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October 01, 2009
  MP calls on government to act on behalf of detained journalistPDF files may take a moment to load

Three months spent in an Iranian prison and Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari still hasn't seen a lawyer. Aside from a few visits from his grandmother and one brief phone call to his pregnant wife, Bahari has been cut off from the outside world.

October 01, 2009
  Walking to stop child traffickingPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary staff and students took to the streets this past weekend to combat the purchase and sale of human beings.

The inaugural event in a global initiative to Stop Child Trafficking Now raised funds and broadened awareness for the organization of the same name Sept. 26-27.

Ashley Karg, a fourth-year undergraduate student, was approached to be the Calgary community advisor after holding a benefit concert in February that raised $5,000 for human trafficking advocacy.

October 01, 2009
  Undergrads have chance to shine at November research symposiumPDF files may take a moment to load

There is a myth that only graduate students get to participate in research opportunities, however, the fourth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, hosted by the Students’ Union, will take place in the MacEwan Student Centre on Nov. 19.

“The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate researchers at U of C to show the community what they have been studying,” said SU vice-president academic Meg Martin.

October 01, 2009
  Edmonton college wins university crownPDF files may take a moment to load

Another week, another new Alberta university.

Less than a month after Mount Royal added "university" to their name, Grant MacEwan has joined the club, bringing the total number of universities in the province to six.

October 01, 2009
  The battle for an affordable educationPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students will be granted an opportunity to witness the consultation process that determines if tuition will rise and, if so, how that increase is spent.

Each December the university Board of Governors -- a body legislated by the Post-Secondary Learning act -- convenes and votes on tuition. Before the university's operating budget is formalized in March, administration is required to consult students at least twice.

October 01, 2009
  Discussions open on secondary suitesPDF files may take a moment to load

Good news for students and citizens alike, as the City of Calgary has kicked off a series of open houses aiming to spread information on their secondary suites grant program.

Applicants can receive up to $25,000 through the program, designed to reimburse homeowners who create or upgrade secondary suites. A bylaw change made secondary suites legal in June 2008.

October 01, 2009
  Conference tackles reasons behind warPDF files may take a moment to load

As something so tied to our history, our present and our culture it's surprising that so many people know so little about war. The Many Faces of War conference hopes to educate and inform the public on the topic when it comes to campus this week.

October 01, 2009
  Afghan correspondent talks war on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

We're like the little boy with his finger in the dyke . . . we are holding Kandahar and that is why it hasn't fallen," journalist Matthew Fisher said in a lecture to a room full of students and faculty Sept. 21. "To keep the Taliban at bay in an area the size of New Brunswick with 750 guys is a great achievement."

Fisher explained what he's seen from the battlefields of Afghanistan as part of the centre for Military and Strategic Studies free lecture series.

October 01, 2009
  University Bookstore, SU pair up to lend students textbooksPDF files may take a moment to load

The economic recession paired with the constantly rising costs of tuition and books mean many students may struggle to make ends meet. However, students may not need to search as far as they believe for a bit of financial relief.

October 01, 2009
  Sportspinions: Wait, why is Vick back in the NFL?PDF files may take a moment to load

This past Sunday marked a significant day for all those NFL fans out there. I guess it was also a day to remember for PETA supporters as well. Michael Vick, currently of the Philadelphia Eagles, made his so called comeback last weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. For those of you who don't remember Vick, the three time all-star quarterback, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, was indicted after his underground dog fighting ring, Bad Newz Kennels, was discovered.


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