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Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

On-Line Education: It’s Not Just for Grown-Ups Anymore The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador has announced (http://www.gov.nf.ca/releases/2003/edu/1008n01.htm) that it now will provide on-line tutoring for students who are preparing for a supplementary mathematics exam. A tutor will be available to students from 7am to 9:30pm from Tuesday til Thursday until November 12th. This initiative, which… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Special Bylaw AGM to be held October 15 1800 MST. For details go to: http://www.ausu.org/agm/sgm.php. ATTENTION AU UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS! Bill 43 Info Forum Tuesday, October 21, 2003 6:30pm Mountain Standard Time Alberta’s proposed Post-Secondary Learning Act (Bill 43) will directly affect students of all post-secondary institutions in Alberta, including all Athabasca University undergraduate students living… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I have fallen in love with a married man. Problem is, he keeps telling me he can’t leave his wife because of their children (ages 5 and 9). How can I convince him that I will be a good mother to his children and an excellent wife to him? Hopelessly in Love in… Read more »

Primetime Update

Week of October 3, 2003 Missed your favorite shows? No problem. Primetime updated gives you the rundown on what happened on TV this week. Friends Last week we left the show with Joey and Rachel sharing a “goodnight kiss” with Ross looking on from the doorway. This week’s episode centers on Ross’s inability to deal… Read more »

The Net Nerd’s Profiles

Wondering what’s going on in the Distance Ed world? Seek out http://ccism.pc.athabascau.ca/html/ccism/deresrce/de.htm This website is found within the dusty, dark corridors of the Athabasca University web site. If any of you are like me, navigating the AU website is a time consuming process, so for the next few columns I’ll be reviewing some of the… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Special Bylaw AGM to be held October 15 1800 MST. For details go to: http://www.ausu.org/agm/sgm.php. AUSU IN PERSON DISCUSSION GROUPS Getting together physically with fellow AU students adds to your university experience. Other students will be able to understand and relate to the joys and frustrations of distance learning. It’s also a way to stay… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Bollywood Hollywood

When I first saw this was a Canadian production I wondered if I was going to be looking at an “artsy” film with people staring out the window. I can’t count how many times I’ve watched films like that and felt annoyed at my fellow Canadians and their idea of film making. My how times… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Take A Hike It’s kind of a useless thing for AU students, but I thought you might like to know that today, October 8th, is International Walk to School Day (http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/news/edu/2003e0858ed.htm). Probably most of us would have trouble walking to AU for the day, but it might be a good day to put the books… Read more »

NEW COLUMN – Primetime Update

Week of September 19, 2003 Missed your favorite shows? No problem. Primetime updated gives you the rundown on what happened on TV this week, including the much anticipated Survivor: Pearl Islands premiere. Survivor: Pearl Islands SEASON PREMIERE Thursday night brought us the 7th rendition of this castaway adventure in a new setting, with new competitors,… Read more »

Sounding Off – More provincial quirks

Here is another submission to our list of provincial quirks (http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=1994), which began with Wayne Benedict’s article two weeks ago. Anyone who has a list of their own to contribute can send it to voice@ausu.org Saskatchewan vs Ontario I lived in Regina, Saskatchewan, for 14 years. Now I am back in Ontario. Here are some… Read more »