The University of Calgary Model United Nations team returned from its Nov. 11-14 Philadelphia competition on a victorious high. The team placed second after Yale University in a two-way tie with Harvard. The Philadelphia Conference is the largest Model UN conference in the world in the Fall semester. As the only Canadian school participating in… Continue reading Model UN team ties with Harvard
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Alberta universitites meet with Oberg
On Fri., Oct. 22, University of Calgary Students’ Union President Rob South met with Alberta Minister of Learning Lyle Oberg to discuss post-secondary education issues. "The meeting was reasonable," said South. "We had board chairs, administration and students together all addressing the same issue: that more ongoing funding is needed." Also present were the SU… Continue reading Alberta universitites meet with Oberg
The National Research Council of Canada is offering women in sciences and engineering a chance to work in their field of study. Through the Women in Engineering and Science Program, NRC hopes to encourage more women to pursue careers in engineering and science, and promote research and development opportunities. “We want to encourage women to… Continue reading Women wanted:
U of C student Prime finalist
A University of Calgary student is one of ten finalists in the Magna of Canada "As Prime Minister" essay contest. On Nov., 25, U of C business student and self-proclaimed starving student Pierre Poilievre will go to Ottawa to attend the final awards gala. As a finalist he receives $10,000 and a summer internship at… Continue reading U of C student Prime finalist
U of C students back from Nicaragua:
Has the thought of a summer spent in sunny Central America ever crossed your mind? What if someone else was willing to cover the tab? This is the experience students Delphine Bouvry, Ines Kwan, Cameron Baughen, and Kiran Lerner participated in during the past several weeks. The quartet of Environmental Science students spent July 4… Continue reading U of C students back from Nicaragua:
Library loan periods now two weeks
Can you imagine walking into the MacKimmie Library and emerging only minutes later with the actual book you were looking for? Although this strange phenomenon has occurred every few years, many students at the University of Calgary have wondered what it would be like to borrow research material from the MacKimmie Library before their paper’s… Continue reading Library loan periods now two weeks
Have you ever questioned the security or privacy of your graded papers being returned to you in a box outside your department office? Due to a Sept. 1 proclamation date for the implementation of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for post-secondary students, essay boxes will become a thing of the past.… Continue reading Rectus protectus
What’s in your water?
Do you have any idea what is added to our drinking water? Vice- president Information Services for the University of Calgary EcoClub Cody Torgerson does, and he and the rest of the EcoClub want everyone to understand the current debate surrounding the fluoridation of our drinking water. This is why the EcoClub is hosting a… Continue reading What’s in your water?
Shock the moneymakers
Have you ever dreamed of winning your own piece of $2 million? If you answered yes, you should have been in Rm. 277 of MacEwan Student Centre for the "How To Stretch Your Money [So You Don’t Have To Drop Out of School And Ruin Your Life]" seminar presented by the Students’ Union, the Royal… Continue reading Shock the moneymakers
Laverty’s notes from the Sportsdesk
By Ryan Laverty
Can you say conspiracy? Any way you look at it Jamie Salé and David Pelletier were robbed on Mon., Feb. 11. I don’t claim to be a figure skating expert but, it would take the mental capabilities of a gnat to actually think that Russians Anton Sikharulidze and Elena Berezhnaia performed better than the Canadian… Continue reading Laverty’s notes from the Sportsdesk