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March 11, 2010
  Sports briefsPDF files may take a moment to load

Women's wrestling narrowly misses out on second national championship in a row

The Dinos were only two points behind the Simon Fraser University Clan for the women's title when the Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling championships wrapped up Saturday at the Jack Simpson Gym. The Clan took both the men's and the women's titles in their last season in the CIS. Next year they move all their sports teams to NCAA division 2.

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January 14, 2010
  University of Alberta Students' Union president resigns from officePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Alberta's Students' Union is now one executive lighter after president Kory Mathewson suddenly resigned his position effective January 11.

Citing personal reasons for the decision, Mathewson leaves the SU midway through his first term in office after winning 53 per cent of the vote last March.

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December 03, 2009
  Marginalized caught in a cyclePDF files may take a moment to load

Provincial governments are looking at ways to increase enrollment for people in society's margins.

Rural, aboriginal and disabled students have a significantly lower percentage of high-school graduates attending post-secondary schools, according to Ontario's Knowledge Economy Report.

The report acknowledges the economic impact of post-secondary education and urges the Ontario government to consider increasing funding for low-income students.

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December 03, 2009
  TED breaks ground in CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

In 1984, a conference was held bringing together great thinkers from the areas of technology, entertainment and design to talk about their work.

Since then TED has become a nonprofit organization with the goal of giving a stage to "ideas worth spreading."

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November 19, 2009
  Schulich study aims to revitalize construction in North AmericaPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite being on the cutting edge of technology, North American construction productivity has slipped in recent years.

A University of Calgary study from Sculich's School of Engineering is aiming to reverse the downward trend of recent years.

The study identifies the "top ten targets for construction productivity improvement" and presents of a "productivity toolbox" for Alberta construction companies to try.

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November 19, 2009
  Dinos sports briefs: on the road againPDF files may take a moment to load

On the road again. Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway. We’re the best of friends. Insisting that the world keep turning our way.
-Willie Nelson, “On the road again”

It’s a weekend of road trips for the Dinos, as the Jack Simpson Gym, the Olympic Oval and the Father David Bauer arena go quiet.

Women’s basketball

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November 19, 2009
  B.C. to introduce 'Education Quality Assurance' programPDF files may take a moment to load

In response to private universities breaking laws, the British Columbia government is bringing in a quality-assurance seal for post-secondary institutions, to help students avoid fraudulent schools.

B.C. Advanced Education Minister Moira Stilwell explained the new Education Quality Assurance designation would allow students to see which post-secondary institutions meet government-recognized quality assurance standards.

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November 12, 2009
  U of C's interim president namedPDF files may take a moment to load

Hail to the (interim) king.

While the search for a successor for University of Calgary president Harvey Weingarten is ongoing, the university's Board of Governors appointed Warren Veale as his interim replacement on Monday.

Board chair Jack Perraton cited Veale's experience on campus and in the community as main reasons for his appointment.

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November 12, 2009
  Sports briefs: runners head east for CIS championshipsPDF files may take a moment to load

The distance running season culminates this weekend with the Canadian Interuniversity Sport cross country championships Saturday in Kingston, Ontario. Both the Dinos men's and women's teams will be looking to defend their Canada West titles.

Rookie Katie Fenton, who won the Inland Northwest XC Challenge in Moscow, Idaho against both CIS and NCAA-calibre runners, will be running for Rookie of the Year and All-Canadian honours. The women's squad is currently ranked fourth in the nation.

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November 12, 2009
  All-star nodsPDF files may take a moment to load

They might not have enough for a galaxy, but the Dinos football team do have a pile of stars.

Seven Dinos were named to the conference all-star team Tuesday.

Quarterback Erik Glavic, runningback Matt Walter and wide receiver Nathan Coehoorn were unanimous picks for all-star spots. Slotback Anthony Parker, second-year centre Alex Krausnick-Groh, rookie right tackle Kirby Fabien and linebacker Andrea Bonaventura were also named to the team.

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