Blazing hot summers. Brutal winters. Hawaii sinking into the ocean. These are the images normally conjured by people in attempting to comprehend the potential disaster humanity may be facing in coming years with regards to global warming. Yet, according to world-renowned Canadian journalist and historian Gwynne Dyer, these may be the least of our problems.… Continue reading A Dyer global warming message
While the rest of us spent our reading breaks twittering around on beaches, ski hills, or perhaps drinking alone in our bathtubs, some University of Calgary students volunteered their time to help the community and learn about the social issues facing the city. Both the Office of the Student Experience’s Project Serve, and the Students’… Continue reading Students make Calgary better on break
Students say that the University of Calgary’s Learning English for Academic Purposes program is not worth the money. The LEAP program is offered by the faculty of education to prepare students for the English language entry requirement at the University of Calgary. However, students are complaining that the program has its problems. “[Students] write [placement]… Continue reading International students frustrated by LEAP program
Alberta’s booming economy will not be slowing down any time soon. This was the message Premier Ed Stelmach delivered to the Economics Society of Calgary at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Thur., Feb. 22. After describing a brief history of Alberta’s economy, Stelmach noted the parallels between Alberta’s post-war economy and the economy of today.… Continue reading Stelmach goes full steam ahead
There will soon be someone new to command the ranks of medical school students at the University of Calgary. U of C president Dr. Harvey Weingarten announced the appointment of Dr. Tom Feasby as dean of the faculty of medicine Feb. 20. Feasby replaces Dr. Grant Gall, who served two five-year terms in the position.… Continue reading Med School dean announced
Free pizza, a Ferrari and three free trips to the oil sands in a private jet were just part of Shell Canada’s forum announcing a $1.15 million investment to the University of Calgary’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy Mon., Feb. 26. “This is one of many such announcements that have been made by… Continue reading Shell CEO brings Ferrari, $1.15 million to U of C
Three rez kids will lead the Students’ Union next year, though they promise not to do it wearing pajama pants and flip-flops. Three of the five executive elected in the SU general election are members of the Residence Students’ Association, including president-elect Julie Bogle, who edged out her nearest competitor by a mere 20 votes.… Continue reading First rez, next the world!