CONFERENCE: Summer Symposium on Health Ethics

Summer Symposium on Health Ethics Wednesday 6 August 2003 Stollery Executive Development Centre Business Building, University of Alberta 11211 Saskatchewan Drive Edmonton, Alberta The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre (JDHEC) invites you to attend a one-day symposium on health ethics. This course will offer a series of presentations by JDHEC Faculty that will challenge you… Read more »

Scholarships and Awards

To review scholarships available through the Athabasca University Student’s Union, see the AUSU website at Also see the AU website at for more Scholarship opportunties. Many AU Scholarships are awarded on an automatic consideration basis, but there are a few that you can apply for. If you know of a scholarship that should… Read more »

News From AU – Contributed by The Insider

Lecturer pulls fast one on MDE students Some of AU’s Masters in Distance Education students have found that things are not always as they seem. Recently, Dr. Adrian Vranch, the Academic Development Manager at the University of Plymouth in England, visited AU to hold discussions with distance education researchers, and Associate VP Research, Dr. Rory… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Readers, Outside the weather is wonderful and thousands of people all across Canada are getting ready to dig in the dirt and sow some seeds, so this week the question is on gardening. I am not an “experienced gardener” but I can try to answer the question. If anyone can elaborate send your suggestions… Read more »

From My Perspective – Bass Lessons and Gratitude

Many years ago I needed to learn how to play bass guitar on the keyboard. It was my responsibility to play and program all the bass riffs in the songs my group was performing, and as a classically-trained pianist, I felt rather inept at playing bass. I explained my problem to our band manager, and… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

I Wanted to be Wrong Sometimes it would be better to be wrong than right. My previous comments ( on BSE aka Mad Cow disease are one of those times. Now it has finally hit us here in Alberta (, but in actual cattle herds rather than the deer population. This is going to have… Read more »

AU Introduces a New Master of Nursing Program

The first Master of Nursing degree program to be delivered fully online in Canada receives approval from Alberta Learning Athabasca, May 9, 2003 – The Centre for Nursing and Health Studies at Athabasca University announces government approval of the first Canadian Master of Nursing (MN) program to be delivered completely online. Although other universities have… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Mr. Deeds

If you’re an Adam Sandler fan, the review I’m about to give won’t matter to you – you’ll brush it off. If you’re a Jimmy Stewart fan – I’m hoping you need to go wash your hair when this film is playing! The local movie channels are playing the latest “remake” of Mr. Deeds Goes… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Poetry

THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING TO ME I am left all alone, with so much sorrow and misery My trust has been betrayed, my soul has been taken away My mind is trapped with anxiety, more problems heading my way This can’t be happening to me, This can’t be happening to me Each and every day,… Read more »