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Nature Notes – From the Backyard to the Biosphere. Diversity and Belonging: The Field of Ethnobiology

Diversity and belonging: distinct, yet uniquely linked; two concepts of prime importance in an age of homogenization and rootlessness. Diversity: variation, polychromaticity, species of endless description, cultures with myriad ways of seeing and understanding the world, languages as diverse as the worldviews of those who speak them. Belonging: a sense of home, rootedness in place,… Read more »

DEAR SANDRA: The Advice Column

Hello Sandra, This is not your usual letter, as I am not writing in for myself but rather about my husband, who is an AU student. He is a very busy man, with a career in the military and we have two small sons. He’s got tons of hobbies and friends and he both works… Read more »

Abolishing the Penny

Whenever I go out around my neighbourhood I find myself picking up spare change. No, not one of those Need a Penny Take a Penny thingies. You see we don’t own a vehicle so I’m either walking or taking transit. I see the ground, and not the car in front of me. One of the… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation: Counting the Prison Vote, Changing the Way You Vote, and The Public Safety Act

Courting the Prison Vote The Supreme Court of Canada has abolished the law (see: http://www.gc.ca/wire/2002/11/011102_e.html) that prevented federal prisoners from voting in federal elections. The details at elections Canada show that this only affects those prisoners who are serving less than two years in a federal penitentiary (see: http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=gen&document=ec90545&dir=bkg&lang=e&textonly=false), but still this seems like a… Read more »

From My Perspective – Post-Secondary Tuition (Part Four)

This week I bring my discussion on post secondary education and tuition in Alberta to a conclusion. I hope that I’ve succeeded in raising some awareness about issues hindering accessibility to post secondary education. These issues and problems are complex and may not have an easy solution, but unless we are willing to speak up… Read more »