Not All Technological Discoveries Are Advances.

I’m in love with technology – let’s get that strait right off the bat. I shop on the internet: for gifts, clothes, entertainment, food, and everything else you can think of. Our house is fully networked so that the computers in our two home offices can transfer files in a blink over a high-speed cable… Read more »

Nepal Day! Saturday, October 26, 2002

Saturday, October 26, 2002 @ ACCA Centre, 3530 – 91 Street Infoline: 459-6781 / 450-3957 The Society of Friends of Nepal (SOFON) invites you to the Celebration of Nepal Day, hosted by well-known artist Urmila Garg (painter, weaver and ceramicist) who in 1983 founded Nepal’s first craft school, Kalaguthi and the Nepal Creative Arts Trust…. Read more »

American students invade Canadian schools

LONDON, ONT. (CUP) — Not since the War of 1812 have so many Americans headed North – there are more American students coming to Canadian universities than ever before. Robert Best, vice-president-national affairs for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, said there are numerous reasons for the influx of American students. “Canada provides… Read more »

Government urged to grant refugees loans

ST. JOHN’S, NFLD. (CUP) — Although government officials are considering changes to the legislation outlining access to Canada Student Loans for refugees, advocates say the process has already gone on too long. Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) administers the federal student loan program under the Student Financial Assistance Act. According to the act, refugees cannot… Read more »

Nazi medicine teaches vital ethical lessons

(photo credit: Philip Head – photo supplied with article by CUP) EDMONTON (CUP) — A prominent researcher of Nazi medical techniques warned a full house of physicians and medical students to examine their social accountability, so horrors like the medical studies of Nazi Germany are never repeated. Entitled “Dementia of the Academe: Medicine in the… Read more »

Flaws of Fundamentalism

In the face of what is foreign, what is strange, and what is unknown, sometimes an individual or group of people will resort, or perhaps better, revert, to a fundamentalist position. Typically, we associate fundamentalism with religion, but it isn’t merely limited to that area of human experience and discourse. We can exhibit fundamentalism in… Read more »


For those trapped in their vacuums, glued to the wall by blobs of strawberry jam, obsessed by the quest for the perfect mildew remover, or oppressed by male oppression (the worst kind), The Voice’s Sandra had some sound advice last week: your prison is your own. So, guardian of your own destiny, run the vacuum… Read more »