2012–2017 Academic and Research Plans that followed the 2011…

Three U of C math degrees set to merge into one

By Claudia Wong, March 19 2015 — The three math degrees offered at the University of Calgary will merge by Fall 2016 pending the provincial government’s approval. Pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics will merge into the bachelor of science in mathematics. There would be three specializations offered later in the program: financial mathematics, computational…

Arabic language and Muslim cultures may get a minor

By Fabian Mayer, March 5 2015 — Students at the University of Calgary may soon be able to minor in Arabic language and Muslim cultures. Professors in the linguistics department are putting together a proposal and the minor may be available for the 2016–17 academic year. Arabic courses were introduced in the fall of 2013…

Administration presents concept paper for elite graduate college

By Chris Adams, January 29 205 — The University of Calgary’s top graduate and post-doctoral students may soon find themselves with a new space to live, work and study.  Graduate residential colleges (GRCs) are elite colleges for faculty, graduates and post-doctoral students within a larger university. They give high-achieving  students and faculty a place to…

Top-five ways to start the semester off right

By Melanie Bethune, January 15 2015 — 1. Sleep better: Make sure that your alarm clock is set to the softest and most calming sounds to ease you out of your dreams. We recommend either the noise of two very rusty spoons hitting together or the repeated squawking of a distressed magpie. 2. Colour code…

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