Vol. 20 Iss. 13

Volume 20 Issue 13 - 04/06/2012

This World – Yukon Travels

In August 1896, a small party went prospecting on Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River. Their discovery that day turned Yukon into a hotbed of gold fever, and stampeders by the thousands poured into the area. Some got rich while others went home empty-handed, and the Yukon still exists in popular imagination as… Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Place in the Country

?I live on a farm about an hour and a half away,? I said to the Edmonton sales clerk. ?Ahhh, I wish I lived on a farm,? was the wistful reply from the 20-something girl. ?My dad always said if we won the lottery, we’d buy a farm.? ?Well, yeah, It’s a pretty good place… Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Elections Results

ELECTION RESULTS! AUSU Elections were held March 3-6, 2012, and 17 candidates appeared on the ballot. Thank you to all who ran, and all who voted! The nine candidates who have been elected to form the 2012-2014 AUSU Council are: Wendy Barnard, Bethany Tynes, James Ramsbottom, Evan Schmidt, Ashley Charlton, Toni Fox, Kim Newsome, Jason… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Film Socialisme

Film: Film Socialisme (2011) Director/Screenwriter: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Catherine Tanvier, Christian Sinniger, Jean-Marc StehlĂ©, Agatha Couture, Eye Haidara, Marie-Christine Bergier ?Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.? Anna Lindh ?I respectfully… Read more »

Health Matters – Breakfast: Off to a Good Start

What does your breakfast look like in the mornings? Is it a carefully prepared meal?or non-existent? Or perhaps it varies, a hurried affair on weekdays but a leisurely one on the weekend. For some of us, giving breakfast the short shrift is a result of a rushed morning. For others, It’s a deliberate skip That’s… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Ensemble Polaris Part II

Ensemble Polaris is a group of musical masters who have banded together to perform and record music from the northern latitudes. According to their website, some of the musical traditions they embrace include ?early, folk, Klezmer, Hot Club of Paris, middle Eastern and southeast Asian, traditional Scandinavian, Celtic, Cape Breton, eastern European, classical, improvisatory, and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Google Art Project

Searching for artistic inspiration?or the chance to relax while examining works of art? Whether you prefer the Louvre (Paris), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), or the Museum of Islamic Art (Qatar), there’s a world of exploration available right at your fingertips with Google’s new Art Project. And you don’t even need to leave… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Be Quiet!

Spring break is over, and maybe You’re craving the peace and quiet of whatever serene locale you were fortunate enough to visit. Alternatively, maybe you welcomed the chaos of everyday life, which paled in comparison with your loud and busy sightseeing trip or the hectic craziness of the kids being home from school. Take a… Read more »


In order to meet the needs of our student readers, we’re ready to expand our coverage of Athabasca University-specific news, events, and resources. we’re seeking a regular writer who will research and cover these and other, similar topics on a freelance basis. Columns will be paid at the regular freelance rate. Interested applicants can send… Read more »