AU President Continues Term

AUGC Chair Robert Fulton announced Sept. 5 that President Dominique Abrioux will continue his term of office until June 30, 2005: “When agreeing to a second term in 1999, Dr. Abrioux had opted to commit to three more years as President, rather than the normal five years that had been the AUGC’s preference. Today’s announcement,… Read more »

Commemorative to September 11, 2001

The first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon is rapidly approaching, and with it the emotions of horror and anger that raged through my body are rekindled. The events of September 11, 2001 shockingly reminded us of our own mortality as individuals and as a nation, and we bonded… Read more »

Self and Other:

Religion and ethics often walk hand-in-hand. In other words, if we are of a specific religious persuasion, then we are typically prescribed a moral code which is intended to promote correct conduct. Even if we are atheists, we usually find that the laws of our society have been derived (at least in part) from some… Read more »


Dear Sandra: I am a full-time university student in my thirties. I’m proud to be completing my education, even if I did start later than a lot of others. The problem is that many of my friends and family members cannot understand why I’m in school at my age, instead of working. How should I… Read more »

The Harried Student Goes to the Doctor

It all started with the toilet. There was this discussion about who should clean it. Obviously, it would be impossible for the person holding the anatomy textbook in the portions of her upper limbs distal to the radiocarpal joints, but no problem at all for the person currently taking the toilet duck out of the… Read more »

The Film Review!

Admission: As this is my second film review:I’m becoming Leonard Maltin! But if I grow a beard:I quit!! The film Memento is currently running on Shaw Cable movie channels and stars Guy Pearce, whom some of you may remember from The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Wildly, he is sans Australian accent and… Read more »

Fed Watch!

Adult Learners Week This week is International Adult Learner’s Week, and is the first year that Canada has participated in the festivities. Events are happening across the country throughout the week and beyond, so check out what’s happening near you at the ALW web site (SEE: Some provinces are getting more into the spirit… Read more »

From My Perspective

Addictions are complex, and they affect people differently. In the last two weeks I’ve discussed some of the mechanisms involved in the addiction process, since greater understanding can help develop a more tolerant perspective of addictions and people who become addicted. In this final article, I take a look at the process of quitting an… Read more »

A Professor By Any Other Name:

Many factors led to my decision to attend a distance university rather than the traditional Calgary choice – the U of C. Overall I’m very pleased with the level of education that I’m receiving from AU, but one thing has always bugged me about our school: Tutors. No, I’m not referring to the instructors themselves…. Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

Last week the first official AUSU News was mailed to AU students everywhere! AUSU is working hard to keep students up to date with issues about the website, the upcoming AGM, groups, clubs and committees, and other pertinent information regarding things like student I.D. cards and awards. Make sure you fill out your contest ballot… Read more »