Vol. 16 Iss. 31

Volume 16 Issue 31 - 08/08/2008

Editorial – PETA Doth Protest Too Much

Even for those who ardently believe in animal rights, who loudly protest the cruelty endured by millions of unfortunate creatures in factory farms, PETA’s latest move is bound to ruffle some feathers. It has to do with an ill-thought-out marketing scheme?one that is in such poor taste they have yet to find a media platform… Read more »

From Where I Sit – August Is

August is here sooner than usual, it seems. The summer so far has been marked by many rainy, unsettled days and cooler than average temperatures. Haying season in our part of the world is running later than normal?if there’s anything normal about farming, that is. Thoughts turn to the upcoming harvest. Will it too be… Read more »

Cityscapes – Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and considered to be its commercial and financial hub. Situated on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario, the city is home to over 2.5 million inhabitants. Including the city’s outlying areas (known as the Greater Toronto Area or GTA), Toronto is home to over 5.3 million people?nearly half… Read more »

Around AU – AU Graduate Students Association Announces New Council

For many, the process of completing their first undergrad degree can feel a little like being lost in a maze: navigating program requirements, filling out registration and funding forms, keeping track of assignment and exam schedules. And just when it looks like academic life is all figured out, there’s the whole new set of challenges… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Library E-Books

Are you looking for one more reference to take that essay from a B to an A? Need to double check a quotation or page number, but you’ve already returned your books in the mail? Then AU library e-books just might help you find what You’re looking for. Along with all the great resources available… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – At the Post

In spite of all the communication tools at our fingertips, there’s still something uniquely exciting about receiving an official-looking envelope or brightly wrapped parcel in the mail. This week’s homage to all things postal celebrates the beautiful (stamps made of wood), the artistic (one-of-a-kind mailboxes), and the downright weird?including some things you should never, ever… Read more »

Education News – An academic guffaw

Two University of Manitoba profs study the origins of humour WINNIPEG (CUP) — Over four decades ago, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks introduced the world to the 2,000 Year Old Man, who detailed life throughout history in a series of comedy sketches. Reiner would ask the ancient curmudgeon, played by Brooks, questions like, ?Do you… Read more »