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Ask the President: An introductory Q & A with Ed McCauley

By Matty Hume, February 11 2019 — The Gauntlet sat down with the University of Calgary’s new president and vice-chancellor, Ed McCauley, for an introductory Q&A session. But we wanted you to ask the questions. McCauley, who has served as the university’s vice-president research since 2011, was unanimously recommended as a replacement for Elizabeth Cannon on…

U of C acquires research park from province

By Jason Herring, November 21 2018 — The Government of Alberta has transferred ownership of the University Research Park to the University of Calgary, the province announced on Nov. 15. The transfer comprises 76 acres of land and three buildings at the University Research Park, located next to the Brentwood CTrain Station, north of the U…

Calgary community farm faces eviction for ring road expansion

By Justin Schellenberg, October 12 2018 — Calgary’s largest urban farm is facing eviction to make room for the city’s ring road expansion. But according to the group’s director, the displacement isn’t necessary. Grow Calgary, which claims to be the largest community farm in Canada, has been growing crops beside the Trans Canada Highway near…

Alberta Parks finalizes management plan for Castle Parks

By Matty Hume, June 28 2018 — The Alberta government has released a final management plan for Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildlands Provincial Park. The parks span approximately 80,000 hectares in Southern Alberta along the British Columbia border. According to senior parks planner Brad Tucker, the management plan outlines both the use and protection…

U of C tackle marijuana legalization with on-campus forum

By Justin Schellenberg, February 13 2018 — The University of Calgary held a forum on Feb. 5 to discuss the future legalization of recreational marijuana and its potential impacts on society. The event, titled “Clearing the Smoke about Cannabis,” aimed to provide research-based evidence on issues surrounding the substance. Four speakers presented their findings, followed by…

Student advocacy group sets sights on deferred maintenance

By Daniel Huss, October 13 2017 — The Council of Alberta’s University Students (CAUS) is making growing maintenance debt an advocacy priority. Deferred maintenance debt at the University of Calgary has grown from under $100 million in 2000 to nearly $487 million in 2016. Deferred maintenance is repair work on campus delayed for future budgets….

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