Worth a Second Look – Food Safety Part I

My husband and I were stricken recently with a food borne illness, or what is more commonly referred to as a bout of food poisoning. A quiet romantic dinner left us sick for several days. We blamed the plate of beef satay, but it could have been anything in the restaurant’s kitchen or even something… Read more »

American News on Your Television!

Over the past few weeks I have indulged myself, now and then, in watching American news broadcasts on my television. I haven’t been tuning in with the expectation of staying informed while receiving a fair and unbiased perspective, but more to observe the American media spectacle in all its red, white, and blue glory. What… Read more »

The AU Information Centre

I would like to respond to the very interesting article by Tamra Ross Low “What I’ve Learned About AU Students” and perhaps provide some helpful advice for all AU students. The Information Centre was established to provide a first point of contact for prospective and continuing students. We have a staff of sixteen full-time, part-time… Read more »

The First Festival of Learning at AU Central

The first Festival of Learning took place at AU Central on Sept. 14 in recognition of International Adult Learners’ Week. UNESCO has previously sponsored the event, but this is the first time the week was celebrated in Canada. More than 100 people attended the Athabasca event that featured presentations and displays highlighting the benefits of… Read more »

Canadian NGOs (non-governmental organizations) underscore centrality of the United Nations in dispute over Iraq

Four Canadian non-governmental organizations have come together to commend the Canadian government for its position on Iraq and to emphasize that the United Nations must play the lead role in mediating the international dispute over Iraq. The North-South Institute, the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, the United Nations Association in Canada and the Mennonite Central… Read more »

Marijuana debate rages on in Ottawa

(CUP) OTTAWA (CUP) — Canadian adults may soon be legally entitled to “blaze”, “smoke up” or “hit up the phat chronic” if a report tabled by the Canadian Senate is accepted and passed into law. The report released by the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs, calls for the legalization of marijuana. “Judges, lawyers, college… Read more »

So far this semester $40,000 worth of bikes stolen at U of A

EDMONTON (CUP) — They’re fast, efficient and blend in with the throngs of other students wandering campus, and in the first two weeks of classes, bike thieves have had a heyday. With $40,000 in bike losses reported so far this year at the University of Alberta, the problem is reaching epidemic proportions. “The university is… Read more »

Library 101

Q: I searched the library catalogue and found a book that I want to take out but it’s currently out to someone else. Is there a way to put a hold on it? A: Yes. If you click on the “Request This Item” button in the catalogue record you will be asked for your name… 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 »

A Bug In Your Ear

AUSU met on the evening of September 16th for the last regular council meeting of the 2001/2002 fiscal year. Finances and our preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year were the main topics of discussion, and we laid the groundwork for some exciting new scholarships and student awards. Also under discussion was the possibility of… Read more »