Vol. 19 Iss. 30

Volume 19 Issue 30 - 08/12/2011

Editorial – Facebook Made Me Do It

Facebook is like the difficult kid in high school who spends most of his spare time in detention. At once intriguing and controversial, the social media giant is always in some kind of trouble with watchdogs. Privacy concerns and worries about how It’s affecting interpersonal relationships keep Facebook in the headlines constantly. Yet despite the… Read more »

AUSU Update – July 29, 2011

AUSU Joins ASEC! On Friday, July 15, AUSU was officially accepted into membership by the Alberta Students? Executive Council. ASEC is a provincial lobby group that now represents students from fourteen post-secondary institutes across Alberta, including schools from five of the six categories described in Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act. ASEC is focused on advocating on… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Learning for Learning’s Sake

So far this has been a disappointing summer weather-wise. In my part of the world it has been cooler and wetter than normal?or at least what we’ve come to regard as normal. Yet the conditions must have been just right for dragonflies, for they are everywhere. Not since I was a young girl do I… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Budrus

Film: Budrus (2010) Director: Julie Bacha Genre: Documentary ?Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness. Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one’s opponents is active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle and the quest for… Read more »

Voix du Maghreb – Entretien Avec Guitariste Jack Djeyim

« Le goût de l?harmonie classique, l?improvisation du jazzman, les atmosphères nostalgiques du Sahel ou les polyrythmies saccadées de l?Afrique centrale se résument dans un style afro-jazz-fusion, ou les influences diverses ne dénaturent pas l?atout principal de cet artiste à la personnalité inclassable : un phrasé assez original, avec un picking bien reconnaissable par la… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU’s Advising Services

For first-time students, program selection and planning is a significant undertaking. But even if You’re well on your way to earning that degree or certificate, It’s important to revisit and revise your program plan continuously as circumstances and interests change. It’s easy to get bogged down in the confusing swirl of prerequisites, program requirements, and… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Ancient Village – Around the World: The Right Way to Play

At Home: Ancient Village Anthropological digs tend to focus on finding and verifying details of a particular culture or time period. But sometimes, the digs unearth a surprise?literally. As The Globe and Mail reports, a team of anthropologists and students from the University of Northern British Columbia accidentally discovered the location of an ancient village… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Acadiana

The Canadian government has designated August 15 as National Acadian Day in honour of the Acadian people who were forced to flee Eastern Canada in the 18th century. Despite the destruction of their settlements and the dispersion of their families, the Acadians and their culture survived?and survive still. Click through these links for a taste… Read more »

Green Light – Tube Talk

Over the summer It’s easy to become lax about our commitment to caring for our planet. But even the smallest actions can make an impact in the aggregate! Take a look at your trash; odds are good that it contains those cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Did you know that they… Read more »