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Course Exam—Poli/Govn 301

POLI 301 (Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power) is a three-credit course that explores the changing relationships between business, society, and government in contemporary Canada.  This course has no prerequisites; however, a previous course in political science, public policy, or public administration/management is recommended.  This is a senior course and as such students are… Read more »

Dear Barb—‘Tis the Season

Dear Barb: Christmas is over and the Christmas bills are starting to roll in.  I didn’t realize I had spent so much money, even though I was trying to control my spending this year.  It’s so frustrating.  Although I had a great Christmas, the feeling is being spoiled by all these bills.  I would like… Read more »

Dancing with the Dogs of Winter

Ah, January and February in the northern hemisphere.  Those bleak winter months when, at least where I live, the short days and long nights prowl restlessly about, like angry black dogs, in the darkness just beyond your personal campfire of routines and basic comforts.  Stray too far from that security and warmth, and who knows… Read more »

The Mindful Bard—The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Film:  The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Directors: Ethan and Joel Coen It would be too easy to claim this film as an indictment of the United States alone, but its historical setting predates any solid sense of Canadian identity.  The characters, like my parents and great grandparents, freely moved back and forth across the border,… Read more »

The Fit Student—A Controversial Cure

One year, you might contract not just one disease, but more than five: “Just one in 20 people worldwide … had no health problems in 2013, with a third of the world’s population (2-3 billion  individuals) experiencing more than five ailments, according to a major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2013”… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Book Marketing

I got assigned a role to teach marketing at a community college.  Before this, I had never heard of the four P’s of marketing: product, place, price, and promotion.  However, I could’ve succeeded remarkably in the teaching role had the school used a certain textbook.  The textbook would’ve made learning simple and fun for the… Read more »

Food Truck Tour of Portland

There’s a reason why Portland, Oregon, is known as food truck city.  Even in the coldest months of winter, the food trucks have lines that bend around the corner.  Coming from Edmonton, where food trucks are only associated with the hottest days of summer, it was a refreshing experience to sample some delicious local cuisine… Read more »

Course Exam—ANTH 366

Evolutionary Anthropology (ANTH 336) is a three-credit intermediate-level course that provides a general introduction to various topics related to the evolution of human adaptations, including various human behaviours.  This course has ANTH 278 (Human Evolution and Diversity) or equivalent as a prerequisite and it has a Challenge for Credit option available. Evolutionary Anthropology consists of… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Missing Piece

Dear Barb: Hi, my cousin was in a terrible accident on Christmas Eve.  The person driving the other vehicle was drunk and ran into my cousin’s car.  He had to be cut out of it and received numerous injuries; including having to have his foot amputated because it was so damaged and could not be… Read more »