Vol. 15 Iss. 39

Volume 15 Issue 39 - 10/19/2007

Editorial – Up In Smoke

On October 10, the Governor of California signed a bill that bans adults from smoking in a vehicle carrying passengers under 18 years old. The law is scheduled to take effect January 1. The Ontario Medical Association applauds the decision, and says that the province’s doctors will push for a similar ruling. For the sake… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Invisible Man

On a recent beautiful fall Saturday afternoon I found myself driving in Edmonton. I was about the third vehicle back stopped at a red light at 137th Avenue and 97th Street heading east. There’s a teeny median separating those of us going straight and those turning north onto 97th Street. Positioned on that small piece… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – That Old Vinyl Feeling

Five years ago I bought a copy of NOFX’s The Decline on vinyl. The 18-minute song was to me, and still is, one of the greatest recordings of modern punk and having it on vinyl made me feel like it was all the more a piece of musical history. For this one special record I… Read more »

AU Profiles – Katie Patrick

Katie Patrick In this week’s profile we meet Katie Patrick, a 2005 graduate of AU’s Bachelor of Science program. Katie, who is currently studying naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, tells how her goal of becoming a naturopathic doctor kept her focused while working on her bachelor’s degree. She… Read more »

Education News – Canada could be discouraging young scientists

WINNIPEG (CUP) ? Canada is pumping out science graduates just as fast as they can be employed, leading some observers to wonder if our universities are doing enough to promote the sciences. Bonnie Schmidt, president of Let’s Talk Science, a national science literacy program, thinks that the federal government isn’t doing enough to promote young… Read more »

Click On This – Bizzart

Art, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder, but there is no denying that what follows are some truly nifty fruits of the creative seed. Synesthetic Bubblegum Cards With five packs to choose from (so far), these digital sweets are a treat for the eyes. Sit back and watch them transform and… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Will Harper’s throne speech lead to an election? – In Foreign News: Blackbeard’s cannon claimed to have been found in North Carolina waters

At Home: Will Harper’s throne speech lead to an election? In the few remaining hours before the Conservative throne speech on Tuesday, the New Democratic Party and the Bloc Québécois announced that they would not support the Conservatives? objectives for the 29th Canadian Parliament. Immediately following the speech, in footage taken by CTV Newsnet, Members… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – Walking the Walk

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?AU Profiles: Patricia Presti? by Christina M. Frey, v15 i38 (2007-10-12) As Patricia’s manager at Seneca College, it is my pleasure to confirm that Patricia not only talks the talk but walks… Read more »