Street Talk stops talking

By Amy Badry

Street Talk, a local street paper that raised awareness about issues of poverty and homelessness, published its last paper this month. For the past 15 years, Street Talk was sold around the city by vendors experiencing poverty and homelessness. Selling the paper gave vendors a way to supplement their income while enhancing skill sets and… Continue reading Street Talk stops talking

Calgary Homeshare program unites students and seniors with housing

By Brent Constantin

Affordable housing is always an important issue for students in the city and a new initiative from the Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society looks to ease the problem with a unique partnership. A new program called Calgary Homeshare launches this fall and hopes to match students with seniors in the community to both alleviate rent for… Continue reading Calgary Homeshare program unites students and seniors with housing

ONEcard looks at expansion in MacHall

By Brent Constantin

The campus ID card is used for everything from security identification to gym access, but the University of Calgary plans to expand the system even further. Though the timeline for the whole project spans several years, the school plans to improve the printing interface and replace traditional payment methods at more vendors with the card.… Continue reading ONEcard looks at expansion in MacHall

SU withdraws Pro-Life Club complaint

By Brent Constantin

The University of Calgary Students’ Union has formally withdrawn its complaint against the Campus Pro-Life student group in the latest of a series of successes for the club over the past several months. “It was the previous Students’ Union executive who gave the go-ahead to the review board to withdraw the complaint,” explained SU president… Continue reading SU withdraws Pro-Life Club complaint

Bike Root Update

By Brent Constantin

With only a few days left before Bike Root will be forced to leave their current location in Murray Fraser Hall, the bicycle advocacy group’s prospects for a new permanent home look bleak. Due to the end of quadrangle construction, the university notified Bike Root in June that they would be reclaiming the currently inaccessible… Continue reading Bike Root Update

U of C makes president’s contract public

By Amy Badry

July 1 marked the first official day on the job for Elizabeth Cannon as the eleventh president of the University of Calgary. Another first is the publication of the president’s contract which was posted online listing, among other details, Cannon’s take-home base salary at $430,000.The U of C decided to post Cannon’s contract on its… Continue reading U of C makes president’s contract public

New president starts it off right

By Gauntlet Editorial Board

Elizabeth Cannon, the University of Calgary’s president as of July 1, started her job at a tough time. The great recession is still fresh in our minds; education costs are rising due to a lack of provincial funding; and, following the outgoing president Harvey Weingarten’s $4.5 million pension package, people are seeing the president’s salary… Continue reading New president starts it off right