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Premier front-runner talks pipelines

By Chris Adams

Alberta’s ruling provincial party is in the midst of a leadership race following Alison Redford’s resignation. Jim Prentice — former member of parliament for Calgary Centre-North — is in the running to become Alberta’s next leader. And, according to most, he’s the candidate to watch. Prentice served nearly seven years in the Harper government, 18… Continue reading Premier front-runner talks pipelines

Businessman donates $100 million to U of C

By Chris Adams

The University of Calgary received two unprecedented donations Tuesday as a local investor and the Alberta government gave a total of $200 million to the faculty of medicine. U of C president Elizabeth Cannon announced Geoffrey Cumming’s $100 million donation to a crowded room at the U of C’s Foothills Campus. The faculty of medicine… Continue reading Businessman donates $100 million to U of C

Sled Island hosts block party for electronic music fans

By Chris Adams

Sled Island Music and Arts Festival is upon us and Calgary’s electronic music lovers have plenty to be excited about. The East Village Block Party — co-hosted by East Village Calgary and Sled Island and curated by the Hifi Club — will bring electronic dance music’s underground tastemakers to Calgary. Sled Island’s marketing coordinator Drew… Continue reading Sled Island hosts block party for electronic music fans

New class surveys the history of universities

By Chris Adams

Students keen to learn about the history of higher education should look no further than the University of Calgary’s department of history. Associate history professor Paul Stortz will introduce a new course titled “History of Universities in Canada and the Western World” in the fall. The course will cover the history of universities from the… Continue reading New class surveys the history of universities

New council eyes deals in the Middle East

By Chris Adams

University of Calgary administration recently formed a Middle East Advisory Council staffed by administrative, academic and student leaders. The council is charged with reviewing and selecting new deals in the Middle East. While no new partners have been selected, vice-provost international Janaka Ruwanpura said they are looking to strengthen ties in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and… Continue reading New council eyes deals in the Middle East

Canadian Space Agency funds U of C space balloons

By Chris Adams

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) recently invested $250,000 in a University of Calgary-led mission to study “space-weather” using balloons. Christopher Cully, associate professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the U of C, will lead the mission. By studying the affect radiated particles in the upper-atmosphere have on satellites, Cully hopes his team… Continue reading Canadian Space Agency funds U of C space balloons