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VP External

By Jamie Hellewell

Four candidates are vying for the position of Vice-president External in next year’s Students’ Union: incumbent Nassr Awada, Christa Big Canoe, Melanie McNaughton, and Paul Novosad.The VP External has the responsibility to represent students at the civic, provincial, and federal levels. Issues dealt with include university funding, financial aid, and student employment issues. Awada, McNaughton,… Continue reading VP External

External forum

By Jan Creaser

Covering issues like student debt and liaisons with various levels of government, the Feb. 22 Vice-president External forum allowed candidates Nassr Awada, Christa Big Canoe and Melanie McNaughton to answer questionsfor students. Paul Novosad, also a candidate, did not attend the forum.Students’ Union VP Events Miki Stricker moderated the forum, asking five questions related to… Continue reading External forum

More than a ribbon

By Melanie McNaughton

On Dec. 6, 1989 Marc Lepine stalked the halls of L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal muttering sexist epithets. He murdered 14 women that day because he felt that they were taking away places that rightfully belonged to men. Recently, I heard these events referred to as the actions of “one idiot with a gun.” In our… Continue reading More than a ribbon

December 6 Memorial

By Mary Chan

Mon. Dec. 6, 1999 marks the 10th anniversary of the Montréal Massacre, when a gunman opened fire at the University of Montréal’s École Polytechnique and killed 14 women. Since then, the day has been marked as a National Day of Action for Violence Against Women. As with previous years, the University of Calgary is commemorating… Continue reading December 6 Memorial

Survey says…

According to a poll conducted by the University of Calgary’s ACCORD Research of 106 students. Do you intend on voting in the upcoming Students’ Union election? (in er cent) yes 33 no 50 Don’t know/not sure 12.3 What do you believe to be the most important issue that the Students’ Union should be addressing? (in… Continue reading Survey says…

Survey says…

Do you intend on voting in the upcoming Students’ Union election? (in per cent) yes 44.2 no 47.1 Don’t know/not sure 8.7 Do you agree or disgree that the Gauntlet should endorse candidates in the SU election? (in per cent) Strongly disagree 30.1 Somewhat disagree 16.6 Neither disagree nor agree 14.5 Somewhat agree 26.9 Strongly… Continue reading Survey says…

The finer points of battle

By Mary Chan

The Students’ Union approved a motion to allocate $30,000 toward legal fees related to the tuition fight at Tuesday’s Students’ Legislative Council meeting. But they’re not filing anything-at least not yet.By the end of the week, SU President Paul Galbraith intends to send a letter to Minister of Advanced Education and Career Development Clint Dunford… Continue reading The finer points of battle


By Krista Malden

Together, we help create change.December 6, 1989 : Marc Lepine entered L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montréal and separated the men from the women, opening Þre on all female students and killing 14 women. The Montréal massacre is remembered as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. A ceremony to remember the victims… Continue reading Remembrance