Tagged u of c

In defense of Christmas

By Jill Girgulis, November 29 2016 — When you think of December, what comes to mind? Ask any university student and they’ll say exams. But beyond that, I’m willing to bet most people will think of the holidays — more specifically, Christmas. Christmas is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don’t bat an eye when…

University sustainability plans ignore potential student impact

By Hayley Nguyen, September 20 2016 — The University of Calgary is pretty active in flaunting its sustainability initiatives. I was genuinely impressed by how comprehensive the U of C Office of Sustainability’s website looks. I did not know students can actually book a tour to visit “EEEL, one of North America’s most energy-efficient laboratory buildings…

Letter to the editor: a call to action

We are currently living in a period of history that one may call frightening, if not downright terrifying. In that vein, I would like to submit for your perusal this poem from George Orwell’s book 1984: “Under the spreading Chestnut tree/I sold you, and you sold me/There they lie, and there lies we/Under the spreading…

Tuition freeze not black and white

On Oct. 19, the Alberta government announced a one-year extension to the tuition freeze through the 2017—18 academic year. Normally, tuition is tied to the National Consumer Price Index and changes are voted on by a university’s Board of Governors. But with the freeze extended into the upcoming academic year, there will be no increases…

Research and teaching go hand-in-hand for University of Calgary arts professors

By Tina Shaygan, October 25 2016 — Of the activities that could enrich the “student experience,” getting involved with research may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But conducting research at an undergraduate level is the foundation of higher education. For those not involved in undergraduate research themselves, it may seem far…

Wrap your willy before you get silly

By Lady Marmalade, October 25 2016 — It’s a tale as old as time — no matter what sexual activity you’re planning on engaging in — be safe. Whether you’re wearing a condom, using a dental dam or you’re on the pill, the patch or ring, there are literally endless contraceptive opportunities for people having…

Increased surveillance on University of Calgary campus a positive step forward

By Scott Strasser, October 25 2016 — On Oct. 14, a fight broke out between two men in the MacHall food court after comments were made about a “Make America Great Again” hat. Though University of Calgary campus security and the Calgary Police Services investigated the incident, we’ll probably never know exactly what happened in…

Right to strike vital for faculty association labour policy

By Kate Jacobson, October 25 2016 — In early 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the right to strike is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee of freedom of association. All groups, no matter who they work for, have the right to withhold their labour by going on strike….

What does U of C control of MacHall mean for students?

Last October, the University of Calgary Students’ Union dropped a bombshell — and a lawsuit — when they sued the U of C for majority ownership of MacHall. The move was unprecedented for Canadian university student associations, and kicked off a year of uncertainty and legal jargon at the U of C. Almost exactly a…

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