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Flicks & Folios – Book Review: East of Eden

East of Eden is my first review of an Oprah Book Club selection, and I’ve only read one other book she chose. Most of them seem to be overloaded with description and that leaves me in “word shock.” Glancing through some of her other selected books, I found it took an hour to digest a… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

More Buildings in Manitoba The Manitoba Provincial Government is pleased to announce (http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/press/top/2003/09/2003-09-19-03.html) the opening of a new Health Studies Complex at Brandon University. Costing the government five million dollars, this building will house multiple programs including the bachelor of nursing program which is being transferred from the University of Manitoba, a psychiatric nursing program,… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I’m a first time parent going through the horrible threes! I’ve always heard the expression “terrible twos” but when my daughter was two everything was great. Since turning three, however, she has become a constant state of irritation for me. I don’t seem to cut her sandwiches the right way and I always… Read more »

NEW COLUMN – The Net Nerd’s Website Profiles

The first installment of a new column featuring the best of the net, with a student focus. If you just can’t get enough of books and studying check out: http://www.schoolfinder.com This website has tons of information on Canadian universities, colleges, and even high schools (over 700 schools). Schoolfinder.com also has information on financing, careers and… Read more »

Sounding Off – Provincial quirks

Last week Wayne Benedict wrote about some of the provincial quirks (http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=1994) he noticed in moving from British Columbia and Saskatchewan. I responded, in my editorial, with some of Alberta’s oddities (http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/featuredisplay.php?ART=1991). I asked readers to write in with some fun facts about their own locales, and a few of you did! Anyone who would… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU JOB POSTING See the News section of this paper for the job posting for the position of AUSU Executive Director. This posting can also be found on the AUSU website at http://www.ausu.org/jobposting/index.php AUSU IN PERSON DISCUSSION GROUPS AUSU in-person discussion groups in Calgary, Edmonton, and Medicine Hat would like to invite students to join… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

A Good Investment for Who? No doubt concerned by reports that most high-school students cite cost as the primary factor preventing them from attending post-secondary education, the Alberta Learning Minister, Dr. Lyle Oberg, has provided a press release (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200309/15080.html) to tell us all how wonderful an investment a post-secondary education is. The information is presented… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, With West Nile prevalent in some areas of Canada right now, especially Alberta, I’m wondering why mosquitoes choose to bite some people and not others? Also, how do you know if you if you have the West Nile virus? Baffled in Brooks Dear Baffled, Mosquitoes are not choosy “biters,” they don’t really have… Read more »

AUSU This Month

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS: AUSU Council currently has three positions open, that we are seeking to fill for the final six months of the current term. In accordance with our bylaws and policies, Council can appoint students to fill these positions by a majority vote. Any interested student is invited to submit an application to… Read more »