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Vuckovic removed from Senate

By Natalie Sit

Student Senator Nick Vuckovic has been removed from the University of Calgary Senate by the Students’ Union for failing to give a required report to council. Vuckovic claims the removal defames his character. He is also angry a serious three-month illness was not considered during the motion.Vuckovic was scheduled to speak at the Tue., Apr.… Continue reading Vuckovic removed from Senate

Almost on Academic Probation

By Natalie Sit

Academic issues are at the heart of this portfolio, which encompasses everything from scholarships to university programs. The vp Academic must lead members of the Students’ Academic Assembly in representing students at the General Faculties Council, and in developing policy regarding students’ academic lives. In addition, the vp Academic must ensure that students who seek… Continue reading Almost on Academic Probation

Professor ratings going online

By Kelli Stevens

The University of Calgary is looking at adapting the Universal Student Ratings of Instruction into an electronic format. Instead of using class time to rate the performance of their professors, students would complete the questionnaires online. Before moving entirely to an online system, however, the university is running a pilot project. "We’ve been working with… Continue reading Professor ratings going online

Quality money will help better teachers

By Ben Hoffman

The Students’ Union has decided how to spend their portion of the $1 million offered by the university for quality initiatives. On Mon., Mar. 15, after three weeks of deliberative process and lengthy meetings, the Students’ Academic Assembly came to a tentative agreement on how to appropriately spend the $800,000 offered to the SU. The… Continue reading Quality money will help better teachers

Easy come, easy go

By Ben Hoffman

The Students’ Union has decided how to spend their portion of the $1 million offered by the universtiy for quality initiatives. On Mon., Mar. 15, after three weeks of deliberative process and particularly long meetings, the Students’ Academic Assembly came to a tentative agreement on how to appropriately spend the $800,000 offered to the SU.… Continue reading Easy come, easy go

Cont. Ed. restructured

By Peter Stein

The General Faculties Council unanimously approved changing the Faculty of Continuing Education from a faculty to a department Thu., Jan, 29. The GFC decision brings the faculty one step toward realizing its long- time goal. The last hurdle is approval by the University of Calgary Board of Governors before Continuing Education can officially become U… Continue reading Cont. Ed. restructured

Academic travel question

By Katie Hobday

A referendum question on academic travel could see students paying less. The academic travel levy, according to the description given by the Students’ Union, “[helps] fund clubs and individual students attend conferences and other events of an academic nature.” Individuals can be granted a maximum of $200, while groups can get up to $1,000. Currently,… Continue reading Academic travel question

President – Christopher Ng

Ambition and idealism should never obscure reason. Case in fact: Christopher Ng. A relatively inexperienced and inactive member of this year’s academic commission, Ng blames his lack of productivity primarily on current Vice-President Academic Demetrios Nicolaides, saying he “doesn’t give me anything to do.” His solution? Running for president. The inherent problem in that logic… Continue reading President – Christopher Ng

VP Academic hopefuls speak their piece at forums

By Ben Hoffman

The future of academics hung in the balance Tue., Feb. 3 as three political warriors battled. Candidates for Students’ Union Vice-President Academic took the stage following the academic commissioners forum to discuss their platforms and respond to questions in Speaker’s Corner. Attending the forum were hopefuls Laura Schultz, Action Party representative Andrea Kettle and Mohamed… Continue reading VP Academic hopefuls speak their piece at forums