August 18, 2014
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Faculty of Law proposes tuition increase

Richard Catangay-Liew, News Editor

Dean of Law Paul Paton has proposed a tuition increase to the Alberta government which, if approved, would be effective starting 2015–16.

Students’ Council — Aug. 19

Richard Catangay-Liew, News Editor

Paul Paton, recently appointed Dean of Law, presented his proposal for an increased market modifier to be implemented in 2015–16. He also outlined his vision for the faculty and how he plans to increase revenue to achieve that vision.

The Phoenix removed from campus

Richard Catangay-Liew, News Editor

KELOWNA (CUP) — The University of British Columbia Okanagan’s 25-year-old campus newspaper is being removed from campus.

Mental health a concern for CASA

Richard Catangay-Liew, News Editor

OTTAWA (CUP) — Prompted by the prevalence of mental health-related issues on campuses, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) released a new report detailing the role of the federal government in treating young adults with mental illnesses.

Fringe show weighs in on fat jokes and discrimination

Richard Catangay-Liew, News Editor

For more than six million Canadians living with obesity, information about the issue typically comes in the form of lectures, group sessions or dietitian visits. But Dr. Arya Sharma is trying to educate about obesity through an unconventional manner: the Fringe stage.

Summer program helps grade 11 students make wise decisions

Richard Catangay-Liew, News Editor

Six weeks ago, Aiman Khan nervously approached her summer dorm room for the first time. As the only Roland Michener Secondary School student in her research program, Khan said she felt alone and withdrawn — until she walked in on her new roommates playing UNO.

New UAlberta online course being offered for free

Collins Maina, Gateway Writer

A new online course offered by the University of Alberta aims to place the university ahead of the game in providing digital learning experiences.

Former Oiler Fernando Pisani joins Bears hockey coaching team

Cameron Lewis, Sports Editor

Former Edmonton Oilers forward Fernando Pisani will be joining the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey team’s coaching staff for the 2014–15 season.

UAlberta staff member nominated for NDP leadership race

Dylan Hanwell, Dylan Hanwell

University of Alberta students and faculty may recognize a familiar name when filling out ballots for this year’s Alberta NDP leadership race.

PhD candidate returns from mock voyage to Mars

Kate Black, Managing Editor

Living in an isolated Mars simulator was going pretty well for Ross Lockwood until one of the toilets gave out.

Students’ Council — Aug. 5

Richard Catangay-Liew, News Editor

Douglas Goss, chair of the University of Alberta’s Board of Governors, attended Students’ Council to present the role of the Board and their vision for the university. Council then passed a motion to suspend Standing Orders, which allowed Goss to answer any questions guest students in attendance had.

Updated: VP Advancement O’Neil Outar steps down

Richard Catangay-Liew, News Editor

Vice-President (Advancement) O’Neil Outar will be leaving the University of Alberta, effective August 31, 2014. Outar has accepted a position as senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

Research takes steps towards artificial motion with ReWalk

Brad Kennedy, Arts & Culture Editor

For more than 86,000 Canadians living with a spinal cord injury, the struggles of daily living can often feel insurmountable to tackle alone. But what if those injured Canadians had access to a fully-functional robotic exoskeleton, capable of returning to them the one thing many of them miss most: their mobility?

Devonian garden wins award

Collins Maina, Gateway Writer

The University of Alberta’s Devonian Botanic Garden proves that harsh northern climate is tamable when it comes to the garden business.

New playwright to showcase theatrics at U of A

Dylan Hanwell, Dylan Hanwell

Colleen Murphy was recently announced as the University of Alberta’s new Lee Playwright in Residence, bringing a distinct writing style and unique approach to theatre.

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