Tagged Administration

University plans to replace degree navigator

By Scott Strasser, October 20 2015 — The University of Calgary registrar’s office wants to phase out Degree Navigator in the next year and replace it with a software program called Academic Advising. Like Degree Navigator, Academic Advising is a software module that tracks students’ degree progress. It is already integrated with PeopleSoft, the U…

University announces plan to hire 100 new professors

By Fabian Mayer, October 6 2015 — The University of Calgary is spending $26 million to hire 100 new professors over the next two years. University president Elizabeth Cannon made this announcement to students, faculty and community members at the annual Community Report on Sept. 30. Cannon also provided an update on the university’s “Eyes…

University fires back as MacHall ownership dispute intensifies

By Fabian Mayer, September 24 2015 — The University of Calgary responded to the new information made public by the Students’ Union in the dispute  over the management and ownership of MacHall. In an open letter sent to the SU on Sept. 22, provost Dru Marshall said the university was “disappointed with the SU’s starting position…

Campus joins provincial #IBelieveYou campaign

By Fabian Mayer, September 10 2015 — The University of Calgary will be a part of the province’s newly launched “I Believe You” campaign, which aims to educate the public on how to appropriately respond when survivors of sexual assault come forward. The Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) is running the provincially funded…

Campus construction nears fall semester completion

By Fabian Mayer, August 6 2015 —  Students returning to classes this fall will notice some changes around campus. The university is taking advantage of most students being away to undertake numerous construction and renovation projects. Four lecture theatres — Administration 140 and 142 and Science A 104 and 106 — are getting facelifts. The…

University redoubles efforts to divert waste from landfills

By Fabian Mayer, July 23 2015 — The University of Calgary aims to divert 80 per cent of its waste from landfills by the year 2020 as part of their sustainability goals. Recently hired recycling and solid waste coordinator Teresa Holmes heads the zero-waste working group. The U of C currently diverts 40–60 per cent…

U of C contracts new food provider, replaces Chartwells

By Fabian Mayer, March 19 2015 — Changes are coming to the Dining Centre and other food providers on campus after the university announced last week that American company Aramark will be the new food service operator on campus. Chartwells currently provides those services and was the only other company to put in a bid….

Committee formed to revise 25-year-old sexual harassment policy

By Chris Adams, January 29 2015 — A sub-committee called Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence formed on Jan. 21 to develop recommendations on how to prevent sexual harassment both on campus and online. The University of Calgary defines sexual harassment as “any type of conduct that emphasizes the sexuality, gender or sexual orientation of…

Blame the government, not U of C admin

By Derek Baker, January 29 2015 — When the university doesn’t have enough money, students are often asked to pick up the cost. Students are quick to criticize any attempt by administration to raise tuition or residence fees. We complain when the university attempts to cut programs or pull back on services. Our reaction is…

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