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Kyoto: part 5

By Stephane Massinon

The fifth installment of the university’s series The Kyoto Protocol: Exploring the Critical Issues featured the Honourable Murray Smith, the Alberta Minister of Energy. An MLA since 1993 representing Calgary-Varsity, Mr. Smith spoke to an audience of students, professors and public on Thu., Nov. 14. His criticisms of the Kyoto Accord surfaced nearly immediately as… Continue reading Kyoto: part 5

Letter: Lottery Board back in business

By Murray Smith

In 2002/03, over $1.2 billion from the Alberta Lottery Fund will be allocated to community, not-for-profit, and priority public and community-based initiatives throughout the province.A portion of Alberta Lottery Fund revenues are distributed through foundations and granting programs, one of which was the Community Lottery Board (CLB) Program. The decision to discontinue the CLB Program… Continue reading Letter: Lottery Board back in business

Petro-Canada donates building

By Markus Andersson

This month’s donation of the Petro-Canada Building, which currently houses the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, represents the second largest donation to the University of Calgary. The building, constructed in the University Research Park in 1978, has been on lease to the university from Petro-Canada since 1991. The building houses offices for professors, several… Continue reading Petro-Canada donates building

Enbridge CEO on Kyoto

By Eric Fung

The fourth installment of the U of C’s lecture series analyzing the Kyoto Protocol and its implications was well attended on Mon., Nov. 4.“Kyoto: A Call to Engage Canadians” featured Patrick Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge, speaking about the inevitable failure of Canada’s current plan to ratify Kyoto. Daniel believes that Canada’s… Continue reading Enbridge CEO on Kyoto

Education on the energy debate

By Ruth Davenport

Canadian educators took the energy debate into their own hands this week. During a two-day conference hosted by the Alberta Foundation for Environmental Learning on July 23-24, 29 teachers from across the country met to discuss new initiatives in energy education. The conference was preceded by a cross-Canada tour of the educators from elementary and… Continue reading Education on the energy debate

Calgary Varsity candidates square off

By Lawrence Bailey

The Speech and Debate Society was relegated from spectacle to spectator as the Varsity provincial election candidates took over Speaker’s Corner Wed., Feb. 28. Everything from gambling to gas to gay marriages was on the agenda as the four candidates fielded a barrage of questions in MacEwan Hall. Hot button issues were met with evasion,… Continue reading Calgary Varsity candidates square off

It’s groundbreaking news

By Mary Chan

After years of delay, the oft-plagued MacEwan Hall expansion finally got underway Thurs., Oct. 26 with a groundbreaking and rock-moving ceremony at the University of Calgary. The new $8.8 million building, to extend from the east side of MacEwan Hall, will contain a new ballroom, as well as space for conferences and trade shows. "It’s… Continue reading It’s groundbreaking news