Tagged October 2 2014

New Music: The Rural Alberta Advantage

By Andy Williams, October 2 2014 — The Rural Alberta Advantage is a three-piece Toronto-based band with a reputation for wistful and compelling folk songs drawn from lead singer Nils Edenloff’s upbringing in rural Alberta. Previous efforts weave Edenloff’s tenor with Paul Banwatt’s remarkable, driving percussion, supplemented by multi-instrumentalist Amy Cole, who plays the keyboard…

These lecturers can’t get no respect

By Derek Baker, October 2 2014 — Now that September has come to an end, classes are in full swing. We’re now in the regular rhythm of lectures, a sequence of cramming students into the theatre, feverishly taking notes and filing everyone back out. Theoretically, even if a large lecture isn’t enjoyable, it should  at…

New Music: Perfume Genius

By Liam Harrison, October 2 2014 — Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, has done a lot of growing since 2012’s aching and mournful Put Your Back N 2 It. His newest album, Too Bright, features soul-searching intimacy filtered through extroversion and a newfound acceptance of his homosexuality and idiosyncratic tendencies. Songs like “Queen,”  with its…

The 2014 Calgary International Film Festival concludes with record attendance

By Melanie Bethune, October 2 2014 — The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) proved again this year that nothing beats a night out at the movies. After a thrilling 11 days of original film, the renowned festival wrapped up its 15th season on Sept. 29 with record attendance and box office sales. Over 200 documentaries,…

2014 MLB post-season predictions

By Richard Goldberger, October 2 2014 — It’s finally time for some meaningful baseball again. October has come, bringing with it the return of the playoffs. This year’s crop of postseason teams would have seemed alien five years ago. Nevertheless, they are diverse, erratic and exemplify the shifting balance of power in Major League Baseball….

Dinos forced to forfeit win against U of A

By Ashton Chugh, October 2 2014 — The University of Calgary announced on Sept. 29 that the Dinos football team will forfeit its Sept. 5 victory over the University of Alberta because two student-athletes were not eligible to play. The problem was caused by an academic administrative error in the athletic department. The discovery of…

Dinos dominate Bisons in home opener

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 2 2014 — The Dinos hockey team ran the University of Manitoba Bisons off a cliff with a 6–1 win for their first home game on Sept. 26. The Dinos offensive wizardry was on full display as they posted six goals from six different scorers. Fresh off a stint at the…

Student ombuds office releases annual report

By Scott Strasser, October 2 2014 — The University of Calgary student ombuds office released its report to the university community Tuesday, Sept. 23. The report outlines statistics from 2013–14 and recommended office improvements to university administration. The ombudsperson gives students confidential and impartial counsel on academic and non-academic issues. “[My role] is to listen…

U of C ranks high among young universities

By Fabian Mayer, October 2 2014 — The University of Calgary is the 171st-ranked university in the world and the ninth among universities under 50 years old, according to Quacquarelli Symonds Limited’s (QS) annual world university rankings. The ninth-place ranking makes the U of C the top-rated young university in Canada and the second-best rated in…

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…

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