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Student politicians pitch secondary suite reform at City Hall

By Tina Shaygan, March 14 2018 — Students’ Union vice-president external Puncham Judge was among Calgarians speaking to City Council on March 12 regarding secondary suite reform on behalf of University of Calgary students. Calgary City Council reviewed proposed amendments to bylaws regarding secondary suites that would delegate the process from council to an administrative…

Bonuses for faculty representatives among topics at Feb. 27 SLC

By Jesse Stilwell, March 1 2018 — The Feb. 27 Student Legislative Council (SLC) meeting began with a discussion led by vice-president academic Tina Miller on proposed amendments to the transition process for incoming and outgoing faculty representatives. The proposed changes include shifting the existing March bonus to April in order to incentivize outgoing representatives…

City council approves privately owned, 28-storey residence-style building in Motel Village

By Sean Willett, August 4 2017 — Starting in 2020, Calgary post-secondary students who want a dormitory-style experience will have an option other than their schools’ residence buildings. Calgary city council approved plans for a privately owned 28-storey residential tower, located in Motel Village near the Banff Trail LRT station, on Aug. 1. The rent-only…

Students’ Union sets municipal advocacy priorities

By Zarif Alibhai and Scott Strasser, January 19 2017 — With the Calgary municipal election next October, the University of Calgary Students’ Union has set their municipal lobbying and advocacy priorities. SU vice-president external Tristan Bray presented the union’s priorities for city issues at Students’ Legislative Council on Jan. 17. A highlight of the SU’s…

Students deserve secondary suites

On July 4, Calgary city council spent most of the day processing 18 secondary suite applications. Based on current bylaws, to legally rent out a secondary suite — a self-contained basement or backyard dwelling attached to an existing residence — homeowners must propose their suite to city council on a case-by-case basis. If that sounds…

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