Vol. 22 Iss. 11

Volume 22 Issue 11 - 03/14/2014

Reading Upside Down

Is it possible to read a book in five minutes? Can you read a book backwards? Upside-down? What if everything you knew about reading turned out to be only a small part of the picture? What if you could read faster and with greater comprehension? These questions and more rattled around in my mind when… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Ode to March

Despite the bad rap that March often gets I have a certain fondness for this month. No other month has two lovely creatures associated with it: lion and lamb. Oh, sure, February has a weather-forecasting rodent with an unpronounceable name but that hardly compares. March holds the promise, often sadly overstated, that spring is indeed… Read more »

Primal Numbers – People Power

Talk to someone concerned about the rise of computers and the digital age, and one thing You’re likely to hear is that we rely too much on machines. Yet one of the surprising consequences of our gadget-filled days could be just the opposite: all those iPads and Android phones might come to rely more on… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: Tina and I have been best friends for fifteen years. We get along really well for the most part. Tina’s boyfriend and I were friends on facebook, therefore I was taken back when, one day out of the blue, Tina told me that her boyfriend was getting tired of seeing posts from me… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Problem of Evil

Film:Problem of Evil Directors: Ethan Kogan and Jessica Silvetti Written by: Ethan Kogan and Jessica Silvetti ?And when he knew for certain Only drowning men could see him, He said, ?All men shall be sailors then, until the sea shall free them.? But he himself was broken long before the sky would open, Forsaken, almost… Read more »

Editorial – Absurdly Excited

I’m a bit excited today. Not because of anything you’re going to see in this issue, although with S.D Livingston’s article on human generators, Hazel Anaka’s celebration of March, and Barbara Lehtiniemi’s exploration of something called PhotoReading, I suppose I should be. After all, where else would you find a look at how we soon… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

Did You Know? – Employment Standards Review

The Alberta employment standards department (Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour) now being lead by Minister Thomas Lukaszuk, who was responsible for championing massive cuts to the post-secondary institution system that, two years later, have not been fully returned to the instituions even during a time of supposed surplus in Alberta, is now working on… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: David Hancock become Premiere If you’ve been following the news at all, you’re already aware that the Premiere of Alberta, Allison Redford, has resigned from the leadership position. She’ll be remaining on as an MLA, but no longer leading Alberta’s government. In six months or so, the Provincial Progressive Conservative party will have… Read more »