Vol. 16 Iss. 23

Volume 16 Issue 23 - 06/06/2008

Editorial – Great Lengths

Most of us have seen posters for this popular fundraising campaign. Participants have come up with a number of catchy names?Shave for the Cure, Shave to Save, Cops for Cancer, and more. Whatever It’s called, the goal is the same: to shave your head and collect donations to help in the fight against cancer. Firefighters,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Going Home

As my week-long getaway draws to a close I feel compelled to do a cost-benefit analysis. Did I accomplish as much as I’d hoped? Or is it crazy to calculate the productivity quotient of what was supposed to be a relaxing getaway? My intention was to have no intentions. To simply let my mood and… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

Book: Sebastian Faulks, Engleby Publication date: 2007 Publisher: Hutchinson, London ?Don’t patronise me if you read this thirty years on, will you? don’t think of me as old-fashioned, wearing silly clothes or some nonsense like that. don’t talk crap about ‘the seventies’, will you, as we do now about ‘the forties’. . . Yours are… Read more »

The Learning Curve – Right on Schedule

I have recently entered my third term with Athabasca University, and trust me, the road has been bumpy. It’s also been fast-paced, similar to the Zipper ride at the fair my daughter convinced me to ride with her. After standing in line for an hour with her in the sun, the term ?show no fear?… Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as a Physical Therapist

Consider a Career as a Physical Therapist What is Physical Therapy? Physical therapy is an allied health profession geared toward the prevention of movement dysfunction, and toward the improvement of physical capacity. Physical therapy promotes optimal health and its primary goal is to assist individuals achieve the highest possible level of independence and functioning. Therapists… Read more »

Did You Know? – AUSU Bulletin Board

Have something to sell? Looking for a new job, or maybe a volunteer opportunity? Want to connect with a Study Buddy for that new course you just enroled in? Then why not check out the AUSU Bulletin Board? If You’re an AU student, and have a valid login and username for the AUSU site, you… Read more »

Education News – Tuition interest goes ignored

Late fees are an unfair burden on poorest students Tuition fees are under the microscope across the country. As student debt skyrockets, It’s ancillary fees?the fine print, the cream, the ambiguous charges?that are causing a stir too, and for good reason. But as a recent Macleans.ca story pointed out, there’s one kind of extra fee… Read more »

From the Gallery

On May 26, the new AUSU council was hard at work at the first regular meeting since the recent elections. Much of the meeting dealt with financial matters. In one motion, an additional $4,900 was approved for the last audit. The increased expense came down to a legislative change: new government regulations mean that auditors… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Disputes continue over Canada’s claim in the north – In Foreign News: Drinking banned on London’s Tube trains

At Home: Disputes continue over Canada’s claim in the north Geologists from Canada, Russia, and Denmark are surveying the land underneath the Arctic Ocean to determine which sections of the underwater area can be claimed by which country. Canada is hoping to secure thousands of square kilometres of this seabed, not only to finally establish… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Hands Down

We use them every day for nearly everything we do?yet rarely give a second thought to those marvellous instruments of ours. I’m talking about hands, those appendages that can hoist a sledgehammer, dry a tear, or perform the most intricate surgery (well, only if You’re a surgeon, but still). These sites offer a look at… Read more »