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November 20, 2008
  Another refugee student to get U of C fundingPDF files may take a moment to load

The Refugee Student Program may just be one of the University of Calgary's best kept secrets.

The program, adopted by the university in 1986, is little known, but helps the university connect with refugee camps across the world.

World University Services Canada links Canadian post-secondary institutions with students living in refugee camps. Students only need a high school diploma or an equivalent to participate.

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October 02, 2008
  No one left to point students in the right directionPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students seeking advice might be in for a bit of a shock come midterm time. The university is currently without a students' rights advisor.

In the past, students who felt wronged by the university, academically or otherwise, could seek out the SRA for advice on their next course of action. According to Students' Union vice-president academic Pamela Weatherbee, the SRA was very helpful to students.

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October 02, 2008
  Housing debate continues, slowlyPDF files may take a moment to load

While progress on affordable housing for students is as slow as any other university related project, it has not been forgotten.

Provincial politicians met with Calgary officials and the Students' Union on Monday to discuss different ways to increase affordable housing. Calgary-Currie Liberal MLA Dave Taylor met with others in a sparsely attended forum in the MacEwan Student Centre south courtyard.

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September 25, 2008
  Camping on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Tent City kicks off Affordable Student Housing Action Week from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 to raise awareness for the need of affordable housing for students. Students will camp out on the MacEwan Student Centre east lawn for a few days in order to draw attention to the lack of affordable housing available to students.

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December 07, 2006
  SU Reviews: SU president Emily Wyatt, a.k.a the ringmasterPDF files may take a moment to load

Wyatt provides direction to the SU clowns, but without the cooperation of the clowns and all the other behind-the-scenes circus performers, there would be no show.

After two years of a Students' Union with a largely external focus, SU president Emily Wyatt thought it was time to bring business back home and focus on the needs and wants of University of Calgary students.

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December 07, 2006
  SU Reviews: SU VP operations and finance Cody Wagner, a.k.a the clownPDF files may take a moment to load

Keeping everyone happy may look easy but it most certainly is not. Wagner must use all of his wit and resources to cater to diverse groups who all want to be entertained, or in his case, they just want money.

The SU vice-president operations and finance holds the purse strings of the SU, though giant sack strings may be more appropriate to describe the $12.8 million SU operating budget Cody Wagner oversees.

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June 17, 2004
  SU saves $283,000 in RBC messupPDF files may take a moment to load

Like swashbuckling pirates of the high seas, the Students' Union is giving no quarter when it comes to money

In a cunning financial move by the SU, the Royal Bank of Canada has been compelled to honour a loophole found in the SU's $10 million redevelopment loan contract, saving the SU a minimum of $283,000 over the next five years.

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April 01, 2004
  SU President Jayna Gilchrist censuredPDF files may take a moment to load

Students' Union President Jayna Gilchrist was censured by student leaders due to her conduct and lack of leadership in a unanimous vote.

External Commissioner Jim Bailey brought the motion forward at the Tue., Mar. 30 Students' Legislative Council meeting. Gilchrist was not at the meeting as she was helping at the SU's screening of Discordia, a film about the riots at Concordia University when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to speak.

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