Vol. 14 Iss. 43

Volume 14 Issue 43 - 11/17/2006

From Where I Sit – Shoulder Saga II

With just one week to go ’til surgery, I spent yesterday at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. I was there for the pre-admission clinic, an appointment with a physical therapist, more x-rays and, of course, all the waiting, waiting, and waiting that’s inherent with all things medical. Upon arrival, I was given a sheaf… Read more »

Lost & Found – Phantom Pain

Say a part of your brain is destroyed by a car wreck or an aneurysm. Say someone randomly fires a gun from the window of a passing Mercedes, and the bullet rips through your leaded window glass, through your Venetian blinds, and through the bone of your skull. Chances are, what’ll happen to you is… Read more »

Hockey Time at AU

Hockey is a game of excitement and thrilling suspense. Fans adore cheering on their favourite teams and players, and the athletes within this sport love playing for them. However, there is a dangerous side to this sport, and injuries are all too common. Whether it is through fighting or game play, players may become hurt,… Read more »

The Good Life – Embrace the Unique

About once every couple of weeks, after dropping my daughter off at school, my husband and I head to our favourite coffee shop. It’s one of those increasingly rare and wonderful places. It is an independent, locally owned, friendly establishment that provides a comfortable, welcoming environment to while away an hour of so before plunging… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework

AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework New policy addresses many concerns, but barriers still exist Athabasca University Students’ Union – Friday’s press release on the Affordability Framework for Post-Secondary education included a number of surprises and addressed many of the concerns expressed in AUSU’s 2005 submission to the A Learning Alberta Steering Committee’s post-secondary review. Requests… Read more »

Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette

It is popularly assumed that Marie Antoinette lived a life of extravagance while French peasants starved, and that for this she was beheaded, so a film retelling her story requires a new angle. Enter writer and director Sofia Coppola who provides us with a Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) reminiscent of an innocent Lady Diana Spencer… Read more »


Have you every struggled to explain why AU’s “first year” courses have 200 numbers and both “second” and “third year” courses have 300 numbers? If so, this will hopefully change in two years. By September 1, 2008, “first year” courses will be designated as 1000 level courses, “second year” as 2000, “third year” as 3000,… Read more »

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