Senate Rep

By Kim Stock

If you’ve never heard of the University of Calgary Senate, you’re not alone. The mission statement of the senate is to "inquire into any matter that might tend to enhance the usefulness of the university." They are also in charge of honorary degrees.Of the 62 senators of the U of C, two are elected students.… Continue reading Senate Rep

Postering violation

By Sadiq Javer

This year’s Students’ Union general election has been plagued by the removal and defacement of posters, and the distribution of illegal pamphlets.According to the SU poster policy, candidates are given certain guidelines to follow regarding the hanging of posters. The SU poster policy states: "No organization or person shall remove or cover a valid poster."Chief… Continue reading Postering violation

Presidential forum

By Natalie Sit

Last Thursday’s Students’ Union general election presidential candidate forum drew six of the seven candidates to Speakers’ Corner in MacEwan Hall. Students gathered around three levels of stairs to listen to the candidates answer questions from moderator and current SU President Paul Galbraith and the floor.Reviews of the forum were mixed, though most candidates were… Continue reading Presidential forum

Academic forum

By Jan Creaser

"Who is Peggy Patterson and why is she important?" was the bonus question asked of the three Vice-president Academic candidates at the Feb. 22 forum. (For the record, Patterson’s the university Associate VP Student Affairs.) Current Students’ Union VP Academic Toireasa Jespersen moderated the forum for candidates Drew Brown, Heather Clitheroe and Kerry Parker. The… Continue reading Academic forum

External forum

By Jan Creaser

Covering issues like student debt and liaisons with various levels of government, the Feb. 22 Vice-president External forum allowed candidates Nassr Awada, Christa Big Canoe and Melanie McNaughton to answer questionsfor students. Paul Novosad, also a candidate, did not attend the forum.Students’ Union VP Events Miki Stricker moderated the forum, asking five questions related to… Continue reading External forum

Op-Fi forum

By Ricardo Urbina

The battle of the Operations and Finance candidates began this Tuesday at a candidates forum in MacEwan Student Centre. Of the four candidates running for the position of Students’ Union Vice-president Operations and Finance, all but Paul Newman attended.It came as no surprise that one of the major issues discussed was MacEwan Hall Expansion, the… Continue reading Op-Fi forum

Events forum

By Ricardo Urbina

If we learned one thing from the Students’ Union Vice-president Events candidates forum, it’s that both Jared Lorenz and Peter Wootliff are confident in expressing their feelings about self-exploration. Amidst cries of, "I don’t want anybody else. When I think about you I touch myself," students were able to discern some relevant information. Candidate Francis… Continue reading Events forum

External Commission

By Brian Arkinstall

Surprisingly, there will be a race for the four External Commission positions in this years Students’ Union election. On Wed., Feb. 10 there were only two candidates. Three more appeared before the extended deadline expired on the Thursday. The candidates are Toby White, Nadif Lalani, Mark Hoekstra, Andrew Ferguson, and Duncan Wojtaszek.Andrew Ferguson is currently… Continue reading External Commission

Election ’99

By Jan Creaser

By now you’ve noticed a bunch of shining faces beaming from just about every visible surface on campus. It’s election time again and eager candidates are vying for attention and votes.Official campaigning for the 1999 Students’ Union General Election kicked off after an all-candidates meeting on Fri., Feb. 12. Forty-five students are running for executive… Continue reading Election ’99

Events Commission

By Ricardo Urbina

This year, seven candidates are running for the position of Events Commissioner. Unfortunately, only four lucky contestants will win the coveted prize behind door number two. The prize in this case, however, demands fulfilling many responsibilities in return. The job of an Events Commissioner basically entails assisting the Students’ Union Vice-president Events on various activities… Continue reading Events Commission