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SU aims to help students stress less before exams

By Tina Shaygan, December 7 2017 — StressLess Week, an annual week-long event held by the University of Calgary Students’ Union, returned to MacHall for its fifth year.  The event intends to provide students with support during the lead-up to exams. SU vice-president student life Hilary Jahelka said events, such as Pet Therapy, yoga and…

SCPA making a splash with Metamorphoses

By Nikayla Goddard, November 23 2017 — Great plays are able to explore what it means to be human. The upcoming production of Metamorphoses from the University of Calgary’s School of the Creative and Performing (SCPA) is no exception. Based on Ovid’s classic poem Metamorphoses, director Haysam Kadri says the play by Mary Zimmerman is…

U of C students launch on-campus food delivery app

By Justin Schellenberg, November 21 2017 — A beta version of a food-delivery app for MacHall vendors is now available for download. The app was developed by University of Calgary students Jason Meng, Pouyan Shojaei, Sam Ao, Satyaki Ghosh and Artin Rezaee. DeliverUs, available on the Android app store, is a service that will deliver food from…

Calgary poet earns 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award

By Jill Girgulis, November 10 2017 — It’s taken a few decades, but Calgary poet Richard Harrison finally feels like his writing is “getting better.” Harrison is the 2017 recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language poetry for his collection of poems, On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood. The 1995 University…

SU reviews health and dental plan as student use increases

By Justin Schellenberg, October 30 2017 — (With files from Tina Shaygan) The Students’ Union is reviewing the health and dental plan after two consecutive years of cost overruns. During the 2015–16 academic year, a budget overrun of $9,695 was covered by the SU’s health and dental reserve fund. That number has grown to $26,400 this…

University of Calgary, students, win sustainability awards

By Daniel Huss, October 30 2017 — The University of Calgary is the winner of the Sustainable Development Goals Award from Global Compact Network Canada 2017. The award recognizes Canadian organizations demonstrating progress towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The U of C said they are focused on eight of the 17 goals,…

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