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How to conduct fundamental analysis and invest wisely

Written by James MacTavish, Senior Advisor Investor EducationSource: CheckFirst.ca.  Relying on social media platforms, self-proclaimed investing gurus and online forums for investing recommendations can be disastrous. Whether you’re assessing the potential of a company or analyzing your existing portfolio, fundamental analysis is the best barometer for gauging the true value of any investment. Learn the five key steps of conducting …

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Let’s Talk Academic Integrity

Did you know that Canada places #2 among countries in which students outsource their academic work? (Lancaster, 2018). In Canada, 71,000+ post-secondary students engage in contract cheating every year (Eaton, 2018). This week is Alberta Academic Integrity Week (Oct. 18 to 22, 2021). The GSA joins the Alberta Integrity Association and Dr. Sarah Eaton, a faculty member in the Werklund School …

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Let’s Talk Mental Illness with UCalgary graduate students

Let’s Talk Mental Illness with John Gabriel Cabayao John Gabriel was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type II in 2019 which came as a huge shock for him as he was previously diagnosed with and treated for depression. Have a listen of John Gabriel’s mental health journey in this video as he shares his mental health challenges with Bipolar Disorder Type II, the resources he has sought out, and …

Municipal Elections 2021

Municipal Elections are on October 18! Make it known that #StudentsVote and make your voice heard! Advance Vote: October 4 to 10. There are 37 designated Advance Vote stations. Advance Vote on Campus – October 4th-5th Location: Dining Centre Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Wards 1-7 Dining Centre RM1 Wards 8-14 Dining Centre RM2 Campus COVID-related protocols and public …

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 has recently been declared the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by the Government of Canada to commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools in Canada.    The GSA will be recognizing this special day as a dedicated opportunity to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools in Canada and honour and mourn those who did not return. As Indigenous communities across Canada …

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Three ideas on how to celebrate Pride this year!

By Chantal Rytz, Lily Hou, and the GSA^2 Subcommittee    Whether it’s your first Pride or you are a regular attendee, Pride 2021 will look a bit different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions in place. The GSA^2 Subcommittee brings to you three new ideas on how to celebrate Pride this year!   Visit and support local 2SLGBTQIAP+ owned, operated, and supportive businesses!   Motherlode Coffee YYC  Known as the lone Female-only coffee …

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The Beauty of a Rainbow

By Conrad Mielczarek, a member of the GSA Gender and Sexuality Alliance Committee Disclaimer: A full discussion of these issues is not possible in a single, short essay. In this article, we provide an overview of some of the main ideas that can help you begin to have these types of conversations. We encourage you to keep researching and learning! The …

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Considerations before investing in meme stocks

Written by James MacTavish, Senior Advisor Investor EducationSource: CheckFirst.ca. You may have heard or read about a series of select companies discussed heavily on social media and Reddit, surging in value seemingly overnight. Referenced as “meme stocks” in the news and online, these companies are a select but growing assortment whose significant growth in price is fueled by the excitement …

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New COVID-19 safety measures announced for Fall 2021

Advocacy win!   As of today, August 17, 2021, the University of Calgary in collaboration with the U of A and U of L have released new safety measures for the return to campus in Fall 2021. The GSA is pleased to see the extended health and safety measures for campus including rapid testing or vaccination and masks when in doors.   …

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LRC Updates: Return to Campus Survey and Recommendations

Fill out our Survey As the Fall semester approaches, there are lots of questions surrounding COVID-19 and our rights as Teaching Assistants.  To allow us to better advocate for graduate workers, please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey based on recent COVID-policy changes from both the Alberta Government and the University of Calgary. Communicate with your Faculty about your TAship …