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From My Perspective – Pain

Physical pain is part of the human experience, yet it is a highly subjective one. Each person responds differently to a pain stimulus, and one cannot judge the degree of physical pain another is feeling – although it may appear obvious when another person is in pain, understanding the severity of such pain is subject… Read more »

Education Revolutionary: Karl Marx meets Ivan Illich

The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe. It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, the man of science, into its paid wage- labourers. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, “Manifesto of the Communist Party” From the 19th century Educators and doctors… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: A NOTE FROM THE CALGARY LEARNING CENTRE!

Feb. 1, 2002 AU Insider : http://www.athabascau.ca/insider/2002/Feb01-02.htm#clc Meanwhile, Karen Wong, Manager, CLC, sends on the following note: “Bushwoman Bonnie” shaves for kids! Bonnie Nahornick has a big heart, especially for kids. She also has a lot of hair which she has decided to shave and donate to Wigs for Kids, a division of the Canadian… Read more »

Enlightening Information

WE NEED READER FEEDBACK! Any comments, suggestions, feedback, or submissions may be sent to Tammy Moore, Editor of The Voice at tmoore@ausu.org Many thanks for your writing contributions and support, and I look forward to hearing from you all! AUSU ACADEMIC COMMITTEE The AUSU Academic Committee is looking for new members interested in exploring new… Read more »

Cigarette makers accused of targeting teens

MONTREAL (CUP) — Internal documents released in court earlier this week from Canada’s three major tobacco companies suggest an extensive effort goes into marketing their products to youth, some barely in their teens. The country’s cigarette makers — JTI-MacDonald, Rothman’s-Benson and Hedges and Imperial Tobacco — are challenging Bill C-71, adopted by the federal government… Read more »

Fate of Bighorn Wildland decided this month

VANCOUVER (CUP) — The advisory group appointed to recommend action on Alberta’s Bighorn Wildland is ignoring key provincial policies, environmentalists say. Pressure from government, industry and off-road vehicle (ORV) users is causing the advisory group to skip over 1986 policies that designated protected areas, says Tamaini Snaith, Conservation Specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA)… Read more »

Debt reduction program a sham, lobby group claims

ST. JOHN’S (CUP) — The Canadian Federation of Students says the federal government’s student-debt reduction program is a sham and has helped just a handful of people. The national program, part of the government’s 1998 Canada’s Opportunity Strategy, is an education plan that provides financial aid to students. It gives university graduates extra funding to… Read more »

MediaWatch announces worst portrayals of women

WINNIPEG (CUP) — A Canadian media watchdog group has published its annual report card on the best and worst advertising portrayals of women in 2001. MediaWatch, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the representation of women and girls in the media, released its report March 8, to coincide with International Women’s Day. “This is… Read more »

Suicide Versus Acne

Suicide or acne? Which would you pick? It’s an easy choice for most people, but those who suffer from severe forms of acne, may choose the more extreme of the two: suicide. In fact, sixty-six people taking the acne drug Accutane have committed suicide, and 1,373 others reported psychiatric side effects. If this is how… Read more »