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October 14, 2010
  A vote of non-confidencePDF files may take a moment to load

Every year at the United Nations, member states vote on which countries will take over as part-time members of the Security Council. There are ten such members, each serving a two-year term with five countries replaced each year. Canada has served once every decade since the United Nations began in 1946 and it has never lost a bid in that time until this past Tuesday. Reasons abound for why Canada lost: partisanship, a late and poorly run bid and the notorious unpredictable nature of the election process.

October 14, 2010
  Cannon officially sworn in as new presidentPDF files may take a moment to load

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon was officially inducted as the eighth president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary on Oct. 6.

U of C Chancellor Jim Dinning lauded Cannon's strategic vision as well as her inspirational and transparent leadership.

"We opened our search to potential leaders and not just across Canada, but around the world," said Dinning. "We were delighted to find among the many highly-qualified candidates that the best candidate was homegrown."

October 14, 2010
  Reported student psychiatric issues on the risePDF files may take a moment to load

Reports of serious psychiatric issues such as schizophrenia and psychosis have more than tripled on campus, according to a new five-year study. Lead researcher and associate professor Sharon Cairns collected evaluation reports on over 5,000 students that were counseled at the University of Calgary Wellness Centre.

Students' primary concerns were relationships, followed by stress and depression. Academic and career anxiety are drawing less visits. The reasons for the changes is unclear.

October 14, 2010
  Bike shelters bring no-ride zones to campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Cyclists will soon have to follow new guidelines regarding bicycle use on campus. The University of Calgary is planning to construct bike shelters as well as introduce no-ride zones at the school.

"What we want to try to do is create better relationships between the pedestrians and the cyclists," said vice-president facilities management and development Bob Ellard. "Our strategy is to encourage people to bring their bikes but in a manageable way."

October 14, 2010
  The Magnetic NorthPDF files may take a moment to load

Close your eyes. Imagine you're at a masquerade ball swathed in candle -light and black lace and all the guests around you are wearing blue jeans. Enter the haunting piano and pure vocals of Paul van Kampen, whose side project The Magnetic North takes you on a journey through a musical underworld where you can almost smell the gnarled wood panels on the wall and the worn leather suitcase clutched in your hand.

October 14, 2010
  Sportspinion: Eastern conference previewPDF files may take a moment to load

With the NHL pre-season wrapping up and the regular season getting into full swing, there is no real beast of the east this year. Last year during the regular season, the Washington Capitals owned the eastern conference and the entire NHL. The Capitals are no longer a favourite to win the cup, as their franchise player, Alexander Ovechkin, choked at both the 2010 Olympics and the NHL playoffs last year.


October 14, 2010
  Dinos draw and lose to T-BirdsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary women's field hockey team played two games this past weekend against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. The Dinos lost the first game 2-0 against a tough Thunderbird team but regrouped for the next game and tied UBC 1-1.

Forward Kaitlyn Longworth scored the Dinos' lone goal in the tie. Longworth has four goals this season and a handful of assists.

October 14, 2010
  Let them wear the veil if they want toPDF files may take a moment to load

In France, a bill recently passed through both legislative chambers and currently awaits the signature of President Nicolas Sarkozy. This bill will make it illegal to publicly wear a full-face veil, like the niqab or burka. The legislation was approved by the Constitutional Council last week, passed almost unanimously in both chambers and enjoys widespread public support. But quite apart from the ban's level of public favour is whether or not it is just.


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