Vol. 13 Iss. 06

Volume 13 Issue 6 - 02/09/2005

Editorial Pages

This week, a guest editorial… by Peter Tretter Former Ontario NDP Premier Bob Rae was recently invited by the Ontario government to do a review of post-secondary education in Ontario. Most of the submissions were from student groups, colleges and universities in Ontario. AU submitted comments and suggestions, as did our students’ union. [read the… Read more »

The Good Life – Without a Car

When our family decided a couple of years ago to go without a car, we made the decision for a number of reasons, including finances and physical and psychological health. Between maintenance, loan payments, gas and parking, driving in Vancouver can be an expensive proposition. Also, the numerous incidents of road rage and just generally… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Truth About Genius

As a whole, humanity is a pretty dysfunctional organism, far more than just a tweak or two away from a completely healthy state of consciousness. Why do I say this? Well, for one thing, in classic dysfunctional mode, we seem to have a very shaky understanding of our own true nature. For instance, we tend… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Holy Crap You’ve probably already heard that Alberta’s Premier Klein has announced (http://www.gov.ab.ca/home/index.cfm?page=988) that the Alberta Government will be covering the cost of any tuition increases Alberta universities need to make this year. In addition, the government will be re-working the Alberta tuition policy to make sure that education is affordable for all students. Personally,… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU Helps Tsunami Victims

Special General Meeting of AUSU All AUSU members are invited to attend a Special General Meeting of AUSU on February 28, 2005 at 7:00 PM MST. AUSU members include all currently registered AU undergrads, plus undergrads who have been registered in a course ending in the last six months (extended end dates count). The purpose… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Sex Appeal, Re-Defined

I’ve always been partial to dark-haired men with moustaches. I even married one. A coincidence? I think not. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are some very attractive men out there who don’t fit that narrow, even shallow stereotype. Right now for instance I happen to think Mike Holmes is the sexiest guy on TV…. Read more »

Dear Barb – Eating well on a student budget

Dear Barb; This may not sound like a typical question for an advice column, but I really need help. I am in my first year of university and I have never lived on my own. I grew up in a European family, and understandably my mother did everything for me. I hardly even know how… Read more »

The Believer (2001)

Set in New York City, this story–directed by Henry Bean–revolves around the moral, spiritual, and identity confusion of Daniel (Ryan Gosling), a Jewish youth who struggles with conflicts between his public beliefs and cultural heritage. Daniel, at least on the public front, rejects his Jewish heritage and joins a Neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic skinhead group where he… Read more »

Barbecue Wars

It’s one of those Saturday afternoons when I just don’t have the ambitious drive it takes to flip through the really exhausting number of television channels out there to find something good to watch. So I’m spending my time watching a DVD special feature instead – a profoundly interesting interview with the caterer from Lord… Read more »

Click On This – Playground

Need a little break from studying, work, or the winter blues? Why not play around the web a little with some of these fun sites. Ad Verbum – http://nickm.com/if/adverbum.html Play a game of interactive fiction. Autodisemvoweler – http://novalis.org/cgi/vowel.cgi All those pesky vowels! We know consonants are enough, don’t we? Plug in some text and hit… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Julia Child

Julia Child 1912-2004 Julia Child was born in Pasadena California on August 15, 1912. Upon graduating from college in 1934, Julia’s cooking skills were limited to boiling water. This would all change, as during her life Julia excelled in the culinary arts. She hosted several long running cooking series on PBS, including “Cooking With Master… Read more »

Conference Connections

ROMANCE SLAM JAM 2005 March 10 – 13 2005 Dallas, Texas USA Contact: Cindi Louis – 972.623.2537; Emma Rodgers – 800.272.5027 – P.O. box 530326, Grand Prarie, TX, 75053 romanceslamjam2005@yahoo.com – http://www.romanceslamjam.com/ The four-day conference unites readers and writers of Black romance for an exciting fun-filled extended weekend of literary activities, entertainment, and awards presentations…. Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Ralph Klein’s Fireside Chat To Albertans Promises PSE Changes

This column focuses on a wide range of issues affecting post-secondary students. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, or personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. If suggest a topic or a course alert for taking notes, contact djabbour@ausu.org RALPH KLEIN’S… Read more »

Searching for Internships

Zink – Magazine INTERN – Job Location: New York, NY, United States Job Description: Zink magazine is looking for interns in many facets of the industry. Fashion, advertising, editorial, and event interns to assist the with phones, appointments, and other magazine related tasks. Zink is a very busy place and we need people who are… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

UNIVERSITY WRITING SCHOLARSHIP (UWS) Amount: n/s Deadline: January 31, 2005 Administrator: Elder & Leemaur Publishers Notes: The UWS Program will provide Canadian university students with the opportunity to have their literature works published, while at the same time entering them into scholarships that will help mitigate their university costs. There are a number of scholarships… Read more »

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