Tagged February 9 2017

International application fee exemptions a positive gesture

The weeks since the inauguration of United States President Donald Trump have been tumultuous and characterized by controversial policies, “alternative facts” and widespread protests. But nothing has inspired as much global vitriol as Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order, which banned citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The order restricts citizens from…

Multiple perspectives valuable in politics

By Jesse Stilwell, February 7 2017 — Lately, many of us have observed or taken part in heated political discussions. Events like the terrorist attack at a mosque in Quebec City, Trump’s travel ban and even Justin Trudeau’s cross country speaking tour can bring out deeply held political values that divide friendships and hurt relationships…

University degrees no longer a path to careers

By Emma Gammans, February 7 2017 — Alberta’s current economy isn’t particularly welcoming to those graduating and looking to kick-start their careers. During his town hall at the University of Calgary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Alberta is struggling and has been struggling for the past few years, but at the same time I know…

Reconciliation is about more than renaming a Calgary bridge

By Simran Kaler, February 7 2017 — Calgary’s former  Langevin Bridge — named after Hector-Louis Langevin, a Father of Confederation and an initiator of the residential school system — was recently renamed to Reconciliation Bridge. The name change is intended to symbolize a movement towards reconciliation with indigenous communities in Calgary. However, reconciliation is more…

Don’t assume Canada is any better

By Frank Finley, February 7 2017 — People like to imagine that where they live is safe and that the hate-fuelled misfortunes of the world won’t happen here. But this is not always the case. On Jan. 29, a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City left six Canadians dead. The perpetrator of the attack…

News briefs: February 9 edition

By Scott Strasser, February 7 2017 — Active Living fixing locks and steam room in locker rooms At their meeting on Jan. 26, the Active Living and Athletics Committee (ALAC) discussed infrastructural issues in the kinesiology locker rooms. One of the issues brought up at the meeting included replacing broken day lockers. A large number…

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