UCalgary, Student Union issue conflicting statements following MacHall mediation

April 27, 2016

The University of Calgary and the school’s Student Union have issued conflicting releases since mediation efforts ended last week over the disputed ownership and management of the MacEwan Hall campus building. The Student Union issued a release on Monday claiming that UCalgary was attempting to “confiscate revenues from the facility” by terminating the SU’s operating agreement four years before the end of its term. UCalgary disputed this claim and others, stating that if it assumes the management of MacHall, “the SU will continue to run all of the businesses it owns and operates in Mac Hall, and collect the revenues.” The SU has since issued another release contesting UCalgary’s response. The Calgary Herald reports that a court date has been set for May 5, 2016 to hear the SU’s injunction to block UCalgary’s move to assume management of MacHall. Calgary Herald | UCalgary | SU (1) | SU (2)