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Institutional support for sexual assault survivors a positive step

Last week, the University of Calgary bussed students to the Alberta legislature to take part in a PSA video for the provincial “I Believe You” campaign. Now in its second year, “I Believe You” is an initiative introduced by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) and the Alberta Ministry of Human Services. The…

City ignorant to disregard fluoride study

By Jason Herring, September 20 2016 — The City of Calgary stopped fluoridating water in 2011. Ten city councilors voted to stop the process, which involves a controlled addition of fluoride to public drinking water in order to reduce levels of tooth decay. In the same meeting, councillors voted against including a plebiscite about fluoridation…

Education more than about finding a job

By Andrew Kemle, September 13 2016 — The Alberta economy is spitting out noxious smoke, and this means the prospect of employment following the completion of your degree is murky. Good economy or not, getting a job after graduation isn’t guaranteed — and now’s a good time to recognize this fact. Not so that you can…

United Nations secretary general speaks at University of Calgary

By Melanie Woods, August 12 2016 — In his first official visit to Alberta, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon spoke to hundreds of students at the University of Calgary August 12. Formally titled, “A call to youth: the UN in Canada in a changing world,” the evening — coinciding with International Youth Day —…

Photo recap: Chasing Summer

By Ayesha Chugh, August 2 2016 — Although fans may have felt they were chasing shelter this weekend, thousands attended this year’s Chasing Summer at the Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds. Music festivals have a culture of their own — from the production to the expression of individuality from the fans.   It is very…

Balancing life as a competitive short track speed skater

By Anneke Pederson, July 26 2016 — On the far side of campus, through the hallways of the Kinesiology complex and beyond the Outdoor Centre, lies one of the University of Calgary’s most decorated athletics facilities. Here stands the Calgary Olympic Oval, a building that has housed many of Canada’s top Olympic athletes. Catriona Le…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Sunday

By Miranda Krogstad, July 25 2016 — For the final day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, we took in a few more outstanding collaborative workshops and ate pie in the sun with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.   Lisa LeBlanc looks as unsuspecting as ever before launching into some heaving strumming and thrashing at the…

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