Tagged elizabeth cannon

Retire Eyes High — let’s move on

It looks like the University of Calgary will lift up its eyes for another five years. At the annual Community Report on Sept. 16 to much pomp, circumstance and fancy golden sugar cookies, U of C president Elizabeth Cannon announced the launch of Energizing Eyes High, the next strategic direction for the university. The U…

University of Calgary receives $75 million research grant

By Scott Strasser, September 6 2016 — The Canadian federal government will provide the University of Calgary with $75 million over seven years to go towards energy-related research, the U of C officially announced September 6. The funding marks the largest energy sector-related research grant in the U of C’s history. “Certainly in the energy…

MacHall injunction verdict remains unknown

By Scott Strasser, August 2 2016 — Though a verdict was expected by the end of July, the fate of MacHall’s ownership remains uncertain. Control and management of the building is currently the subject of an ongoing legal dispute between the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union. The SU believes they are the 55…

What can you buy with $90,000?

If you had $90,000, what would you spend it on? If you’re University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon, you might use it on legal fees for a media information request. A previously misfiled CBC Freedom of Information and Privacy request revealed this week that Cannon personally signed off on $90,000 of legal fees in 2012…

U of C spent $90,000 on CBC information request

By Scott Strasser, May 31 2016 — After misfiled documents were discovered this week, a CBC story has brought a 2012 administrative controversy at the University of Calgary back to the surface. According to CBC reporter Charles Russnell, the U of C spent $90,000 on legal fees related to a Freedom of Information and Privacy…

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