2013-11-14

    
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Melanie Bethune • Tamara Cottle • Reem Ghaleb • Liv Ingram Alexandria Leighton • Taryn Mahoney • Jack Middleton • Josh O’Brien • Robyn Thomas • Sunneil Sachdeva • Abdellah Salam • Rhys Sosnowski • James Stevenson • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to Josh O’Brien. A former Olympic figure skater, Josh was injured in a tragic triple Salchow McTwist attempt and resorted to a petty life of crime. During this period of lawlessness, Josh trained a group of ragtag teens to skate, eventually forming a troupé that would tour the world robbing art galleries under the guise of an icetravaganza. The good times would not last. Foiled by Spiderman during an attempted heist in New York, Peter Parker agreed not to turn in Josh if he would take photos for him at Dinos games. We hope Josh accepts this award less grudgingly than he did his assignment.

November 16, 2013
  Dinos shock Mustangs to win Mitchell Bowl 44–3PDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos’s final game at McMahon Stadium in 2013 was a microcosm of their entire year — completely underestimated and convincingly victorious.

Pegged as the underdogs in the Mitchell Bowl national semi-final despite an undefeated season, the Dinos stunned the No. 1 nationally ranked Western Mustangs on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Mustangs’s highly touted offence was shut down in a 44–3 rout that kept the Dinos’s fairy-tale season alive as they now advance to the Vanier Cup national finals.

November 14, 2013
  Academic staff battles International CollegePDF files may take a moment to load

On Nov. 13, University of Calgary provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall defended administration’s proposal to open a privately owned international college on campus under a barrage of criticism from the U of C Faculty Association and academic staff.

November 14, 2013
  U of C student wins prestigious paleontogy prizePDF files may take a moment to load

Kohei Tanaka, a University of Calgary PhD student, won the Colbert Student Poster Prize at this year’s Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting.

The prize is awarded to a student at the meeting who presents important research clearly and effectively, and is one of the most prestigious awards available to students studying paleontology.

“Winning the Colbert Student Poster Prize was one of the goals of my career,” Tanaka said, “so I felt very happy to get the award.”

November 14, 2013
  The international student experiencePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary plans to increase the number of international students from just over five to 10 per cent of the undergraduate population by 2016. This raises the question of how the international student experience at the U of C differs from domestic students.

November 14, 2013
  Gauntlet Q & A: David SuzukiPDF files may take a moment to load

During a speaking event at last week’s Conservative convention in downtown Calgary, the Gauntlet managed to spot David Suzuki waiting for a book signing. We took the opportunity for a brief but bizarre interview before his speech that ended somewhat heatedly as Suzuki apparently felt cut off throughout.

David Suzuki: Give me a [fist] bump.

The Gauntlet: Okay. Is this thing on? Is now a good time for you?

DS: Why not?

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