Parting shots

I’m a sucker for tradition. At the end of every school year, the Gauntlet Editor-in-Chief takes the opportunity to regale readers about life as a student nearing (hopefully) the end of their academic career. What have I learned in the past five years? That it is important to stand up for what you believe in… Continue reading Parting shots

Taylor Family Digital Library to close for three months

In addition to damaged journals, the library has also discovered that many texts have gone missing during the move. Students’ Union vice-president academic Alyssa Stacy said the school blames the unnoticed theft on an inferior tracking system in the MacKimmie, a problem that will be fixed in the Taylor Family Digital Library. “Because they have… Continue reading Taylor Family Digital Library to close for three months

U of C journal collection all wet

Although most of Calgary is experiencing spring-like temperatures, little over a month ago a cold snap caused havoc throughout the city, especially at the University of Calgary. Burst pipes caused flooding at the U of C’s Health Sciences campus at Foot Hills Hospital and in the new Taylor Family Digital Library, resulting in what Campus… Continue reading U of C journal collection all wet

Bringing health care challenges to life

The faculty of nursing’s simulation lab is set to acquire two new high-fidelity mannequins for students to poke, prod and practice on, thanks to recently announced funding from the province. A $300,000 grant from the ministry of advanced education and technology will be used to enhance the University of Calgary’s Clinical Simulation Learning Centre, which… Continue reading Bringing health care challenges to life

Recyclables’ cycle may end in landfill

Old electronics — computers, cell phones and other hardware — cause health and environmental concerns if not recycled properly. The University of Calgary sends its obsolete electronics to be recycled, but where do they go after that? U of C associate director of supply chain management and distribution services Dave Miners said computers and electronics… Continue reading Recyclables’ cycle may end in landfill