Tagged October 29 2015

No post-secondary surprises in NDP budget

By Fabian Mayer, October 27 2015 — There were few post-secondary changes or announcements in the provincial budget released Oct. 27. The NDP government re-announced the two-year tuition freeze and its restoration of post-secondary funding. Both policies were first revealed in the government’s interim supply bill this summer. Romy Garrido is the University of Calgary…

CFL’s Stampeders and Eskimos reviving the Battle of Alberta

By Eric Licis, October 27 2015 — After years of dominance at the hands of the Calgary Stampeders, the Edmonton Eskimos are finally reviving the CFL’s Battle of Alberta. The Stampeders and Eskimos have battled one another since their 1949 inception. Edmonton leads Calgary 125–93–3 in the clubs’ all-time regular season head-to-head record and 13–12…

Students’ Union, university at odds over student representation on faculty councils

By Fabian Mayer, October 27 2015 — The Students’ Union and university administration are clashing over student representation on faculty councils. Both sides acknowledge the importance of student representation, but disagree on the process by which students are appointed to councils. The SU argues a sub-committee of Students’ Legislative Council should nominate student representatives with…

Students’ Union lobbying led to Liberal platform point

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 27 2015 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union claims it successfully lobbied the newly-elected Liberal Party of Canada on post-secondary issues during the election campaign. The Liberals highlighted a series of post-secondary policies in their party’s platform. Promises included more flexible loan repayment options, investment in indigenous post-secondary education programs and…

Monthly bystander intervention training offered at the Den

By Fabian Mayer, October 27 2015 — The Den is hosting monthly bystander intervention training sessions run by the UCalgary Strong initiative. The program began offering three sessions per week this fall. Senior director of student services Jennifer Quinn said roughly 600 students have undergone the training so far. “The training teaches students pro-social behaviour…

Blue Jays’ run ignites Canada’s sports passion

By Ahmad Nasser, October 27 2015 — In a country where hockey dominates sporting culture, a new obsession emerged over the past few months to challenge this throne. And no, I’m not talking about Justin Trudeau — it was the Toronto Blue Jays. Regardless of how their promising 2015 campaign ended, there’s no denying that…

NHL rookie scoring race off to hot start

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 27 2015 — After a summer of endless discussion about the potential of rookie scoring phenom Connor McDavid, the young centreman hasn’t disappointed. Drafted first-overall by the Edmonton Oilers last June, McDavid has already amassed nine points through the first nine games of his career, leading all first-year NHL skaters in…

Dinos soccer nets Prairie division title

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 27 2015 — The Dinos men’s soccer team wrapped up their 2015 season on a high note, taking down the University of Winnipeg Wesmen by a score of 5–1 on Oct. 25 in Winnipeg. The victory marked the Dinos’ second straight win over the Wesmen after they defeated the U of…

Safety concerns lead to repairs on newly-opened residence

By Fabian Mayer, October 23 2015 — The University of Calgary’s new undergraduate residence building already requires repairs due to safety concerns. Aurora Hall’s main entrance has been cordoned off since Oct. 20, forcing students to use a back door to enter the building. Aurora Hall officially opened on Sept. 16 and houses roughly 250…

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