SU View: Mark your calendar

December 8th–University of Calgary Board of Governors Tuition Decision Meeting The University of Calgary Board of Governors meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Blue Room of the Dining Centre. All students are encouraged to attend and to show their support against further tuition increases. Last February, Premier Ralph Klein told the province that a new… Continue reading SU View: Mark your calendar

SU View: The President’s Challenge is now the Student Initiative

This year Shannon O’Connor (Academic Commissioner) has taken it upon herself to resurrect the President’s Challenge. The challenge was initiated in 1995 to receive student input on how to improve the quality experience at the university. Some previous challenge ideas include the locker assignment system, computer courses for students and a U of C text… Continue reading SU View: The President’s Challenge is now the Student Initiative

SU View: What’s your view?

The government is still reviewing Alberta’s post-secondary education system, yet the end of the review is quickly drawing closer. Minister of Advanced Education, Dave Hancock, came to campus last week to listen to students and to answer their questions. It’s not too late to tell Minister Hancock where you think post-secondary education should be heading;… Continue reading SU View: What’s your view?

SU View: CRB resurrected, talk to your SU in a trashy environment

After a year of near silence, the Campus Recycling Board is back, but it might not be for very long. Now, don’t drop your soy burger, the Students’ Union now more than ever is committed to initiating eco-friendly initiatives, as well as encouraging the students of the university to live in harmony with good old… Continue reading SU View: CRB resurrected, talk to your SU in a trashy environment

SU View: Please speak up!

This year, the university is eyeing a 7.5 per cent increase in tuition, and if the government does not continue to fund last year’s tuition increase, both increases will be felt in the course of one year. It is important students make it clear to both the university administration and the government that such an… Continue reading SU View: Please speak up!

The SU View

The Alberta government is currently reviewing the entire post-secondary education system. It is essential that you provide input, informing the government about what results you would like to see come out of the review. Need some motivation? Consider this; Alberta has the second highest average undergraduate tuition in Canada. Chronic underfunding from the government has… Continue reading The SU View

Gauntlet unaccountable

The SU View and its corresponding headline are products of the Students’ Union. It is printed without editorial revision and does not reflect the views of the Gauntlet Publications Society. As the Vice-President Op-erations and Finance for the Students’ Union I feel the nude picture published in the Gauntlet two weeks ago was not in… Continue reading Gauntlet unaccountable

After 12 years of pain, there is finally some good news to report

As I walked into the Students’ Union on Dec. 17 of last year, I had no idea of the bombshell that awaited me taped to the door of my office. It was an enlarged, laminated article from the Calgary Herald entitled “Klein Vows to Make Education Priority”; it came complete with a nice red bow.Shocked,… Continue reading After 12 years of pain, there is finally some good news to report

Reflections on Dec 6, 2004

And so their dreams, and hopes have been buried for fifteen years, voices and laughter abruptly silenced that fateful day. Tears and grief from loved ones carry on as reminders of what could have and what should have been. December 6, 2004 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Montreal massacre that saw the lives of… Continue reading Reflections on Dec 6, 2004