Sports briefs

Women’s wrestling narrowly misses out on second national championship in a rowThe Dinos were only two points behind the Simon Fraser University Clan for the women’s title when the Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling championships wrapped up Saturday at the Jack Simpson Gym. The Clan took both the men’s and the women’s titles in their last… Continue reading Sports briefs

University of Alberta Students’ Union president resigns from office

The University of Alberta’s Students’ Union is now one executive lighter after president Kory Mathewson suddenly resigned his position effective January 11. Citing personal reasons for the decision, Mathewson leaves the SU midway through his first term in office after winning 53 per cent of the vote last March. The SU now has the option… Continue reading University of Alberta Students’ Union president resigns from office

TED breaks ground in Calgary

In 1984, a conference was held bringing together great thinkers from the areas of technology, entertainment and design to talk about their work. Since then TED has become a nonprofit organization with the goal of giving a stage to “ideas worth spreading.” Conferences are now held all over the world and a number of other… Continue reading TED breaks ground in Calgary

Marginalized caught in a cycle

Provincial governments are looking at ways to increase enrollment for people in society’s margins. Rural, aboriginal and disabled students have a significantly lower percentage of high-school graduates attending post-secondary schools, according to Ontario’s Knowledge Economy Report. The report acknowledges the economic impact of post-secondary education and urges the Ontario government to consider increasing funding for… Continue reading Marginalized caught in a cycle

Schulich study aims to revitalize construction in North America

Despite being on the cutting edge of technology, North American construction productivity has slipped in recent years. A University of Calgary study from Sculich’s School of Engineering is aiming to reverse the downward trend of recent years. The study identifies the “top ten targets for construction productivity improvement” and presents of a “productivity toolbox” for… Continue reading Schulich study aims to revitalize construction in North America

B.C. to introduce ‘Education Quality Assurance’ program

In response to private universities breaking laws, the British Columbia government is bringing in a quality-assurance seal for post-secondary institutions, to help students avoid fraudulent schools. B.C. Advanced Education Minister Moira Stilwell explained the new Education Quality Assurance designation would allow students to see which post-secondary institutions meet government-recognized quality assurance standards. Universities, colleges, career-training… Continue reading B.C. to introduce ‘Education Quality Assurance’ program

All-star nods

They might not have enough for a galaxy, but the Dinos football team do have a pile of stars. Seven Dinos were named to the conference all-star team Tuesday. Quarterback Erik Glavic, runningback Matt Walter and wide receiver Nathan Coehoorn were unanimous picks for all-star spots. Slotback Anthony Parker, second-year centre Alex Krausnick-Groh, rookie right… Continue reading All-star nods

Sports briefs: runners head east for CIS championships

The distance running season culminates this weekend with the Canadian Interuniversity Sport cross country championships Saturday in Kingston, Ontario. Both the Dinos men’s and women’s teams will be looking to defend their Canada West titles. Rookie Katie Fenton, who won the Inland Northwest XC Challenge in Moscow, Idaho against both CIS and NCAA-calibre runners, will… Continue reading Sports briefs: runners head east for CIS championships

U of C’s interim president named

Hail to the (interim) king. While the search for a successor for University of Calgary president Harvey Weingarten is ongoing, the university’s Board of Governors appointed Warren Veale as his interim replacement on Monday. Board chair Jack Perraton cited Veale’s experience on campus and in the community as main reasons for his appointment. Over his… Continue reading U of C’s interim president named