Tagged November 27 2014

Liquefied natural gas not climate’s savior, report

By Michel Ghanem, November 27 2014 — VICTORIA — The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Pembina Institute published a report suggesting stronger environmental policies are needed to ensure liquefied natural gas (LNG) will positively impact the global climate. The B.C. government emphasized LNG extraction as a major part of its long-term economic strategy….

City council mulls 18-month freeze on secondary suite closures

By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — Calgary city planners and councilors are considering an 18-month freeze on secondary suite closures. Ward 10 councilor Andre Chabot motioned to give all suite owners 18 months to bring legal and illegal suites up to standard on Monday, Nov. 17. The proposed 18-month period would be followed by…

Ruling in Michael Brown case reverberates in Calgary

By Chris Adams, November 25, 2014 — Outrage over a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown has reached Calgary. Around 200 protesters, including U of C students, gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6:00 p.m. to “stand in solidarity” with Ferguson, Missouri, the…

Dinos trample Bisons to end losing streak

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 27 2014 — The University of Calgary’s women’s hockey team grinded out a 3–2 win against the University of Manitoba Bisons at Father David Bauer arena on Nov. 14. The victory came after a hard-fought 60 minutes that saw both teams struggle for momentum. “We started the game really well, but…

GIRAF animation festival celebrates 10 years

By Jason Herring, November 20 2014 — Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Calgary’s Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) aims to showcase the versatility of animation and exhibit a selection of local and international animated films. Quickdraw Animation Society, a non-profit centre in downtown Calgary that promotes animation through screenings and workshops, hosts the…

Environmental troubles can’t be solved with buzzwords

The University of Calgary Students’ Union loves buzzwords. Leadership, diversity, student engagement — you name it and an SU rep has probably used it on an election poster. But a particular buzzword has been used more frequently in the last few years as environmental issues became more pressing. This word is sustainability. The SU has…

Students need a community to care

By Brittany Haines, November 20 2014 — Student apathy on campus has a lot to do with a campus community that’s small at best and non-existent at it’s worst. Even with countless clubs, groups and events that give students the opportunity to join and support a cause they believe in, turn-out and political engagement are…

Should you go into debt to earn a degree?

No, it’s a waste of money By Hayden McBennett, November 20 2014 — A university degree once meant a stable, well-paying career. That’s no longer the case, but we still buy into the sacrosanct importance of higher education. Since 2007, admissions averages in programs at the University of Calgary have steadily increased. At the same…

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