The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Green Onion Pancakes

Green onion cakes, also known as scallion pancake or “cong you bing” is a traditional street food item originating in Northern China.  Unlike the take-out items we find at local Chinese restaurants, the original edition is in fact made from unleavened bread.  A well-known rumor in China suggests that pizza was in fact an adaptation… Read more »

The Fit Student—Positive Thoughts Matter for Health

Positive thoughts and emotions matter for your health. For the second time, I tested my strengths through the VIA Institute’s survey.  The first time I tested, my top three scores were (1) love of learning, (2) love, and (3) kindness.  The second time, the results were the same except kindness was replaced by zest.  Zest… Read more »

Course Exam–HRMT 300

HRMT 300 (Human Resource Planning) is a three-credit course for senior level undergraduate students.  It examines the practice and theory of human resource (HR) planning in Canadian workplaces.  This course has no prerequisites, though ADMIN 232 (Introduction to Management) is recommended.  HRMT 300 is not available for challenge. Human Resource Planning is made up of… Read more »

Dear Barb–The Trouble with Twins

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married four years and, recently, we had twin boys. We had some difficulty getting pregnant and we are so happy that we have our boys. But the boys are four months old now and I can’t even remember most of what happened for the last four months…. Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Putting Procrastination on Pause

Let’s put procrastination in perspective.  It’s a nagging worry that can engulf us.  Like being lost in a hall of mirrors, there are a lot of daily distractions to dissuade us from our studies.  To take confident strides over the hurdles life erects we need a clear-eyed assessment of our big picture.  Where are we… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—On the Virtue of Experience

Live enough years, and you begin to understand that there is no measuring, no charting the immense distances between who you once were, who you have become, and who you will be.  I distinctly remember hearing David Bowie for the first time when I was twelve years old, and even then having a dim inkling… Read more »

Council Connection—March 14, 2019 Meeting

The March 14th meeting of AUSU was “business as usual” but had a major change, one that Council hopes will be for the better.  The conference call format changed its platform to the provider Zoom, which specializes in video and conferencing systems.  Zoom will allow AUSU councillors to make more connections with each other as… Read more »

The Study Dude—Let Dr. Rogers Pop you a PhD

If you’ve got belly aches, consult a doctor.  If you’ve got study pains, consult a doctor.  The doc might just pop you a PhD.  MD Peter Rogers touts study ideas that helped him score top of class for a medical degree. So, what does the doctor order? Study and get fit—that’s it. When my classmates… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Farmers’ Market 101

For students looking for a weekend activity that involves exploring locally grown produce, farmers’ markets make an excellent choice to accompany the warmer weather.  Unlike the usual trip to complete the groceries list, farmers’ markets provide an array of artisan food products, crafts and sometimes even live music.  However, if you’re planning to try your… Read more »

The Fit Student—Look Like a Celebrity the Tony Robbins Way

Last week, I watched a documentary called Being Tony Robbins.  Mr.  Tony Robbins lives on a gorgeous island and bathes in a waterfall.  But when he revealed his daily routine, I realized my impoverished life was just as rich.  Don’t believe me?  Well, he meditates daily.  I meditate doing the Wim Hof method.  He has… Read more »