Vol. 17 Iss. 36

Volume 17 Issue 36 - 09/25/2009

Editorial – On the Agenda

Last month, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia announced a major change to its editing policy. From now on, any revisions to the pages of living people must be approved by editors before the updates will be published. It’s a fundamental shift away from the wide-open, sometimes chaotic approach of allowing anyone to freely edit articles. And… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Annual AGM Held; Media Committee Started

Annual AGM Held As you probably already know from the AGM Report put out by the Voice, AUSU held its annual general meeting on March 23, 2009. In that meeting a number of important revisions to the definitions of AUSU membership occurred, to make sure that the Councillors you elect are able to represent you… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Rendezvous with a Friend

I’m too cynical to use Facebook despite the recent pressure on the company by Canada’s privacy commissioner. I can’t see the value in Twitter. Who gives a damn about what You’re doing as You’re doing it? I never texted and frankly can’t be bothered learning. Cripes, I’m starting to sound like that old codger Andy… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Heaven on Earth

DVD: Heaven on Earth Theatrical Release: 2008 DVD Release: 2009 Starring: Preity Zinta, Balinder Johal, Vansh Bhardwaj Director: Deepa Mehta A Hamilton Mehta Production in co-production with The National Film Board of Canada A Myth Within a Fable Within an Actuality ?The demon locks Chand up in his castle. It starts to rain for seven… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . The Fast Romantics

The Fast Romantics are a Calgary rock band whose style is one part British invasion, one part indie rock, and eight parts tight, infectious fervour. They recently put out a self-titled debut album (available on iTunes) and are currently touring Canada. Lyricist and lead singer Matthew Angus recently spoke with Wanda Waterman St. Louis; the… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Say Cheese

From Edam to Gouda to plain old cheddar, every cheese is somebody’s favourite. Unless, of course, It’s Vieux Boulogne, a French cheese with the dubious honour of being the smelliest in the world. This week, we take a look at some new ways to enjoy that humble standby?cheese. Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Stand at the top… Read more »

Did You Know? – Parliamentary Primer

To the average observer, politics can seem like a confusing mix of dry-as-dust policies and sensational headlines. It isn’t always easy to follow the action, but knowing the basics of how the system works can make a big difference. And AU’s Centre for Global and Social Analysis is part of a great online tool that… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Gun registry data given to polling firm – In Foreign News: Australia sees doubling of boys? obesity rates

At Home: Gun registry data given to polling firm Personal information from Canada’s gun registry has been given to a polling firm?and some gun owners are unhappy about that. As the CBC reports, the RCMP shared personal information from the national gun registry with Ekos Research. The data was used to conduct a research study;… Read more »