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Telehealth program launch

By Eric Fung

On Thu., May 23, the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine will launch the “Telehealth and e-Health Program,” the first of its kind in Canada. Telehealth, providing health services through telecommunications, is gaining popularity for its ability to reach isolated areas. Along with e-Health, the on-line counterpart, Telehealth may play an important role in the… Continue reading Telehealth program launch

Velvet Empire, Self-titled

By Eric Fung

Pop music has never been so bland. Velvet Empire and their self-titled debut are products of the Canadian reality TV series Popstars, which follows “the creation of a male/female pop super-group.”Average in every respect, Velvet Empire has no chance of attaining popstar status. There is no doubt they sing and dance decently and their image… Continue reading Velvet Empire, Self-titled

N.E.R.D., In Search of…

By Eric Fung

Hot beats and live instruments aren’t normally mentioned in the same breath, but the combination works on N.E.R.D.’s debut album In Search Of…The disc features hip-hop tracks tinged with pop, rock and blues. For better or worse, it lacks the beats the duo became famous for as killer producers, The Neptunes. The product is a… Continue reading N.E.R.D., In Search of…

10,000 ways that U of C lends a hand

By Eric Fung

The University of Calgary Students’ Union has just done their good deed of the day.On Wed., April 10, the Committee of 10,000 presented six awards from $1,000 to $4,000 to Calgary charitable organizations. The funds come from a $1 levy collected from each full-time undergraduate U of C student,totalling $17,500 this year."It’s an honour to… Continue reading 10,000 ways that U of C lends a hand

Cream of the crop

By Eric Fung

The right professor can make the dullest of subjects entertaining.Twenty-six instructors at the University of Calgary were honoured on Wed., April 3 at the Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards were given by the Students’ Union to exceptional professors and teaching assistants nominated by students in the fall and winter sessions."The individuals who can foster curiosity… Continue reading Cream of the crop

No fat lady yet

By Eric Fung

Despite the swanky opening ceremony a few months ago, MacEwan Hall expansion isn’t over just yet.With the Den, MacEwan Hall, the Science B link, and most recently the retail corridor opening, expansion is reaching completion. University of Calgary students approved the "improvement project" in an October 1995 Students’ Union by-election. At that time, expansion was… Continue reading No fat lady yet

Securing the forest

By Eric Fung

Protestors aren’t camping out on the University of Calgary grounds just yet, but they are listening and asking all the questions they can.Students, activists and citizens alike attended the forum on Group of Eight summit security in MacEwan Hall on Thu., March 28. The G-8 summit, which will be held in Kananaskis from June 28–29,… Continue reading Securing the forest

SU tuition townhall

By Eric Fung

Differential tuition was the hot topic on this agenda.University of Calgary Students’ Union executives presented a townhall on Tue., March 26 to discuss differential tuition, which entails different programs charging different amounts of tuition."The SU thinks that there shouldn’t be a differentiation between students of different faculties," said SU President Barb Wright. "The differences should… Continue reading SU tuition townhall