Tagged June 5 2014

Ezra Levant promotes “ethical gas” from fracking

After championing the oilsands in Ethical Oil , Ezra Levant is back with a new book, Groundswell: The Case for Fracking . In the book, he states his case for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a gas extraction technique where a mixture of water, sand and chemicals is shot underground to release natural gas. Approximately 174,000 wells have been “fracked”…

Club eyes boycott of Israeli products

By Riley Hill, June. 5, 2014 — Campus human-rights group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights ( SPHR) is looking at ways they can bring a global campaign to campus that would push the University of Calgary to cut economic ties with Israel. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — often referred to as the BDS movement —…

International students organize on campus

By Chris Adams, June. 5, 2014 — International students at the University of Calgary can now connect with the university community through a new advocacy club. The yet-to-be named club will advocate on issues unique to international students to the SU. “A student approached me right before my term started. She wanted to talk about…

The Brief: June 5, 2014

  Bike parking now open in the basement of the Art Parkade New parking for bicycles in the southeast corner of the Art Parkade is open for students who get to campus on two wheels instead of four. The lot has 54 racks and will cost $30 per year for a spot, according to University…

Calgary filmmaker takes latest feature on cross-country tour

By Liv Ingram, May. 29, 2014 — Film director and Simon Fraser University film- student Brendan Prost is taking his latest film, Spaces and Reservations, on a cross- country tour. This is the third independent film by the Calgary-native, but the first feature he is taking across Canada. “The tour came about when we realized that…

New movie showcases what makes Calgary an interesting city to live in

By Stephanie Tang, May. 29, 2014 — People like to complain about their hometown, but two local producers are casting a spotlight on what makes Calgary special — and they’re turning its citizens into the cast and crew. Whatcha Got, Calgary? is a short film anthology made by Calgary, for Calgary. The film features 20 three-minute…

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