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Campus Security install 1,100 high-definition cameras on campus

By Justin Schellenberg, February 16 2018 — New cameras are popping up over the University of Calgary as Campus Security continues to expand the school’s integrated security system. As part of an extended five-year upgrade plan, the school has gone from having 80 low-definition closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to having 1,100 high-definition CCTV cameras. They…

U of C tackle marijuana legalization with on-campus forum

By Justin Schellenberg, February 13 2018 — The University of Calgary held a forum on Feb. 5 to discuss the future legalization of recreational marijuana and its potential impacts on society. The event, titled “Clearing the Smoke about Cannabis,” aimed to provide research-based evidence on issues surrounding the substance. Four speakers presented their findings, followed by…

On-campus regulation hot topic ahead of marijuana legalization

By Justin Schellenberg, January 26 2018 — The University of Calgary, in conjunction with the Students’ Union and other campus organizations, has created a cannabis working group tasked with figuring out how the future legalization of cannabis in Canada will affect the university community, as well as what policies and procedures should be implemented to…

SLC gets introspective, discusses its own purpose

By Justin Schellenberg, January 26 2018 — The Jan. 23 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council began with a discussion about the purpose of the weekly SLC meetings themselves. The discussion, led by vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace, saw elected officials as well as gallery members provide input on what they expect from SLC…

U of C Arabic studies granted Quality Money funding extension

By Justin Schellenberg, January 23 2018 — The Students’ Union has approved an extension for Quality Money funding of the Arabic Language and Muslim Culture (ALMC) program at the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts through June 2019. The Quality Money program was created in 2003 in an effort to equitably share the surplus created…

Appeals, excusals among topics at this week’s SLC

By Justin Schellenberg, January 18 2018 — The Jan. 16 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) included consultation on amendments to the school’s appeals structure, discussion of a proposal that would require students to make a statutory declaration rather than provide documentation when applying for excusals for medical reasons and a vote on the updated code…

U of C launch in-house psychology clinic

By Justin Schellenberg, December 8 2017 — The University of Calgary is now home to an in-house psychology clinic, thanks in part to a $3.5-million donation made by two U of C alumni, Lori Egger and Steve Laut. The clinic, which officially opened on Nov. 21, offers general therapy services, including for depression, anxiety and couples’ therapy. Clinic…

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