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Are You an Artist? AUSU Supports the Arts!

AUSU is interested in purchasing original works of art from students for use in promotional purposes. These promotions may include: gifts from AUSU to graduates at convocation, tokens of appreciation for volunteers, special presentations, etc. The works of art must: -be created by an AU Student -be within a value range $0-$500. -be accessible or… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation: Nova Scotia Conference on Adult Learning, Controlling Canadian Calls, National Summit on Innovation and Commercialisation?

Controlling Canadian Calls The Honourable Allan Rock, Minister of Industry, has announced a review toward changing the regulatory structure of telecommunication companies (see: http://www.ic.gc.ca/cmb/welcomeic.nsf/cdd9dc973c4bf6bc852564ca006418a0/85256a220056c2a485256c76004b4d93!OpenDocument). What this means in plain English is that he is looking at allowing foreign companies to acquire Canadian telephone companies. Doing this would mean that we would probably have to deal… Read more »

Play With Words

While letters form the basic elements of our language, they are, of themselves, without meaning. Typically, we don’t attach any sense to letters, and if someone was to utter “A, H, P, Z, N,” we would not have any means to understand what this person might be trying to say”?indeed, we would likely think that… Read more »

New scholarship program awards $165,000 to apprentices

Edmonton… Apprentices in Alberta are reaping the benefits of a new $3.3 million scholarship created by industry, the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board, and Alberta Learning. In its inaugural year, 165 scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded from the endowment to encourage registered Alberta apprentices to complete their training. “The collaboration of industry… Read more »

Martin’s Eye on the Sky

(photo provided by The Insider) Martin Connors has good reason to smile. AU’s own mathematician, physicist, and astronomer has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Space Science. His research in the measurement of the Northern Lights and their magnetic fields has led to an improved understanding of space weather. The Government of Canada announced… Read more »

Is Our Policy of Multiculturalism Too Lenient?

Canada is known for its multicultural heritage and the freedom that it offers refugees and immigrants from other countries. In high school we all learnt how important it is to remain open to things such as new cultures and religions. Since we live in a democratically free country all residents have rights such as the… Read more »

Designer Genes

In the last century, the human race has made stunning scientific advances. One of the newest, most controversial of these is genetic engineering. It is an awesome power, but one that humanity is not mature enough to possess. Morally and medically, human cloning is too risky, and the human race too prone to selfishness, for… Read more »

DEAR SANDRA: The Advice Column

Dear Sandra, I need your help with my academic situation. To put it bluntly, I’m not doing as well as I thought I would. I study regularly, I spend a lot of time on my assignments and I maintain contact with my tutors, yet I can never get a mark over 80%. I have never… Read more »

Acronym Nightmares!

My hubby is fawnnnyy! He’s always saying things that trigger ideas for articles. He’s a computer and math type so I’m the one who bashes out the words:or as his PCA says, “Put together some more of those pretty words!” And here is the latest focus. What’s the main common denominator below? · I’m in… Read more »