UN commissioner calls for freedom from want

By Noah Miller

Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour spoke at the Rozsa Centre this Tuesday. The Consortium for Peace Studies, together with the social work faculty and the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership presented “A Conversation with Louise Arbour” as the opening address of the… Continue reading UN commissioner calls for freedom from want

Online Only – Russian towns defy scholarly projections

By Noah Miller

University of British Columbia political science assistant professor Dr. Lisa McIntosh Sundstrum appeared on campus on Tuesday as a part of a political science speaker series. McIntosh Sundstrum delivered a preliminary version of her research findings to 11 graduate students and faculty members on Western Aid and State-Society relations in Russia. “This is the process… Continue reading Online Only – Russian towns defy scholarly projections

U of C prof reminisces about time in Rwanda

By Laura Bardsley

Although the state of affairs in Rwanda have quieted down since 1994, its violent past will not be soon forgotten. At Big Rock University, the brewery hosts a lecture every month on a different issue. This month’s speech was about the Rwandan genocide. The featured speaker, University of Calgary sociology professor Dr. Augustine Brannigan, discussed… Continue reading U of C prof reminisces about time in Rwanda

Optimism in Afghanistan

By Claire Fenton

It’s a wonder how a human being can remain optimistic after seeing a child turned into a human bomb, but even after witnessing that, Canada’s former deputy commander of the Afghanistan mission insists Afghanistan is not a barbaric place, just culturally different. Colonel Jamie Cade was the deputy commander of Joint Task Force Afghanistan during… Continue reading Optimism in Afghanistan

Online Only – Video games surviving the recession

By Andrew Swan

The next few years are going to be very interesting for the video game industry. Amid uncertain economic times, gaming has continued to generate substantial sums of money and part of this success comes from sophisticated business operations. But what can be expected for the industry in the future?The University of Calgary’s Association for the… Continue reading Online Only – Video games surviving the recession

Bush comes to Calgary

By Katy Anderson

Perhaps the most powerful man in the world for the last eight years, former president of the United States George W. Bush, gave his first speech since leaving office in Calgary on Tuesday. The setting outside the Telus Convention Centre was intense as approximately 200 shoe-baring protestors rallied outside– four of whom were arrested– and… Continue reading Bush comes to Calgary

Canada after Afghanistan, peacekeeping role a myth

By Chris Pedersen

When the war in Afghanistan ends, Canada will need a new policy to deal with international crises. Retired Major General Lewis MacKenzie spoke at the Military Museums in Calgary on March 5 to discuss the role of Canada’s military in the world after the Afghanistan conflict. His speech focused on the creation of an amphibious… Continue reading Canada after Afghanistan, peacekeeping role a myth

Canada’s forgotten medical past

By Morgan Haigler

The University of Calgary shed light on many unheard-of medical topics this month after embarking on its 18th annual History of Medicine Days conference called “Evolution, Genetics and Eugenics: The Misuse of Biological Theory, 1900-1945, Lessons from the Past.” The two-day conference was held in the Libin Theater of the Health Sciences Centre on March… Continue reading Canada’s forgotten medical past

Marijuana legalization at the public library

By ├ćndrew Rininsland

Drug reform activists and members of the community discussed cannabis legalization at the Calgary Public Library theatre last Friday. Sponsored by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Canada and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the event was part of a cross-Canada tour designed to build public awareness of drug law issues and construct… Continue reading Marijuana legalization at the public library

Journalist accuses UN of crimes against humanity

By Claire Fenton

Kevin Pina, a journalist and filmmaker, accused the United Nations of witnessing violence and killing civilians in Haiti. Pina came to the University of Calgary last week for a showing of his documentary, Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits, which was filmed during the aftermath of the coup d’etat in Haiti. The film details the… Continue reading Journalist accuses UN of crimes against humanity