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Aikido instructor discusses philosophy of defence

By Tommy Osborne, March 21 2017 — Aikido has gained popularity in recent years. The martial art originates from Japan and primarily focuses on defence and using an opponent’s strength against them. The University of Calgary offers the chance for students to learn Aikido through the Aikido club. The Gauntlet spoke with Frank G. Barta…

Humans of UCalgary to release book in March

By Ashar Memon, February 28 2017 — The University of Calgary is full of unique people with diverse interests. But in the hustle and bustle of university life, it can often be difficult to make connections. Humans of UCalgary wants to change that. Those familiar with the Humans of New York Facebook page will recognize…

Campus improv club more than just a chicken

By Nikayla Goddard, October 11 2016 — For the University of Calgary Improv Club, “why the chicken?” is a commonly asked question regarding  the club’s logo. “The history is from when the club started up,” Improv Club co-president Rielle Massey-Leclerc said. “The [original] logo was a rubber chicken, with the idea being that a rubber…

Campus foodies club celebrates all things food

By Scott Strasser, August 1 2016 —    For many students, attending university means moving out of mom and dad’s house and learning to cook for the first time. A University of Calgary student club wants to help ease that transition. UC Foodies is a Students’ Union-registered club devoted to all things food. The club…

The Gig Club wants you kids to come jam with them

By Claudia Wong, January 22 2014 — Ever feel like you need an outlet for your inner singer-songwriter? The Gig Club is your answer. The 150-member-strong Gig Club started seven years ago under the name Busking for Smiles. The club usually jams in the Students’ Union’s club space. They also host open mic events every…

Scholars Academy Program to get new space this fall

By Curtis Wolff, July 31, 2014 — Members of the University of Calgary Scholars Academy Program will have a new space on the second floor of the MacKimmie Block this upcoming year. The program — now entering its fourth year — is the first of its kind in Canada. It offers advising and mentorship services…

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