2010-02-25

    
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February 25, 2010
  Students propose suicide prevention coursePDF files may take a moment to load

A campus improvement fund initiative at the University of Calgary is introducing weekend suicide prevention training for Nursing and Social Work students. The decision was a quick one, only taking a month to make its way through the Student Academic Assembly.

"That's what the fund is built to do, it's meant to be responsive to needs," said Students' Union vice-president academic Meg Martin.

February 25, 2010
  U of C's largest cutbacks affect staff, facultyPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has been implementing budget cuts across campus to cope with reduced government funding and many faculties have been hit, directly impacting students. This has led to students questioning how the university has been handling its finances. Jake Gebert, Vice President of Finance for the University of Calgary, helped the Gauntlet break the numbers down and take a closer look at the budget.

February 25, 2010
  Men's volleyball host playoff series looking to erase last year's playoff memoriesPDF files may take a moment to load

Though the men's volleyball team missed out on an opportunity to host the Canada West final four, they're back where they wanted to be: hosting a quarterfinal playoff series with an eye on erasing last year's heartbreaking three-match, five-set loss to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen.

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February 25, 2010
  Men's hockey clinch playoff spot, await opponentPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary men's hockey team finished the regular season on a high note, clinching a Canada West playoff spot by winning both games over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds last weekend. The Dinos move into third place for now. Both the University of Manitoba (fourth place) and the University of Lethbridge (fifth place) are still in the playoff race with two games remaining.

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February 25, 2010
  Dinos open up playoffs against PronghornsPDF files may take a moment to load

After two hotly contested games between them this season, the Dinos men's basketball team and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns kick off the Canada West playoffs this weekend at the Jack Simpson Gym.

The Dinos needed two Ross Bekkering free throws in overtime with 3.1 seconds left to take a 88-86 victory Jan. 9 while the Pronghorns took the last game of the regular season for both teams with a 58-56 victory after Jamie McLeod missed two of three free throws with no time on the clock.

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February 25, 2010
  Top of the poolPDF files may take a moment to load

When Mike Blondal assumed a position as a coach for the University of Calgary swim team in 1989, the Dinos women had never won a championship banner. Fast forward 21 years; the Dinos swimming teams rewrote the history books this past weekend by winning the men's and women's national Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship banners for the first time at the University of Toronto.

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