Tagged Student Life

New U of C class teaches students how to be hermits

By Tommy Osborne, September 20 2016 — As the new school year begins, the University of Calgary welcomes both new students and a brand new program to campus. Education for Fending Off Future Friends (EFFOFF) will focus on preventing social contact. “Millennials are constantly portrayed as lazy, self-engrossed individuals with limited social skills. We aim to…

We need to spread the wealth with infrastructure funding

The government gravy train keeps on rolling and the University of Calgary isn’t getting off anytime soon. After announcing a $75-million clean energy research grant on Tuesday, the U of C announced $160 million in infrastructure funding on Friday, with $78 million coming from the federal government. That’s a big chunk of change. It will…

Education more than about finding a job

By Andrew Kemle, September 13 2016 — The Alberta economy is spitting out noxious smoke, and this means the prospect of employment following the completion of your degree is murky. Good economy or not, getting a job after graduation isn’t guaranteed — and now’s a good time to recognize this fact. Not so that you can…

You’ll learn more in clubs than in the classroom

By Tina Shaygan, September 13 2016 — You’ve probably heard a million times about how valuable it is to join clubs and participate in extracurricular activities in university. Practically any advice that is ever given to new students comes down to “join clubs.” And next week, you’ll see armies of students in MacHall recruiting and promising…

Invite-only Ban Ki-moon event perpetuates campus elitism

On August 12, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon gave a talk at the University of Calgary for International Youth Day. A few weeks prior, I received an e-mail invite to the event. The e-mail detailed how U of C provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall was “pleased to invite [me] to a reception and…

What does the new school year have in store for you?

By Derek Baker, August 30 2016 — Virgo  (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) While waiting to take the bus outside of Murray Fraser Hall, a futuristic-looking hovercraft will pull up instead. You will skeptically hop on as the driver warns that Bloinkzors from Planet Zurgon are coming to attack. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)…

University squashes plan to open Den for BSD

By Fabian Mayer, April 12 2016 — University administration is putting a stop to the Students’ Union’s plan to open the Den and serve liquor on April 13. The Den has not been open on Bermuda Shorts Day since 2009. SU president Levi Nilson said they were going to open the campus bar — which…

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