The Fit Student—Meditate for Better Grades

Do you want to boost your grades simply by unwinding? Not just boost your grades, but make yourself a kinder, more forgiving—and smarter—person? If so, meditate during study breaks.  Reporting on research done at MIT, author Donovan Alexander states that “there was an obvious correlation between mindfulness in schools and better overall academic performance, better… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA for Executives Webinar Tues, Jan 28, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online, Hosted by AU Faculty of Business Register through above link Live chat – Online MBA for Executives Wed, January 29, 1:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online, Hosted by AU Faculty of Business Register through above link AUSU Council Nominations Now… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  EDC Youth Education Program scholarships Sponsored by:  Export Development Canada (EDC) Deadline:  February 14, 2020 Potential payout:  $4000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, enrolled full-time in an accredited bachelor’s degree program at a Canadian university or college, studying business or a combination of business/environmental courses, and have a… Read more »

My Experience Living in a Japanese Capsule Hotel

Since researching for my trip to Japan, one of my bucket-list activities included living in a capsule hotel. The capsule hotel is exactly as it sounds – visitors sleep in a bed contained in a space capsule. Even before going, I’ve heard various mixed reviews about the living environment. While some visitors feel claustrophobic, others… Read more »

The Study Dude—Be Cool; Stay in School

“I quit high school,” a woman said to me, someone I barely knew. “I don’t have the willpower.” Who’s she kidding, I thought.  She was well-spoken, mature, and talented.  I saw her potential more clearly than she did. “If I can get a degree, you certainly can,” I told her. I was partway through an… Read more »

Course Exam—CHEM 217

CHEM 217 (Chemical Principles I) is a three-credit introductory chemistry course that provides an introduction to chemistry from both a theoretical and practical point of view.  The combination of CHEM 217 and CHEM 218 (Chemical Principles II) is the equivalent to first-year university chemistry.  CHEM 217 has no prerequisites, however, chemistry 30 of an equivalent… Read more »

Dear Barb—Anger Management

Dear Barb: Hi, I have been reading your column almost weekly and I finally decided to write in. For most of my life I have been an angry, some say vindictive person. I don’t feel I have been treated well by my family and because of my anger I rarely see them. None of them… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Don’t Be An Ignoramus! Is that Even Possible?

The ignoramus may be the only dinosaur that never went extinct.  Its DNA is in us all whenever we feel superior and better-informed than others.  Ironically, education itself can exacerbate this chronic condition where we become dinosaurs by resting on our intellectual laurels.  Many classes teach their disciplinary bias as though it were universally applicable… Read more »

Distance Education—The New Norm for High School Students?

On March 15, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Education released “Education that Works for You — Modernizing Classrooms,” which states that starting in 2020-2021, “the government will centralize the delivery of all e-learning courses to allow students greater access to programming and educational opportunities, no matter where they live in Ontario.”  Although few specific details… Read more »