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October 03, 2013
  U of C gets record donations, discusses energy planPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary wants to do more energy research and they’re looking to private donors for help.

During a community report last week, the U of C announced it raised a record $123.7 million, mostly from philanthropists and corporate donors. From this sum, $40 million was donated by the Taylor family.

October 03, 2013
  Mental health awareness week comes to U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Oct. 7–12 is Mental Health Awareness Week at the University of Calgary — a series of events organized by the Students’ Union Wellness Centre to promote mental health on campus.

“My perspective on the week is to really get people talking about mental health and to show students that if they are having trouble, there are a lot of different types of support that they should use,” said SU vice-president academic and speaker-series organizer Emily Macphail.

October 03, 2013
  Professors inducted into Royal Society of CanadaPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is pushing hard to build a reputation as a renowned research institution, so it’s fitting that the Royal Society of Canada recently recognized three of the school’s professors for their research.

Professors Walter Herzog, David Eagle and Peter Stys were elected as honorary fellows of the Royal Society of Canada this year — the highest accolade given to artists, scholars and scientists by Canada’s federal government.

“I would consider this definitely the biggest recognition I have received,” Herzog said.

October 03, 2013
  U of A alumni pay offPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Alberta professors Tony Briggs and Jennifer Jennings recently published a report called “Uplifting the Whole People: The Impact of University Alumni Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship” showing the huge economic impact of U of A alumni.

According to the report, U of A alumni collectively founded over 70,000 active organizations as of 2012 that generate $348.5 billion a year — more than the gross domestic product of

October 03, 2013
  Campus club focuses on freedomPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Students’ Union recently sanctioned a new right-wing advocacy club called the Canadian Advocates for Freedom and Liberty.

“We are a right-wing, non-partisan club,” said CAFL president and fourth-year political science student Caitlyn Madlener. “We are activists and we advocate for the principles of freedom and liberty across campus and across Canada.”

Although they have no party affiliation, their ideological leaning is no secret.

October 03, 2013
  Spun: MobyPDF files may take a moment to load

Moby’s new album Innocents, a collaboration with several different artists, is not anything radically different from his previous work that audiences have come to know.

There are a lot of slow, random electronic instruments that give “Everything That Rises,” “A Case For Shame,” “Almost Home” and “Going Wrong” a mystical feel, which is all very typical of what I have come to expect from Moby. These tracks are definitely chill with their soft vocals and are great if you want to get lost in the moment.


October 03, 2013
  Spun: Joel R.L. Phelps & The Downer TrioPDF files may take a moment to load

Different moods call for different types of music, but I believe there’s nothing as consistently enjoyable as a powerful mix of guitar, vocals and rhythm. The LP titled Gala, by Joel R.L. Phelps & The Downer Trio — which consists of Phelps, William Herzog and Robert J. Mercer — delivers this blend throughout its 11 tracks. Gala draws from modern indie rock’s typical sounds while also incorporating elements that give it a clear ’90s grunge-rock feel.


October 03, 2013
  Book review: A House in the Sky by Amanda LindhoutPDF files may take a moment to load

Written by Amanda Lindhout and contributing New York Times magazine writer Sara Corbett, the non-fiction book A House in the Sky details Lindhout’s harrowing kidnap by Somali extremists in 2009. The premise speaks for itself, but to condemn the novel as a hostage story would cheapen the experience and rob the reader of the depth Lindhout conveys with her vivid recollections and strong narrative voice. This isn’t just a story about torture, sexism and isolation. It doesn’t cheat itself by slandering Islam or religious extremism.

October 03, 2013
  Web series profiles local folk musiciansPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary alumni Gillian McKercher and Calgary folk-rock artist Mike Tod have collaborated to produce an eight-episode web series, The Calgary Collection, that profiles local folk musicians. The series, released Oct. 19–26, includes interviews and music from Matt Masters, Spencer Jo, Mike Tod, Barry Luft, Nathan Godfrey, Robbie Bankes, Tim Rogers and John Leeder. Each episode of the web series includes music from the artist and a look at the musician’s lifestyle.

October 03, 2013
  NUTV begins airing campus cooking showPDF files may take a moment to load

You’ve arrived at university for your first year and moved into residence, or perhaps you’ve been here a few years. You’re young and you’re eager to enjoy the university lifestyle. Eventually, however, a time will come when you’ll begin penny-pinching.


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