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Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Hi, I’m a first year student and I’m very confused about what courses I should be taking. I am in the 4-Year BA program. HELP!! Dazed & Confused in BC Dear Dazed & Confused, You aren’t the first student I’ve heard this complaint from; in fact I myself was in this same position… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

Educating Rita.. and Jane, and Nancy, and.. Statistics Canada has recently released (http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/030331/d030331b.htm) a report showing enrolment trends in University. The gist of it is that the number of women starting to take post-secondary education is increasing much faster than the number of men, that mathematics and physical sciences are the areas experiencing the highest… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, My husband’s opinions on the war and the recent outbreak of SARS have made me wonder about the man I married. He believes that this stupid war is justified and acceptable, and that SARS is nothing to worry about. We live in Manitoba, which is right next to the highly infected province of… Read more »

From My Perspective – Tutors

I will be continuing my perspective of “being single” in next week’s Voice, but this week I simply had to write a response to last week’s Voice Sounding Off topic regarding tutors. I do realize that the nature of the column is intended to allow students to “vent”, but I was disappointed that the comments… Read more »

X-Press – Briefs from the world of education.

REDHEADS AND PAINKILLERS McGill Reporter [April 3, 2003; v35 n13] The McGill Reporter wrote this week that “Psychology professor Jeffrey Mogil has proved that a gene that causes red hair and fair skin also plays a role in how some women respond to painkillers.” “‘In a nutshell, what we found is red-headed women are more… Read more »

Sounding Off

Last week we asked readers to send us comments on their AU tutors. For next week’s Sounding Off, send me your thoughts on the following topic: How safe are we? With the SARS virus killing people around the globe, mad cow infecting our meat, and increased salmonella contamination of food products, do you feel that… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

CLEANING UP AFTER THE UNITED STATES The Government of Canada has committed 100 million dollars (http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/cida_ind.nsf/852562900065549a85256250006cbb1a/636a2afa0f8e6b1e85256cf400585a09) for humanitarian aid in Iraq. I am terribly torn on this issue. On the one hand, I do not want to advocate not aiding people who are in desperate need, on the other hand why should governments of other… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: The Baby Dance

Yet again doing the channel-flipping thing I bumped into a film I would not have watched without seeing some of these well-crafted performances unexpectedly. The Baby Dance is a 1998 television production that should have garnered major awards. I don’t know how some of these fantastic films ever get ignored! Laura Dern stars as Wanda,… Read more »