Centralized applications for post-secondary on the way

Students applying to Alberta universities will soon have fewer hoops to jump through, thanks to a streamlined application process set to launch in the fall. Apply Alberta is a program that will process applications to Alberta’s 21 post-secondary institutions through a government-run website designed to centralize the process. Advanced Education and Technology Minister Doug Horner… Continue reading Centralized applications for post-secondary on the way

Pub crawl bus regulations under review

Students and drinkers may have to mourn the end of unregulated pub crawl party buses. A task force comprised of police, fire, city and Alcohol Gaming and Liquor Commission officials are looking at regulating party buses due to concerns about on-board drinking, lewd behaviour and aggressive crowds. Party buses are used for pub crawls, bachelor… Continue reading Pub crawl bus regulations under review

Online Only: Online health records a cause for concern

The Alberta Medical Association is fighting the Alberta government’s plans to introduce Bill 52 under the Health Information Amendment Act, 2008, fearing patients will not receive the quality health care and privacy of information they deserve. If passed, Bill 52 would include patient information that is usually stored in doctor’s offices in the provincial electronic… Continue reading Online Only: Online health records a cause for concern

MRC name change in the works

Mount Royal College will soon face a signage crisis. Provincial advanced education and technology minister Doug Horner is introducing legislation this spring which would allow MRC and Grant MacEwan College to change their names to include ‘university.’ The proposed Post-Secondary Learning Amendment Act would let institutions that give out baccalaureate degrees to ask the minister… Continue reading MRC name change in the works