Preston sees alternative to women’s centre

On Tue., Nov. 23, Students’ Union Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston said there would not be space for a women’s center in MacEwan Student Centre, but it would not mean the proposed resources could not be offered elsewhere. “Basically, it’s an issue of how we dedicate space,” said Preston. “After having not given space… Continue reading Preston sees alternative to women’s centre

Students’ Union discrimination the real issue

Editor, the Gauntlet,As a regular reader of the Gauntlet, I have been following the debate about the creation of a women’s centre between Michael Jankovic and others. I would like to state that I am not for or against a women’s centre. Rather, I understand the legitimate opinions of both sides.I do not think, however,… Continue reading Students’ Union discrimination the real issue

Half the population

Editor, the Gauntlet, Re: “SU debates women’s centre,” Oct. 23, 2003, I don’t know which to find more appalling: that the University of Calgary does not already have a women’s centre, or that Students’ Union President Jayna Gilchrist does not feel the security, comfort and empowerment of what she describes as “only half” of the… Continue reading Half the population

Serving more than half

Editor, the Gauntlet, Re: “SU debates women’s centre,” Oct. 23, 2003, Students’ Union President Jayna Gilchrist doesn’t believe a women’s resource centre should be a priority because “it only assists half of the [university] population.” As a member of the other half, I would like to disagree. During the SU meeting after which Gilchrist made… Continue reading Serving more than half

SU debates women’s centre

A proposed women’s centre received tentative support from the Students’ Union.Desiree Kopp spoke on behalf of the Campus Women Resource Centre at the Tue., Oct. 21 Students’ Legislative Council meeting. In a non-binding vote, 12 councillors supported a women’s centre in MacEwan Student Centre. "It’s a clear indication to [SU Vice-President Operations and Finance] Gavin… Continue reading SU debates women’s centre

Oppression, not a male experience

Editor, the Gauntlet, Re: "Women’s centre not necessary," Oct. 9, 2003, Though I was not surprised by the opinion of the article on some practical level, being that this type of statement coming from a University of Calgary student is exactly why a women’s centre is necessary, I was surprised such an article was published… Continue reading Oppression, not a male experience

Addressing a need

Editor, the Gauntlet,Re: "Women’s centre not necessary," Oct. 9, 2003,There needs to be clarification on the role and necessity of a women’s centre on campus. Such a centre would provide a needed service, acting as a childcare contact point for student parents. Students would provide a listing of their classes, and the centre could contact… Continue reading Addressing a need