Vol. 16 Iss. 18

Volume 16 Issue 18 - 05/02/2008

Editorial – Flooding the Gene Pool

In 1997, the predicament of Gattaca?s Vincent Freeman seemed like nothing more than a far-fetched?though intriguing?vision of the future. Vincent dreams of being an astronaut. He’s intelligent, healthy, talented, committed?a perfect candidate, except for one small matter: his genetic makeup isn’t quite ?perfect? enough. Fast forward to 2008 and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act that… Read more »

From Where I Sit – House Lust

The National Post has been excerpting Daniel McGinn’s House Lust. In the three parts I’ve seen, he touches on a broad range of topics I find endlessly fascinating. According to the book, ?real estate falls into the category of intimate things??topics like roles and relationships you discuss with close friends. Preoccupation with all things real… Read more »

Careers – Social Worker

Consider a Career as a Social Worker What is Social Work? Social work is a discipline concerned with helping people, families, groups, and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. According to the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), social workers are concerned with ?individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues… Read more »

Did You Know? – Study Skills

If You’re looking for great tips on how to handle some of the study problems that students encounter, check out AU’s Study Skills page. You’ll find practical solutions on a variety of topics, including time management, getting the most out of textbooks, and even advice on effective ways to highlight texts. Other topics include mastering… Read more »

Around AU – Convocation 2008

It’s almost here! On June 12, 13, and 14 the AU campus will be buzzing with the excitement of Convocation 2008. The AU website has all the info you’ll need to get ready for the big day, including travel information, schedules, a convocation checklist, and more. You can also find out about the 2008 recipients… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Canada Responds to World Food Crisis – In Foreign News: Italians Victims of Their Own Government’s Tactics

At Home: Canada Responds to World Food Crisis Canada pledged an additional $50 million this week to help fight the world food crisis. That brings the country’s total monetary promises up to $230 million. In January the United Nations announced that there was a major need for emergency food in Afghanistan and several other countries… Read more »

Click On This – Reel/Unreel

It’s the weekend, and besides cleaning out eaves, gardening, doing the groceries, visiting family, washing the car, cleaning the house, and cooking like a demon, you might find time to fit in something social and entertaining like seeing a movie. If not, perhaps fitting in a couple of these sites will do the trick. Forget… Read more »