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Mohsin Aziz • Grace Elekwa • Holly Flagel • Connor Goodfellow • Salimah Kassamali • Emily Leedham • Tobias Ma • Sabian Mayer • Dawn Muenchrath • Jan Ong • Suneil Sachdeva • Bhuvana Sankaranarayanan • Sean Sullivan • Louie Villanueva • Curtis Wolff • Jeremy Woo • • • The Golden Spatula signifies more than just a kitchen utensil. For the countless people frequenting the Gauntlet office, the Spatula is a symbol of prestige and honour. This week we award Mohsin Aziz with this coveted prize for his tireless contributions.

April 04, 2013
  Goodbye, Jarome IginlaPDF files may take a moment to load

Every year, professional sports begin to feel more and more like a cold, calculated business. Ardent sports fans are now amateur accountants, calculating the worth of players based on their output on the field of play balanced with their financial cost. Since 1994, there have been three labour stoppages in the NHL — one of which expired in January — that largely stem from greed on both sides of the negotiating table. In the swamp of contemporary professional sports, it is difficult to find role models.

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April 04, 2013
  Ralph Klein passesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian flags at the University of Calgary were at half-mast this week to honour Ralph Klein, the former premier of 
Alberta and mayor of Calgary, who died on March 29 at the age of 70. 


Klein left behind a polarizing legacy in a province where he was both widely praised and condemned. 


He died in a continuing care centre after a long struggle with obstructive pulmonary disease, proceeded by a string of health concerns beginning with a dementia diagnosis in 2011. 


April 04, 2013
  Ringing international with appPDF files may take a moment to load

Richard Aberefa, a third-year computer science student at the University of Calgary, has developed an iPhone application called Cardup to make international calling easier and more affordable. The application is now complete, but is in testing stages with over 20 test users.


“Cardup gives you the option to call family and friends around the world,” said Aberefa.


April 04, 2013
  Federal budget concentrates on jobsPDF files may take a moment to load

The federal government announced the annual budget on March 21, which contained no changes to taxation and provisioned for minimal amounts of new spending. Canada will run an $18.7 billion deficit in 2013–14. This will be the sixth-consecutive year that the federal government has run a budgetary deficit.


April 04, 2013
  U of C to become a fair trade campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is on its way to becoming a fair trade recognized institution within the next few weeks under Fairtrade Canada, a non-profit organization that provides fair trade designations to different organizations. 


Fairtrade Canada is the only Canadian member of Fairtrade International, an international non-profit institution that provides fair trade designation to organizations, businesses and products.


April 04, 2013
  Haskayne makes changesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Haskayne School of Business bachelor of commerce program will be making programming changes, focusing on ethical leadership, entrepreneurship and energy. 


First-year students are currently required to take Business and Environment 291 and Computer Science 203 as prerequisites for higher-level commerce courses. These have been replaced with Strategic and Global Management 217 and Management Studies 217. Business and Environment 291 will be offered for the last time in spring 2013.


April 04, 2013
  U of C receives historical donationPDF files may take a moment to load

On March 28, the University of Calgary announced that it received one of Canada’s largest collections of naval history documents from the Naval Museum of Alberta Society. 


The collection has over 50,000 photographs and 5,000 books and archives from the 1800s to the 1980s relating to the Royal 
Canadian Navy.


According to U of C vice-provost libraries and cultural resources Tom Hickerson, the collection of records provides insight into Canada’s naval history. 


April 03, 2013
  Banner night for Dinos athletesPDF files may take a moment to load

The 46th annual Night of the Dino — celebrating the athletic achievements of Dinos athletes — was held on April 2 at the Red and White Club. The night was marked by a sneak preview of the new Dinos brand on a preview video featuring the Dinos mascot Rex traveling to the Royal Tyrell Museum to rediscover his roots.


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