Tagged safety

Campus Security to increase CCTV surveillance

By Scott Strasser, July 12 2016 — Campus Security will get more help from Big Brother this year, with plans to significantly increase the number of surveillance cameras at the University of Calgary by the fall. The U of C currently uses around 300 closed-circuit television cameras, with that number expected to increase to around…

Two suspects charged in string of post-secondary credit card thefts

By Scott Strasser, June 1 2016 — Two suspects are charged with stealing more than 50 credit and debit cards from three Calgary post-secondary institutions in recent months. Alexander Louis Harsanyi, 22, and Monica Rebalski, 22, are both charged with multiple counts of theft under $5,000 and fraud under $5,000. Calgary Police Services launched an…

Windstorm fells campus trees

By Fabian Mayer, March 11 2016 — The University of Calgary did not escape the damage caused by winds of up to 90 km/h that lashed the city yesterday. The university warned students of potential flying debris, blowing dust and a tree that had fallen near the LRT station. Multiple trees were either uprooted or…

Campus groups launch sexual assualt prevention program

By Fabian Mayer, November 3 2015 — The University of Calgary is launching a three-year sexual assault prevention and awareness campaign. The Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) is leading the project with a $108,270 budget provided by a Students’ Union Quality Money grant. WRC coordinator Nanako Furuyama said the money will be spent on a poster…

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…

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…

Handgun discovery withheld from staff and students

By Fabian Mayer, October 9 2015 —  Two unloaded handguns were found on the University of Calgary campus on Aug. 27. Information about the incident was withheld from students and staff until now. According to head of Campus Security Brian Sembo, a contractor found the guns and turned them over to Campus Security, who then…

University staff fall victim to cyberattack

By Fabian Mayer, September 29 2015 — Thirteen University of Calgary staff had their pay diverted into different bank accounts after their PeopleSoft accounts were accessed and their banking information changed. Hackers accessed a total of 29 accounts, though only 13 had banking details modified. Vice-president finance and services Linda Dalgetty said the university’s first…

Sexual assault survivors deserve safe environments

By Tahiya Jubaydah, September 17, 2015 — Sexual assault can seem like a distant, far away problem, something that happens to people we will never meet. Reports of sexual assault play out like horror stories on the evening news, shocking narratives of serial rapists attacking pretty young girls in the middle of the night. But…

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