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Buckley wins Russ Jackson Award

By Curtis Wolff

Andrew Buckley can add one more accolade to his medical school application. Already boasting a shiny 3.93 grade-point average and coming off an outstanding season as the starting quarterback for the undefeated Dinos football team, the third-year kinesiology major was awarded the Russ Jackson Award for outstanding student athlete and citizenship at the Sun Life… Continue reading Buckley wins Russ Jackson Award

PeopleSoft saves the day

By Simon Jackson

A further potential conflict between University of Calgary support staff and administration was narrowly averted this week after a new system rollout in the payroll department helped fix a glitch that cost staff as much as $900 from their pay cheques. The error, caused by a programming miscalculation in the legacy payroll system had removed… Continue reading PeopleSoft saves the day

Laurentian students still locked out of labs

By Simon Jackson

If Simon and Garfunkel were to build a bridge over the troubled waters at Laurentian University, it would have to be a sizeable one.On Nov. 9 a group of students attending LU in Sudbury were locked out of their labs during an argument with university administration concerning standards in its animal testing facility. Following a… Continue reading Laurentian students still locked out of labs

Quality money update

By Simon Jackson

At the Dec. 2003 University of Calgary Board of Governors meeting, the Students’ Union and Graduate Students’ Association successfully proposed they be given $1 million in ‘quality enhancement’ money so students would see benefits in the face of continued tuition increases. In 2004, the initiative continued and the SU and GSA were given $1,645,880. The… Continue reading Quality money update

Challenge cancelled, students take initiative

By Simon Jackson

The name has changed but the game remains the same. The competition formerly known as the University of Calgary President’s Challenge has become the Student Initiative. The annual event asks students to submit ideas for improvements to the university and is now being run by the Students’ Union. The revamped format is largely the work… Continue reading Challenge cancelled, students take initiative

Union talks break down

By Simon Jackson

Negotiations for a new collective agreement between the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Local 52 and the University of Calgary have broken down and are now moving to mediation. Ray Domeij, spokesperson for AUPE and Chief Negotiator for the union bargaining team, confirmed that the university applied for mediation Fri., Dec. 9.“I had a meeting… Continue reading Union talks break down

Students locked out of labs

By Simon Jackson

Twenty-four students at Laurentian University are suffering academically in what has become a prolonged and bitter battle between the university administration, its Animal Control Committee and the faculty member responsible for much of the behavioural neuroscience program, Dr. Michael Persinger. The problems began for students on Wed., Nov. 9 when LU administration changed all the… Continue reading Students locked out of labs