2013-10-24

    
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Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Athena G. Csuti • Grace Elekwa • Ashley Gray • Liv Ingram • Nivedita Iyer • Alexandria Leighton • Riley Marron • Rachelle Reed • Connor Salder • Abedellah Salam • Justin Seward • Tina Shaygan • Kalista Sherbaniuk • James Stevenson • Robyn Thomas • Mark Villani • Remi Watts • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes out to Tina Shaygan. The only known child of the slain dark wizard Voldemort, Tina was asked by a mysterious disembodied voice to redeem her father’s black legacy by travelling back in time and preventing JFK’s assassination. As an avid reader of political science journals and philosophy, she realized that destiny is not something we can lightly thrust aside. She decided instead to travel to 2013, the Year of the Black Snake, and serve her nobler, predetermined cause ­— writing opinions and news at the Gauntlet.

October 24, 2013
  Class empowers students through municipal politicsPDF files may take a moment to load

An experimental class in the faculty of environmental design is attracting some attention.

Make Calgary Talk is a project created by the faculty of environmental design that uses different media platforms to discuss design, development and planning issues in Calgary. Since its launch in February last year, the class has grown from eight students to 22 while accumulating nearly 400 Twitter followers and 2,000 hits a month on its blog.

October 24, 2013
  Gauntlet Vault: U of C Liberals via 1958PDF files may take a moment to load

This picture of Nick Taylor and Gordon Reid from the Alberta chapter of the Young Liberals was taken at the Calgary Stampede in 1958. At that time, the Young Liberals were hard at work trying to get Canada its own flag.

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October 24, 2013
  Study shows Oreos as addictive as cocainePDF files may take a moment to load

A study out of Connecticut College recently found that Oreos are as addictive as cocaine or morphine.

The study was done by the school’s director of behavioural neuroscience Joseph Schroeder to understand why people have trouble resisting foods with high sugar and fat content.

October 24, 2013
  Club consultations beginPDF files may take a moment to load

Students’ Union executives have begun consultations with the 21 largest clubs on campus to strengthen the relationship between clubs and the SU.

“If we want to improve engagement then we need to take into consideration the students that are already engaged and optimize their experience,” said vice-president student life Ben Cannon.

October 24, 2013
  Administration plans research-focused coursePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary administration are in the early stages of creating an undergraduate course that would incorporate undergraduate students into the university’s research.

October 24, 2013
  Prescription drug costs high in CanadaPDF files may take a moment to load

According to a new report authored by University of Calgary researchers, Canadians pay some of the highest prices for generic prescription drugs of any country.

“Our generic prices are in the top five highest in the world,” said Braden Manns, a co-author of the report “Addressing cost-related barriers to prescription drug use in Canada” that was funded by Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.

Canada does not have a nationally funded drug care program. Currently, all health-care costs are the responsibility of the provinces.

October 23, 2013
  New parking rules on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Students parking on campus can now get a ticket that might take them by surprise.

University of Calgary parking rules were changed at the start of the fall semester to make it an offence to park facing out, with drivers who don’t comply now being charged $60.
U of C parking director Susan Austen said there were several reasons for the policy change.

October 23, 2013
  Undergraduate research symposium in NovemberPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students’ Union Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on November 28, giving undergrads the opportunity to showcase their research. Students selected for the symposium will compete for awards valued between $500–$1,000.

October 23, 2013
  Schulich gets record corporate donationPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary had another big week for fundraising.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited, alongside U of C president Elizabeth Cannon, announced on Friday, Oct. 18 that the Schulich School of Engineering will receive $7 million from the Calgary-based oil and gas company — the largest corporate gift in the university’s history.

October 23, 2013
  U of C plans to open international collegePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary administration discussed plans last week to create an on-campus international college that would be staffed and operated by a private corporation. Administration hope the new college will attract more international students to the U of C, but their plans have already drawn sharp criticism from the University of Calgary Faculty Association — the union representing teaching staff on campus.

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