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December 09, 2010
  Liberal leader talks post-secondaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Michael Ignatieff became Leader of the Liberal Party in 2008 after being elected to Parliament in 2006. As Leader of the Official Opposition, Ignatieff plays a prominent and influential role in Canadian politics. He was in Calgary last week for a fundraising luncheon and I had the opportunity to sit down with him and ask a few questions.

Gauntlet: What do you think the federal government should do to help recent graduates, or those going to be graduating soon, get jobs in a tough market situation?

December 09, 2010
  Be Merry: etiquette educationPDF files may take a moment to load

Face it. No matter where your education takes you, you will need to know some basic rules of etiquette. It's especially important to keep these rules in mind during the Christmas season where alcohol abounds at both formal and informal gatherings.

December 09, 2010
  Caught Off GuardPDF files may take a moment to load

Punk rock mixology 101: One part sour candy, one part beer in an unwashed glass, two parts ska-tinged riffs. Shake, stir, filter through a guitar amp and what do you get? A pint of raucous party rock 'n' roll that tastes a lot like Caught Off Guard.

December 09, 2010
  A Christmas Carol is a Christmas classicPDF files may take a moment to load

After 22 years, A Christmas Carol has become a staple in the Calgary theatre scene and it's easy to see why. Instead of reinventing the wheel, Theatre Calgary firmly focuses on perfecting Dickens' classic.

December 09, 2010
  25 years of High PerformancePDF files may take a moment to load

The name "High Performance Rodeo" is distinctly Albertan, but that's not the focus of Calgary's leading mixed-media arts festival. It's not just Alberta anyway. In its 25th year, High Performance Rodeo draws acts and artists from all over the world to give Calgarians a smattering of the arts and a reason to surface in the middle of the cold, dark winter.

The festival runs for the month of January and in these four weeks, showcases 19 performances in 15 venues.

December 09, 2010
  Roses are red, Let Me Put My Poems in You sucksPDF files may take a moment to load

Vancouver's Matty Cox's shtick is pretty transparent. From the title of his debut anthology of poetry (Let Me Put My Poems In You), to his proclamation of it being a #1 Best Seller ("in his own mind" qualifies the boast), to his own endorsement on the back cover ("A work of pure genius! I laughed so hard I got six pack abs!"), it's not hard to see where he's taking this.

December 09, 2010
  New class teaches students value of being proud, sharingPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's new mandatory circle-time course, now nearing the end of its first semester, has been hailed as a rousing success by students and faculty alike. The communications department offering encourages university students to enjoy each other's interesting stories, paintings, chants, songs and objects in a safe, nurturing environment.

The class is the brainchild of Jennifer Zimmerman who noticed many U of C students lacked key skills in verbal interaction, motor skills and listening ability.

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