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March 26, 2009
  Fine arts cuts staff againPDF files may take a moment to load

The faculty of Fine Arts will have to make do with less support staff after shedding over a dozen positions during the last few months.

Four individuals were let go and several vacant or part-time positions with interim staff were discontinued.

Many of the positions lost belonged to the first people students approached if they had questions, said Students' Union fine arts representative Joey Brocke.


March 12, 2009
  Student on probation for Facebook commentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Several university students were charged with non-academic misconduct after writing comments about a professor they didn't like on a Facebook group.

The group, called "I no longer fear Hell, I took a course with [instructor's name]," first showed up when students were unhappy with their professor's teaching capabilities in their fall 2007 Law and Society 201 course.


March 05, 2009
  Recession leads to cut backs on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary will be tightening its belt for the next financial year, thanks to the slowly sinking economic situation.

U of C president Dr. Harvey Weingarten sent out a memo Monday to university employees outlining measures that the university will take to present a balanced budget to the board of governors in April.


February 12, 2009
  Downtown, here we comePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has taken another small step in its long, long journey downtown.

After a promise of $5 million annually from the province for a lease this summer, the U of C chose the home of its future downtown campus.

The site, at 906 Eighth Ave. SW, isn't the first location the university had in mind, but the original complex proved too complicated to pull together, said U of C president Harvey Weingarten.


February 12, 2009
  Big Harv takes the money and runsPDF files may take a moment to load

After steering the University of Calgary for over eight years, Dr. Harvey Weingarten will soon abandon ship.

In a news release on Tuesday morning, Weingarten announced plans to step down from his positions as president and vice-chancellor effective Jan. 1, 2010.

Weingarten explained his reasons for departure had nothing to do with any precipitating event.

He said he felt he accomplished everything he set out to do when he took the job.


November 27, 2008
  University rises in Maclean's surveyPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has problems with the university ranking processes of Maclean's magazine.

According to the 18th annual university rankings publication, the U of C placed seventh in the medical doctoral universities category, an improvement from 10th place last year and up from 13th in 2006, but to U of C administration, the ranking doesn't mean much.


November 13, 2008
  U of C faces lawsuit from employeePDF files may take a moment to load

The public affairs director of the University of Calgary's Qatar campus filed suit again the U of C on Oct. 31. The director, Jacqueline Ryrie, is on sick leave, but expects to have her contract terminated once she is well again.

The university has a contractual obligation to ensure the health and well-being of employees are not harmed by its actions. Ryrie's claim argues that for her, this was not the case.


October 30, 2008
  New dean studies African spam mailPDF files may take a moment to load

An interim dean has been chosen to fill a gaping hole in the communication and culture hearts. Dr. Wisdom Tettey was appointed to fill the position after Dr. Kathleen Scherf stepped down to become the Thompson Rivers University president June 2008. Tettey, a development studies professor, was an international student who did his masters at the University of British Columbia and PhD at Queens after completing his undergraduate study at the University of Ghana. He joined the communication and culture faculty in 1998.


October 23, 2008
  New biomedical engineering centre proposedPDF files may take a moment to load

Earlier this week, an announcement was made for yet another new project for the university to undertake. University of Calgary president Dr. Harvey Weingarten plans to propose a biomedical engineering centre to both the provincial and federal government, he said during a community presentation Oct. 15.

The centre will focus on inter-disciplinary research and will allow students to design, build and market products to improve the health of Canadians.



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