Vol. 18 Iss. 08

Volume 18 Issue 8 - 02/26/2010

AU Profiles – Colleen Lamond

Student: Colleen Lamond Think that 12-step programs are just for recovering alcoholics? Think again. According to Colleen Lamond, a former addictions caseworker and current first-year AU student, addictions theory can be applied to any problem in life’schoolwork included. Here, the psychology student shows how its application can be beneficial to pursuing one’s goals. She also… Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Election!

AUSU Election! It’s here! The Election for your 2010-2012 Council. AUSU is looking for interested individuals who believe they can speak for the students of AU. To be eligible, you need to have completed at least one course, and be currently enrolled in a course. Self-nominations will be accepted until February 15th. Voting starts on… Read more »

Dear Barb – Time Will Tell if He’s Over the Past

Dear Barb: I recently began dating a great guy. We have a lot in common and get along fabulously. My problem is that about six months before we met he had been in a relationship and was very much in love. This girl was cheating on Dan and ultimately she broke off the relationship. Dan… Read more »

From Where I Sit – In My Backyard

For the past several weeks I’ve been doing some contract editing for the Kalyna Country tourism guide. At 26,000 square kilometres, Kalyna Country encompasses 10 rural counties and is Canada’s largest ecomuseum. According to the guide it is a ?heritage and eco-tourism district that invites exploration by visitors from near and far and helps preserve… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Fort Fairfield

Fort Fairfield is the musical duo, comprising brothers John and Tom Lück, who create an atmospheric experimental music they call ?shoegaze electronic.? See review of their CD The Dead Sea Scrolls (free to download until February 28) in Gregor’s Bed. Recently, elder brother Tom took the time to chat with Wanda Waterman St. Louis about… Read more »

Student Awards – Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership

The Laurence Decore award is a $500 bursary that recognizes students for their ?outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and to their community.? The AU winner must be an Alberta resident (the award is funded by the Alberta government) currently enrolled in three or more AU courses. The winner will be selected based on… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Everybody’s Gone Surfing

If you think surfing first became popular thanks to The Beach Boys, you’d be off by a couple of hundred years. Apparently, on Captain James Cook’s third expedition to the Pacific, Lieutenant James King made ?the earliest written account of surfing,? a diversion that was ?most common.? Surfing Dolphins Who says you need a surfboard… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: U of T shifts to lower-risk investing – In Foreign News: New study reveals lower IQs in smokers

At Home: U of T shifts to lower-risk investing After a decade of ?disappointing returns??and a $1.5-bilion loss?the University of Toronto is moving away from the aggressive investment strategy it implemented in 2000. As the Globe and Mail reports, a corporation called University of Toronto Asset Management (UTAM) was set up to ?boost returns by… Read more »