Students' Union News

  • Have you ever wondered how certain issues end up on the Students’ Union (SU) agenda? The SU has almost 50 documents on its policies page, detailing its beliefs, direction, interests, procedures, and guidelines on student issues. On the surface, this might seem like a classic example of the infiltrating evils of bureaucracy. Maybe the conspiracist […]

    March 28, 2018  |   Found in Blog // Feature
  • As an undergraduate student, it can be difficult to feel that your voice and concerns are heard by those who represent you. The decisions made in your university environment can feel far away, confusing, and unrelated to what you want. This desire to participate more directly in democratic systems is exactly why referendums and plebiscites […]

    June 7, 2017  |   Found in Advocacy // Blog // Feature
  • The day has come! The final day of this year’s Hamper Project, and my journey of eating gluten and lactose free. Yesterday was a pretty standard day, because I’ve gotten the hang of what on campus I can and cannot have. Fuel for Gold salads, Jugo Juice smoothies, and not much else. As evenings rolled […]

    March 13, 2015  |   Found in Blog // hamperproject2015
  • The other day as I was brushing my teeth I thought to myself, “Oh, crap; is this toothpaste halal??” You might say, “What the heck, Cecilia? It’s toothpaste! Why would it not be halal?” My response: gelatine. Simple enough product; simply hard to avoid. Gelatine is in everything!!! And, as a student who’s eating halal […]

    March 12, 2015  |   Found in Blog // hamperproject2015
  • It’s Tuesday night and I have effectively been eating halal for almost 48 hours now. What an eye opening experience for such a short period of time. Today I ate: – Cheerios and milk for breakfast – Mac & cheese from Good Earth and a kale smoothie from Jugo Juice for lunch – Some chocolate […]

    March 10, 2015  |   Found in Blog // hamperproject2015
  • So, I’m halfway through the week and honestly…I am doing alright. On Monday I was convinced I would be hangry and annoyed by now. However, I have found a few things that can get me by that fit my gluten and lactose free diet. Breakfast has proved to be the most difficult meal for me, […]

    March 12, 2015  |   Found in Blog // hamperproject2015
  • Hey folks! My name is Nolan Hill, I’m a fourth year History student here at UCalgary, and I am the third student participating in Hunger Week’s Hamper Project. My challenge: eat solely gluten AND lactose free all week, while eating on campus twice a day. Those of you who know me might chuckle when you […]

    March 11, 2015  |   Found in Blog // hamperproject2015
  • Wow, a crazy busy last couple of days. March definitely is one of the toughest months to be a student. Midterms, essays and work. There also seems to be a huge number of volunteer opportunities and things to get involved with in this month for whatever reason. The volunteer bug bit me hard again this […]

    March 12, 2015  |   Found in Blog // hamperproject2015 // News // Student Life
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