Tagged students’ union

SU representative hopes to improve exam scheduling for engineers

By Tina Shaygan, February 15 2018 —  Students’ Union engineering representative Chinmoy Ayachit wants to review final exam scheduling for students in his faculty. Ayachit, along with a number of other students, will be working with the registrar’s office over the summer as part of a special research project to review the algorithm used for…

Drawbacks of part-time status a barrier to education

February 9, 2018 — Though it comes with a lot of work, being a full-time student at the University of Calgary has its benefits. Full-time students — those enrolled in three or more classes per semester — receive access to a UPass, greater eligibility for scholarships and financial aid and full access to Students’ Union’s…

On-campus regulation hot topic ahead of marijuana legalization

By Justin Schellenberg, January 26 2018 — The University of Calgary, in conjunction with the Students’ Union and other campus organizations, has created a cannabis working group tasked with figuring out how the future legalization of cannabis in Canada will affect the university community, as well as what policies and procedures should be implemented to…

SLC gets introspective, discusses its own purpose

By Justin Schellenberg, January 26 2018 — The Jan. 23 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council began with a discussion about the purpose of the weekly SLC meetings themselves. The discussion, led by vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace, saw elected officials as well as gallery members provide input on what they expect from SLC…

U of C Arabic studies granted Quality Money funding extension

By Justin Schellenberg, January 23 2018 — The Students’ Union has approved an extension for Quality Money funding of the Arabic Language and Muslim Culture (ALMC) program at the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts through June 2019. The Quality Money program was created in 2003 in an effort to equitably share the surplus created…

Appeals, excusals among topics at this week’s SLC

By Justin Schellenberg, January 18 2018 — The Jan. 16 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) included consultation on amendments to the school’s appeals structure, discussion of a proposal that would require students to make a statutory declaration rather than provide documentation when applying for excusals for medical reasons and a vote on the updated code…

On-campus parking rates set to increase

By Ashar Memon, January 16 2018 — University of Calgary students can expect to pay more to park on campus as rates will increase starting May 1. The school last increased prices in 2014, and before that in 2013. Day fares will increase from $7 to $8 in lots 10, 11 and 32 and will…

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