Vol. 18 Iss. 22

Volume 18 Issue 22 - 06/04/2010

Who Are the People in Your Neighbourhood?

?Oh, who are the people in your neighbourhood? In your neighbourhood? In your neighbourhood? Say, who are the people in your neighbourhood? The people that you meet each day.? Sesame Street Tell me, who are the people in your neighbourhood? I remember singing that song with my son in the mid-1990s. We sang about all… Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Executive Election; Student Issues

AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly (President), Bethany Tynes (Vice President External and Student Affairs) and Sarah Kertcher (Vice President Finance and Administration) on their election and thank those that ran for their willingness to serve. Internal elections are being held to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Love it, Use It

Last Friday, I spent an exhausting day helping my elderly aunt find, display, and price her household as she prepares to move. She was lucky to be able to sell her collection of Bossons heads and Royal Doulton figurines as a lot. Like many of us, she had china dinner sets, an assortment of crystal… Read more »

Editorial – Father Bears

It may not seem that Father’s Day and mother bears have anything in common, but they do. A lot, actually. Two completely unrelated events got this train of thought going. The first was an article about fathers being present at their children’s births. A bunch of New Age baloney, according to an article in The… Read more »

Did You Know? – Open Culture

Philosophy blogs. Free classic films. Foreign-language lessons. Free online courses in everything from biology to psychology. What do all these have in common? You can find them (and plenty more) at Open Culture, the ?best free cultural and educational media on the web.? The site is a treasure trove of original commentary and links to… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Cave Divers

Whether You’re hunting for pirate treasure or bats or just plain adventure, caves are enduring places of mystery. But if regular caves are exciting, how about underwater caves? This week’s links take you deep into the watery shadows and the amazing world of cave divers. A Cave Diver Story This astonishing footage is from the… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Ottawa college may cut some trades programs – In Foreign News: Unmade beds could be good for your health

At Home: Ottawa college may cut some trades programs The federal government has been promoting apprenticeships and training in the trades, but one Ottawa college may cut two of its trade programs. As the CBC reports, Algonquin College ?is considering cutting programs in trades such as horticulture and toolmaking.? Although teachers and others familiar with… Read more »