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Students prepare to vote in upcoming federal election

By Fabian Mayer, October 13 2015 — The federal election is just around the corner and the University of Calgary Students’ Union is making its final push to encourage students to vote on Oct. 19. The SU hopes to sign up 10,000 students with their Get Out The Vote campaign. Those students will then receive…

Construction begins on renamed University District development

By Fabian Mayer, October 13 2015 — Construction on the University District, formerly known as West Campus, recently began in earnest, and bulldozers now roam the site. The West Campus Development Trust (WCDT) is in charge of designing and planning the new community, which will be built on the vacant land west of campus. The…

Refugee student program welcomes new students to the University of Calgary

By Tahiya Jubaydah, October 13 2015 —  Refugees are currently a prominent political issue due to ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq. The Students’ Union has partnered with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) for nearly 30 years to bring refugees to study at the University of Calgary. The SU assists refugee students with financing,…

Open textbooks gain momentum

By Fabian Mayer, October 13 2015 — Open textbooks are gaining momentum at the University of Calgary after being used in several philosophy and math courses this semester. The Students’ Union is hoping to promote further adoption by creating a new Open Educational Resources (OER) network. The network will bring together advocates for OERs from…

U of C to implement new $500 admissions deposit

By Fabian Mayer, October 13 2015 — Prospective University of Calgary students will now have to pay a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure their admission. This new policy takes effect in the fall of 2016. The deposit will then be applied to tuition if the student decides to attend the U of C. Registrar Angelique…

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