Vol. 15 Iss. 36

Volume 15 Issue 36 - 09/28/2007

Government Announces Funding for AU Expansion

AU to receive $30 million for building/research centre In an afternoon press conference this Friday, Alberta Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, Doug Horner, announced a $30 million grant for AU to address part of its request for technology and infrastructure funding. This grant, the biggest one-time allotment to AU, was called the ?second biggest… Read more »

Editorial – Something Old, Something New

In the race to dash headlong into the spectacular future of the digital age, there are those who say that technology is destroying traditional relationships and the stability of society. In some ways, they’re right. People will spend countless hours on social networking sites or chat rooms, posting messages to hundreds of ?friends? they’ll never… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Sum 41 – Underclass Hero

Release date: July 2007 Label: Aquarius Tracks: 15 (1 bonus) Rating: 10 Underclass Hero is the release me and thousands of other Sum 41 fans have been waiting for since the genre-mixing 2004 album Chuck. Where the last record was a dark and almost metal album to reflect the time the band spent in the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Job One

Gratitude is an elusive thing. It may be deeply felt but go unexpressed. Or it may be the stuff of Thanksgiving Day celebrations. Sometimes it represents the single most neglected aspect of our lives. We take our good health, our good fortune, our very lives for granted. It may manifest as a prayer silently mouthed–thank… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Greg Brown, Yellow Dog

CD: Greg Brown, Yellow Dog Release date: 2007 Label: Earthwork Music, Michigan Recorded live in 2005 at Peterson Auditorium, Ishpeming, MI Here is a performer who seems to have walked every harrowing step of his talk. Unlike more famous celebrity do-gooders who rake in far more hay devoting far less of their time to causes,… Read more »

Health Matters – Diabetes

Diabetes: A Rising Health Crisis More than two million Canadians have diabetes Diabetes was first observed in 1552 BC, when the physician Hesy-Ra recorded frequent urination as a symptom. Until the 11th century, diabetes was diagnosed by a group known as water tasters. Their job was to drink the urine of people who were thought… Read more »

Education News – Canadian university programs increase global content

The distances–virtual and physical–around the world seem to get smaller and faster to navigate by the day. To reflect this, university programs must sharpen their international focus–and according to a recent survey, they’re meeting that challenge. In a 2006 survey conducted by the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC), the past six years… Read more »

From the Gallery – Special General Meeting September 24

This seems to be a week for sharing financial good news (check out the exciting announcement in the AUSU This Month column!) and council’s Special General Meeting on September 24 did just that. After a thorough search, council approved the appointment of the firm of Kingston Ross Pasnak as the AUSU auditors for the 2007/08… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Loonie trades on par and higher than U.S. dollar – In Foreign News: Unemployed Australian surfers the target of new government schemes

At Home: Loonie trades on par and higher than U.S. dollar I don’t know how many of you deal in foreign currency, but I often make exchanges from U.S. dollars to my Canadian account and today was one of those days. Usually I enjoy being paid in American dollars; no matter what the original amount… Read more »

Click On This – Bricktionary

One of the great capacities of the human creature is the expansiveness of our imaginations; not only what we invent with our ceaseless ocean of creativity, but also what uses we put those inventions to. Toys are by no means free from imaginative use; and, in the case of LEGO, it seems that there is… Read more »