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Tuition freeze extended another year

By Jason Herring and Tina Shaygan, November 30 2017 — Students studying at Alberta’s public universities won’t have to worry about tuition increasing for another year. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt announced on Thursday morning in Edmonton that the Alberta government will extend the tuition freeze currently in place through the 2018–19 school year. Publicly…

Without a platform, Kenney’s social conservatism defines him

November 24, 2017 — A provincial byelection was called for the Calgary-Lougheed riding Nov. 16. Much like the rest of the city, the riding has a history of electing conservative candidates. This time around, that candidate is United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, who is campaigning without a policy platform. Kenney believes his policies should…

CAUS announces priorities for year

By Jason Herring, September 4 2017 — Affordability of education and increased institutional funding are among the issues that Alberta student executives plan to advocate for this year. The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) released their 2017–18 priorities list in late July. CAUS is an advocacy group consisting of student executives from major Alberta post-secondaries…

Alberta should cap pay for university executives

July 25, 2017 — Administrators at Alberta post-secondary institutions are rolling in the green. According to the University of Calgary’s 2016 consolidated financial statements, president Elizabeth Cannon received $943,000 during the year between her base salary, cash benefits and non-cash benefits. University of Alberta president David Turpin made $888,000 in 2016, according to the U…

Province announces $25.8-million post-secondary mental health fund

By Sean Willett, June 20 2017 — The Alberta NDP is investing $25.8 million into post-secondary mental health initiatives over the next three years. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt made the announcement Tuesday morning during the 2017 Wellness Summit, a mental health-themed event hosted at the University of Calgary. This funding will be implemented…

What should students expect from marijuana legalization?

June 6, 2017 — The Alberta New Democratic Party launched an online survey last week asking for the province’s opinion on how marijuana legalization should look. It’s a long but extensive survey, focusing on topics like legal age and public consumption. The federal government plans to legalize recreational marijuana by July 1, 2018. However, provinces…

Your vote matters now more than ever

By Andrew Kemle, November 15 2016 — On Nov. 8, the United States elected Donald Trump — a populist who utilized divisive rhetoric throughout his campaign — as their 45th president. This year’s voter turnout also reached a 20-year low of only 55.4 per cent. There are varying explanations for Trump’s surprising victory, but the…

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