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Institute for Public Health receives $12-million donation

By Fabian Mayer, October 2 2014 — The University of Calgary Institute for Public Health, now dubbed the O’Brien Institute for Public Health (OIPH) received a $12-million donation from Calgary philanthropists Gail and David O’Brien on Tuesday, Sept. 23. OPIH scientific director William Ghali said the donation will help the institute continue its work on…

SU to hold by-election from Oct. 15–17

By Babur Ilchi, October 2 2014 — The Students’ Union will hold by-elections for nursing and social work faculty representative positions from Oct. 15–17. The nomination process ended Wednesday, Oct. 1. By Friday, Oct. 3, the candidates’ information will be posted on the SU website. As of Oct. 1 at 4:00 p.m, no candidates have been…

U of C hires company for international recruitment

By Danielle Torrie, October 2 2014 — The University of Calgary recently hired Illuminate Consulting Group (ICG), a San Francisco-based consulting firm, to analyze the University of Calgary’s international student recruitment strategy. ICG will analyze the services U of C international students use including the registrar, wellness services and residence services. The U of C’s strategic…

Two clubs organize second annual run to end mental health stigma

By Hayden McBennet, October 3 2014 — Two student clubs will host the second annual marathon for mental health, Outrun the Stigma (OTS), on Sunday, Oct. 5. OTS was organized by the University of Calgary Distress Centre on Campus club (DCC) and the Mental Health Awareness club (MHA). Participants choose between a five-kilometre run and…

Potential fee hikes at $170 per course in engineering, $300 for MBA

By Chris Adams, September 25 2014 — The University of Calgary is proposing market modifiers, increases in tuition for faculties with a perceived higher earning potential, of $170 per course in engineering, $250 per course in law and $300 per course in the masters of business administration program (MBA). The government of Alberta sent out…

U of C opens its doors to refugee students from Kenya and Malawi

By Farah Kammourieh, September 25 2014 — The University of Calgary has welcomed refugee students, usually from Africa, to study and live on campus since 1986. This  year, two students from Kenya and Malawi have made their way to the U of C. The refugee student program is a partnership between the U of C,…

Students’ Union sets priorities for the year

By Susan Anderson, September 25 2014 — Students’ Union executives have released their goals and priorities for the year, which include improving campus Wi-Fi, adding a charging station in MacHall, providing adequate prayer space and advocating for open textbooks and bursaries. SU president Jarett Henry said the university’s $2.4 million Wi-Fi upgrades are nearly done….

City council pushes secondary suites vote to December

By Fabian Mayer, September 25 2014 — Calgary city council failed to vote on a motion to change secondary suite regulations in four inner-city wards on Monday, Sept. 22. Council delayed the vote until December because one of the councillors advocating reform was out of the country. If council approves the proposal, city administrators would…

TFDL installs 3D printer in Digital Media Commons

By Babur Ilchi, September 25 2014 — The Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL) has a new 3D printer in the Digital Media Commons (DMC) on the third floor. The printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2, was purchased in May. The Replicator was funded through a $2,000 Quality Money grant, funding from administration divvied up by the…

Global march against climate change comes to Calgary

By Scott Strasser, September 25 2014 — Around 300 Calgarians demonstrated in the People’s Climate March (PCM) on Sunday, Sept. 21 to pressure the Canadian government to take action on climate change. The PCM saw hundreds of thousands of people participate in similar marches on the same day in an estimated 160 countries. The largest…

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