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Doing diversity right

By Nicole McPhee

Treating others as you would have them treat you is not as easy as it seems. On the last night of the Diversity Summer Institute’s annual conference, held at the University of Calgary from July 31 to Aug. 2, keynote speaker Jane Elliott enlightened a captivated audience on the complexities of eliminating racial discrimination. "There’s… Continue reading Doing diversity right

Mac Hall student services sing, dance, swap spaces

By Nicole McPhee

Nicole McPhee As MacEwan Hall expansion gathers steam, resulting disruptions resemble a game of snakes and ladders more than a construction project. To make way for the new ballroom, many of the student services in MacEwan Student Centre have been forced to relocate within the building. Campus Security, the International Students’ Centre, the Disability Resource… Continue reading Mac Hall student services sing, dance, swap spaces

Professing for peanuts

By Nicole McPhee

The life of a sessional instructor is not easy as there are long hours, poor pay, few (if any) benefits and an uncertain future. "I’ve had limited benefits for two years, but it’s never guaranteed from year to year and I could easily not have them next year," said University of Calgary sessional English instructor… Continue reading Professing for peanuts