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Calgary poet earns 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award

By Jill Girgulis, November 10 2017 — It’s taken a few decades, but Calgary poet Richard Harrison finally feels like his writing is “getting better.” Harrison is the 2017 recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language poetry for his collection of poems, On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood. The 1995 University…

Reconciliation is about more than renaming a Calgary bridge

By Simran Kaler, February 7 2017 — Calgary’s former  Langevin Bridge — named after Hector-Louis Langevin, a Father of Confederation and an initiator of the residential school system — was recently renamed to Reconciliation Bridge. The name change is intended to symbolize a movement towards reconciliation with indigenous communities in Calgary. However, reconciliation is more…

Tuition freeze not black and white

On Oct. 19, the Alberta government announced a one-year extension to the tuition freeze through the 2017—18 academic year. Normally, tuition is tied to the National Consumer Price Index and changes are voted on by a university’s Board of Governors. But with the freeze extended into the upcoming academic year, there will be no increases…

Crowchild Classic lives up to its name

By Fabian Mayer, January 26 2016 — Competing chants of “Let’s Go Dinos” and “M-R-U, M-R-U” rang out in the Saddledome on Jan. 21 as students took part in the fourth annual Crowchild Classic. The crowd of nearly 13,000 provided an electric atmosphere. The sedate businessmen that usually occupy the arena’s lower bowls were replaced…

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