Frosh dropout rates, entrance averages on the rise

Think going to university is hard these days? Just try getting in. The University of Calgary’s Office of Institutional Analysis recently released it’s annual report profiling the university’s full-time frosh students. The report outlines first-year students’ background and level of completion. “We’ve done one of these every year for the last number of years,” said… Continue reading Frosh dropout rates, entrance averages on the rise

U.S. diplomat talks politics with students

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke visited the University of Calgary this past week as the speaker for this year’s James S. Palmer lecture. Holbrooke’s lecture drew a diverse crowd to hear the seven-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee speak, Thur., March 22 in MacEwan Hall. Holbrooke has played a crucial role… Continue reading U.S. diplomat talks politics with students

AHFMR funding tops previous records

The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research announced a record amount of funding to health researchers last week. The University of Calgary received almost $32 million for 29 researchers in this latest round of funding. Grants also went to the University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge, totaling $59 million across the province. “It… Continue reading AHFMR funding tops previous records

City set to ease bylaws on secondary suites

In the heat of Calgary’s housing crisis, City Council is proposing a bylaw that would legalize secondary suites in single-family districts, including the residential areas surrounding the university. Secondary suites, such as rented basements and garages, are currently illegal due to zoning issues, the lack of safety regulations and general community dissent. The bylaw change… Continue reading City set to ease bylaws on secondary suites

Students dissatisfied: Maclean’s

University of Calgary students are generally less satisfied with their university experience than students from other institutions across Canada, according to the April 2 issue of Maclean’s magazine. The results of three national student surveys that questioned more than 70,000 Canadian university students were published in the second annual University Student Issue. The U of… Continue reading Students dissatisfied: Maclean’s

Vicious emails bring Mount Royal student president under fire

A nasty election email sent from the Mount Royal College student president to the University of Calgary Students’ Union president has landed one of the presidents in hot water. Current Mount Royal Students’ Association president Jon Mac-pherson, who was re-elected to a second term Sat., March 7, was punished by the MRC students’ council for… Continue reading Vicious emails bring Mount Royal student president under fire