UCalgary students’ union loses injunction over management of Mac Hall

October 12, 2016

The University of Calgary Students’ Union has lost a court case that will see the management of Mac Hall pass from the union to UCalgary. The students’ union and UCalgary are currently in dispute over the ownership of the building, with the union claiming that it is Mac Hall’s majority co-owner based on investments made in the building and an operating agreement from 1969. The students’ union filed an injunction in November 2015 to prevent the university from taking control of the building’s management, yet the presiding judge reportedly ruled against the injunction on the basis that the change would not harm the union. UCalgary has stated that the SU will continue to collect the revenues generated by the businesses it owns and operates in Mac Hall, yet the SU contests this claim, stating that the new arrangement is based on the university's willingness to “dol[e] out some of these revenues at their discretion to support the SU’s programs.” CBC | Calgary Herald | UCalgary | SU