‘Geers bring national conference to Calgary

Last week, several hundred engineers descended upon Calgary, hungry for a challenge, bristling to combat global poverty and armed with African drums. The charitable organization Engineers Without Borders Canada launched its sixth annual national conference in Calgary Jan. 25-29. Over 400 engineering students and young professionals came from across Canada to attend the conference, which… Continue reading ‘Geers bring national conference to Calgary

Students take initiative

University of Calgary students have the opportunity to improve the quality of life on campus by participating in the Students’ Initiative. The Students’ Union contest asks students to submit their proposals for initial consideration by Mon., Feb. 26. From these proposals, finalists are selected to prepare a business report and a presentation to be judged… Continue reading Students take initiative

ISEEE partners with TransAlta to create chair

The Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy announced a new key position Wed., Jan. 25. Dr. Robert Page, former vice- president of TransAlta Corporation was appointed as TransAlta professor of environmental management and sustainability. The position is made possible by a donation to the University of Calgary from TransAlta. “He has a long history… Continue reading ISEEE partners with TransAlta to create chair

Governor General visits First Nations grads

Eleven Univesity of Calgary graduates were honoured with a visit from Governor General Michaëlle Jean Sat., Jan. 26. The graduates are the first from the U of C’s master of teaching Siksika option program. The unique training program is designed to give teachers a deeper understanding of the Siksika language and culture, while keeping mainstream… Continue reading Governor General visits First Nations grads

Weingarten’s term extended

University of Calgary president Dr. Harvey Weingarten will continue his reign over campus–for the next five years, at least. Weingarten’s contract has been extended until Sept. 20, 2011, the board of governors announced Mon., Jan. 29. Weingarten was hired in 2001 and his term has been under review since early 2006. Students’ Union president Emily… Continue reading Weingarten’s term extended

Tuition goes up… again

In what has become a yearly occurrence, a room of some of Calgary’s most prominent and influential citizens voted to raise tuition for students at the University of Calgary last week. The U of C board of governors raised tuition by 3.3 per cent for all undergraduate and graduate students Thur., Jan. 25. The increase… Continue reading Tuition goes up… again