With less than two weeks to go before the provincial election, the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union released a document outlining its demands of the provincial political parties. The timing was unusual for a document of its type, which groups usually use to extract promises from campaigning politicians desperate to curry favour with the electorate. USSU
About a dozen university students are balancing their studies with the demands of being candidates in the provincial election. The NDP has five student candidates, the Greens have four and the Sask. Party has one. Alex Mortensen, a University of Regina student running for the NDP in Cypress Hills, says the key is organization.
To prepare for the upcoming Nov. 7 provincial election, the Sheaf interviewed the four official candidates for the Saskatoon Sutherland riding. The constituency encompasses the University of Saskatchewan and the neighbourhoods of Varsity View, Greystone Heights, Grosvenor Park, College Park, College Park East and Sutherland.
It’s that time of year again fellow Canadians (and especially American taxpayers): where all the eager American presidential candidates board the train and ride to “Crazy Town, USA.” Whoops, I meant the White House.
Catlin Hogan, a University of Saskatchewan student running in Martensville, is at home resting after his release from the hospital. The political studies student was in a car accident Oct. 12, resulting in a leg injury. Meanwhile, the campaign office of Aaron Ens, a University of Regina student running in Swift Current, was vandalized Oct.
David Johnston, Canada's 28th Governor General, made a brief stop at the University of Saskatchewan as part of a national university tour. A former president of the University of Waterloo and lifelong academic who attended both Oxford and Harvard before returning to Canada, Johnston sees the importance of post-secondary education.
Donning a bright green cardigan, Elizabeth May dropped by the University of Saskatchewan Sept. 6, greeting students in the Bowl and following up with a talk in the Arts Building.
During the last year, in countries throughout the Middle east and North Africa, people hit the streets to fight for their rights. The Arab Spring was in full bloom. Yet, eight months later, the euphoria has subsided and countless crooks are still firmly in place across the region.
In almost every rich country, anti-immigrant fervor is at fever pitch. But it is a malady that must be resisted if these societies are to continue to prosper and developing countries are to fight poverty and sustain economic growth.
One of the most dispiriting features of today's international debates is that the threat to humanity posed by the world's 23,000 nuclear weapons ”“ and by those who would build more of them, or be only too willing to use them ”“ has been consigned to the margin of politics.