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A Bug In Your Ear

Indigenous Education Event Thursday January 31, 2002 – 6:00 p.m. @ the Provincial Museum of Alberta Infoline: 428-2064 / E-mail: janism@athabascau.ca Athabasca University is launching its new Indigenous Education initiative with the Canadian premiere screening of Yolngu Boy, an Australian film about Indigenous youth, at the Provincial Museum in Edmonton the evening of Thursday, January… Read more »

Quote of the Week

“Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement.” –Thomas N. Carruther

ENLIGHTENING INFORMATION

University of Alberta’s INTERNATIONAL WEEK January 28 – February 1, 2002 INFO: http://www.international.ualberta.ca / Phone: (780) 492-2692 “Living as if the Planet Matters” The 17th annual International Week includes over 50 events examining the many facets of social and ecological sustainability and sustainable development in both local and international contexts. The Week features keynote speakers… Read more »

McGill won’t use Web-based plagiarism detectors

MONTREAL (CUP) — Members of the McGill University community are speaking out against new Internet technology designed to detect plagiarism in students’ papers, saying that such systems unfairly assume students will attempt to cheat. Web sites like Turnitin.com (http://www.turnitin.com), a non-profit site that hosts an ever-increasing Internet database of student papers and Internet resources, are… Read more »

Behind the Mask

I hide behind a carefully constructed façade of a self-achieving, ambitious individual, when inside I am really scared of achieving my goals because I might fail. I hide behind a care-fully constructed façade of a self-confident, my-own-best-friend person, when inside I am only a lonely child. I hide behind the façade of an intelligent and… Read more »

Education Revolutionary

Ontario’s “Independent Learning Centre” is a distance education provider of secondary school courses for Ontario residents. Adults who wish to take courses for personal development, or to complete a high school diploma can study independently, and at a distance, for a small administrative fee that is refundable after a course is completed. Although the quality… Read more »

Studying With Kids

Distance education can be a challenge to the most dedicated student but to one that holds down a job and has young children as well, it can be a most daunting task. I find myself in this category of student but I have found different ways to cope with some of the difficulties. My wife… Read more »

Fed Watch!

Manitoba Universities Save on Taxes The Manitoba Government has announced (http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/press/top/2002/01/2002-01-11-04.html) a five year plan to phase out property tax being paid by Universities. This means there are only three provinces that still require Universities to pay property tax (http://www.canoe.ca/NationalTicker/CANOE-wire.Mba-Tax-Breaks.html). Those three are Quebec, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Curiously, it is Ontario that has spent… Read more »

Credit Woes: Part II

Part two of a report on maintaining your credit while you are in school. As I mentioned last week, all you need to start establishing good credit is one, low-limit credit card. If your credit history does not allow you to obtain one, inquire about getting a secured card, which requires you to pay the… Read more »