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A tricky road ahead for the Students’ Union

By Ashar Memon, April 25 2019 — Tuesday night in MacHall. Tucked away behind the Information Desk, the MacHall Executive Council Chambers are the scene of a weekly meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council, the governing body of the University of Calgary Students’ Union. Inside, faculty representatives are about to vote on a resolution to…

76th SLC draws to a close at busy final meeting

By James Falls, April 13 2019 — At the April 9 meeting of the Students Legislative Council meeting, the final one of the winter semester, Students’ Union officials and faculty representatives discussed a University of Calgary senate report and evaluated the SU’s sustainability efforts. U of C senate representatives Alisha Gordon and Jonah Secreti delivered…

Online ‘Save BSD’ campaign wrong to target the SU

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, April 11 2019 — Lately, you may have seen “Save BSD” posters scattered around campus. While the organizers behind this movement have my complete support, their anger is misguided.  Across their Facebook page is anti-Students’ Union sentiment, but the SU aren’t the ones to blame. The fact of the matter is that it’s the university administration that has…

Alberta election candidates talk post-secondary issues at MacHall forum

By Jason Herring, April 10 2019 — An on-campus Alberta election forum on April 9 posed questions about post-secondary issues to candidates from five provincial parties. Calgary-Varsity candidate Anne McGrath (New Democratic Party), Calgary-Elbow candidate Doug Schwietzer (United Conservative Party), Calgary-Varsity candidate Beth Barberree (Alberta Party), Calgary-North candidate Saliha Haq (Liberal Party) and Red Deer-South candidate TJ Cartwright (Freedom Conservative Party)…

SU executives present trimester reports at penultimate SLC

By James Falls, April 6 2019 — Executives of the 76th Students’ Legislative Council delivered their final trimester reports at their meeting on April 2, where they announced that all goals on the reports were either already completed or being transitioned to their successor on the 77th council. SU president Sagar Grewal’s trimester report, spanning…

What to expect as election day nears

By Ashar Memon, March 27 2019 — Provincial election season is upon us. Albertans will head to the polls to vote in the provincial general election on April 16, capping off what is expected to be a raucous month-long campaign period. There are five major political parties vying for power this election: the Alberta Party,…

SU expands Refugee Student Board after club dissolution

By James Falls, March 28 2019 — The Students’ Union’s Refugee Student Board will take on greater responsibilities following the dissolution of a student club and changes to the board’s terms of reference passed by the Students’ Legislative Council. The program has existed since 1986, as a partnership with the World University Service of Canada…

Quality Money to fund 18 on-campus projects

By Kade Marshall, March 27 2019 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union approved 18 Quality Money projects this year totalling $1.84 million, many of which cover architectural and digital upgrades around campus. The Quality Money program is a partnership between the U of C Board of Governors and the SU to distribute about $1.66…

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