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September 28, 2006
  Conquering the criticsPDF files may take a moment to load

There are many ways artistic people can respond to harsh criticism. Most just ignore the scathing words, others write them off as the self important ramblings of inferiors, others still opt for the Kevin Smith route, saying their work isn't for critics. Uwe Boll, the infamous director behind such entertainingly atrocious films as House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark has a new way to deal with naysayers: punching them. Repeatedly. In their faces.

September 28, 2006
  Scandalous StronachPDF files may take a moment to load

Belinda Stronach is making headlines again, this time for a relationship with ex-Toronto Maple Leaf Tie Domi. According to files from divorce proceedings, Leanne Domi blames Tie's "intimate sexual relationship" with Stronach for the break-up of their marriage.

This is highly unsurprising if you've been following Stronach's career. Despite dropping out of York University in 1986, she found herself with a high-ranking position in Magna International, a company not-coincidentally owned by her father, Frank Stronach.

September 28, 2006
  Learning at the ELCPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary science students will have new lab space by 2009 if funding can be secured for the planned Experiential Learning Center.

The $300 million ELC would see an entire building of new labs built on campus, and is one of four planned capital projects which the university hopes will create 7,000 more student spaces by 2010.

September 28, 2006
  West Campus updatePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary began the final selection process for an architect to take control of developing the west campus lands as master planner this week.

The four finalists made presentations this week before a selection committee. The committee evaluated each firm's ability to create a sustainable plan for the 80-hectare space that is also congruent with the university's overall vision and goals for further expansion.

September 28, 2006
  Pagan Pride DayPDF files may take a moment to load

Wands, witches, potions and spells. Most people would only associate these things with Halloween, but for the Calgary Pagan community they hold much more significance.

Calgary's Pagan Pride Day was celebrated on Sat., Sept. 23 in MacEwan Student Centre. While the event was mainly attended by Calgary's Pagan community, it was open to the general public in an effort to create understanding around this often misinterpreted religion.

September 28, 2006
  Memorial cup ensures students' memory lives onPDF files may take a moment to load

A memorial rugby tournament this weekend will celebrate the memory of two University of Calgary rugby players whose lives ended too soon.

Brian Collins and Joah Atkinson were struck and killed by a speeding minivan Sept. 30, 2003 as they were returning from a rugby club executive meeting. Families and fellow rugby enthusiasts will gather at the Brian Collins and Joah Atkinson Memorial Cup to remember the couple by playing the game the pair loved.

September 28, 2006
  Children's Hospital opens its doorsPDF files may take a moment to load

The first new pediatric hospital to be built in Canada in 20 years is on the University of Calgary's west campus. It opened to the public on Wed., Sept. 27.

"There was a need to have a new hospital because we had outgrown the old space," said Alberta Children's Hospital communications advisor Trisha Lees. "It was at a point where it would have cost more to renovate the old space."

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