Vol. 18 Iss. 04

Volume 18 Issue 4 - 01/29/2010

AU Profiles – Chandra Gattinger

Student: Chandra Gattinger Four classes a week is a full load, but psychology student Chandra Gattinger manages to fit them into her 32-hour workweek. ?It’s [a] matter of finding a goal, and wanting to work towards it,? she says. Here, Chandra, who works as a nurse’s aide, explains why She’s changing her career to psychology…. Read more »

AUSU Update – New 2010 AUSU Handbook/Planners

New 2010 AUSU Handbook/Planners The new AUSU Handbook/Planners are in the final stages of creation, and should be available within the next couple of months. We had great response on it being full colour, so we’ll be doing that once more. Also, numerous suggestions for improvements have been heard and we’re fitting in what we… Read more »

Around eCampus – Sheldon Krasowski

Sheldon Krasowski is a Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Studies at Athabasca University. He ?follows a standard work week of 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday? from his office at AU Central, Athabasca. ?Most research analyst positions have a wide scope and this is certainly true of my position,? Krasowski says. ?I respond… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Literacy Matters

January 27 is National Family Literacy Day. Started in 1999 by ABC Canada and Honda Canada, its goal is to make literacy a priority. This year’s theme is Sing for Literacy. In Hamilton, Ontario, a Snuggle Up and Read pyjama party has been planned. It will see pyjama-clad readers visit libraries, schools, and agencies. A… Read more »

Eras in Education – Post-Colonial Morocco

Sunday School versus Weekday School: Parallel Church and State Developments in Post-Colonial Morocco For most students who grew up in Canada during the last few decades, school meant reading, writing, and math with a dose of socialization on the side. Some students, myself included, also had a ?bonus? morning of school as part of church… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Exotic Pets

In spite of the controversy, and very real danger, surrounding exotic animals as ?pets,? the numbers of people keeping wildlife at home seems to be growing. From jaguars to chimpanzees to alligators, we take a look at the thousands of wild animals being kept in?and sometimes released from?captivity. Exotic Pets in America Surprising though it… Read more »

Did You Know? – The Postsecondary Page from Statistics Canada

If you need statistics on just about any aspect of postsecondary education, this Statistics Canada page is the place to find them. The info is divided into several sections: Postsecondary; Data, Research and Analysis; Support for Faculty; Support for Students; and Additional Publications. There’s a wealth of information here?everything from links to student awards to… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Calgary to track 911 cellphone calls – In Foreign News: Indian students in Australia face exploitation

At Home: Calgary to track 911 cellphone calls With growing numbers of people ditching their land lines for cellphones, tracking the locations of 911 callers has become a pressing issue. But soon, Calgary’s emergency operators will have the ability to ?trace cellphone calls within a few metres of the caller’s actual location.? As the CBC… Read more »