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A Bug In Your Ear

Indigenous Education Event Thursday January 31, 2002 – 6:00 p.m. @ the Provincial Museum of Alberta Infoline: 428-2064 / E-mail: janism@athabascau.ca Athabasca University is launching its new Indigenous Education initiative with the Canadian premiere screening of Yolngu Boy, an Australian film about Indigenous youth, at the Provincial Museum in Edmonton the evening of Thursday, January… Read more »

Teacher’s On Strike – The Heart of the Issue

On February 4, teachers in several districts of the Alberta region will strike unless their demands for increased funding are met. If this occurs, not only children will suffer, but parents and communities as well. With children out of school, many working parents will have to stay at home until the strike is over. If… Read more »

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 CafĂ© 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 »