Tagged MacHall

Students’ Union plans to create $500,000 ‘MacHall defence fund’

By Fabian Mayer, March 1 2016 — The Students’ Union is finding out just how expensive lawyers are. At last week’s Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) the organization proposed the creation of a $500,000 legal fund to pay for the legal costs of its dispute with university administration over MacHall’s ownership. According to vice-president operations and…

University, Students’ Union extend MacHall mediation

By Fabian Mayer and Kate Jacobson, February 26 2016 — The University of Calgary and its Students’ Union have agreed to extend their mediation over the MacHall dispute until March 21, 2016.  Both parties originally agreed to mediation on Dec. 4, 2015. The mediation period began on Jan. 18, 2016 and was set to end…

Students’ Union elections need better posters and real debates

Students’ Union elections mean poster-covered hallways and candidates begging for votes with in-class speeches. And while University of Calgary SU elections are generally well-run and boast comparatively high voter turnout, there are still ways to improve them. The most visible part of the campaign is the thousands of posters littering campus. These posters inform students…

MacHall dispute update: What is a mediation anyways?

By Lianelle Barraza, February 9 2016 — A bitter public battle between the Students’ Union and the University of Calgary over the ownership and operation of MacHall almost ended in court last semester. The two sides agreed to mediation on Dec. 3, 2015, hours before courts were set to rule on an injunction that would allow…

The Gauntlet’s look ahead for 2016 at the U of C

A new year at the University of Calgary means a new year of scandals, unfinished construction projects and corporate shenanigans. This can feel overwhelming, but we at the Gauntlet are here to help. This article is a quick guide with our best predictions for 2016 on campus. 50th Anniversary The 50th anniversary of the U of…

Students’ Union seeks injunction to retain MacHall

By Fabian Mayer, November 19 2015 — The Students’ Union is seeking an injunction to retain control of MacHall until its ongoing lawsuit with the university concludes. The matter appears before the Court of Queen’s Bench on Dec. 4. The university is set to take over MacHall’s operation and revenue after their current operating agreement…

University of Calgary can’t escape controversy at budget town hall

By Fabian Mayer, November 18 2015 — Controversies surrounding the University of Calgary loomed large at the university’s budget town hall on Wednesday. Upper-level university administrators presented budget plans, mentioning a 1–1.5 per cent budget cut. President Elizabeth Cannon and provost Dru Marshall took questions from the campus community following the presentation. Most questions focused…

University plans to seize control of MacHall from Students’ Union

By Fabian Mayer, November 17 2015 — The University of Calgary plans to take over the operation of MacHall from its Students’ Union when the operating agreement between the two parties is terminated on Dec. 9. Attempts to negotiate a new operating agreement stalled this year after disagreements over who owns the building. The dispute…

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