2003-10-09

    
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October 09, 2003
  World Wolf CongressPDF files may take a moment to load

Dealing with wolves is a complicated matter. In addition to the intricacies in the science of wolves, there are the challenges faced by ranchers, hunters, trappers, the tourism industry, parks officials and the government. The theme of the first World Wolf Congress, "Bridging Science and Community," is an acknowledgement of this.

The Congress--which recently took place at the Banff Centre--was intended to bring together not only scientists, but also other "stakeholders" with an interest in the way wolves are managed.

October 09, 2003
  New age file-sharingPDF files may take a moment to load

Napster was killed two years ago by the music industry, but will be reborn with their support later this year. Though details were not announced by press time, it is clear Napster 2.0 comes late to a game already dominated by other players the industry inadvertently set up.

October 09, 2003
  A little more money for nursesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Faculty of Nursing's Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Calgary, will receive approximately $255,000 this year from a $15 million federal health reform fund. This money will help the program create a new primary health care component and provide seats for more students.

October 09, 2003
  Leaving a legacy after G8PDF files may take a moment to load

A year after the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, the federal government initiated the second half of its G8 Legacy program: the chair in Wildlife Ecology.

The program is a five-year, $2 million initiative funded by Environment Canada and will look long-term at wildlife in the areas around Calgary. Program chair Dr. Edward Johnson is excited about the research network this program will likely set up in the future.

October 09, 2003
  Advising student servicesPDF files may take a moment to load

A new student council beginning later this month will potentially increase student input in major decisions within Student Academic Services.

"We'll assess the programs and services already offered or considered by the university and the programs and services that are not functioning well," said Dr. Peggy Patterson, who will chair the council.

The program hopes to provide a forum for students to discuss issues regarding the academic services affecting them.

October 09, 2003
  Clearer skies for ReznetPDF files may take a moment to load

Residence students can now freely surf the Internet or check their e-mail from their dorm rooms, hassle-free on the wireless Reznet.

"The majority of student issues have been resolved," said Joel Lynn, Residence Life Assistant Manager. "The system is currently stable and we are monitoring current developments in residence."

Residence Students' Associa- tion Vice-President Apartments Bryan West also had encouraging news.

October 09, 2003
  Tragic loss of two studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

The air on campus was heavier than usual in October, as the University of Calgary lost two of its own.

University of Calgary students Brian Collins, fifth-year Social Science, and Joah Atkinson, fourth-year Communication and Culture, were killed in a vehicle-pedestrian accident the evening of Tue., Sept. 30. The pair were returning from a U of C Rugby Club executive meeting when they were struck by a minivan while crossing 32 Ave. NW at 33 St.

October 09, 2003
  Muslims waiting for prayer spacePDF files may take a moment to load

The Muslim Students' Association is filing a human rights complaint against the University of Calgary because the university has failed to provide a prayer space.

October 09, 2003
  Students' Union by-electionPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union closed nominations for six faculty representatives and two academic commissioner positions that have been vacant since last year's general election in May. These will be up for grabs in the upcoming SU by-election.

Previous by-elections have been characterized by few candidates and limited openings.

"Last year there were only three candidates for the Faculty of Communications and Culture Representative," said SU President Jayna Gilchrist. "And that was the only election."

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