Vol. 19 Iss. 18

Volume 19 Issue 18 - 05/13/2011

In Review – The Ultimate Wave Tahiti

Although the surfing and science film The Ultimate Wave Tahiti has already made the transition to Blu-ray and DVD, you can still catch the wave in some IMAX theatres. I recently saw the movie at TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, where it is currently playing. Typical of IMAX films, The Ultimate Wave features awe-inspiring… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Lovely

Is there anything quite as lovely as a good haircut? The kind of cut that does exactly what you ask of it: it flatters your features and falls naturally without a ton of product and hours of fussing. It maximizes what you’ve got in terms of thickness and texture, and doesn’t rely on gimmicks or… Read more »

Write Stuff – Indie World of Publishing, Part I: Finding Treasure

It’s official: publishing options abound, readers are ready, and the indie publishing revolution’s become a driving force. If You’re in the business, you’ve probably got RSS feeds pinging away and can quote J.A. Konrath’s blog posts chapter and verse. But for the average reader?and aspiring indie writer?it can all seem a bit overwhelming. To help… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Waste Land

Film: Waste Land (2010) Genre: Documentary Director: Lucy Walker The Magical Kingdom at the Threshold of a Broken World Every spring, It’s carnival time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And even while the parade is still in progress the dancers and prancers begin to shed their costumes and surrender them to the busy host of… Read more »

Did You Know? – Bilingual Chat

Learning a new language can be difficult, particularly if You’re in a distance learning setting or picking it up on your own. Even the best self-study programs lack the immersion aspect and the opportunity to casually converse in that language, thus practicing speaking and listening fluency. Bilingual Chat, a brand new initiative, is a social… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – How Does Your Garden Grow?

Now that spring seems to have finally sprung, both experienced and newbie gardeners are pulling out trowels and rakes and stocking up on seeds and plants. Even if you hate vegetables, It’s hard not to get excited about the idea of little green plants poking up through the dark earth. This week’s links offer tips… Read more »