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Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation…

Alberta Pays the Privileged Student The Learning Ministry recently announced (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200406/16576.html) the recipients of the Grant MacEwan United World College Scholarships. These scholarships have a value of approximately $28,000 for each of the eight recipients. What is interesting about these awards is that nearly half of the recipients are from the Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School located just… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Announcing the AUBSA

THE AU BUSINESS STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION IS HERE! New AUBSA site, now online — see the Clubs pages for information Finally, the long anticipated AU Business Students’ Association (AUBSA) has a brand new website on the AUSU server, and the club is officially taking members. This club is open to all students with an interest in… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Student Debt and Economy

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 suggest a topic or a course alert for taking notes, contact djabbour@ausu.org STUDENT DEBT… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Garden Delight II

Have you ever decided to spade up some established grassy area in your yard because you just had to plant more flowers? Have you ever moved rocks, concrete blocks, or timbers to add definition to your garden? Have you ever transplanted trees or shrubs by hand? Have you ever gone head to head with the… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation…

Klein Broo-Ha-Ha Part Two The Provincial Government of Alberta has released a statement (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200405/16523.html) showing that Athabasca University has cleared Premier Ralph Klein of any plagiarism charges. In the release they include a letter from Athabasca University sent to Klein from Ken Collier. The letter says that upon reviewing the work with the tutor comments,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – What Men Are Good For

At work the other day conversation turned to the relative value of men in our lives. Unscrewing pickle jars and checking oil were two quick responses. Assembling multi-part contraptions was another. Unfortunately, the end of coffee break signaled the end of the discussion — just before it got juicy! My interest was piqued. What better… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. The Bachelor Last week, Jesse went on three overnight dates with three wonderful women, and was confronted by Trish who offered him a key to her room. Jesse, however, blew her off and ended up spending the night with Mandy Jaye instead. In… Read more »