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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…

SADAA host third-annual Road 2 Resilience

By Justin Schellenberg, November 30 2018 — The third-annual Students Against Domestic Abuse Association (SADAA) Road 2 Resilience Conference was held in That Empty Space on Nov. 21. Tina Guo, a second-year medicine student and the SADAA co-executive director, hoped the event contributed to a campus-wide support network for those experiencing domestic abuse. “The objective…

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…

U of C acquires research park from province

By Jason Herring, November 21 2018 — The Government of Alberta has transferred ownership of the University Research Park to the University of Calgary, the province announced on Nov. 15. The transfer comprises 76 acres of land and three buildings at the University Research Park, located next to the Brentwood CTrain Station, north of the U…

Calgary Transit MAX hits the streets

By Samuel Cheffins, November 21 2018 —  For 21 hours a day — 18 hours on Sundays — busses looped around the 60 kilometre, three-hour 72/73 Circle Route that serviced over 150 stops around the entire city, connecting the Alberta Children’s Hospital to Mount Royal University to Chinook Centre to Sunridge Mall and back again….

USRI overhaul moves forward

By Matty Hume, November 9 2018 — At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council, University of Calgary vice-provost of teaching and learning Leslie Reid presented feedback from a survey on improving the effectiveness of the Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRI) system alongside project co-ordinator Travis Klemp. The survey process was launched…

Ed McCauley announced as next U of C president

By Matty Hume and Jason Herring, November 8 2018 — University of Calgary Board of Governors chair Jill Wyatt announced the next U of C president and vice-chancellor Thursday morning. Ed McCauley will begin the presidential role on Jan. 1, 2019 after a unanimous recommendation by the Presidential Steering Committee. McCauley has served as the…

SLC quick and quiet ahead of reading week

By Ashar Memon, November 7 2018 — The Students’ Union Students’ Legislative Council forged ahead despite the mid-semester crunch to convene for a quick meeting on Nov. 6, which was marked by several absences and no major discussions or resolutions. The evening began with an announcement by SU vice-president student life Nabila Farid, who said…

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