Calgary’s favourite entrepeneur

Brett Wilson is a Calgary based billionaire and philanthropist with almost 100,000 Twitter followers and a closet full of colourful button-ups. He’s also a former dragon on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, author, proud father and all around cool dude. He recently humoured our questions. The Gauntlet: I heard that you took a trip to Afghanistan. Why… Continue reading Calgary’s favourite entrepeneur

Work begins on Smoke’s Poutinerie

Construction has begun on Smoke’s Poutinerie in MacHall. Students’ Union president Raphael Jacob said he expects the vendor to openin six weeks. “It has been shown to be really popular on university campuses and with our demographic,” Jacob said. “Furthermore, it is a Canadian tradition.” Smoke’s Poutinerie beat out an undisclosed frozen yogurt vendor in… Continue reading Work begins on Smoke’s Poutinerie

Anthropology might soon merge with archaeology

Talks are underway about a merger between the departs of anthropology and archaeology. “The decision hasn’t been finalized,” said faculty of arts dean Richard Sigurdson, “but both departments have now shown a willingness to take serious steps to move forward.” A consolidation committee with members from both departments is currently working on a public report.… Continue reading Anthropology might soon merge with archaeology

Upcoming SU election

Tina Shaygan and Lexi Del gather the required signatures for their arts representative bids in MacHall. Students running for office need 150 signatures to get on the ballot. If you see someone with a clipboard, give them a hand.

Sex week is here!

Sexual and Gender Wellness Week will be held in MacHall from Feb. 3–7. The week — put on by the Students’ Union, the Wellness Centre and the Womens’ Resource Centre — will feature a series of workshops and discussions that focus on some of the more nuanced aspects of sexuality not covered in your junior-high… Continue reading Sex week is here!

The joys of approving your own spending requests

After going through two rounds of voting at Student Legislative Council (SLC), the Students’ Union submitted an application to Quality Money requesting $240,000 to move the Conference and Events office to the old Women’s Resource Centre space. This project highlights how the lack of oversight with SU spending can lead to the approval of questionable… Continue reading The joys of approving your own spending requests

Conservative interest in Israel’s preservation possibly economic

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to Israel should raise speculation on the motivation for a friendly relationship between Canada and Israel, two dissimilar states. The visit is possibly the personal decision of hardline right wingers in the Conservative Party, possibly influenced by the Evangelical Christian belief that Jewish people are chosen by God and Israel… Continue reading Conservative interest in Israel’s preservation possibly economic