COMMUNITY NETWORKS GROUP – Peace for Iraq; Live at the Roxy; Tilo Paiz and Friends; The Making of Warriors.

Peace for Iraq Canadian NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) have been actively involved in educating, sensitizing and lobbying the Canadian government to refrain from military action against Iraq and foster peaceful means to resolve the crisis in the region … The Canadian Council for International Co-operation, (CCIC) in a letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, warned that… Read more »

Alberta Commission on Learning shares status report

Press release from Alberta Learning, February 4, 2003 Edmonton… Thorough and thoughtful. That’s how Alberta’s Minister of Learning is describing the work done so far by Alberta’s Commission on Learning. The Minister recently reviewed the Commission’s status report and has asked them to share their progress with Albertans. “Alberta’s Commission on Learning has shown dedication… Read more »

Construction Woes

Several weeks back I asked a construction worker in the nearest truck what the “street hacking” was about. He said that the railroad line had to move over and that the company wanted it dealt with by Christmas. He expressed pretty serious reservations about whether it would be done by Santa’s visit. He needn’t have… Read more »

Who fares well on Welfare?

There is a gap, aggravated by the government and media, between how welfare recipients are perceived and the realities of living on social assistance. I know because I’ve been there. I am still there. Comments from Canadian politicians illustrate a theory that these misperceptions are being used as an excuse to reduce welfare spending by… Read more »

UBC tuition increase pushed through

30 per cent tuition increase passes despite heavy student opposition Published: Thu-30-Jan-2003 By Kathleen Deering, Ubyssey VANCOUVER (CUP) — This year’s round of tuition consultations is over, as the University of British Colombia’s Board of Governors (BoG) passed the 2003-04 tuition proposal early yesterday morning”?despite many concerns voiced by students over the last several months…. Read more »

AU Profiles – Student: Zil-E-Huma Lodhi

STUDENT: Zil-e-Huma Lodhi What province and city/town do you live in? I am currently residing in Montreal (Quebec). Do you have a family/ kids/ pets ? I am happily married and have a two year old cute daughter. What are your hobbies / interests/ activities/ etc. I love to read books, listen to music and… Read more »


From Alberta … It’s CDE Live! The Centre for Distance Education continues to break new ground in its online teaching techniques. Here, Dr. Jon Baggaley climbs inside a PowerPoint presentation for a live presentation to his MDDE662 class. “The students contribute to the online seminars via live audio and video,” says Jon. MDE student Jim… Read more »

An Encounter With a Mass Murderer – Part 2

:continued from last week. For part 1, see: To see him in pictures is not the same – film devours his strange charisma, imprinting only the most inconsequential features of his visage. The resulting photograph depicts someone who looks more like your local insurance salesman than a man who held such power over his… Read more »