2013-11-21

    
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Diltaj Atwal • Mariam Awara • Isaac Azuelos • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Reem Ghaleb • Antoni Grochwski • Fergus Hudson • Liv Ingram • Andrew Lee • Emily Macphail • Joey Maslen • Fabian Mayer • Jack Middleton • Emily Ng • Josh O’Brien • Alex Procyk • Connor Sadler • Abdellah Salam • Rhys Sosnowski • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Katalina Watt • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to the beautiful and elegant Tori Black, a renowned visual arts performer who has strenuously advocated for sexual liberation since 2008. If you haven’t heard of her yet, you are so 2000 and late. Tori did not like the frazzled, skunk-baked look of us, but graced us with an interview out of pity after we explained that we were exercising a mind-body connection. In order to become more in touch with our personal energy in relation to the universe, we needed to touch the very person we touch ourselves to. She seemed to understand immediately, and did not care that we were also using her as an obvious attempt at a readership boost.

November 21, 2013
  Learning to accept personalities of tastePDF files may take a moment to load

A large part of our self-definition comes from our artistic tastes and the reasons we value them. Our tastes add to our personalities and relationships in unexpected ways. While they are an important part of who we are, tastes are not a replacement for other parts of a social self-identity, particularly because people often like the same things for different reasons.

November 21, 2013
  Sidewalk not the space for abortion demonstrations PDF files may take a moment to load

Campus Pro-Life’s recent display of crude images failed at both shocking the university community and generating debate. Feeling sympathy for a group who compares abortion to Nazi Germany is difficult, but as easy as it would be to push them out of our minds, the failure of Campus Pro-Life deserves a second glance.

November 21, 2013
  Remembering a great man, John F. KennedyPDF files may take a moment to load

Nov. 22 marks an unpleasant historical milestone — an event too impactful and sobering to be forgotten. For good or evil, U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination continues to haunt us and capture our imaginations. The 50th anniversary of this tragic event casts a shadow over the path to closure on that day’s dark events.

Although we might question the relevance of a dead president, Kennedy represented a paradigm shift in U.S. politics worthy of remembrance.

November 21, 2013
  International college’s “diversity” a diversionPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has plans to open a college for international students that would be run by a private corporation. This plan has rightfully angered many people on campus, as the potential dangers of the college outweigh its potential benefits.

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November 21, 2013
  U of C gets $3.5 million in new federal grantsPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, the University of Calgary announced that its researchers will receive $3.5 million in new funding from the federal government.

Four U of C staff members joined 135 researchers nationwide to receive nearly $109 million in funding made available through the Canadian Research Chair program. The CRC is a government-funded program intended to bring high-quality researchers to Canadian universities.

Faculty of veterinary medicine assistant professor Sabine Gilch was among the researchers chosen for her work on prion disease.

November 21, 2013
  New class teaches science students business skillsPDF files may take a moment to load

Undergraduate students at the University of Calgary are learning about the biotechnology industry careers available after they graduate in a new class called business and biotechnology.

The medical science course is offered under the bachelor of health sciences program at the U of C and is taught by professor Derrick Rancourt.

Rancourt said he modeled the course in a way that gives students a better understanding of the careers available to biomedical science graduates.

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