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Ombuds office overhauled after Students’ Union threatens to withdraw funding

By Fabian Mayer, May 21 2015 — The University of Calgary has restructured the student ombuds office after the Students’ Union threatened to withdraw funding because of ineffective service. The university will hire a new ombudsperson and students may be employed in the office. The ombuds office is an impartial resource for students seeking advice in…

Students to bring bike share to U of C

By Chris Adams, March 26 2015 — Five University of Calgary students are looking to make two-wheeled transportation to and from campus a little easier next fall. U of C Bike Share, organized by students Robyn Perras, Gavin Schneider, Pat Shier, Amy Bruce and Meagan Windle, hopes to bring a handful of bicycles to campus…

Students’ Union threatens to pull funding from ombuds office

By Fabian Mayer, March 19 2015 — The Students’ Union submitted a six-month notice to withdraw funding from the student ombuds office on March 5. The student ombuds office was created in 2010. It is jointly funded by the SU, the Graduate Students’ Association and the university. Ombudsperson Duncan McDonald, who declined to comment, provides students…

Debit and credit purchase may come to Stör

By Scott Strasser, February 26 2015 — The Students’ Union operations and finance committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 26 to discuss whether or not to allow debit and credit payment at Stör. Stör currently has a cash-only policy. SU vice-president operations and finance Adam Swertz said they’ve considered installing debit and credit machines before,…

U of C students create textbook bartering site

By Chase Little, February 12 2015 — A group of students at the University of Calgary created their own online textbook marketplace that launched this semester. MyUniTrade is a site where students can buy and sell their textbooks online. By messaging another student, you can set up a textbook exchange and ask for the price…

Ombuds office moves to MacKimmie, fourth relocation in two years

By Scott Strasser, February 5 — The University of Calgary students’ ombuds office relocated from Education 176 to MacKimmie Library 212 on Jan. 16, marking the fourth time the office has moved in less than two years. The ombuds office provides students with confidential academic and non-academic counsel from an impartial listener. The office specializes…

Student law clinic appoints new executives

By Scott Strasser, December 4 2014 — Student Legal Assistance Society (SLA) appointed a new group of student executives for 2015. The nine appointed members will begin their one-year terms Jan. 1. The SLA is the University of Calgary’s non-profit law clinic. The service provides legal assistance to undergraduate students and low-income earners who can’t…

Student ombuds office releases annual report

By Scott Strasser, October 2 2014 — The University of Calgary student ombuds office released its report to the university community Tuesday, Sept. 23. The report outlines statistics from 2013–14 and recommended office improvements to university administration. The ombudsperson gives students confidential and impartial counsel on academic and non-academic issues. “[My role] is to listen…

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