Vol. 10 Iss. 39

Volume 10 Issue 39 - 10/09/2002

From My Perspective – Tool Concert

“Think for yourself. Question authority, strive to be different and unique, never repeat things other people say” Maynard James Keenan, (from Timothy Leary) Tonight I did not attend the Tool concert in Edmonton. But I might as well have done so, since it completely occupied my whole evening. Tool; for the uninitiated; is a heavy… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch!

The Canada We Want – The Undergraduates We Don’t Every new session of parliament begins with a Speech from the Throne that our government uses to make a set of promises about what they hope to do while in office. In this session’s speech, titled The Canada We Want, we see that the government has… Read more »

DEAR SANDRA – The Advice Column

Dear Sandra, I have a major problem with motivation. I let things slide – particularly course work, and then have to cram it all in at the last moment. I’m paying through the teeth on extensions and I’m still not getting things done. I mean to try, but distance education seems so easy to put… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: The Good Things

I recently had an opportunity to do a good thing and go out with my significant other and a large number of other well-meaning souls and pick potatoes for the Food Bank. I love the idea of doing good things, and I enjoy the warm fuzzy aftermath of having done a good thing. I enjoy… Read more »

Monarchy and Politics – Strange Bedfellows

This week Queen Elizabeth visits Canada and, as always, her arrival brings controversy. It is a controversy that will not go away. Every year more Canadians question if Canada still needs an official monarch, and royal visits will always bring this argument to the fore. It is a reasonable question. For decades, the official function… Read more »

Allergic to Colour: The North American Bias!

What colour are your home’s walls? White, by any chance? If they are, fear not, you’re not alone. When Larry and I got to the point where we could become homeowners I started watching the idiot box for decorating shows. First, they’re fun. Second, they have a bunch of neat ideas for free. Third, I… Read more »

Worth a Second Look – Food Safety Part III

I love to cook. But, there are occasions when my husband and I appreciate the chance to relax and enjoy a meal prepared by someone else, and spend a bit of time together. A recent meal out which left us with food poisoning, made me wonder what standards restaurant owners must follow to keep the… Read more »

Meditation for a Healthier Us

We have now discovered that not only do we all have the ability to meditate, but also, we have learned the basics of a meditative practice; however, the question of why we should meditate remains. The answer is that regular meditation has amazing effects on our stress levels, our health, our access to our intelligence,… Read more »

The Harried Student Reviews Calculus

Suicidal moths pinging against my window, I read. I read again. I write it down. I invert it. I write it down inverted. I break it into phrases. I look each word up. Each one. One at a time. Like the death bent moths, one by one by one by one: Then I realize it’s… Read more »

Throne Speech Gets Mixed Reviews

MONTREAL (CUP) — Prime Minister Jean Chretien made clear that he wants to leave a strong public education system as part of his legacy in the Speech From the Throne Monday, but commentators in the education community are divided as to whether his policies will deliver. “[The government] will continue to increase its funding to… Read more »

Tuition highest in 60 years

OTTAWA (CUP) — Even with inflation, tuition fees for Canadian students are at the highest level in 60 years, according to a new study released by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). Access Denied: the affordability of post-secondary education in Canada states that “when fees are adjusted for inflation, undergraduate university students today are… Read more »

CFS and CASA Rally for Changes to Federal Transfers

ST. JOHN’S, NFLD. (CUP) — Normally considered rivals, Canada’s top two student organizations have found some common ground thanks to a proposal to alter federal transfer payments to benefit post-secondary education. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) both agree the federal government should earmark a portion of… Read more »

Beyond the Headlines: Transgenus International

As you recall early this year we started a new monthly feature (Beyond the Headlines) that focuses on the good work of Alberta-based NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations) working on international development projects. We have featured thus far the courageous & inspirational engagement of groups such as HumanServe International, Change for Children, Cause Canada, Rainbow of Hope… Read more »

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE URGES JEAN CHRÉTIEN TO STAND FIRM AGAINST UNILATERAL MILITARY ACTION IN IRAQ

The Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE (CCODP) is urging the Canadian Government to continue resisting pressure from U.S. President George W. Bush to support a unilateral military attack on Iraq. In a letter sent to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien yesterday, (see: http://www.devp.org/testA/news/#letter) CCODP President Roger Dubois reiterated the longstanding DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE position… Read more »

Maestro Nowak is back… Published October 9, 2002

Contributed By The Community Networks Group On June 8th this year world-renowned Maestro Grzegorz Nowak performed his last concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Now he’s back and the “metamorphosis” begins. METAMORPHOSIS is a series of classical concerts featuring 70 of the world’s top artists under the leadership of Maestro Nowak (see schedule below). Join… Read more »

PALESTINE RED CRESCENT SOCIETY — Humanitarian Services Delivery – Under Siege Published October 9, 2002

Place: Engineering Teaching and Learning Centre (ETLC), Theatre 001 – University of Alberta / Date: October 11, 2002 Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public – donations welcome Younis Al Khatib, President of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), will be speaking in Edmonton at the invitation of HUMANSERVE International, an Alberta… Read more »

The Boreal Abstracts… Published October 9, 2002

October 10th @ Lazia Restaurant & Bar Edmonton City Centre West – 10200-102 St. Time: 7-11 p.m. Infoline: 430-7937 Emerging artist Cheryl Paige invites you, your family and friends to her first solo show on Thursday October 10th at Lazia Restaurant. Appropriately titled: “The Boreal Abstracts” Ms. Paige will be unveiling 10 new, large, vibrant… Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter To The Editor: I would like to respond to the very interesting article by Tamra Ross Low “What I’ve Learned About AU Students” and perhaps provide some helpful advice for all AU students. The Information Centre was established to provide a first point of contact for prospective and continuing students. We have a staff… Read more »