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Historical monuments are important reminders of the past

By Simran Kaler , September 18 2017 — When was the last time you stopped to look at a statue? Or bothered read about its historical significance? The riots that broke out last month in Charlottesville over the decision to remove a statue of  Confederate general Robert E. Lee prove that physical monuments remain very important…

Frosh 2017: Dealing with the man

A student’s guide to all levels of government. By Jason Herring — Municipal Government You’re most likely to feel the effects of municipal government in your day-to-day life, especially if you live off-campus. They control topics important to students like public transit and secondary suites — often with a staggering level of incompetency. Full-time students are required…

Liberals boost post-secondary spending in deficit budget

By Fabian Mayer, March 22 2016 — Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government unveiled a $29.4-billion deficit, massive infrastructure spending and Indigenous health and education investments in the first budget since his government’s October election. The budget also includes numerous commitments for youth and post-secondary students. The government plans to increase funding for Canada Student Grants by…

Animal disease requires global effort

By Sean Willett, February 23, 2016 — A deadly disease is killing off salamanders across Europe as scientists scramble to halt the spread of this highly contagious fungus. While this disease has yet to reach Canada, our government should take immediate steps to ensure the safety of these already vulnerable amphibians. While you probably won’t ever…

U of C professors weigh in on Liberal promises

By Fabian Mayer, November 3 2015 — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet will be sworn into office in Ottawa on Nov. 4. During the election campaign, Trudeau’s Liberal party made promises ranging from legalizing marijuana to deficit-funded infrastructure spending. We spoke to five University of Calgary professors on the impact the new Liberal government…

How to Teach Climate Change to Undergrads

By Chris Adams,  July 30 2015 — hat do you count as the most practical post-secondary degree you can get? Finance? Engineering? Something in the sciences? Prevailing wisdom suggests the most valuable degrees get you a job, preferably immediately after graduation. If you just finished the program at Vermillion’s firefighting school, you’ve got this summer’s…

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