Vol. 16 Iss. 33

Volume 16 Issue 33 - 08/22/2008

Editorial – Free At Last?

On a sweltering August night in 1791, the floodgates of repression burst open in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (known today as Haiti). It was the beginning of one of the most successful anti-slavery uprisings in history, although the violence of the revolt pales beside the systematic atrocities committed by the colony’s slave owners, both… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Shop ‘Til You Drop

Last Friday was a busy, busy day. I found the perfect diamond ring to complement the band I already own. ?Be careful when You’re driving,? they warned at the jewellery store. When a person has a glittery new ring on a hand clutching the steering wheel It’s easy to be distracted by its shiny glory?and… Read more »

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Learner

The time on the computer screen reads 11:18 p.m., and the loneliness sets in. (In truth, the accuracy of this time is questionable as my computer is often many hours ahead, and the date setting is often many years behind; 1982, to be exact.) Regardless of chronological inaccuracies, there is still the slightest twinge of… Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as a Respiratory Therapist

What is a Respiratory Therapist? Respiratory therapists (RTs) are allied health professionals providing individuals with cardio-respiratory and respiratory care. RTs assess and provide therapeutic treatment to those suffering from respiratory problems, in collaboration with other health care workers. Some of the diseases treated by RTs include asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, and pulmonary… 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: Science helps define Arctic border of Canada – In Foreign News: American house foreclosure and house arson numbers both soaring

At Home: Science helps define Arctic border of Canada While most Canadians probably aren’t familiar with the area called the Lomonosov Ridge (an underwater shelf), it is nonetheless the most important piece of Canadian land in the matter of our Arctic sovereignty as of late. While our neighbours to the south have often disputed our… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Exercise in Curiosity

The Olympics are chock full of finely conditioned athletes, a remarkable display of the feats that can be achieved when the human form is at its peak. We can’t guarantee you a gold-medal physique, but this week’s list of unusual exercise equipment is definitely high on the curiosity scale. Hawaii Chair As the video says,… Read more »