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Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

New Brunswick for Education Premier Bernard Lord has set the province of New Brunswick on a course for future prosperity. His State of the Province Address (SEE: http://www.gnb.ca/0089/speeches-discours/sop2003/sop2003speech-e.asp), delivered on Jan 30th, shows that he is a man who understands the value brought by an educated populace. Unlike certain other Premiers (SEE: http://www.gov.ab.ca/premier/Bio.cfm), Premier Lord’s… Read more »

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MVU TEACHES PEOPLE HOW TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING MSVA Press Release October 3, 2002, Halifax – There’s a new course at Mount Saint Vincent University that’s taking a unique approach to addressing the problem of homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in Nova Scotia. Developing Affordable Housing is a continuing education certificate course, sponsored… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I am a twenty year-old virgin. I am comfortable with this, but I am nervous about how a girl will react when I tell her. I have always had dates, but none have ever gone “that” far. How might I clear the air about this topic when the time comes? Nervous Nice Guy…. Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

Black History Month February is Black History Month according to the Federal Government (SEE: http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/newsroom/news_e.cfm?Action=Display&code=2N0380E) and the Provincial Government of Ontario (SEE: http://www.newswire.ca/government/ontario/english/releases/January2003/31/c5451.html). The Federal Government has given $40,000 to the Black History Month Round Table. This Round Table helps to organize events announcing and celebrating Black History and the diversity that helps to make… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

One Who Gets It.. Federal Finance Minister John Manley was recently at a public meeting seeking comments into the development of the new federal budget. While there he had some harsh words to say (SEE: http://www.canada.com/edmonton/story.asp?id={28031263-CB78-4FB1-BB18-560F6AA8D032})about provinces that are under-funding their universities. He looked at Ireland, which until recently had a very depressed economy. However,… Read more »

DEAR SANDRA

Dear Sandra, At the beginning of the year, I made a New Year’s Resolution list. I was horrified to come across it yesterday in one of my notebooks because I haven’t even started to work on any of my resolutions yet. How do I motivate myself to stick with these resolutions? Unmotivated in Sherwood Park,… Read more »

From My Perspective – Napping

This week I’d like to talk about something many of us probably do, but may not admit it – take an afternoon nap! The nap is highly under-rated and underestimated in its restorative effect, and for students, it can be a powerful tool for keeping us going:.and going:and going: If you are a parent, you… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I am truly Chicken Little; I always think the sky is falling. I really don’t want to be so pessimistic, but I am. It annoys my friends, family and co-workers to no end that I think everything is such a big crisis. What can I do? Chicken Little Dear Chicken Little, Living from… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

Ontario Planning to be Unprepared The Ontario Government has recently announced (SEE: http://www.newswire.ca/government/ontario/english/releases/January2003/17/c0997.html)how they have prepared the Universities to handle the combined grade 13 and grade 12 classes that will both be graduating this year. The Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Dianne Cunningham says in this report “I am pleased to report that the… Read more »

From My Perspective – Understanding Suicide, Part Two

Last week I discussed some of the causal factors underlying suicidal behaviour. Suicide occurs when multiple stressors and loss deplete an individual’s internal resources. A person’s basic needs of safety, love and self-esteem are not being met. This leaves them in intolerable psychological pain; hopeless, helpless, and feeling completely alone. Suicide becomes the only solution… Read more »