Tagged October 2 2014

Tuition increases for engineering, law and MBA program on the table

By Chris Adams, October 2 2014 — The University of Calgary will propose three market modifiers valued at $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 the call for universities to submit proposals for market…

SAIT campus abuzz with rooftop beehives

By Gillian Taylor, October 2 2014 — SAIT Polytechnic started a sweet project this June. For the last four years, Chef Instructor Andrew Hewson wanted to bring bees to campus to act as an outdoor classroom for the culinary arts program. After SAIT’s Culinary and Urban Agriculture research group and Applied Research and Innovation Services…

2014–15 Calgary Flames season preview

By Stephanie Tang, October 2 2014 — As the preseason comes to an end, the Calgary Flames have given fans plenty to get excited about for the upcoming season. As a rebuilding organization, they’ve focused on acquiring younger and faster talent. Key trades and high draft picks have brought a slew of fresh names. On…

Students can’t be passive about tuition increases

The University of Calgary recently proposed new market modifiers. These are tuition increases for faculties that have a perceived higher earning potential after graduation, like engineering and business. For the faculty of engineering, undergraduate students are looking at an added $170 per course. University administration will try to sell students on the idea that market…

Den staff trained to identify dangerous bar behaviour

By Chris Adams, October 2 2014 — Staff at the Den have taken steps to prevent sexual assault with bystander intervention training taught by the Calgary Sexual Health Centre (CSHC). The Students’ Union and the Consent Awareness and Sexual Education (CASE) club partnered with CSHC to host the training session on Sunday, Sept. 28. CSHC…

Lettuce Beet pedals good food

By Erika Roy, October 2 2014 — The Lettuce Beet Food Trike pedalled its way into business this summer, selling salads to downtown lunch-goers while putting a healthy and sustainable twist on Calgary’s food truck scene. While working downtown, Lettuce Beet’s creator Kirsten Lankester was having trouble finding a lunch that fit her criteria —…

Campus mental-health resources inadequate

By Kaleem Khan, October 2 2014 — Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among university-aged Canadians. As far as social issues go, it’s more widely discussed now than it was 10 years ago, but that hasn’t translated into quality mental-health services on campus. Mental health is a medical issue. Our hearts are…

Film studies gets new screening room

By Michelle Li, October 2 2014 — The University of Calgary’s film studies department started the school year with a new state-of-the-art screening room in Social Sciences 203. Lee Carruthers, assistant professor of film and communications,  says the lab is the result years of planning to find a more suitable location to teach film classes….

New Music: Aphex Twin

By Jason Herring, October 2 2014 — Aphex Twin — the pseudonym of electronic musician Richard D. James — has been on hiatus for the past 13 years. Luckily for his fans, his new record, Syro, was released Sept. 22. And the wait proves to be worthwhile, as the album incorporates countless ideas and styles…

Optional donations are in good faith

By Jeremy Woo, October 2 2014 — When you paid your student fees this year, they probably included a $10 donation to help struggling University of Calgary students. The Student Peer Assistance Bursary Program is funded by a $10 donation that’s wrapped into your student fees. Unless you opt out, $10 from your student fees…

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