2014-05-15

    
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Conner Sadler • Emily Macphail • Reem Ghaleb • Sean Sullivan

May 14, 2014
  High Times for the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary moved up to spot 19 on the Times Higher Education’s world rankings, up from number 23 last year. The magazine ranks the world’s top 100 universities under 50-years old.

The U of C is Canada’s highest ranking university on the list, with Simon Fraser University, the University of Guelph and the Universite du Québec à Montréal also cracking the top 100.

May 14, 2014
  Elizabeth Cannon rehiredPDF files may take a moment to load

Elizabeth Cannon was reappointed as University of Calgary president for a second term by the Board of Governors on April 25. The board unanimously voted to extend her contract to 2020.

Cannon’s reappointment will have her see the Eyes High strategy, developed during her first year in office in 2010, through to its conclusion in 2016. This strategy aims to make the U of C one of the top-five Canadian research universities.

May 14, 2014
  Public- sector pension bill removed from legislaturePDF files may take a moment to load

A bill proposing controversial changes to public sector pensions, including those affecting University of Calgary support staff, left the Alberta legislature last week and will enter a public hearing process for review over the summer.

Bill 9 — also known as the Public Sector Pension Plans Amendment Act — drew criticism from union workers and opposition parties after it was tabled on April 16.

May 14, 2014
  Parking prices in Art Parkade rise by $2 PDF files may take a moment to load

Parking prices for the Art Parkade and three other lots on campus went up earlier this month.

Daily parking costs increased from $8 to $10 at the Art Parkade, making it the most expensive parking lot on campus.

Students can now expect to pay $7 to park in lots 10, 11 and 32 — up $1 from last year. This is the second year in a row that prices have increased by $1.

May 14, 2014
  Plans for corporate college scrappedPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has abandoned its plans to open a privately operated international college. Instead, the Board of Governors approved a new, in-house recruitment model to bring more international students to the U of C.

Original plans would have seen a private corporation recruit international students whose English-language skills did not meet the U of C’s standards. These students would then attend a college run by a private corporation to improve their English before attending the U of C.

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