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    University of Calgary seeks film camera donations for art students

    This was posted on RFF and I thought I'd share this in case anyone's got some old gear kicking around no longer needed.

    http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/...0-c9af1cf8024f

    The University of Calgary's Art Department contact info:
    http://www.ucalgary.ca/art/contact/
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    Derrick...
    I'm trying to get some cameras for some of the youth I work with at the shelter here in Edmonton. If I get some extra ones I'll send them your way. Let me know what you're looking for.
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    "Accessibility is critical for new students who need to use a film camera but cannot afford one," department head Arthur Nishimura says, "and the department currently only has three cameras to lend to (20) students. They take turns borrowing them, which, needless to say, is not the ideal situation for our students."
    Hehe, if those students were even slightly more enterprising they could find all manner of interesting film cameras on ebay and local classified ads for like $5. Still I hope they get some donations - I didn't know U of C was still teaching silver photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walter23 View Post
    Hehe, if those students were even slightly more enterprising
    Really, if ones spends more than $50 on a Spotmatic, or a Minolta SRT, one has paid too much. I wonder how many of these poor students are buying Starbucks?

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    Tell them to use their Ralphbucks to get one!

    Geez, isn't this the richest province in Canada? Seems universities there shouldn't have to go cap in hand asking for donations for something so small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    Really, if ones spends more than $50 on a Spotmatic, or a Minolta SRT, one has paid too much. I wonder how many of these poor students are buying Starbucks?
    Hey, I know what it's like to be a poor student, and even then $20-$50 for a manual 35mm camera is nothing... now if you had to buy it near the end of the semester when the loan money was running dry and you'd been living off $500 a month salary and paying $700 in rent, that'd be a different story.. but when the student loan funds are fresh in the bank account - well, let's just say there's a reason all the vendors set up booths in the student center in September and October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Corneau View Post
    Tell them to use their Ralphbucks to get one!

    Geez, isn't this the richest province in Canada? Seems universities there shouldn't have to go cap in hand asking for donations for something so small.
    Something's kinda screwy with finances in this province though. Infrastructure and health care has been kind of falling apart, universities (allegedly) poorly funded - I mean tuition has doubled in the last half decade.

    I think it may eventually emerge that there has been some massive (multi)billion dollar fraud going on in the government, or between government and big industry or certain individuals, but that's just a hunch, and it will be up to other people to uncover it eventually.
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    Good point, Walter -- notice I said "universities" not "students". Most prosperous and thriving societies realize they have to have a healthy arts sector in order to really progress, but that's another discussion for another thread.

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    film still being taught

    The good news is that the University of Calgary is still interested in teaching film photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walter23 View Post
    I think it may eventually emerge that there has been some massive (multi)billion dollar fraud going on in the government, or between government and big industry or certain individuals, but that's just a hunch, and it will be up to other people to uncover it eventually.
    The big problem is that most of our money is being sucked down into the US and doesn't do our economy one bit of good. Maybe we should be like Venezuela and provincialize the oil industry. Cut the feds out too.

    I agree with Martin that at least they are exposing their students to film and recognize it's a different medium than digital.
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