2013-02-28

    
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  2013-02-28

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Jay Altura • Jordan Clermont • Holly Flegal • Richard Goldberger • Connor Goodfellow • Malika Ladha • Tobias Ma • Joey Maslen • Anyssa McKee • Dawn Muenchrath • Jan Ong • Elizabeth Scott • Sean Sullivan • Murray Valyear • Mark Villani • Louie Villanueva • Curtis Wolff • Jeremy Woo • • • It is Golden Spatula time again, boys and girls, and this week we celebrate the life and times of Tobias Ma, a.k.a. Toby, a.k.a. dude with the fierce goatie. His eloquence and superior wit exalts Ma to the highest of Gauntlet esteem. We look forward to your future contributions.

February 28, 2013
  Seeking community feedbackPDF files may take a moment to load

The West Campus Development Trust has created a master plan to completely develop the roughly 8.6 million square feet of land west of the University of Calgary’s main campus into a “complete and vibrant 
community.” 


The WCDT is an independent organization working with the 
U of C to develop the land. 


February 27, 2013
  Wild weekend for Dinos at nationalsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos swim team broke records and put on a show for the hometown crowd, but couldn’t win a banner at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships this weekend.


The men were engaged in a three-way dogfight for first throughout the three-day competition but ultimately placed third, 25 points behind the University of Toronto Varsity Blue and 10 points short of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. Meanwhile, the women finished comfortably in second place behind UBC. 


February 27, 2013
  School DispiritPDF files may take a moment to load

Do not vote if you do not know what you are voting for. With the University of Calgary’s Students’ Union elections just around the corner, one of the issues candidates hope to address is voter apathy. It is difficult to make people care about something they do not care about without incentive, which the SU doesn’t provide. The long-term benefits of a successful SU administration are not apparent to students.

February 27, 2013
  The state of food security in CanadaPDF files may take a moment to load

Food security is a broad topic that we need to learn more about. The next four features will be a series on different aspects of food security, ranging from a Canadian viewpoint to a New Orleans viewpoint, and how to reduce and recycle food waste. Stay tuned for a student’s trip to urban farms in New Orleans next week.

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February 27, 2013
  Tegan and Sara have made it bigPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgarian indie-rock duo Tegan and Sara, who perform at MacHall on Feb. 28 and March 1, knew they wanted to surprise people with their seventh studio album. 


February 27, 2013
  Building the future one layer at a timePDF files may take a moment to load

Three-dimensional printing technology will soon be more readily available for undergraduate engineering students. Traditionally available only to fourth-year University of Calgary engineering students doing their capstone design project, the department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering has made 3D printing available to second-year students in their computer-aided design course and a workroom is planned to open by spring semester for undergraduate students to use 3D printers outside of specific classes.


February 28, 2013
  U of C researchers 
behind launch of 
asteroid-seeking satellitePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary professors are behind the launch of a new surveillance satellite that will orbit Earth and take pictures of asteroids. The satellite is the first of its kind. The researchers hope to discover new asteroids and understand their properties.


February 28, 2013
  Medical students raise $21,500 for cancerPDF files may take a moment to load

Seventeen University of Calgary medical students shaved and donated their hair at the seventh annual Faculty of Medicine Head Shave on Feb. 15. Hosted at the 
U of C Foothills Campus, the event raised over $21,500 for gastrointestinal cancer treatment and 
research.


“We decided to raise money for GI cancers through the Canadian Cancer Society,” explained co-organizer Megan Blades.


Blades and her team have been planning the event since 
November.


February 28, 2013
  Arts Lounge has grand openingPDF files may take a moment to load

The grand opening of the Arts Lounge at the University of Calgary occurred on Feb. 26. The lounge took over two years to gather resources and construct and is located on the main floor of Social Sciences. 


Students, faculty of arts representatives and the dean of the faculty of arts Richard Sigurdson were in attendance. The lounge had a soft opening at the end of January.


The lounge will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. It was initially created with a grant from Quality Money.


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