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Flicks & Folios – Mystery Film Review: Pacific Heights

May is Mystery Month I first saw this film many years ago, around the time it was first released. The characters made my skin crawl. I really connected to the young couple, Patty and Drake (Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine), trying to make a living by buying a gorgeous old Victorian house in San Francisco… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends Last week, Joey’s agent died, Monica and Chandler met their new neighbour (Janice), and Ross and Rachel both accepted the idea that Rachel will be moving to Paris. At the beginning of the episode Monica spends time with Erika, the woman who… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – AU Develops Doctorate Program

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 AU DEVELOPS… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather… I’ve heard so much about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and how overuse of antibiotics has caused this problem. What can I do to help fix it or to stop it from getting worse? Rick, Edmonton Dear Rick: This is an important question. We often hear about problems like antibiotic resistance, but rarely do our information… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends Last time, Chandler and Monica bought a house and Rachel was fired from her job and offered a new one, in Paris. This week, Ross hesitantly says yes to Rachel, but Joey refuses to even consider the idea. When Rachel leaves, Ross… Read more »

AUSU This Month – New Student Clubs

NEW AUSU SPONSORED CLUB The AU Science Students Society is now online. The Athabasca University Science Students Society is the newest AUSU sponsored club. Open to all AU students with an interest in any of the sciences, the AUSSS (or AUS3 as they prefer to be known) has a website featuring links to AU science… Read more »

AU Student Profile – Jody Waddle

Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, got married & moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta, then moved to Taber, Alberta to have kids and after another move, we now live in Okotoks, Alberta : hmmm : I must like Alberta! What do you like… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Garden Delight

Are you part of Canada’s fastest growing pastime? Are you a gardener? If not, why not? The scope and variety of garden gizmos, gadgets, decorations and plant material has never been greater. The dollars spent are staggering. The possibilities are endless. I’ve noticed that individually and collectively, gardeners are characters. Gardeners have their own ‘look’…. Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Prime Minister Speaks, but Doesn’t Say Much The Prime Minister recently delivered a speech (http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news.asp?id=177) to the Empire Club and the Canadian Club in Toronto, Ontario. In it, he speaks of looking for transformative change in key aspects of Canadian life, notably health, learning, aboriginal peoples, communities and Canada’s place in the larger world. Unfortunately… Read more »