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October 15, 2009
  Tour teaches students about urban planningPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week University of Calgary students had the chance to go on a guided tour of one Calgary's most innovative communities: Garrison Woods.

This was the first of several tours the Urban Calgary Students' Association is putting on this month. The students were guided by one of Garrison Wood's planners and Ken Toews, Urban Development Advisors Inc. president.

The unique community was designed with the goal of creating streets conducive to interaction between community members.

October 15, 2009
  Urroz contests Latin American lit's status quoPDF files may take a moment to load

Thirteen years after the controversial Crack Manifesto, which sought a rejuvenation of Latin American Literature, Mexican writer, professor and founding member of the Crack group Eloy Urroz will be holding court in Banff as part of Wordfest Sunday, October 18. Penned by a group of Mexican writers in 1995, the Manifesto was published simultaneously with the group members' novels the following year.

October 15, 2009
  Dinos upset T-birds at Hawkings FieldPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos beat the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds 2–1 in the second game of a two-game set at home this past weekend. It was only the T-Birds second loss of the season and the Dinos first win over them since 2000. The team now have their eyes on the post season this upcoming weekend. They sit one point away from the third and final spot for Canada West teams in the CIS championships with four games to go. The Dinos host the University of Victoria Vikes for a crucial two-game set Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

October 15, 2009
  Living with disabilitiesPDF files may take a moment to load

I've been deaf in both ears since birth. I rely on American Sign Language interpreters during lectures and my trusty notepad to communicate with friends. I can speak, but I'm not a good public speaker and I wear a Cochlear implant- which allows me to hear 70 to 85 per cent of what people say. On top of this, I am an active university student involved in the Students' Union and the Gauntlet, in spite of a constant barrage of homework. I even gave the Dalai Lama a high-five last week.

October 15, 2009
  Studying campus pathwaysPDF files may take a moment to load

For those who walk or bike to the University of Calgary things are about to get a little bit sweeter. The City of Calgary is examining how to make walking and cycling safer and more comfortable, encouraging more people to try eco-friendly travel.

October 15, 2009
  Daring project raises money for HIV/AIDSPDF files may take a moment to load

When 23-year-old Echo Fettes busks with her violin at the entrance to an upcoming Stampeders' home game while sporting green gear in support of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders, it should be known that the act is all part of a dare.

This October, Canadians across the country are joining Fettes and accepting random dares, ranging from donning a superhero costumes and doing good deeds for a week to portaging a canoe through downtown Toronto.

October 15, 2009
  Solar Team celebrates Race City's leasePDF files may take a moment to load

A training facility for the University of Calgary solar car team was granted a new lease on life in early October.

Calgary City Council voted to extend the Race City Motorsport Park's lease until 2015. The current lease was set to expire next year. City administration was hoping to use the land to expand the Shepard Landfill site and build a new storm water pool in the track's place.

October 15, 2009
  Comics, TV and academics, oh my!PDF files may take a moment to load

Comic books, video games, television, professional wrestling -- these are not terms usually associated with words like "dissertation," "PhD" and "intellectual," but Bart Beaty, a Communications and Culture professor at the University of Calgary, wants to change that.

October 15, 2009
  Editorial: Rankings? What rankings?PDF files may take a moment to load

In the ever-competitive world of post-secondary education, everyone vies for whatever edge they can get. Students forego sleep to complete assignments and study with the aim of being seen as the best in order to win scholarships or acceptance into honours or graduate programs. In much the same way, the University of Calgary competes in an ongoing war of perception. For universities, rankings are big business -- they tell the general public how well institutions are being run and students are being taught.

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