Tagged Queers on Campus

U of C community marches in 2017 Pride Parade

By Tina Shaygan, September 4 2017 — Thousands took to downtown Calgary on Sept. 3 to take part in the 27th annual Calgary Pride Parade. Among those marching were politicians, non-profit organizations and members of the University of Calgary community, including U of C president Elizabeth Cannon. Cannon said that the university’s growing participation in Pride…

The University of Calgary’s LGBTQ History

By Jason Herring, August 29 2017 — Photos by Mariah Wilson. Archive photos provided by Calgary Gay History Project Calgary has a complicated history with the LGBTQ community and the University of Calgary is front and centre in much of that history. When the school opened in 1966, homosexuality was illegal in Canada. Even for decades…

$1,550 Den booking fee makes vital club events unaccessible

Campus traditions make undergraduate degrees bearable and elicit the value in campus community. But a University of Calgary Students’ Union policy change puts this sense of community in jeopardy. Previously, if clubs were to use the Den for cabarets or other events, they paid a $500 deposit. To be reimbursed, an event would have to…

Gender Bender moved off-campus after SU policy change

By Melanie Woods, January 20 2016 — After over a decade of celebrating drag on the University of Calgary campus, student club Queers on Campus’ annual Gender Bender cabaret will move from the Den to an off campus location for 2017. The move follows a change in Students’ Union policy. Previously, clubs looking to host…

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…

University of Calgary and SU prepare for Calgary Pride Parade

By Scott Strasser, August 30 2016 — With Calgary Pride Week in full swing, various University of Calgary groups are gearing up to participate in this year’s Pride Parade on September 4. This year, nine U of C faculties and many other departments and student groups will march in the signature event of Calgary Pride…

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