Vol. 16 Iss. 32

Volume 16 Issue 32 - 08/15/2008

Editorial – It’s All About Me

Part of what keeps our society (reasonably) civil is the somewhat nebulous notion of the greater good. In general, we’re aware that our actions affect everyone around us, and we do our best not to be self-absorbed, insensitive clods. But every so often, a story pops up that demonstrates how incredibly obtuse some people can… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Diamonds Are Forever

August 11 marked our 35th anniversary. Did I mention I was a child bride? (How else could it possibly be true?) For our 20th, we rented a country hall and treated friends and family to a party. For our 25th I wanted a gazebo. It never happened. The day before our 29th, our son was… Read more »

The Best of Times

I’m a troglodyte. However, I’ve embraced modern distance education with a passion. It’s a tumultuous affair carried out over vast distances interjected with?or so it seems to me?long periods of silence. There are days when my email inbox welcomes me with a cryptic ?There are no messages in this folder? as I wait expectantly for… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Library Voices

Library Voices is a 10-member band that formed in Regina in March and has been performing steadily ever since their third week together. They’ve just recorded their six-song debut EP, Hunting Ghosts (see review in this issue), and are planning a full-length CD for release this fall. At the time of this interview the band… Read more »

Did You Know? – 2008 Convocation Video Online!

If you want to relive those special moments from convocation this year (or if You’re planning to graduate next year and want to see what It’s like!), video of all three days of convocation 2008 is now available on the AU website. From the opening ceremonies on June 12 to the final procession of new… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Foreign-trained doctors not finding work in doctor-starved Canada – In Foreign News: Cuba jails fewer political dissidents and signs onto UN covenant

At Home: Foreign-trained doctors not finding work in doctor-starved Canada While Canadians suffer from a severe shortage of medical doctors across the country, many immigrant doctors are finding it difficult to find work in the medical field here. The issue is that Canadian medical licensing bodies have not yet determined what kinds of training and… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Strange Inventions

For millions of years, life pretty much carried on as usual without any new inventions. Some flints, a few carving tools, and you had the latest technology. Today, it seems there’s a new piece of gadgetry or technology invented every minute. But as this week’s look at odd inventions shows, quantity doesn’t always equal quality…. Read more »