This Christmas, Give A Gift To The Earth: David Suzuki’s Nature Challenge Simplifies Making A Difference.

This November, Canadian environmentalist, author, and television host David Suzuki has challenged Canadians to start taking concrete action against pollution, waste, and environmental damage [see:]. The David Suzuki Foundation has named this initiative The Nature Challenge, and a number of prominent Canadians, including Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean, National Ballet of Canada’s… Read more »


Athabasca University Governing Council invites nominations for Honourary Degrees to be presented at Convocation ceremonies on June 13 and 14, 2003 in Athabasca, Alberta. Candidates will have distinguished themselves in education, science, the arts, public service, or other areas, and have made significant life-long contributions to endeavours consistent with the mandate and purpose of Athabasca… Read more »


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Conference Connections

· CASE District VIII – March 8-11, 2003 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – “Connect in Coeur d’Alene.” Details: · ICDE World Conference – 21st annual – June 1-5, 2003 – Hong Kong. Deadline for abstract submission is Aug. 1, 2002. Details:

Remembrance Day Nov. 11, 2002. More than Remembering – Ensuring Justice! A presentation on The International Criminal Court by Elaine Harvey

Monday, November 11, 2002, 7-9 p.m. @ the Unitarian Church of Edmonton 12530 – 110 Ave. Local Unitarian Universalist churches celebrate the beginning of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with a free public forum on Remembrance Day from 7-9 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2002 at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton, 12530 –… Read more »

Romanow Speaks On the Future of Health Care and Calls for More Cooperation Between Federal and Provincial Governments

(photo provided by CUP) ST. JOHN’S, NFLD. (CUP) — Former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow came to Memorial University to tell students that money alone isn’t the key to saving Canada’s public health system. Romanow, who is currently the sole commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, said money problems… Read more »

Canada Is A Valuable Model for Peace, says Author Satya Das

NATION BOOSTER Author Satya Das says Canada needs to lead the international community by example. (Photo: Patrick Finlay) EDMONTON (CUP) — For the title of his new book about Canadian international leadership, Edmonton author Satya Das chose a phrase that isn’t so modestly Canadian: “?The Best Country: Why Canada Will Lead the Future.’ “It’s very… Read more »

State of the Plants

Biology professor Robert Holmberg reports on the latest in the Centre for Science – photo provided by The Insider With the help of Terra Birkigt, this summer we were able to do some maintenance on Athabasca University’s collection of preserved plants. We now have over 2,800 dried specimens that have been mounted, identified and catalogued…. Read more »

Fall Behind

It was the weekend before last when we became time travelers. It was easy. We didn’t need any ultra advanced technology, we needed neither the guidance nor assistance of Cronus to devour time for us”?nor did we require any other deity, and we didn’t need some artifact of recovered alien mechanics. All we needed was… Read more »