Vol. 19 Iss. 02

Volume 19 Issue 2 - 01/14/2011

Editorial – don’t Look Up

So, have you broken them yet? I’m not talking about the ugly vases gifted to you by your easily-offended mother-in-law, but points to you if you managed to pull it off (talk about a great start to the year!). I’m talking about the much-hyped, much-desired, and frequently much-maligned New Year’s resolutions. Equal parts serious, self-building… 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 »

Write Stuff – Whitewash

It’s no surprise that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum contains offensive literary material. On their website, along with the propaganda posters, there are even anti-Semitic schoolbooks and colouring books. These words, preserved in their original form, serve as unflinching reminders of the past, and to sanitize them for modern sensibilities would diminish that impact…. Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Surfin? Canada

At Home: Surfin? Canada How much time do you spend online? More than your friends? More than your neighbours? don’t be afraid to admit it; high Internet use has become part of the Canadian identity. As The Globe and Mail reports, no-one ?spends more time online than Canadians,? including our neighbours to the south. The… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – A Year-long Adventure

Classic New Year’s resolutions are so 2010. Consider making 2011 a year to remember by reaching out to the unusual or the fantastic for ideas. A popular trend is to set out to do a particular thing every day?or week?for a year, and write about it. Here are a few adventures to get you started…. Read more »


AUSU will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at 2:30 pm MST (4:30 pm EST). The meeting will be held via teleconference; all currently active students may attend. Students living outside Canada may also dial in to the teleconference, but please inform AUSU in advance if you’ll be calling from an… Read more »

Did You Know? – Field Study Opportunity

Interested in ethno-cultural studies or biodiversity? Appreciate humanitarian efforts? Enjoy travelling? How about experiencing all three?and earning university credit? This May, AU students have the opportunity to participate in a ?unique field study opportunity? in Borneo. In addition to receiving field lectures, students will either ?participate in an ethno-ecological study with the Wehea Dayak? people… Read more »

Green Light – News, Tips, and Tricks for a Healthy Planet

Biodiesels?alternative fuels made from plant-based sources like soybeans?have yet to really take off in popularity or use. Part of the difficulty is that, despite conflicting studies, they’re believed to contaminate regular diesel fuels, and thus can’t share containers or pipelines with petroleum-based fuels. Enter a newcomer in the alternative fuel field: renewable diesels. The fuel… Read more »