Tagged alberta

Province announces $25.8-million post-secondary mental health fund

By Sean Willett, June 20 2017 — The Alberta NDP is investing $25.8 million into post-secondary mental health initiatives over the next three years. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt made the announcement Tuesday morning during the 2017 Wellness Summit, a mental health-themed event hosted at the University of Calgary. This funding will be implemented…

Five exotic locales to visit this break

By Derek Baker, February 14 2017 — As reading week approaches, the envy you feel towards your friend jetting off to Cabo is probably growing stronger. You can attempt to justify the shitty reality of waking up to another -30 C day by taking comfort in the fact that they won’t get anything done. But…

Alberta government extends tuition freeze by one year

By Scott Strasser, October 20 2016 — The provincial government announced Oct. 19 that the tuition freeze currently in place for post-secondary institutions in Alberta will be extended through the 2017–18 academic year. The Alberta New Democratic Party implemented the two-year tuition freeze back in September 2015. Originally set to expire next fall, the freeze…

Keeping hot springs public shows proper foresight

By Sean Willett, October 4 2016 After four years of uncertainty, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced in September that Parks Canada’s Rocky Mountain hot springs will not be privatized. This decision is a step in the right direction for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government and will help ensure the continued relevance of Canada’s national parks….

Universities can’t hide from recession

It’s no secret that Alberta is in the midst of a deep recession. When the latest provincial budget revealed Alberta’s deficit could top $10.4-billion next year, finance minister Joe Ceci warned Albertans to prepare for once-in-a-generation economic challenges. The provincial government has tried to shelter post-secondary institutions from the recession. The NDP implemented a two-year…

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…

One year in: an NDP government’s impact on the University of Calgary

By Scott Strasser, May 10 2016 — The Alberta New Democratic Party was elected on May 5 2015, ending a 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty. The NDP’s victory came as a shock, upsetting Alberta’s long-standing political identity. A year later, the Gauntlet compiled a list of some of the biggest changes that have impacted the University…

Episode 3: Mastering Your Emotions

Sean, Melanie and Jason develop an intimate, one-on-one course where the student must become the teacher. With absolutely no deadly twists, we promise. Also: Sean makes way too many Dune references, Melanie demands blood and Jason teaches us how to wheel, snipe, and celly. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason…

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