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The Fit Student—A Controversial Cure

One year, you might contract not just one disease, but more than five: “Just one in 20 people worldwide … had no health problems in 2013, with a third of the world’s population (2-3 billion  individuals) experiencing more than five ailments, according to a major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2013”… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Book Marketing

I got assigned a role to teach marketing at a community college.  Before this, I had never heard of the four P’s of marketing: product, place, price, and promotion.  However, I could’ve succeeded remarkably in the teaching role had the school used a certain textbook.  The textbook would’ve made learning simple and fun for the… Read more »

Food Truck Tour of Portland

There’s a reason why Portland, Oregon, is known as food truck city.  Even in the coldest months of winter, the food trucks have lines that bend around the corner.  Coming from Edmonton, where food trucks are only associated with the hottest days of summer, it was a refreshing experience to sample some delicious local cuisine… Read more »

Course Exam—ANTH 366

Evolutionary Anthropology (ANTH 336) is a three-credit intermediate-level course that provides a general introduction to various topics related to the evolution of human adaptations, including various human behaviours.  This course has ANTH 278 (Human Evolution and Diversity) or equivalent as a prerequisite and it has a Challenge for Credit option available. Evolutionary Anthropology consists of… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Missing Piece

Dear Barb: Hi, my cousin was in a terrible accident on Christmas Eve.  The person driving the other vehicle was drunk and ran into my cousin’s car.  He had to be cut out of it and received numerous injuries; including having to have his foot amputated because it was so damaged and could not be… Read more »

The Fit Student—Medicine Won’t Clean the Trash

Medicine alone won’t clean the trash. I went on an anti-depressant.  Right away, my brain felt frozen.  Have you ever felt dental freeze in your mouth?  If so, imagine that same dental freeze in your brain.  After two days, I stopped taking the drug, but the brain freeze stayed.  Over the next month, I could… Read more »

Women of Interest—Alexandra David-Neel

Alexandra David-Neel was an explorer and author who studied Buddhism and other Eastern religions extensively and brought their teachings back to the Western world.  In 1924 she was the first Western woman to visit Lhasa.  Lhasa is the center of Tibetan Buddhism.  One of the highest cities in the world, it has been the religious… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Passion Never Dies

Do you have the passion to make it big in film?  Well, you can with just a cellphone and a video editor.  In the past, you needed hoards of funding and state of the art equipment.  Not anymore.  Author Danial O’Brien claims, “Virtually anybody can make a movie today.  In 2015, ‘Tangerine’ was premiered at… Read more »

Course Exam—HSRV/WGST 421

HSRV 421/WGST 421 (Advocacy from the Margins) is a three-credit course that introduces students to the meaning, history, tools, group processes, and strategies associated with advocacy for women and other marginalized groups who face injustice around the world.  This course stresses the importance of advocacy group processes as well as advocacy strategies and tools.  It… Read more »