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Riverboat

About 17 years ago, as my father prepared for retirement, he planned on buying himself a property in the very small community of Penny, BC where he had worked as a station agent for the Canadian National Railway in the 1950s and 60s. Penny is situated between the CN Rail tracks and the Fraser River… Read more »

Education Revolutionary

It’s a fascinating and somewhat unbelievably complex study into organizational cultures when one looks at the controversies that have erupted when traditional colleges and universities have tried to change their learning environments from ones that are mainly dependent on live-classroom lectures, the so called “teaching-centered” learning environment, into ones that are less dependent on the… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

The Lunch Hour Talk @ Expressionz Café 9142 St. & 118 Avenue January 24th, 2002 / Noon – 1:00 p.m. Women & Islam: in their own words with Howaida Hassan and Karen Hamdon Join us for a lunch hour conversation on Women & Islam. Two distinguished Edmontonians and women of the faith share their understanding… Read more »

From My Perspective – Employment and Ethnicity

Now that I’m in my 4th year of studies, I often browse through employment ads to get an idea of options in the field of psychology. Yesterday, while looking through the Government of Alberta job site I noticed a job entitled, Addictions Counsellor. The position offers counselling for aboriginal inmates serving sentences at the Edmonton… Read more »

Credit Woes: Part II

Part two of a report on maintaining your credit while you are in school. As I mentioned last week, all you need to start establishing good credit is one, low-limit credit card. If your credit history does not allow you to obtain one, inquire about getting a secured card, which requires you to pay the… Read more »

Studying With Kids

Distance education can be a challenge to the most dedicated student but to one that holds down a job and has young children as well, it can be a most daunting task. I find myself in this category of student but I have found different ways to cope with some of the difficulties. My wife… Read more »

Education Revolutionary

Ontario’s “Independent Learning Centre” is a distance education provider of secondary school courses for Ontario residents. Adults who wish to take courses for personal development, or to complete a high school diploma can study independently, and at a distance, for a small administrative fee that is refundable after a course is completed. Although the quality… Read more »

Behind the Mask

I hide behind a carefully constructed façade of a self-achieving, ambitious individual, when inside I am really scared of achieving my goals because I might fail. I hide behind a care-fully constructed façade of a self-confident, my-own-best-friend person, when inside I am only a lonely child. I hide behind the façade of an intelligent and… Read more »

McGill won’t use Web-based plagiarism detectors

MONTREAL (CUP) — Members of the McGill University community are speaking out against new Internet technology designed to detect plagiarism in students’ papers, saying that such systems unfairly assume students will attempt to cheat. Web sites like Turnitin.com (http://www.turnitin.com), a non-profit site that hosts an ever-increasing Internet database of student papers and Internet resources, are… Read more »

From My Perspective – Trust

Trust is the foundation upon which all systems rely in order to function, whether it be trust between a husband and wife, trust between manager and employee, trust among members of an organization, or trust between countries. Ralph Waldo Emerson advised, “trust men and they will be true to you,” and Warren Bennis accurately observes,… Read more »