Student Activities

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  Student Activities
March 26, 2009
  Take a stand for Darfur and the MacarenaPDF files may take a moment to load

What does the Macarena and a deadly conflict in Africa have in common? University of Calgary students are pairing with local entrepreneurs to put a stop to both.

Night to Fight: a Benefit for Darfur will feature live local music, an interactive fashion show and a visual art installation in an effort to raise money for international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders.


March 19, 2009
  Spandex reappears on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

What is more satisfying when it's pumped up with air and rides smoother than a vibrating bed, especially when it isn't cooped up in some dark corner of your basement where no one can see it? Well, one thing comes to mind and it's definitely a bicycle.

The Bicycle Root, the University of Calgary's own volunteer-oriented and driven bicycle shop, began operations in September to promote bicycling and environmental sustainability.


March 12, 2009
  Singing racism awayPDF files may take a moment to load

Music can universally unite people with a melodic language that crosses all boundaries of cultural difference.

A group of university students are working together to end racism in a using music in a positive way.

A diverse collection of musicians are volunteering to perform at "Drums for Diversity, Voices for Change" a collaboration of concerts to celebrate the international day to end racial discrimination on March 18.


February 05, 2009
  There will be bloodPDF files may take a moment to load

Students at the University of Calgary are in the midst of a heated feud with the University of Alberta and 10 other schools, but the reward isn't a shiny gold trophy-- it's saving lives.

Held annually for the past six years by Canadian Blood Services, the Blood 101 challenge pits students at 12 post-secondary institutions in 11 cities against each other in a race to see which school can donate the most blood.


October 30, 2008
  U of C students take to the trackPDF files may take a moment to load

A small group gathers around a race car resembling a pint-sized Formula One car. They plug in laptops and high-tech measuring devices, taking the vitals of the 600cc engine as its high-pitched shrieks pierce the Saturday morning silence.


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