Tagged January 8 2015

Communications department changes name, hires new staff

By Scott Strasser, January 8 2015 — The department of communication and culture hired two new assistant professors, added new courses and changed its name to the department of communication, media and film at a Board of Governors meeting on Dec. 12. The department houses four programs at the University of Calgary — communications studies;…

Campaign slates banned, bylaw changes voted down

By Chris Adams, January 8 2015 — Campaign slates — where two candidates share a pool of funds and campaign together — are now banned during Students’ Union elections at the University of Calgary. New slates regulations were outlined in the Chief Returning Officer’s (CRO) currently unofficial elections package. The package outlines four rules that…

E-cigarettes banned at U of C

By Emily Macphail, January 8 2015 — As of Nov. 2014, e-cigarette users at the University of Calgary can’t satisfy their cravings indoors. The University of Calgary’s Smoking Policy now applies to any “electronic cigarette, personal vapourizer or electronic nicotine delivery system.” U of C vice-president finance and services Linda Dalgetty approved the change after…

$5 million donated for undergraduate scholarships

By Katy Atherholt, January 8 2015 — The Joyce Foundation donated $5 million to the University of Calgary on Dec. 22, 2014 to create new bursaries for undergraduate students. The donation is the largest ever given solely for scholarships at U of C. The awards will be available to incoming undergraduate students from Alberta enrolling…

Obnoxious uncle wrecks Christmas dinner

By Melanie Bethune, January 8, 2015 — On Dec. 25, fourth-year economics student Thomas Breaker’s great uncle, Murphy Haliburton, shocked his family by smashing the world record for sensitive issues touched on in a single conversation. The original record of 72 sensitive issues — previously set by Newtown, Florida, mayor Floyd McDonald at a local…

Vaping: at least it’s better than smoking

By Ashley Gray, January 8 2014 — E-cigarettes might be a healthier alternative to a pack of smokes, but students at the University of Calgary won’t have a chance to use them. The U of C banned e-cigarettes — also known as vaping — in November. These devices are the latest way for former smokers…

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