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From My Perspective – Trust

Trust is the foundation upon which all systems rely in order to function, whether it be trust between a husband and wife, trust between manager and employee, trust among members of an organization, or trust between countries. Ralph Waldo Emerson advised, “trust men and they will be true to you,” and Warren Bennis accurately observes,… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: How to be a Canadian

How to be a Canadian (Even if you already are one) Will and Ian Ferguson Douglas and McIntyre “The Canadian flag does not look like a giant nosebleed.” So say the brothers Ferguson in their first collaborative effort to describe the peculiar habits of this vast country and its elusive culture. How to Be a… Read more »

Quote of the Week

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” –Walter Bagehot

ENLIGHTENING INFORMATION

What do Aboriginal People Want? with James Guest & and Anna Marie Sewell Join us for a lunch hour conversation on Aboriginal issues – let’s tune in to what two distinguished Edmontonians have to say about the ongoing and often tense relationship between Aboriginal people and mainstream society. James Guest is a Metis and originally… Read more »

AUSU Election 2002 – Campaign Platforms

Campaign Platform of Tamra Ross Low Some of these letters are very long, but my reasons for wanting to be on council are very simple. I will be brief. I will make few promises because I need to learn more about the AU student body and its needs before I can. Too few AU students… Read more »

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

In my early teens, I never read anything that wasn’t required of me by one of the teachers in my school. I didn’t hate reading, but I wasn’t attracted to it either. One of my friends was always raving about a series of books by an author named J. R. R. Tolkien and he ultimately… Read more »

White Ribbons and Lipstick

“Oh no! They’ll think I look silly without lipstick.” It was my daughter raising the concern, as we pulled into the parking spot outside the restaurant. I pointed out that I was not concerned that I had no lipstick or other makeup on. I pointed out that she never wears makeup, yet all her friends… Read more »

Fed Watch!

Klein’s Silver Lining So it turns out Premier Klein’s not-so-sober visit to the Herb Jamieson Centre has had some good effects as well. Since being reported on the news, the homeless shelter in Edmonton has been “flooded with calls” by people who want to donate money, clothes, and time to the shelter. It seems strange… Read more »

Enjoying The Holidays And Keeping Resolutions

It’s resolution time again. New Year’s day is a time of reflection, and a time to evaluate ourselves, and our personal and professional progress over the past year. Everyone has things that they know they must change, and to facilitate this New Year’s has become the traditional day to practice a little radical self-applied pop… Read more »