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Library rolls out new student- and digital- friendly features

By Kristy Koehler, August 27 2019— If you’ve been in the Taylor Family Digital Library lately, you might have noticed something new — big blue kiosks. These are the library’s new self-serve kiosks for reserve materials and are part of a few new initiatives to make the library more student- and digital-friendly. Sixteen self-serve kiosks…

Frosh 2017: Essential Sites

By Dawn Muenchrath and Nikayla Goddard MyUOFC (my.ucalgary.ca) This is the most important URL of your undergraduate career, so bookmark it. Log into myUofC to access the Student Centre, where you can add, drop and swap courses, pay fees, apply for program changes and view your transcript. The Degree Navigator is also accessible here, which is…

Frosh 2017: Campus Etiquette

By Derek Baker Welcome to university! You now get to spend time with hoards of like-minded individuals in pursuit of higher education. Congratulations — you are officially an adult. Time to start acting like one. As a fourth-year student, there are two main places where I feel many people lack basic common decency — lecture theatres…

Fighting the rising cost of knowledge

By Alexander Kim, October 23 2014 — Knowledge is a commodity, and the price keeps going up. The Alberta government estimates that university students spend between $1,000–$1,700 on textbooks every year. According to the University of Alberta Students’ Union, textbook prices have increased at nearly three-times the rate of inflation since 1995. University of Calgary…

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