Vol. 19 Iss. 05

Volume 19 Issue 5 - 02/04/2011

News and Views – AUSU Annual General Meeting

Cold and snow might have brought traffic to a halt, but thanks to teleconferencing, AUSU’s 17th Annual General Meeting kicked off right on time and saw a solid turnout. The entire council was in attendance, along with several students and guests, and It’s clear that Council’s been busy. Minutes of the 2010 AGM were approved… Read more »

Editorial – Grocery Bill

Childhood obesity: few will deny that It’s a serious problem facing North America today. But there’s significant disagreement over the cause of the trend, and even more debate over possible solutions. Last week, we looked at the movements targeting fast food manufacturers who use kid-friendly marketing. Although well-intentioned, these campaigns are missing the point: before… 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 – He Shoots, He Scores

Because of our week-long Mexican getaway and our kids? two weeks in Palm Springs, we didn’t get to see our grandson Grady for more than three weeks. That is an eternity when the little someone is only 18 months old. We feared he might forget Nana and Dido. But he didn’t. We expected that he… Read more »

Health Matters – Are You SAD?

It’s the middle of winter. And if you live in a cold, windy location (and isn’t all of Canada cold and windy at this time of year?), you may be feeling those winter blues settling in. For many of us, this means feeling impatient with the cold weather and dreaming longingly of Caribbean beaches. But… 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 »

Click of the Wrist – Tell Me the Future

This past week, communities across North America celebrated Groundhog Day, the February 2 ?holiday? on which local groundhog celebrities predict whether or not there will be another six weeks of winter. Fun aside, weather predicting is serious business; it affects farming, commerce, urban development, and whether or not you’ll need a jacket today. This week’s… Read more »