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Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Northern Education in the West The Provincial Governments of Alberta and British Columbia are getting together (http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/nrm_news_releases/2004MAE0014-000265.htm), along with university and college presidents and board-chairs, to have a round-table discussion about increased co-operation between the two provinces for post-secondary education. Given that both Alberta and BC now have some distance education strategies forming in the… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather: Last week, I answered June S., a new full-time AU student who wanted advice on how to juggle the demands of so many courses at a time. June is taking five courses every five months. I gave her some suggestions, such as planning ahead and giving herself firm due dates for each assignment…. Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends No new episode this week. Friends airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary) The next episode of Friends airs on Thursday, April 22nd at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary). Remember, only three… 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 »

Taking Notes: Eye On Education – New Program At Queen’s University

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 New Program… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Freezing in Ontario The Provincial Government of Ontario is following through (http://ogov.newswire.ca/ontario/GPOE/2004/04/08/c9562.html?lmatch=&lang=_e.html) on a campaign promise to freeze tuition and post-secondary institutions in Ontario. For the next two years, tuitions at Ontario colleges and universities will be frozen. This year, the Ontario government will be giving Ontario universities 48.1 million dollars to make up the… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather, I’ve been a part-time AU student for a few years. Earlier this year I was laid off from my job, and I decided to take the plunge and start studying full-time. I’m taking five courses (15 credits) every five months, and I’m finding it a little hard to juggle the assignments and readings… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Comedy Film Review: Pink Panther

ALL APRIL — COMEDY FILM REVIEWS French Inspector Jacques Clouseau, so loveably played by the late British actor Peter Sellers, is in charge of a very delicate case. Herbert Lom memorably portrays Chief Inspector Dreyfus the frustrated former boss of Clouseau. Dreyfus is now coming up for reassessment in an asylum after having suffered a… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends No new episode this week. Friends airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary) The last episode of Friends, ever, will air on May 6th. Survivor – ALL STARS Last week, Rob showed the extent of his… Read more »