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May 22, 2013
  Canadian politics are crackingPDF files may take a moment to load

Senator Mike Duffy has been in the middle of spending scandals over in-eligible housing expenses and former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt was charged with two counts of gangsterism along with 10 other offences. What is Canadian politics coming to? Next thing we know, politicians will be smoking crack. Oh wait. Toronto mayor Rob Ford is already accused of doing so. 


May 22, 2013
  Repairing the cracks of domestic violencePDF files may take a moment to load

The Centre for Response-Based Practice out of Duncan B.C. and the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, along with the City University of Seattle masters and counseling program are presenting a three-day conference at the University of Calgary on May 29–31. The conference, called In Dignity, will address domestic violence and will talk about how people respond to and resist violence. This conference is the first one to present ideas about response-based practice in Calgary.


May 22, 2013
  How to make a movie in 24 hours
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Many filmmakers dream of a chance to make it big, to be in a position where they have the money, equipment and time to make anything their hearts desire. But sometimes, having limited time and resources can be just as useful — limitation often breeds creativity. Discovering what can be accomplished in only a day is the idea behind the 24 Hour Film Race, which challenges filmmakers around the world to write, shoot and edit a film in a 24-hour period.


May 19, 2013
  Northern Sprites: The two faces of video gamesPDF files may take a moment to load

Even to a person who is familiar with video games the list of speakers at this year’s Ottawa International Game Conference could seem perplexing. Looking down the list, one can find that for every independent, bearded artist there are half a dozen suit-clad marketing gurus — with a few nerdy programmers sitting awkwardly between those two vastly different groups. People this different can’t possibly be representative of the same industry, can they?

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May 22, 2013
  Sportsnet to broadcast 13 CIS events in 2013–14PDF files may take a moment to load

Die-hard Dinos fans won’t have to make a cross-country trip to see some of their favourite teams play in the big games next year.


Canadian Interuniversity Sport and national broadcaster Sportsnet have announced a six-year deal that will see several CIS championships featured on live national television.


May 22, 2013
  Calgary’s cheapest 18 holesPDF files may take a moment to load

Few have heard of disc golf, let alone played it. It is a pastime that has been ignored by most athletes and sports fanatics, so much so that finding a disc golf basket in a park would be a thoroughly confusing experience for many. Yet it is a sport that has much to offer people of all ages, from children to retirees and everyone in between, due to it’s accessible nature.


May 22, 2013
  Conner Brown takes chair of CAUSPDF files may take a moment to load

Current University of Calgary Students’ Union vice-president external Conner Brown is the newest chair of the Council of Alberta University Students, succeeding current SU president and former SU vice-president external Raphael Jacob. CAUS represents over 70,000 students from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge, lobbying for undergraduate university students to the Alberta provincial government. 


May 22, 2013
  The state of youth employmentPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary professor Kevin McQuillan recently published a paper titled “All the Workers We Need: Debunking Canada’s Labour-Shortage Fallacy.” The paper examines Canada’s controversial temporary foreign workers program, myths surrounding Canada’s current labour market and some troubling information about the current state of youth employment. The Gauntlet recently sat down with McQuillan and asked him about some of the challenges young Canadians face while entering the workforce.


May 22, 2013
  Human impacts on ecosystem worse than thoughtPDF files may take a moment to load

Humans have an impact on the ecosystems in which they live — this is uncontroversial. However, the question of how exactly humans affect interactions within an ecosystem is still up for debate. New research by University of Calgary ecologists is shedding light on the scale of these impacts. 


Dr. Tyler Muhly, who headed the study, described the focus of the research.


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