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Dear Heather

Dear Heather, I’m a full-time student living on government loans, and I find they just don’t cover my costs. How can I reduce my expenses without giving up everything I enjoy? -Penny(less) in Abbotsford Dear Penny: It’s true that student loans are rarely enough to meet basic expenses, much less those little extras we all… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Getting Through the First Course

This column focuses on a wide range of issues affecting post-secondary students. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, or personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. If you have a topic or a course alert you would like covered in Taking… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Canada Sick of getting the Byrd from the United States The government of Canada, along with seven other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have filed a request (http://webapps.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/minpub/Publication.asp?FileSpec=/Min_Pub_Docs/106764.htm&Language=E) to be granted the authority to retaliate to the United States’ continued use of the Byrd Amendment. For those that are unaware, the Byrd Amendment… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends So last week, in “The One With the Birth Mother” Monica and Chandler got approved to adopt the knocked up chick’s baby (even though they admitted who they really are), Ross wore a woman’s pink sweater on a date, and Joey lost… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Movie Review: The Ring

“Oh crap! Why did I start watching this!?” You know when those words come out of your mouth, that a film has got you! In this particular case it is a 2003 release from Dreamworks. The Ring is a reworking of the original Hideo Nakata 1998 hit Japanese film called Ringu, which in turn is… Read more »

AUSU This Month

TUTOR BIOS AUSU provides tutor bios on the AUSU website, so that you can learn more about the person on the other end of the phone. Tutors are selected for inclusion on the Tutor Bio pages by nomination from students, If you have had a tutor that you want to know more about, write Mac… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Foreign Students are University Cash Cows

This column focuses on a wide range of issues affecting post-secondary students. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, or personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. Foreign Students are University Cash Cows A recent news article alleged that Canadian universities are… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Defence Research Flowering One of the reasons why I am a proud Canadian is that we do things just a little bit differently from a good portion of the world. As a case in point, the Defence Department has released a spot-light (http://www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/newsevents/spotlight/spotlight_e.asp) on one of its Research and Development projects. The research, being done… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends After having at least a month off, we finally get a new episode. This is much to my relief, since reruns are killing me. On the last new episode, Monica and Chandler got the exciting news that a chick in Ohio was… Read more »