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Calgary community farm faces eviction for ring road expansion

By Justin Schellenberg, October 12 2018 — Calgary’s largest urban farm is facing eviction to make room for the city’s ring road expansion. But according to the group’s director, the displacement isn’t necessary. Grow Calgary, which claims to be the largest community farm in Canada, has been growing crops beside the Trans Canada Highway near…

SU alters Health and Dental Plan

By Justin Schellenberg, September 26 2018 — As part of an effort to increase student access to the Health and Dental Plan, the Students’ Union has implemented a new payment system for student insurance. The new plan, referred to as “the rolling 12 payment format,” will allow students to enroll in the Health and Dental…

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…

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