Vol. 12 Iss. 46

Volume 12 Issue 46 - 12/01/2004

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

The Late Returns Regular readers of this column probably noted that it was missing last week and may be wondering why. The reason is my own fault, as I was eagerly awaiting the new Alberta Cabinet appointments to inform you all with the latest news about what this meant for you and me. Unfortunately, I… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU Christmas Hours Over the Christmas Holidays, AUSU will be closed for the same duration as the university. Our hours will be as follows: Dec 24, 2004: office closes at 3:00 pm, MST Dec 25, 2004 through Jan 3, 2005: Office Closed Jan 4, 2005: Office open at 8:30 am, MST Are you in Need… Read more »

The Good Life – From Routine to Ritual

My partner, Bill, has pinned a quote on the cork bulletin board behind our messy Ikea desk. It’s from Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright, and it says “Routine is the cancer of existence”. I take it to mean that when we are stuck in a rut, just going through an endless series of unenjoyable daily… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME THE AMAZING RACE Last week, eleven teams set out for Iceland, from Chicago. Two of the couples, Lori/Bolo and Jonathan/Victoria were at each other’s throats the whole way, while Adam and Rebecca put the wrong fuel in their SUV and lost valuable time. Gus/Hera and Avi/Joe decided to work together, but… Read more »

Dear Barb – Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

Dear Barb; I have had an ongoing battle with the same 20 pounds for as long as I can remember. I try all the latest diets and lose the weight. However before I know it I’ve gained it back. With the holiday season fast approaching I fear I may put on even more weight and… Read more »

Lost & Found – Time to Take Responsibility

Hard to have faith in people sometimes. Back in grade twelve when I was pumping gas at the Esso station, we used to have a big sign at the back of the toilet, printed on cardboard in red block-capitals outlined in black: Do Not Flush Paper Towels. Every day one of us workers had to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Venting

Every day for the past 35 or so years, I’ve read the Edmonton Journal. I’ve seen editors, columnists, reporters, cartoonists come and go. I’ve seen the paper shrink and grow. I’ve seen the addition of Sunday issues and color to its pages. One of my favorite new features is Venting which appears Mondays. Venting is… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: The Secret KGB UFO Files

The month of December is dedicated to unique occult films that make me curious about interesting phenomena. The world is filled with interesting mysteries and some people have actually sunk money, time and energy into trying to unravel them. The first of these unique projects is one I picked up in a cheap DVD bin… Read more »

Turn That Smile Upside Down

If California slides into the ocean Like the mystics and statistics say it will I predict this motel will be standing Until I pay my bill — “Desperadoes Under the Eaves,” Warren Zevon Let’s face it, a good chunk of the time life is not exactly tea with the freakin’ Queen. We’ve got war, poverty,… Read more »

AUSU November 2004 Council Meeting Notes – Student Coverage

This year’s convocation was a hot topic at this month’s AUSU council meeting. AU has some concern over the large number of graduates this year, (major concerns over this include fire code violations, and hours-long ceremonies.) The council is anticipating solutions that could include mixed ceremonies for graduates and undergraduates, or a three-day-long convocation. One… Read more »

Check It Out

education@canada – http://educationcanada.cmec.ca/ This site provides all sorts of information about education and educational resources across Canada. Though somewhat geared toward international students, the site is, regardless, useful to all persons seeking to further their learning. All the resources you can find on this site are Canadian, and vary from governmental resources at the federal… Read more »

Searching for Internships

National Democratic Institute – Internships at the National Democratic Institute Job Location: Washington, DC, United States Job Description: Administrative Fundraising/Development Program – Asia, South Asia Central and Eastern Europe Central and West Africa (CWA) Citizen Participation Programs – Democratic Governance Eurasia Department Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program –… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

SHELL CANADA ABORIGINAL SCHOLARSHIP Award Amount: n/s Deadline: n/s Administrator: National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Notes: Preference given to students studying business, engineering and science. Contact Information: National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation 70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 33A Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B9 Phone: (416) 926-0775 Fax: (416) 926-7554 Toll Free: (800) 329-9780 Web Site: http://www.naaf.ca E-mail: naaf@istar.ca UNIVERSITY… Read more »

Conference Connections

Know of a conference that is not on this list? Contact voice@ausu.org with the details and we’ll list it in Conference Connections. MEPHISTOS March 5-6, 2005 Providence, Rhode Island USA http://www.brown.edu/Students/Mephistos/ Mephistos is an international graduate student conference in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine. The purpose of the conference is… Read more »

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