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AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with Wanda Laurin at AU convocation: AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF WANDA LAURIN AGE: 45 LIVES IN: Peace River, AB TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 4 hours PROGRAM COMPLETED: BA – French YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 14 FAVORITE COURSE: Geology 201 – The History Of The Earth LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: “I can’t say… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Victory Part One It wasn’t unexpected, but it’s still gratifying. The NAFTA panel has ordered (http://webapps.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/minpub/Publication.asp?FileSpec=/Min_Pub_Docs/106316.htm&Language=E) the United States to correct it’s determination that Canada was dumping softwood lumber into their markets. Apparently when the United States did their calculations to determine that we were providing lumber below cost, they were using the numbers from… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, My husband has just started a new job and at the end of the month his company is having a staff family picnic. I am absolutely awful at crowd functions, but I don’t want to appear snobby or uninterested. If I at least knew SOMEONE, it wouldn’t be so bad! I need to… Read more »

AU Graduate Profiles

Here’s something a little bit different this week, a graduate student profile. Tony volunteered to be interviewed at the AU Alumni Reception on June 13th, 2003 after receiving his final AU degree, a Masters in Distance Education. PROFILE OF AU GRADUATE TONY RATCLIFFE BY SANDRA MOORE Age: 45 Resides in: Edmonton, Alberta Completed at AU… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – A Knight’s Tale

There have been some odd concepts for movies in the past but I am truly shocked at this one. Even more shocking – the unique concept worked for the most part. I haven’t been a huge Heath Ledger fan but I am a fan of Mark Addy (The Full Monty) who plays Roland. Heath (as… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Pensions over Post-Secondary You would think that in a province where privatization is a holy word, where the government seems to be doing as much as it can to remove as many things from their books in the name of “efficiency” and “simplification” as possible, where the Premier feels comfortable insulting people who are forced… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I would like to apply to some of the advertisements in newspapers and magazines advertising for stay at home workers but how do I know if they are legitimate ads or scam ads? Looking for Extra Cash in SK Dear Looking, Yes, those advertisements sound promising don’t they? I looked through a few… Read more »

AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with Vicki Irvine and Sylvia Pedrazzini at Convocation: Authors Note: One thing I noticed as I conducted these interviews at AU’s 2003 convocation was everyone’s reluctance to admit to the amount of time it took to complete their degree at AU. Out of all the interviews I conducted, I only spoke to… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Which Lie Did I Tell

This William Goldman book starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. The two-time Oscar winning screenwriter has scripted such memorable films as: The Princess Bride, Marathon Man Magic, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Stepford Wives, All the President’s Men, and A Bridge Too Far. Those films were written during his “hot streak” between 1973… Read more »