Vol. 22 Iss. 23

Volume 22 Issue 23 - 06/06/2014

Summer Brain Gain

What is your brain doing this summer? While many students continue their studies through the summer, others follow the traditional school year and take the summer off. And why not? Summer is an inviting time to get outdoors and away from studies for while. A summer break need not be an all-or-nothing concept. For students… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Test-tube Burger

It’s almost summer, and that means BBQ grills everywhere will soon be heating up. From lowly hot dogs to succulent steaks, people can’t enough of their favourite meats. But as worldwide meat consumption grows so do the harmful effects, and some scientists think they’ve found the solution: test-tube meat. The big question is, will meat… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Good Company

There’s nothing like the cable TV available in a hotel room to force one to look beyond one’s usual favourites. How else to explain why I was watching the animated movie, The Lorax, on a recent trip to Niagara Falls? Roy was a delegate to a national conference and I tagged along for a well-deserved… Read more »

Maghreb Voices

Book: Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet Author: Amara Lakhous “If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.” – W.I. Thomas and D.S. Thomas (the “Thomas theorem”) “Working as a journalist, I’ve come to understand that the reality we confront has neither value nor weight. It’s the imaginary that governs our… Read more »

Dear Barb – Keeping Marriage Promises

Dear Barb: I just got married to a wonderful guy. Before we got married we had discussed that I would not change my name to his and he was okay with it, but now he’s changed his mind. He thinks I should take his name and because I don’t want to he feels I am… Read more »

In Conversation with Don Rosenthal, Part II

“To open the closed heart one first focuses on oneself: releasing feelings of unworthiness, accepting that the heart is closed, putting space around judgments, and seeing oneself clearly and honestly.” – Don Rosenthal in Learning to Love Don and Martha Rosenthal are the authors of a number of books for couples, including Learning to Love,… Read more »

Editorial – The Politics of Sex Work

So it seems our articles a few weeks ago on how some students are using sex work to fund their education were a bit prescient, as over the last week, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced and tabled a new set of legislation to govern sex workers. This new legislation comes in response to the Supreme… Read more »

AUSU Update

Changes to AU Course Materials In the fall of 2013 AU began the process of replacing hard-copy textbooks for all undergraduate courses with e-text versions. Implementation has been staged in phases with about two dozen courses being transitioned each month. AUSU is supportive of the provision of electronic materials for students who want them, but… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Idle Hands

We use them every day for nearly everything we do?yet rarely give a second thought to those marvellous instruments of ours. I’m talking about hands, those appendages that can hoist a sledgehammer, dry a tear, or perform the most intricate surgery (well, only if You’re a surgeon, but still). These sites offer a look at… Read more »

DECSA Community Pancake Breakfast in Edmonton

Come One, Come All? To DECSA’s 8th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 from 7:30am to 10:30am 11515-71 Street, Edmonton AB Everyone is Welcome! Enjoy FREE Pancakes, Eggs, Sausages, Juice and Coffee Games and activities for the children RAIN OR SHINE