Vol. 20 Iss. 05

Volume 20 Issue 5 - 02/03/2012

Editorial – Love is the Bond

Human family. Global village. we’re all in this together, all intricately connected, right? But even as we throw around these buzzwords, we often fail to grasp their essence. A recent Irish Times article brought a whole new perspective to my afternoon. It’s a tale of just a few minutes on a tram. The players: several… Read more »

AUSU Update – January 2012

Happy Holidays from AUSU! As the holiday season draws to a close, we hope you’ve had a chance to rest and relax with those who are important to you–and maybe even squeeze in a little bit of homework time! Election Timelines Finalized As we move into the new year, Council is also very pleased to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Bad News Can Wait

Some days I wish bad news still came via smoke signals, carrier pigeon, or a parchment scroll. Or that it was delivered by a rugged man on horseback arriving in a cloud of dust after riding for days across the prairie. I’d wait while an ancient ocean liner crossed the Atlantic, carrying news of someone’s… Read more »

Write Stuff – Bookmark This

If you’ve ever rummaged through dusty hardcovers in your grandma’s attic, you’ve probably seen a bookplate. These decorative labels, usually pasted inside the front cover, say something like ?This book is the property of Anne Shirley.? Charming relics? Maybe, but you probably own a similar accessory that could have the next generation puzzled: bookmarks. This… Read more »

Health Matters – Why Protein?

When we were young, our parents nagged us to eat our vegetables. Now media coverage has upped the message; It’s no wonder that we feel a pang of guilt when passing over the bowl of steamed vegetables with dinner or opting out of the salad option at a restaurant. But while fruits and vegetables are… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Blackstone, Part III

Justin Rain: On Playing Alan Fraser, Part I Blackstone is a Gemini award-winning Canadian television series based on a fictitious Canadian First Nations reserve. The second season is now airing on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) and features some of the finest aboriginal talent in North America. Blackstone is part of the recent trend… Read more »

Did You Know? – Ethical Expeditions Field School

Interested in ethno-cultural studies or biodiversity? Appreciate humanitarian efforts? Enjoy travelling? How about experiencing all three?and earning university credit? The Ethical Expeditions Borneo Field School is a travel-study program ?designed for undergraduate students to gain practical research experience in Ecology and Conservation in one of the world’s environmental hotspots.? The month-long 2012 program will travel… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you like football or just enjoy an excuse to eat junk food, chances are that Sunday will see you tuning into the Super Bowl game at least once. But after a couple hours of off-and-on play, boredom might set in. Try clicking through this week’s links for some football entertainment?and education. Name of the… Read more »