2013-10-17

    
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  2013-10-17

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Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune
Reem Ghaleb • Ashley Gray • Mark Fiselier • Liv Ingram • Jack Middleton • Jan Ong • Robyn Thomas • Abdellah Salam • David Song • James Stevenson • Remi Watts • • • Who really is the recipient of this week’s Golden Spatula? Why has this shadowy figure taken so long to appear on our list of honoured heroes? We have deliberately phrased these questions so poorly as to draw attention away from our previous failure to recognize Diltaj Atwal. Diltaj is so hard working that when she went on a two month vacation to vaccinate Indonesian children for malaria, Canada’s GDP dropped two per cent, which is why we had to sell the CN tower this month to Chuck E. Cheese’s. Thanks a lot, Diltaj. But seriously, thanks a lot.

October 16, 2013
  Nobel intentions, unsavoury resultsPDF files may take a moment to load

Yet another controversial Nobel Peace Prize. How about that? The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The organization has 190 member states and works to deplete global stockpiles of chemical weapons, such as the sarin gas recently used in Syria. This decision has caused protest as the crowd favourite was Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old advocate for female education.

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October 16, 2013
  Freethinkers club looks to spark conversationPDF files may take a moment to load

For a group of University of Calgary students, arguing about religion and politics isn’t a social faux-pas, it’s an extra-curricular activity.

The U of C Freethinkers are a campus club that meets once a week to argue their views and challenge each other’s beliefs. According to Freethinkers president Brandi Hesse, the club gives students the chance to talk about life’s larger questions in a secular setting.

October 16, 2013
  U of C scores poorly on free speechPDF files may take a moment to load

On Sept. 24 a report was published by the right-wing think tank Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms that grades freedom of speech on Canadian campuses. The report measures 45 Canadian public universities, including the University of Calgary. The U of C ranked poorly in respect to free speech.

October 16, 2013
  U of C builds ties in ChinaPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary recently formed the China Regional Advisory Council to address the aims of its international strategy. Chaired by U of C president Elizabeth Cannon, the council includes student and alumni representatives, business leaders and faculty members from research areas such as medicine, engineering and business.

October 16, 2013
  Heart and Stroke foundation makes funding commitment PDF files may take a moment to load

The Heart and Stroke Foundation recently selected the University of Calgary to be part of its Research Leadership Circle. This partnership guarantees that in the next 10 years, the U of C will receive financial assistance from the Heart and Stroke Foundation if the university can’t raise $25 million to fund heart and stroke related research programs.

According to U of C clinical researcher Todd Anderson, no money is yet flowing directly from the Heart and Stroke foundation.

October 16, 2013
  New residence buildings coming in 2015PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is building two new residence buildings, one for undergraduate and the other for graduate students.

The undergraduate building will occupy space in the quad around Kananaskis and Rundle Hall, while the graduate building will be built in parking lot 12 next to the Schulich School of Engineering. The two new buildings will provide an increase of 400 residence spaces for students.

The new buildings, which are not yet named, are scheduled to be completed by fall 2015.

October 16, 2013
  Sportspinion: send Monahan downPDF files may take a moment to load

When Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster drafted Sean Monahan sixth overall in the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft, a beacon of hope was ignited in the minds of many Flames fans. Monahan’s size, skill and maturity were evident in his junior years, and he is perceived to be a much safer and more talented pick than 2012 Flames first-rounder Mark Jankowski. So far, Monahan has not failed to impress, notching six points in the first five NHL games of his career.

October 16, 2013
  Calgary Cup prepares Dinos for regular seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary played host to some preseason basketball action on Oct. 10–12 at the annual Calgary Cup. The Dinos men’s team went 2–1, while the Dinos women’s finished the tournament win-less at 0–3.

The men’s Dinos won their opening game against the McMaster University Marauders 76–72. The game was close throughout, but the balanced offence provided by the Dinos secured them the win.

October 16, 2013
  Dinos men’s hockey off to 4–0 startPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men’s hockey team finished the second week of the season with an exclamation point, beating the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in a 9–5 offensive outburst on Saturday Oct. 12 at Father David Bauer Arena. With the victory, the Dinos improved to 4–0 in regular season play.

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