First Year Council improves student experience

Currently in its first semester, the First Year Council was an idea thought up by the Leadership and Student Engagement office’s coordinator of leadership and training programs, Camille de Lacy. At the time, de Lacy was acting as coordinator of orientation and First Year Experience, a position now held by Meg Martin. Kelsey Hamill, a… Continue reading First Year Council improves student experience

Varsity MLA Candidate Alex McBrien

Alex McBrien is a student at the University of Calgary currently finishing his graduate studies in communication and culture. He is 24 years old and has lived in Calgary since 1990. He was a rower and hockey player at the University of Ottawa, where he completed his undergraduate degree. McBrien wants to see an Alberta… Continue reading Varsity MLA Candidate Alex McBrien

Varsity MLA Candidate Jackie Seidel

Jackie Seidel is the NDP candidate in Calgary-Varsity. She had been a teacher for 21 years. Currently she serves as the director of field curriculum and is an assistant professor in the faculty of education at the University of Calgary. “I really, really care about the issues that affect students and young adults. Post-secondary students’… Continue reading Varsity MLA Candidate Jackie Seidel

Varsity MLA Candidate Carl Svoboda

Carl Svoboda has been a resident of the Calgary-Varsity constituency since 1975. He is currently retired, after a 32-year stint in the oil industry as an engineer and manager. Svoboda holds degrees in chemical engineering from Gonzaga University and archaeology from the University of Calgary. He hopes to address the challenge of sustainability in a… Continue reading Varsity MLA Candidate Carl Svoboda

Varsity MLA Candidate Bruce Payne

Bruce Payne has worked as a carpenter, has held leadership roles with various industry associations and has a reputation as a labour negotiator. With experience in both the public and private sectors, Payne has been involved with organizations such as the Calgary Board of Education, the City of Calgary, the Stampede Board, ATCO, PCL and… Continue reading Varsity MLA Candidate Bruce Payne

Varsity MLA Candidate Donna Kennedy-Glans

Kennedy-Glans is a Calgary lawyer and businesswoman. Her work has taken her to over 35 different countries. She was also the first female vice-president of Nexen Inc. Kennedy-Glans wants to see a more nuanced dialogue on the development of Canada’s oil sands in order to ensure sustainable development, one that provides for global energy needs… Continue reading Varsity MLA Candidate Donna Kennedy-Glans

Varsity MLA Candidate Rob Solinger

Rob Solinger grew up in Calgary-Varsity and graduated from the University of Calgary with a business degree. Solinger has worked in oil and gas for 20 years. He worked for Truax Resources, Outlook Energy, Defiant Resources and Ironhorse Oil & Gas. Solinger’s website says his experience raising his five children and volunteering with many youth-related… Continue reading Varsity MLA Candidate Rob Solinger

SU Reviews: Patrick Straw

Pauly D is probably the best type of wingman a bronzed post-adolescent claiming Italian ancestry could ask for. His perfectly-gelled hair won’t budge after dancing for four hours, and he’s the only member of the cast with a perceptible talent — chicks dig djs, bro. And you know what chicks also dig? The ability to… Continue reading SU Reviews: Patrick Straw

SU Reviews: Matt Diteljan

The ample circumference of Matt Diteljan’s biceps betrays the love affair with the gym that he shares with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. Unlike Sitch, though, Diteljan lives by the mantra gsp: Gym, strategy and planning. These have become Matt Diteljan’s main approaches to the position of vice-president student life, and as the semester and his… Continue reading SU Reviews: Matt Diteljan

SU Reviews: Matt McMillan

She’s four-foot-nine, has a penchant for pickle-munching and refers to herself as a “meatball.” Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Matt McMillan are like night and day, but in Seaside Heights, the time between downing that last cup of “Ron-Ron Juice” and picking scraggly extensions out of your hair before falling into bed can be fuzzy, to… Continue reading SU Reviews: Matt McMillan