The 9th Annual General Meeting of AUSU for 2000/2001 has been scheduled for September 28, 2002, at 1 PM MST. It will be held at the AUSU Office, #306, 10030 107 Street, North Tower, Edmonton, AB. All members of AUSU are invited to attend, either in person or by teleconference. This Annual General Meeting will… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

Nominations are being accepted for the President’s Award for Tutoring/Mentoring Excellence. Nominations must be submitted to the Coordinator, Staff Development in Human Resources by September 30, 2002. This award recognizes up to two individuals each year for excellence in instructional service to AU students. CUPE tutors, graduate instructors, and academic coaches are eligible for nomination… Read more »

Adult Learners Week. THE VOICE September 11, 2002

Contributed By The Insider Mark your calendars for Adult Learners Week – September 8 to 14 – which is part of a worldwide initiative organized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). AU, together with seven other organizations, will host a Festival of Learning in Athabasca on September 14 from 10 am to… Read more »

Join us @ our Second Annual Picnic in the Parkland! Contributed Courtesy of Community Networks Group

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002 Picnic from 1-3 pm, Music from 2-5 pm Join us, support the Parkland Institute, enjoy great food, great music and a beautiful location! INFOLINE: 492-0417 Musicians: The McDades … Terry McDade, Solon McDade, Jermiah McDade and Shannon Johnson, Lionel Rault, Ron Rault, Stewart McDougall, Kenny Chalmers, Jef Bradshaw. New and original… Read more »

Outstanding Practitioner

Rory McGreal, Associate Vice President, Research received the Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Award for Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education 2001. This is the most prestigious distance education award in the U.S. Rory received the honour at the 18th Annual Distance Education Conference in Madison, Wisconsin on Aug. 16, 2002. The Outstanding Practitioner Award… Read more »

Free Health Benefits for Children in Low-income Families

The Alberta Child Health Benefit (ACHB) provides children in low-income families with free: · Dental care · Prescription drugs · Eyewear · Emergency ambulance services · Essential diabetic supplies More families are now eligible for coverage through the ACHB because of increased income eligibility levels, which took effect July 1, 2002. These income levels are… Read more »

Tutor Honoured

Belated congratulations to Bill Wiehler, who is an AU tutor for CHEM 301: Introductory Biochemistry. He was honoured at the end of May with the Governor General’s Gold Medal as the graduate student with the highest academic standing at the University of Calgary. Lt.-Gov. Lois Hole presented Bill with the medal on behalf of the… Read more »

AU President Continues Term

AUGC Chair Robert Fulton announced Sept. 5 that President Dominique Abrioux will continue his term of office until June 30, 2005: “When agreeing to a second term in 1999, Dr. Abrioux had opted to commit to three more years as President, rather than the normal five years that had been the AUGC’s preference. Today’s announcement,… Read more »

Commemorative to September 11, 2001

The first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon is rapidly approaching, and with it the emotions of horror and anger that raged through my body are rekindled. The events of September 11, 2001 shockingly reminded us of our own mortality as individuals and as a nation, and we bonded… Read more »

Self and Other:

Religion and ethics often walk hand-in-hand. In other words, if we are of a specific religious persuasion, then we are typically prescribed a moral code which is intended to promote correct conduct. Even if we are atheists, we usually find that the laws of our society have been derived (at least in part) from some… Read more »