An attempt to secure the University of Calgary a place in history ended in failure Wed., Apr. 14, with only 50 people showing up to organizer Ian Smedley’s rock, paper, scissors tournament. Falling well short of the 1,000 participants needed to impress the Guinness Book of World Records, Smedley described the event as “another story… Continue reading Paper, Rock, …
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Taft new Alberta Liberal leader
It was an overnight transition from the political outskirts to front and center government critic when Dr. Kevin Taft’s scathing review of the Klein government, Shredding the Public Interest, was published in 1997. Klein responded to the book in his famous tongue-in-cheek manner, telling Dr. Taft that if he felt so strongly, he should run… Continue reading Taft new Alberta Liberal leader
Holocaust survivor shares stories
Between 1939 and 1945, millions of people–the majority Jewish–were systematically tortured and murdered. Miles of recorded film and enough archived documents to fill libraries carry the heavy, irrefutable evidence of one of humanity’s greatest atrocities. Still, there are some who insist the Holocaust never happened. Holocaust survivor Sid Cyngiser, and the story he shared with… Continue reading Holocaust survivor shares stories
Klein talks health care and hockey
With the NHL playoffs less than a month away, Premier Ralph Klein couldn’t help but talk a little hockey at this year’s Progressive Conservative fundraising dinner, Thu., Mar. 18. In front of an audience of over 1,400 party faithful, Klein boasted about the success of this year’s Calgary Flames, and took the opportunity to compare… Continue reading Klein talks health care and hockey
Right and left agree
It was to be a battle of former political leaders as Preston Manning and Dr. Ken Nicol met in a public debate on democratic reform Tue., Mar. 16. The two prominent speakers addressed a crowd of roughly 70 people at the University of Calgary’s Rozsa Centre, exploring the issues behind voter apathy and touching on… Continue reading Right and left agree
AB Liberal leadership candidates debate
The Alberta Liberal leadership race made a stop at the University of Calgary with a debate between the three contenders. Roughly 100 people attended the Sat., Mar. 7 forum hosted by the Young Liberals Association. Dr. Kevin Taft began by outlining what his throne speech would look like, touching on eight major policy objectives. His… Continue reading AB Liberal leadership candidates debate
Bercuson named to Order of Canada
At this very moment, a U of C student is asking “history? What the hell am I going to do with a history degree?” But the University of Calgary’s Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, Dr. David Bercuson, is proving just how far a history degree can go, as he prepares to… Continue reading Bercuson named to Order of Canada
Change a life with action
A stinging wind rips through the downtown core, and Marc groans irritably as his crumpled body trembles with bitter cold. An empty coffee cup catches the occasional flying nickel from sympathizers who briskly rush past the grungy looking man rocking himself against a concrete wall. His fingers and toes have numbed long ago, and his… Continue reading Change a life with action
Join our club, eh?
Students will be given a unique opportunity to explore Can- adian culture this semester, as the Canadian Club prepares to open a new chapter at the University of Calgary. The internationally respected organization, which has been dedicated to the promotion of Canadian identity and unity for 117 years, is coming to campus to raise participation… Continue reading Join our club, eh?
Martin and the West
Heavy coats and snow-draped boots filled the lobby of the Jack Singer Concert Hall Wed., Nov. 9 as people poured in from the bitter cold. “He brought the snowstorm,” explained business lawyer and Liberal activist Ian Schofield with a wry smile. “Paul Martin’s very concerned about our tourism industry.” That may have been a rare… Continue reading Martin and the West