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SU mulls possible ‘yes/no’ ballot for acclaimed candidates

By Ashar Memon, February 1 2018 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union is considering introducing a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ ballot for candidates running unopposed in SU elections, according to SU president Sagar Grewal. The change won’t be implemented in time for this year’s upcoming SU general election, but could go into effect for a…

Busy Dec. 4 SLC brings semester to a close

By Matty Hume, December 6 2018 — Amendments to the Students’ Union’s Elections Policy, winter semester committee appointments and an hour-long in-camera session made for a busy evening for Students’ Legislative Council on Dec. 4. After a motion passed to table a Board of Governor’s report by student-at-large Frank Finley until a January SLC meeting,…

U of C needs more dating violence awareness

By Tina Shaygan, March 28 2017 — Canadian universities are implementing programs and making progress on raising awareness about intimate partner violence. But there is still a lack of support and information on how to help those who leave abusive relationships. In my teenage years, my then-partner threatened to tell my parents intimate details about…

Letter to the Editor: The SU elections are ultimately a waste of time

Re: 2017 Students’ Union Election Supplement I’d like to preface this by saying that I’m all for democracy. It’s the smartest stupid idea we as a human race have ever come up with (and will remain such until we decide to collectively drown ourselves in the ocean). In fact, I’d argue we need to extend…

SU elections mean it’s time to prepare for a post-MacHall world

The upcoming Students’ Union general election at the University of Calgary is about more than just hallways plastered with posters and grown men running around in Minions costumes. The election will present the opportunity for student politicians to bring up and debate “the issues.” These issues include everything from federal advocacy to free pizza days….

Three vacant SLC positions after senate representative disqualified

By Saima Asad, October 4 2016 — (With files from Scott Strasser) Three empty seats now occupy Students’ Legislative Council after senate representative Kyle Schole was disqualified from his position. Schole was disqualified for no longer being enrolled as a University of Calgary student. “This goes for all our elected official positions. If you are…

SU to hold by-election from Oct. 15–17

By Babur Ilchi, October 2 2014 — The Students’ Union will hold by-elections for nursing and social work faculty representative positions from Oct. 15–17. The nomination process ended Wednesday, Oct. 1. By Friday, Oct. 3, the candidates’ information will be posted on the SU website. As of Oct. 1 at 4:00 p.m, no candidates have been…

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