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Thrive Priority Support Network offers assistance to students struggling with transition from high school to university 

By Kristy Koehler, September 19 2019— The University of Calgary’s Thrive Priority Support Network is an early-identification system designed to assist students who are having academic difficulty. Thrive aims to connect these students with the right resources to help them succeed.  A D2L algorithm picks up on students who have a large differential between grades…

New fee coming for Academic Turnaround Program

By Kristy Koehler, May 31 2019— The Academic Turnaround (ATP) program at the University of Calgary will now come at a cost of $500. The program is intended for students whose grade point average is not sufficient to continue in their program and as a result, are facing a Required to Withdraw notice. Students in…

Proposed academic misconduct policy undergoes review

By James Falls, November 30 2018 — At the Oct. 23 meeting of the Students’ Union Student Legislative Council, a new academic misconduct policy proposal was discussed. However, it and was met with concern about the language used in the policy, as well as its scope. The University of Calgary vice-provost student experience Susan Barker…

Exam season changes discussed at Nov. 20 SLC

By Ashar Memon, November 23 2018 — The MacHall Executive Council Chambers were abuzz on Nov. 20 as the Students’ Union Students’ Legislative Council convened for their weekly meeting. The evening began with announcements from officials. Vice-president student life Nabila Farid announced that another session of the SU’s stress-management workshop, Stress Buster, is being held…

Sidhu sworn in as VP external at Oct. 23 SLC

By Ashar Memon, October 26 2018 — The Oct. 23 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council saw Anayat Sidhu be sworn in as the Students’ Union vice-president external following her byelection victory. SLC also discussed a new Student Academic Misconduct Policy. After Sidhu’s Oath of Office at the beginning of the meeting, vice-president operations and finance…

Sudden change in fee collection causes distress for ESS

By Matty Hume, September 26 2018 — On Sept. 19, an email from the University of Calgary’s vice-provost student experience Susan Barker left the undergraduate engineering community confused. “We have determined it is not appropriate for the university to be collecting fees on behalf of an individual student society, including the Engineering Students’ Society (ESS),…

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