Daily Archives: Wednesday, June 4, 2003


Free classifieds for AU students. Send your ad to the Editor at voice@ausu.org, with Classified in the subject line.

Big Party for Public Education in Edmonton

To suggest listings for events, conferences, or opportunities in your area, contact voice@ausu.org. Big Party for Public Education Sunday June 01, 2003 noon – 4:00 p.m. @ McKernan School, 11330 – 76 Avenue Free ETS Tix. Available INFO: 444-3749 E-mail: giantletter@shaw.ca Dear Edmontonian / Parent, Parents in Alberta are organizing a Big Party for Education… Read more »

CONFERENCE: Summer Symposium on Health Ethics

Summer Symposium on Health Ethics Wednesday 6 August 2003 Stollery Executive Development Centre Business Building, University of Alberta 11211 Saskatchewan Drive Edmonton, Alberta The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre (JDHEC) invites you to attend a one-day symposium on health ethics. This course will offer a series of presentations by JDHEC Faculty that will challenge you… Read more »

Conference Connections

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER ICDE World Conference – 21st annual – June 1-5, 2003 – Hong Kong. POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. Details http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/HK2003/e_postpone.htm CADE – June 7-11, 2003 – St. John’s, NF. Details: http://www.cade-aced2003.ca/ “Women and Leadership in Higher Education: How Thick is the Glass Ceiling?” – International Conference – June 12-14, 2003 – Monterrey, Nuevo… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Student’s Union, see the AUSU website at www.ausu.org ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY MILDRED ROWE WESTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Value: $600 DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2003 Administrator: Athabasca University Notes: Available to Alberta students with an academic standing of 80% or more. Must have completed between three and five courses at Athabasca within… Read more »

News From AU

‘Bug Guy’ brings provincial Bug Room to Athabasca Science Outreach-Athabasca recently hosted a presentation of “Alberta Bugs: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.” Terry Thormin, from the Alberta Provincial Museum’s Bug Room spoke on April 8, 2003 in the Nancy Appleby Theatre. He brought along a variety of “friends” from the Provincial Museum, including… Read more »

Propaganda in our Society

Propaganda is a “phenomenon that blurs many fine distinctions” (Doob, 1948). It has been around for a very long time. How do we decide enough is enough, someone has spoke more than they should, or that the reasonable has become unreasonable. Deciding what to believe, differentiating reasonable from the unreasonable, the exciting from the dangerous,… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Hey Readers! Here’s the other gardening question I promised you last week! Dear Sandra, My wife and I just moved into a beautiful older home, problem is that it was empty for a year before we moved in and weeds overrun the gardens. Besides spraying and constant plucking, is there anything else we can do?… Read more »