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Sounding Off

Last week I asked students to comment on the legalization of gay marriages. You had plenty to say! I think that this is a wonderful thing. Why should only straight people enjoy such things as prenuptial agreements, lawyers, divorce, property settlement, custody fights, alimony and such. On the serious side, however, there are so many… Read more »

Editorial Pages

HAPPY CANADA DAY! This week: 2 New Graduate Profiles Sounding Off – I asked for your opinions on the legalization of gay marriages, and you had plenty to say! Nature Notes – Nothing says spring like butterflies: And much more: Congratulations Canada, on turning 136! July 1st marks another Canadian birthday, and the end of… Read more »

Conference Connections

Contributed by The Insider ED-MEDIA – “World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications” – June 23 – 28, 2003 – Honolulu, Hawaii. Details: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/default.htm IASTED – “International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology” – June 30 – July 2, 2003 – Rhodes, Greece. Details:http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2003/greece/cate.htm Distance Teaching & Learning Conference: – 19th annual -“Working Smarter… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Student’s Union, see the AUSU website at http://www.ausu.org FELLOWSHIPS FOR FULL-TIME STUDIES IN FRENCH (300) Value: $1000 DEADLINE: November 15, 2003 Administrator: Alberta Scholarship Programs Notes: Applicants must be plan to enrol full-time in a post-secondary program of at least one semester in length. At least three courses… Read more »

News From AU

New Global and Social Analysis website Learn more on-line about the Governance Law and Management Degree available at Athabasca University by browsing the new virtual home pages for the Governance, Law and Management (GLM) and Public Administration degree programs The new site is located at: http://bpa-governance.athabascau.ca/contents/index1.html AU’s existence confirmed at June 13 and 14 Convocation… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Please help! Summer is coming and my kids (ages 7 & 10) will be home for two whole months. How am I going to get any studying done? I need to keep them out of my hair. I’ve been so used to my 8 hours of peace a day that I now don’t… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Alberta Relents? The Alberta Government might be starting to get the message. Over the past week, additional funding has been announced (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200306/14634.html) for the post-secondary system. 30 million dollars has been allocated to Alberta Learning’s post-secondary institutions to be used for operating costs and maintenance. That money has to cover all the post-secondary institutions in… Read more »

ISFIR – International Student Festival In Rome

ISFIR | 2003 International Student Festival in Rome ISFiR- the International Student Festival in Rome takes place from July 16 to July 25, 2003. “With about 450 participants aged 18 to 50 from 90-100 different countries, ISFiR is the largest thematic student festival in the world. This year’s theme is ‘Challenging Attitudes,’ and to make… Read more »