Tuition Forum Update

(photo credit: Shirley Barg at CAUS forum provided by Debbie Jabbour) On November 14 CAUS held the first of a series of tuition forums at the U of A campus. Speakers were Raj Pannu (NDP), Ken Nicol (Liberal), Fran Trehearne (U of A), Mike Hudema (President U of A SU), Shirley Barg (Vice-president AUSU), and… Read more »


Doubt is something that we all live with. For some of us, doubt can play an important part of our awareness, while for others, it can be something that lurks around the edges of our lives, perhaps something that we aware of but choose to ignore, or at least try to pretend its not there…. Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation: Congrats to Martin Connors, Ernie Eves Educating Educators, and Everything Old is New Again

Congratulations to Martin Connors Professor Martin Connors of Athabasca University has received a Canadian Research Chair award in the amount of half a million dollars over five years. The award comes as part of a 130 million dollar investment announced by Minister of Industry Allan Rock and Gerry Byrne, Minister of State (see: Dr…. Read more »

From My Perspective – Too much time on my hands?

Last week’s article detailed several days of neighbourhood surveillance activities I engaged in. I received some interesting feedback, suggesting that perhaps I have too much time on my hands. I decided that this week I should explain how I spent the seven days subsequent to writing that article – just in case anyone decided that… Read more »

Barlow condemns corporate threat. Activist warns future trade agreements will gobble up public services still untouched by market. By Mimi Luse, The McGill Daily

MONTREAL (CUP) — “Keep your hands off our healthcare, our education, our water,” said Canadian activist and author Maude Barlow’s to multinational corporations Friday at McGill University. Barlow, speaking at the “Directing the Winds of Change: Educational Perspectives on Globalization” conference, attacked the increase in privatization of the “commons” or public services, which she says… Read more »

Survey Finds Canadian Teens Having More Sex at a Younger Age! By Marshall Bellamy, UWO Gazette

(Graphic from LONDON, ONT. (CUP) — The results are in, Quebec loves love and more 14-year-olds are getting laid. Durex Canada recently released a survey revealing sexuality trends among Canadian youth. The poll surveyed 2,000 people nationally between the ages of 18 to 29, said Barbara Case, senior consultant of Decima Research, the company… Read more »

New Web Encyclopedia at AU!

Athabasca University is the new host for the Encyclopedia of Canadian Theatre on the web. The site provides a comprehensive listing of Canadian playwrights, plays, and theatre practitioners, from information submitted by academics and those involved in the business and pleasure of the theatre. It is updated regularly, and is cross-linked. The Encyclopedia was originally… Read more »

Library 101

Librarian Elaine Magusin continues the series “Things You Should Know About the Library.” Q: I’ve been having difficulty logging into the journal databases from home. I’ve entered my username and library/student id number but it still won’t let me in. Can you help? A: Patrons often encounter difficulties logging in from home. Generally, modifying your… Read more »