Tagged october 30 2014

In defence of mandatory membership

By Andrew Kemle, October 30 2014 — Debates about mandatory membership in the Students’ Union are more about how we ideologically feel about unions than the SU’s value at the University of Calgary. SU membership is automatic. Every semester, $35 from your student fees goes to the union. This pays for part of the SU’s…

Secondary suite advocacy campaign hits the U of C

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 30 2014 — As the weather cools, Calgary’s housing debate is heating up. The Urban Calgary Students’ Association (UCSA) is hosting a secondary suites advocacy campaign at the University of Calgary from Nov. 3–14. UCSA addresses urban development in the city, specifically on changing regulations around secondary suites. Their campaign will…

U of C opens oil and gas research centre in Beijing with Chinese company

By Hayden McBennett, October 30 2014 — The University of Calgary signed an agreement to open and fund a research centre in Beijing with the Chinese oil and gas company Kerui Group on Thursday, Oct. 23. U of C president Elizabeth Cannon and senior representatives from the Kerui Group signed the agreement in Ottawa.  Research…

Student discusses his journey from refugee camp to U of C

By Farah Kammourieh, October 30 2014 — Before coming to Canada, Jeremiah Niyonzima, a Rwandan student at the University of Calgary,  lived in a refugee camp in Malawi for 14 years. Niyonzima came to the U of C through a program offered by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) which places hundreds of refugee…

Students’ Union to set advocacy policy for international tuition

By Katy Atherholt, October 30 2014 — The Students’ Union’s Advocacy Task Force (ATF) will soon unveil a policy to advise the university against raising international students’ tuition. ATF said they will push to base international student tuition on cost-recovery, charging international students on what they don’t pay the provincial government in taxes, so international…

Increase of 8.5 per cent proposed for first-year single rooms

By Chris Adams, October 30 2014 — Residence services will propose fee increases for all residence buildings at the tuition and fees consultation committee on Nov. 6 before going to the Board of Governors for final approval on Dec. 12. The increases would raise residence fees by 8.5 per cent — $58 per month —…

Classic horror films to watch this Halloween

By Melanie Woods, October 30 2014 — Whether you plan to spend Halloween out on the town or nestled in the comfort of your home, you’ll probably have the opportunity to break out a scary movie at some point this week. Rather than defaulting to another slasher flick, settle down with some classic, though lesser-known,…

Top-six scariest Halloween costumes

By Melanie Bethune, October 30 2014 — Whether you’re looking for a last-minute solution or you’re already planning ahead for next year, odds are you’ll want to show off your scariest costume at your next Halloween party or maybe you just like being scary all of the time. Forget vampires and werewolves, the following six…

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