Conference Connections

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER Distance Education Technology Symposium (DETS-03) – sponsored by the Centre for Distance Education – May 15-17, 2003 – Edmonton, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe. Details: or contact Pat Fahy ( AMTEC (Association of Media & Technology in Education in Canada) – “E-convergence: Education, Media & Technology” – May 25-28, 2003,… Read more »

Scholarships and Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Student’s Union, see the AUSU website at Also see the the Athabasca University website for information on AU scholarships. KINSMEN AND KINETTES BURSARY, THE (VARIES) Value: $1000 DEADLINE: February 1, 2003 Administrator: Kinsmen & Kinette Clubs of Canada Notes: To be eligible you must be a… Read more »

2003 Bryon Paege Memorial Award – Call For Nominations

CUPE Local 3911 is currently accepting nominations for the 2002 Bryon Paege Memorial Award. This annual $450 award, sponsored by CUPE Local 3911, is presented at the end of June in each year to a recipient selected by the Bryon Paege Memorial Award Selection Committee from among those nominated. The election committee is composed of… Read more »

Capital Campaign: What’s Coming For Autism

If you live in Calgary you’ve likely heard or seen information posted by Society for Treatment of Autism: radio spots, brochures, posters on the sides of Calgary’s buses and bus stops, as well as all kinds of interviews and media coverage. This has been part of the communication objective that Society for Treatment of Autism… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I just checked on the gradebook on-line and found out that I failed my final exam! What are my options now? How does a fail affect my degree? Thanks for the help. B. in Toronto Dear B. I can relate; I too have failed an exam. Nobody’s perfect and sometimes you can be… Read more »

Science, Chemistry, Research, and AU Students

As mentioned last week (, the WCUCC (Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry) conference was a wonderful opportunity for students to present their research to an audience of peers and academics. Each was given a short time to explain the process used, what they had discovered, and what the future goals of the research were. While most… Read more »

Fiction Feature – The Transfer

Night shift 12:01, Friday, April 23 She plodded to the chart rack, reached for a tissue and wiped at the moisture collecting beneath the collar of her burgundy scrub jacket. Lightly she tapped the button of the ancient desk fan. The tired motor spiked instantly creating a soft whirring sound. Every night, shortly after midnight,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Looking Back The Voice issue of spring 1994: The Alberta Government has announced it will eliminate 21 percent from Advanced Education Funding over three years. The then minister of Advanced Education and Career Development, Jack Ady, says that “I firmly believe, however, that efforts to control spending now will ensure that future generations of Albertans… Read more »

Flicks & Folios

The first time I saw this title mentioned on Shaw’s pay per view film list, the hubby and I had recently booked our cruise (see last week’s article). I was really interested in boning up on my Italian for the trip but I didn’t want to add any extra bills on to our already hefty… Read more »