Tagged June 11 2015

Commission urges universities to aid in aboriginal reconciliation

By Fabian Mayer, June 11 2015 — The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its report on Canada’s residential school program last week. The report made 94 recommendations on how to improve the relationship between Canada’s aboriginal population and broader society. Several of the recommendations were related to post-secondary education. University of Calgary provost Dru…

Purity Ring brings signature future-pop back to the prairies

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, June 11 2015 — Edmonton synth-pop duo Purity Ring are returning to their home province after touring their sophomore album another eternity. The group combines Corin Roddick’s electronic atmospheres with Megan James’ dreamy vocalizations into music the band describes as “future-pop.” Though Roddick and James originally met as teenagers in their hometown…

Reconciliation includes knowledge

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Report is a 382-page document that neatly summarizes the worst atrocities committed by the Canadian government. Residential schools almost destroyed indigenous civilization in Canada. By outlawing important aboriginal social traditions and forcibly removing children from their families, Canada enacted a cultural genocide against the indigenous peoples that live here. It…

Students win award for refugee shelter design

By Daniela Veiga, June 11 2015 — Two University of Calgary students won an international prize for their refugee shelter design. The masters of architecture students were tasked with designing refugee shelter prototypes in EVDA 782, a senior research class. One of the projects — “The Fold,” designed by Amber Lafontaine and Sophia Li —…

SU seeks to improve MacHall food labelling

By Fabian Mayer, June 11 2015 — The Students’ Union will push MacHall’s food vendors to disclose ingredient lists. The concept was a central part of arts representative Shubir Shaikh’s platform during the SU election. He said many groups on campus want more information about what they’re putting into their bodies when they eat in…

Mark Mills once again brings sexy R&B to Sled Island music festival

By Jason Herring, June 11 2015 — Mark Mills radiates positivity when he talks about music. And he has a lot to be happy about — the former Calgary electro-pop musician recently welcomed a second child, moved back to his hometown of Vancouver and released his second full-length album, Triple Fire Sign, a record he…

New Music: Sun Kil Moon

By Jason Herring, June 11 2015 — Mark Kozelek is going through a midlife crisis. While many individuals face a rebirth of Holden Caulfield-esque angst when they reach middle age, few do so as publicly as Kozelek does on his new album, Universal Themes. Kozelek is the frontman and creative force behind the band Sun…

Market modifier proposals revealed via freedom of information request

By Fabian Mayer, June 11 2015 — New documents regarding market modifiers came to light last week after the Metro newspaper filed a freedom of information request. Three market modifier tuition hikes at the University of Calgary were approved by the PC government in December of last year. All 26 of the proposals by the…

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