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Summertime news roundup

By Emily Senger

MAY University resumes control of Health Services After six months of privatized Health Services, the University of Calgary resumed control of the facility. International Health Partners Inc. began operations in the university in October 2003, but in April 2004, long term contract negotiations failed and IHP gave 30 days notice that it would leave. "IHP… Continue reading Summertime news roundup

SU update

By Dale Miller

The Students’ Union attempted to do great things this week. Unfortunately this included unconstitutional legislation. After over a month of toil, SU President Bryan West brought his revised election bylaws to the Students’ Legislative Council to be muddied and confused with a flurry of on-the-fly amendments. The SU decided to revise the election bylaws so… Continue reading SU update

SU appealing election further

By Chris Beauchamp

The Students’ Union Tribunal has agreed to hear the SU’s appeal of the Review Board’s decision to overturn the 2004 SU General Election. The Review Board ruled in favour of failed presidential candidate Phil Barski, declaring that voting irregularities centered around the online voting software designed by Sorex Software Inc. materially affected the outcome of… Continue reading SU appealing election further

SU Election overturned

By Chris Beauchamp

In light of potential flaws in the online voting system, the Students’ Union Review Board has declared the 2004 SU General Election invalid. The Review Board’s decision calls for a new election to be held, including referendum questions and constitutional ammendments. SU President Jayna Gilchrist said the SU would be appealing the case to the… Continue reading SU Election overturned

Barski taking SU election to review board

By James Keller

The Students’ Union Review Board will hear a petition regarding the SU General Election, filed by failed presidential candidate Phil Barski. On the afternoon of Wed., Mar. 3, the review board, the judicial body that oversees the SU, released a notice announcing a public hearing will be held Thu., Mar. 18, 2004. The petition, posted… Continue reading Barski taking SU election to review board

New election bylaws passed

By Natalie Sit

In response to past election problems, Students’ Union Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston brought proposed election bylaws for first reading to Students’ Legislative Council Tue., Dec. 2. Preston explained each time there is a problem with elections, the SU has only “patched it up with small amendments.” “It was reworked and rewritten to be… Continue reading New election bylaws passed

Hijacking democracy

By Вen Li

It is deceptively easy to again criticize the Students’ Union’s continuing inadequacies. At this week’s Students’ Legislative Council meeting, the President and Provost of the university were not successfully grilled on tuition, the promised prayer space did not get any closer to reality, and the non-existent women’s centre suffered a crushing blow. Yet the SU’s… Continue reading Hijacking democracy

SU by-election results

By Chris Beauchamp

Five new members were elected to the Student’s Union. Unofficial SU by-election results were announced Fri., Oct. 24. Birju Dattani and Kassim Amery were elected as Academic Commissioners. Janet Downie won the position of Fine Arts Faculty Representative, Jennifer Brause won Social Work Faculty Representative and Heidi Olson won Kinesiology Faculty Representative. Voter turnout was… Continue reading SU by-election results