Tagged October 27 2016

U of C faculty concerned with possible labour model changes

By Scott Strasser, October 25 2016 — The University of Calgary Faculty Association (TUCFA) is concerned about possible changes to Alberta’s labour legislation that would transfer their bargaining unit from the Post-Secondary Learning Act (PSLA) to the provincial Labour Act. The changes are in response to a January 2015 Supreme Court decision that recognized a…

Board of Governors provided with cyber security update

By Scott Strasser, October 25 2016 — Professional services firm Deloitte presented on cyber security at a University of Calgary Board of Governors meeting on Oct. 21. Deloitte’s presentation highlighted the prevalence of cyber attacks on public institutions. Justin Fong, a partner with Deloitte’s cyber risk services, spoke about how common cyber attacks are in…

News briefs: October 27 edition

By Scott Strasser, October 25 2016 — A leak caused by a plugged toilet in a bathroom outside the Last Defence Lounge is to blame for the recent closure of Oriental Wok and Noodle Grill Express in the MacHall food court. The two vendors were closed from Oct. 17–22. University of Calgary facilities management hired…

Q Centre holds community meeting after CTA incident

By Melanie Woods, October 25 2016 — After turmoil following the booking of an anti-LGBTQ group at a MacHall table and the Students’ Union’s response, an advisory group may be coming to the SU Q Centre. Dozens of University of Calgary students, staff and other members and allies of the LGBTQ community gathered at the…

Three student must-haves for this autumn season

By Ananya Parasor, October 26 2016 — In the midst of autumn, everything seems to be falling — the leaves, temperatures, our GPAs, motivation, energy and bank account balances. It’s a tough time in a university student’s life, with your whole existence crumbling to the ground in a cloud of smoke that proceeds to hang…

Five un-problematic spooky costume ideas

By Hayden McBennett, October 25 2016 — With Oct. 31 just days away, one can almost hear the shrill demands for confections by tiny strangers looming in doorways. Though it may be an arbitrary excuse for Hershey’s to unload millions of pounds of candy to a population riddled with alarming rates of child obesity, Halloween…

How to sign off an e-mail and impress your professor

By Melanie Woods, October 25 2016 — Whether it’s asking for an extension on the eve of the deadline, inquiring about notes from a class you missed or looking to book a meeting outside of office hours, we’ve all had to e-mail a professor at some point in our university education. But there’s always uncertainty…

Gauntlet volunteer has already hit rock bottom after writing only three articles

By Frankie Hart, October 25 2016 — Student and Gauntlet volunteer Hankie Fart has decided that she will yet again put off her history paper by writing another article for the Gauntlet.  “I heard that extracurriculars are equally — if not more important than academics, so this is fine. Everything is fine. I am fine,”…

Your future is foretold in these spooky horror-scopes

By Derek Baker, October 25 2016 — Scorpio  (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You have a midterm on the night of the Halloween party you’re going to since your professor is a jerk. To the dismay of your professor, you will nonchalantly write the midterm in a slutty Minion costume as if this is a regular…

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