Turning down the green path

In January 2005, I made an important transition. I became a label reader, a selective shopper, a picky eater, an inconvenience. I was branded a hippie, a know-it-all, a rabbit and a closet dieter. I became a nuisance to waiters and a host’s worst nightmare. I became a vegetarian. Upon hearing my announcement, my mother… Continue reading Turning down the green path

Brown bagging it with Harvey

Dr. Harvey Weingarten and University of Calgary’s administration have rec- eived some pretty harsh criticism from faculty and students over the past year. Not only were last year’s planned budget cuts and reallocation pool roundly and almost universally panned, but Weingarten’s ability to lead this university was also called into question by the Faculty Association… Continue reading Brown bagging it with Harvey

Gender split

The University of Calgary has the largest salary gender gap in the country, according to a recently released Statistics Canada report that compared earnings of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities. Female U of C professors make an average of almost $18,000 less than their male counterparts. The report, which included full-time professors, associates, assistants… Continue reading Gender split

Weingarten speaks

Gauntlet: Can you identify the three biggest challenges facing the University of Calgary?Harvey Weingarten: That’s a good question. The three that maybe face us are really no different I think from the ones that face every other larger research university. I’d say it’s the quality of the student experience overall–—would be one. Students do something… Continue reading Weingarten speaks

BSD hyjinx include bomb scare

The security reports are in and despite arson, brass knuckles and a bomb scare, Bermuda Shorts Day 2005 went off without a hitch.“BSD was really busy,” said Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz. “It was the biggest BSD we’ve ever had to date.”Fritz noted there were no major incidents or injuries during the annual year-end celebration… Continue reading BSD hyjinx include bomb scare

Alberta to rewrite PSE

The Alberta government has launched a comprehensive review of the province’s post-secondary education system, angering critics who have called for an independent examination. “We need to have a process of reviewing the system,” said Advanced Education Minister Dave Hancock. “It’ll be a comprehensive discussion and will include a broad range of stakeholders and the public.”The… Continue reading Alberta to rewrite PSE

Theatre Preview: Burning Sage lights up the summer

With Calgary’s professional theatre companies on summer hiatus comes the retreat from the reliable to fulfill the thespian’s desire for new theatre experiences. Now is the perfect time to delight in the offerings of some of Calgary’s emerging artists. The inaugural IGNITE Emerging Arts Theatre Festival presented by Sage Theatre provides a great opportunity for… Continue reading Theatre Preview: Burning Sage lights up the summer

Theatre Preview: Dress learns to share women

If you’ve ever been a member of a wedding party, you know it’s not nearly as fascinating as it appears. There are the fights, drama, duties and of course the shockingly repulsive outfits. Don’t feel like you are alone though, because these are also the circumstances the characters in the Pumphouse Theatres production of Five… Continue reading Theatre Preview: Dress learns to share women