Tagged calgary

University sustainability plans ignore potential student impact

By Hayley Nguyen, September 20 2016 — The University of Calgary is pretty active in flaunting its sustainability initiatives. I was genuinely impressed by how comprehensive the U of C Office of Sustainability’s website looks. I did not know students can actually book a tour to visit “EEEL, one of North America’s most energy-efficient laboratory buildings…

Grad school application fees are a barrier to accessible education

When looking for solutions to the cost of post-secondary education, one problem is largely ignored: application fees. What are scholarships, government grants or lower tuition good for if those students that need it most can’t even join the race? Application fees can be a strong deterring factor for applicants to graduate or professional school.  And…

Hospital parking fees a burden

Last month, high hospital parking fees garnered national attention when a cancer patient in Winnipeg created a petition and sprayed foam in parking meters in protest. The act spurred a necessary debate across Canada about the accessibility of our health care services. The discontent with hospital parking fees has spread to Calgary, with the Winnipeg…

NōD welcomes submissions for fall issue

By Melanie Woods, October 18 2016 — Fancy yourself the next Shakespeare, Atwood or even Bob Dylan? The University of Calgary’s student-run literary journal NōD is currently accepting student submissions for their 20th issue. A Students’ Union sanctioned club, NōD is entirely run by volunteer undergraduate students. They publish two issues a year with various…

What does U of C control of MacHall mean for students?

Last October, the University of Calgary Students’ Union dropped a bombshell — and a lawsuit — when they sued the U of C for majority ownership of MacHall. The move was unprecedented for Canadian university student associations, and kicked off a year of uncertainty and legal jargon at the U of C. Almost exactly a…

Comedian Dylan Moran talks dying in a pool of blood

By Gurman Sahota, Oct 11 2016 — Irish comedian Dylan Moran will make an appearance at the University of Calgary on Oct. 30 for the North American leg of his long-running Off the Hook tour. Known for his sharp wit and the dark situational comedy Black Books, the comedian will visit Canada throughout October. The…

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….

Naked Girls Reading is exactly what you’d expect

By Rachel Woodward, October 4 2016 — This October, Calgary welcomes an extremely unique monthly artistic event. At Naked Girls Reading, female-identifying people take the stage to indulge audiences in readings of poetry, erotica, monologues and diary entries — naked. The Naked Girls events began in Chicago in 2009, but took longer to gain traction…

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