Tagged april 7 2016

50 years at the U of C from those who know it best

By Fabian Mayer, April 5 2016 — The University of Calgary turns 50 this year. At the time of its founding in 1966, the U of C was a very different place than it is today. There were just a handful of buildings scattered across the treeless, prairie landscape. Campus was on the northwest outskirts…

Bermuda Shorts Day caps off academic year with beer

By Fabian Mayer, April 6 2016 — Bermuda Shorts Day is just around the corner, and it plans to be as debaucherous as ever. Preparations are underway for the Students’ Union’s biggest annual event, hosted in Lot 32 on April 13 from 12:00–5:00 p.m. “[Things] are going really smoothly. We run a really effective event,” McGowan…

University food workers unionize successfully

By Kate Jacobson, April 6 2016 — Aramark employees at the University of Calgary voted to unionize their workplace on March 24 and 29. Once certified, the union becomes the sole bargaining agent for the workplace, regardless of which company operates it. Aramark runs food vendors, operates the residence Dining Centre and provides catering services on…

New campus food provider receives mixed reviews after first year

By Emily Macphail, April 6 2016 — Last spring, the University of Calgary transitioned from its previous food service provider, Chartwells, to Aramark, an international company that supplies food for educational institutions, healthcare centres and prisons. Aramark operates the residence Dining Centre, the university’s on-campus catering option and 19 other retail food outlets on campus….

Local play takes away audience’s sense of sight

By Rheazel Pereira, April 5 2016 — Tomorrow’s Child is Ghost River Theatre’s latest play — but unlike most of the theatre’s productions, viewers won’t be able to see the action unfold. Audience members are blindfolded upon entry and led to their seats, where the story is told entirely through audio. Prolific author Ray Bradbury…

Local play explores the ethics of charity work

By Rachel Woodward, April 5 2016 — Ethical dilemmas and questions of morality are at the centre of Benefit, a play from Downstage Theatre showing from April 13–30 at Motel Theatre at the Arts Commons. Downstage worked with Edmonton playwright Matthew MacKenzie to bring the show to Calgary. Benefit tells the story of an organization…

How to enjoy the Calgary Underground Film Festival

By Kent Wong, April 5 2016 — I’ve been going to the Calgary Underground Film Festival for years. The week-long event presents local and international independent films at the Globe Cinema. It’s not just the flicks that draw people in — guest attendances, special events and cheap booze also make the festival stand out. Festivals…

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