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November 16, 2006
  Solar car team gains grant from gov'tPDF files may take a moment to load

Thanks to a donation from Alberta Environment, members of the University of Calgary Solar Team are rolling closer to victory at the 2007 Panasonic World Solar Challenge.

The $50,000 grant was announced after two members of the team and the car traveled to the Youth Environmental Summit in Kananaskis in October to submit an extensive business proposal. Alberta Environment Minister Guy Boutilier was endeared to the project and instigated the donation, which will be split over two years.

November 16, 2006
  Scholarship changes mean more cash for first-yearsPDF files may take a moment to load

Changes in the Rutherford Scholarship, available to high school students entering post-secondary, will make tuition costs a little bit easier to swallow for some--$1,300 easier to be exact.

Previously, the grade 12 portion of the scholarship was dependent on an average of 80 per cent or higher in five designated subjects. In addition to those five courses, up to two option courses, such as art and music, are now eligible.

November 16, 2006
  Youth volunteer program cutPDF files may take a moment to load

Funding cuts to the Katimavik program may mean the end of a service which allows 1,200 Canadian youth to volunteer each year.

During the review of social programs by the federal Conservative government this July, the treasury board decided funding would not be extended past August 2007, the end of the current program year.

Calgary author Will Ferguson was in Katimavik in 1984, and is speaking up for the program he said was a life-shaping experience.

November 16, 2006
  Green campus project gets growing, slowlyPDF files may take a moment to load

Eighteen months after its inception, the University of Calgary's Project Evolve is now ready to take larger steps towards a smaller energy footprint.

Project Evolve, a $38 million partnership with Direct Energy Business Services, aims to reduce energy use on the U of C campus by $30 million over the seven year project.

November 16, 2006
  U of C capital projects get millionsPDF files may take a moment to load

Two University of Calgary buildings finally received millions of dollars in funding.

Advanced Education minister Denis Herard announced the approval of $64 million for the U of C faculty of veterinary medicine and $35 million for the Child Development Centre at a press conference Wed., Nov. 15.

"These are major components of the university's long-term plan and we are proud to support them," said Herard.

November 16, 2006
  Letter: Yeah, we rock.PDF files may take a moment to load

[Re: "U of C disputes Maclean's rankings," Katy Anderson, Nov. 9, 2006]

You guys did a more thorough and fair-minded story on our university rankings than either of the national newspapers.

With appreciation,

Ken Whyte,
editor-in-chief
Maclean's

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November 16, 2006
  Letter: Hooray for hallways!PDF files may take a moment to load

Hallways and corridors are spaces designed to move people. Geographers call these "non-places," designed so that people do not loiter and linger. Non-places should encourage and facilitate movement by being nondescript. I used to walk freely and quickly through such spaces on my daily routes through the Earth Science and Social Sciences buildings. Now I have "taken" these non-places, following the invitation of the university, and am helping to turn them into places.

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November 16, 2006
  We're in the money!PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary held one of their oft-repeated publicity stunts again this week, only this time there was a twist: there was something worth publicizing, and the fireworks were mysteriously absent.

Following on the heals of a slew of "groundbreaking" ceremonies held over the past eight months to celebrate new buildings and projects that are unfortunately little more than long-term budget projections, the Advanced Education minister was on campus Wed., Nov. 15 to announce some actual financial commitments.

November 16, 2006
  Women's Basketball: B-ballers split weekend setPDF files may take a moment to load

A Friday night fight spilled out into a Saturday night shellacking for the Dinos last weekend, as our women b-ballers improved their record to 1-3 after the first two home games of the season.

It began Fri., Nov. 10 with a tough 94-84 loss to the second-ranked Simon Fraser University Clan, and finished Sat., Nov. 18 with a 101-79 dismemberment of the perennial basement-dwelling Trinity Western University Spartans.

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November 16, 2006
  Men's Basketball: Double-doublePDF files may take a moment to load

The men's b-ballasaurs bounced back from back-to-back losses in B.C. the previous weekend with consecutive wins on home court Nov. 10-11. The Simon Fraser University Clan came to town looking for a win Fri., Nov. 10, and were sent home with an 84-66 loss. Saturday the Trinity Western University Spartans were hoping the Dinos would forget what had gone right the night before, and that they'd be able to succeed where the Clan had failed. Instead, the Dinos downed the Spartans in a 100-91 come-from-behind win.

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