Tagged elizabeth cannon

Elizabeth Cannon must resign

It’s time for Elizabeth Cannon to resign. Her five-year tenure as university president has been marred by a series of controversies, including a lawsuit with the Students’ Union, inappropriate relationships with oil companies and excessive administrative spending. Cannon needs to take responsibility for this misconduct by stepping down. Her resignation may not solve the larger…

Letter to the editor: Elizabeth Cannon supports student life on campus

RE: Student petitions target university administration As members of the University of Calgary, we would like to express our support of president Cannon and appreciation for her commitment to supporting students. We can speak to her work in supporting diversity, inclusion and wellness on campus and specifically in student services.  Her dedication to fostering an…

Albertan universities need a conflict of interest policy

The University of Calgary Board of Governors has launched an independent review into the creation of the Centre for Corporate Sustainability. The stated purpose of the review is to “determine whether there was any breach of university policies or procedures then in place or improper conduct in connection with the creation and operation of the…

It’s all going to shit — but here’s your future anyways

By Melanie Woods, November 24 2015 — Sagittarius  (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) While wandering around the basement of the admin building, you will come across a basket of golden retriever puppies, but Jim Dinning will prevent you from rescueing them. Their sad eyes will haunt you. Capricorn  (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) After questioning…

University of Calgary administration unable to define student experience

By Melanie Woods, November 24 2015 — Despite coming under fire for recent corporate sponsorship scandals, a lawsuit with the Students’ Union over MacHall and other cases of administrative mismanagement, University of Calgary administration reiterated at last week’s budget town hall that they will always prioritize the student experience. However, when pressed to define student…

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