Has Canada Become A Post-Industrial Society

Has Canada become a “post-industrial” society? In order to answer that question, one must first define, if possible, what a post-industrial society exactly comprises. There are numerous definitions of the term, the most simplistic approach reasons that since the industrial era saw the majority of workers employed in the industrial sector, society must have moved… Read more »

Editorial Pages

EDITORIAL PAGES THE VOICE: 1993 – 2003 10 YEARS AS YOUR STUDENT NEWSPAPER THIS WEEK NEW AU PROGRAM – The AU Masters of Nursing is Canada’s first online-only opportunity to obtain this high-demand degree Fiction Feature – Poetry by Shahzadi Bhatti Bass Lessons and Gratitude – Musings on the philosophy of giving: by Debbie Jabbour… Read more »

College vs University

As a society, we regard university as providing a higher education than a college. However, what we need to understand is that university is theory based while college is practical. The average population will look more highly upon an individual who has acquired a university degree than one who has graduated with a college diploma…. Read more »

Flicks & Folios

Once in a while a pocketbook comes along that completely blows me away. The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot is one of those books! Published in 1992 by HarperPerrenial it is an amazing find! The cover quote is from Jean Houston, Ph.D. author of The Possible Human: “One of the most important books of the… Read more »


The Post-Secondary Learning Act, also known as Bill 43, received first reading in legislature last week before being tabled until fall. The Act is an attempt by the government to combine the Universities Act with acts governing other post-secondary institutes in the province. In putting forward Bill 43, the Alberta government seems to have found… Read more »


The progress of technology around the world has already turned some of our legends into reality. Nanotechnology is another emerging technology which has a promise to give life the fairy tale of dwarfs. In a few decades , this technology will make “supercomputers that fit on the head of the pin and fleets of tiny… Read more »