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Three positions contested in Students’ Union byelection

By Garrett Wachoski-Dark, October 2 2017 — The Students’ Union is holding byelection for the positions of Cumming School of Medicine representative, Werklund School of Education representative and senate representative from Oct. 11–13. Four candidates are running for medicine representative, two for education representative and three for senate representative. Interim faculty of social work representative…

Students’ Union vice-president external announces resignation

By Jason Herring, September 28 2017 — Shubir Shaikh has resigned from his position as the Students’ Union vice-president external, the SU announced Thursday morning. The resignation was for personal reasons. The vice-president external is the SU’s main representative to all levels of government. They lobby and advocate for student issues to government officials. The…

Students’ Union president launches Consultative Task Force

By Justin Schellenberg, September 26 2017 — Students’ Union president Branden Cave is starting the President’s Consultative Task Force (PCTF) in an effort to connect the SU to more groups around campus. The initiative was one of Cave’s platform points in the SU general election last March. PCTF will consist of 10 representatives from student…

Mayoral candidates take to campus for forum

By Daniel Huss and Tina Shaygan, September 20 2017 — Nine candidates seeking the mayor’s chair squared off in MacHall on Sept. 20 in the second debate of Calgary’s 2017 municipal election. The sold-out event, hosted by the University of Calgary, the Students’ Union and the Graduate Students’ Association, heard candidates share their views on…

Greek societies should not be Students’ Union-sanctioned clubs

By Jesse Stilwell, September 19 2017 — Harvard University is considering banning single-gender clubs, specifically fraternities and sororities. The University of Calgary should too. According to the Students’ Union’s Student Organization Registration policy, a club cannot restrict membership based on the personal identification categories protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act. This includes gender. Yet…

Escape school stress at the campus community garden

By Christie Melhorn, September 19 2017 —  Tucked beside the Cascade residence parking lot is the campus community garden — a hidden treasure at the University of Calgary. The humble space stretches the length of a soccer field and boasts looming sunflowers, plump zucchinis and plenty of potatoes. It is run by the Office of…

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