Vol. 10 Iss. 31

Volume 10 Issue 31 - 08/14/2002

From My Perspective

Standing on the street with a protest sign is a new experience for me. The closest I’ve come is during high school when I participated in a sit-in to protest administration rules against wearing shorts to class in summer. We were sent back to class and the no-shorts rule remained. Although at the time we… Read more »

FED WATCH!

FOIP follies The University of Calgary has been found to be in breach of an employee’s privacy. In the case details (SEE: http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200208/12942.html) an employee had called the university’s campus security with respect to an incident regarding an employee, the employee’s spouse, and other staff and the employee’s supervisor. The employee and spouse were removed… Read more »

Beyond the Headlines

The Society of Friends of Nepal (SOFON) exists to: · Promote education and relief of poverty of the underprivileged communities through training in career skills; · To increase awareness and appreciation of the problems of underprivileged communities, especially in the global south by organizing educational programs; · To administer and operate overseas development programs and… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

Once again Athabasca University can claim leadership status in the area of distance education. AU was one of only three recipients of an Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement presented by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). AU was the only North American recipient of the award – the others were BBC World Service in London,… Read more »

Mad Cow:

Some years ago I read about a horrible disease named Kuru. It was listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the most rare disease in the world. A little investigation, however, showed that Kuru was not all that rare. Called “laughing sickness”, Kuru is a brain wasting disease that is transmitted by curious… Read more »

What I Did On My Summer Vacation:

“Up to the Lido deck,” I snapped. “Gotta eat! So hungry!” I said in mock starvation. We were told before ever arriving that lunch was at one o’clock on the Lido deck. Damn! These people know proper business and efficiency. I was positively wet over this company’s practices! On the Lido, there was a cranked… Read more »

A Writer’s Musings

As a writer, you become acutely aware of every little nuance in the English language. You can spot an error at 500 paces and certain things start to annoy you. Periodically, you notice a change in the English language. You’re not sure who made the change or why, but you either accept it or add… Read more »

Northern Saskatchewan:

After eight hours of driving through the drought stricken farmland of eastern Alberta, then the slightly more lush hills of the more northern reaches of the province, we arrived at Meadow Lake Provincial Park. Situated just across the Saskatchewan border east of Cold Lake, Meadow Lake Provincial Park encompasses 1600 square kilometers of boreal forest… Read more »

The Harried Student ponders attraction

I was trying to code a few lines of a program that mathematically analyzes brain cells. I was stuck but my tutor, my mentor and guru of all things mathematical and cranial, was away at a conference until Wednesday. I’d been trying to get my mind around a concept called “strange attractors”, that was at… Read more »

The Banana Morality

Last week we discussed the complimentary nature of self-interest and autonomy, and the tangled web which unites the two in a co-existing necessity. This week, we will continue along the trip through the Banana Morality where we begin to make some progress in our understanding of what it is to have a sense of self…. Read more »

AU Achieves Candidacy

AU further expanded its reputation for excellence by achieving candidacy status with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Philadelphia-based MSCHE was established in 1919 and is “a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation.” The commission “supports its members in their quest for excellence… Read more »

NDP leadership hopefully breaks the mould

(CUP)Pierre Ducasse wants to give the NDP a much-needed facelift. The federal New Democratic Party leadership hopeful’s campaign trail led him to the University of New Brunswick, where he spoke out against student debt. “When you start out in life with a $40,000 debt, that’s not only difficult for the individual, but socially it’s unacceptable,”… Read more »

Algerian Refugees Caught in the Middle of Trade Agreement

(CUP)Thousands of Algerians in Canada could unwittingly become collateral in a billion dollar trade agreement between the two countries say critics of a new immigration policy. “The situation in Algeria was horrible,” said Nassim Aoudia. He is one of up to 1,000 Algerian Montrealers facing deportation since Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Denis Coderre, lifted the… Read more »

Youth Entrepreneur focused organization introduces Media Center on website

What: The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) has introduced the addition of a media center to their organization’s website. Members of the media are able to collect necessary information in a one-stop style. Everything from client success stories and recent press releases to national events and FAQ’s are available. When: This service is available immediately!… Read more »

Global Village Backpackers Banff

Our hostel opened June 1, 2001 right in downtown Banff. Formerly the Woodland Village Inn, we are a unique hostel as all our rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities. We have a hot tub, sauna, internet access, kitchen facilities, pool table, tour desk, TV room, bike rentals, laundry facilities, lounge and a large outdoor courtyard patio…. Read more »

Are You an Artist? AUSU Supports the Arts!

AUSU is interested in purchasing original works of art from students for use in promotional purposes. These promotions may include: gifts from AUSU to graduates at convocation, tokens of appreciation for volunteers, special presentations, etc. The works of art must: -be created by an AU Student -be within a value range $0-$500. -be accessible or… Read more »

Announcing The Sustainable Times Webzine …

“Jobs vs. the Environment?” Get with the Times! That cliché has been recycled as more and more businesses, individuals and communities find ways to create jobs and protect the environment. That’s right people, welcome to Sustainable Times webzine, htpp://www.sustainabletimes.ca the internet site about solutions. We tell real world stories of struggle and success, and explore… Read more »

Employment Opportunities: Rooftops Canada / Abri International. Contributed By The Community Networks Group

1) Overseas Job Posting: Senior Technical Advisor Cooperative Social Housing, 2 years, full time, Johannesburg, South Africa Starting Sept/Oct. 2002 Deadline for applications: August 16, 2002. Rooftops Canada /Abri International requires a Senior Technical Advisor work with the Social Housing Foundation to build skills in the emerging South African co-operative and social housing sector. The… Read more »

Canadian Diabetes Association

What We Do Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is a non-profit, charitable organization with over 150 branches across Canada. CDA volunteers and staff work directly with people with diabetes and their families at the grass roots level. The CDA Collections Program collects clothing and reusable household items as an entrepreneurial fundraising venture. The funds raised from… Read more »

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Full Time Coordinator for Friends Of Medicare

The Friends of Medicare require a full time Coordinator. Please visit the FOM website at www.keepmedicarepublic.ca for details. Deadline for applications is August 16, 2002. Please send resume to: Christine Burdett, Chair, Friends of Medicare c/o 10212 – 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M4 About Friends of Medicare (FOM) The Friends of Medicare is non-profit,… Read more »