Food trucks return to campus for the summer

By Riley Hill

Hungry? Starting May 31, food trucks will return to the University of Calgary campus, bringing an eclectic mix of meals for hungry students and staff outside the MacEwan Student Centre. These diners on wheels first appeared in Calgary in 2011 following a campaign targeted at city officials by YYC Food Trucks creator James Boettcher. 
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U of C observatory hosts open house

By Louie Villanueva

On May 25, the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory hosted its fourth open house of the year. The RAO is owned and operated by the University of Calgary’s department of physics and astronomy. It offers educational programming together with outreach events geared towards those interested in astronomy. The observatory is located south west of Calgary, just outside… Continue reading U of C observatory hosts open house

Canadian politics are cracking

By Gauntlet Editorial Board

Senator Mike Duffy has been in the middle of spending scandals over in-eligible housing expenses and former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt was charged with two counts of gangsterism along with 10 other offences. What is Canadian politics coming to? Next thing we know, politicians will be smoking crack. Oh wait. Toronto mayor Rob Ford is… Continue reading Canadian politics are cracking

Sportsnet to broadcast 13 CIS events in 2013–14

By Curtis Wolff

Die-hard Dinos fans won’t have to make a cross-country trip to see some of their favourite teams play in the big games next year.
 Canadian Interuniversity Sport and national broadcaster Sportsnet have announced a six-year deal that will see several CIS championships featured on live national television.
 The deal includes broadcast rights to the Vanier… Continue reading Sportsnet to broadcast 13 CIS events in 2013–14

The state of youth employment

By Riley Hill

University of Calgary professor Kevin McQuillan recently published a paper titled “All the Workers We Need: Debunking Canada’s Labour-Shortage Fallacy.” The paper examines Canada’s controversial temporary foreign workers program, myths surrounding Canada’s current labour market and some troubling information about the current state of youth employment. The Gauntlet recently sat down with McQuillan and asked… Continue reading The state of youth employment

Conner Brown takes chair of CAUS

By Zainab Takuma

Current University of Calgary Students’ Union vice-president external Conner Brown is the newest chair of the Council of Alberta University Students, succeeding current SU president and former SU vice-president external Raphael Jacob. CAUS represents over 70,000 students from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge, lobbying for undergraduate university students to… Continue reading Conner Brown takes chair of CAUS

Human impacts on ecosystem worse than thought

By Fabian Mayer

Humans have an impact on the ecosystems in which they live — this is uncontroversial. However, the question of how exactly humans affect interactions within an ecosystem is still up for debate. New research by University of Calgary ecologists is shedding light on the scale of these impacts. 
 Dr. Tyler Muhly, who headed the… Continue reading Human impacts on ecosystem worse than thought

Repairing the cracks of domestic violence

By Susan Anderson

The Centre for Response-Based Practice out of Duncan B.C. and the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, along with the City University of Seattle masters and counseling program are presenting a three-day conference at the University of Calgary on May 29–31. The conference, called In Dignity, will address domestic violence and will talk about how people respond… Continue reading Repairing the cracks of domestic violence