2013-10-17

    
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  2013-10-17

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Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune
Reem Ghaleb • Ashley Gray • Mark Fiselier • Liv Ingram • Jack Middleton • Jan Ong • Robyn Thomas • Abdellah Salam • David Song • James Stevenson • Remi Watts • • • Who really is the recipient of this week’s Golden Spatula? Why has this shadowy figure taken so long to appear on our list of honoured heroes? We have deliberately phrased these questions so poorly as to draw attention away from our previous failure to recognize Diltaj Atwal. Diltaj is so hard working that when she went on a two month vacation to vaccinate Indonesian children for malaria, Canada’s GDP dropped two per cent, which is why we had to sell the CN tower this month to Chuck E. Cheese’s. Thanks a lot, Diltaj. But seriously, thanks a lot.

October 18, 2013
  Beninger and Gora win Senate by-electionPDF files may take a moment to load

David Beninger and Ilyas Gora have won the 2013 Students’ Union Senate by-election, ousting incumbent candidates Pavit Sidhu and Maja Rakic.

Beninger received 19 per cent of the total vote with 480 votes.

Beninger, who founded the Student Empowerment Project after last year’s provincial budget cuts, said ensuring stable post-secondary education funding was his main priority.

October 18, 2013
  Book Review: Canary by Nancy Jo CullenPDF files may take a moment to load

I don’t usually read short story collections, but Canary was worth it. The book, by multi-award winning Canadian author Nancy Jo Cullen offers snapshots of the lives of people in non-traditional relationships — whether friends, family or sexual partners.

Cullen has won the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging Gay Writer and has been shortlisted for several others, such as the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Stephan Lampert Award.

Cullen is attending this year’s Wordfest.

October 17, 2013
  Aesop's FablesPDF files may take a moment to load

Students and faculty from the School of Creative and Performing Arts are collaborating between the dance, drama and music programs for a production of Aesop’s Fables, running Oct. 22 to Nov. 2. The production is the first performance since the departments of dance, drama and music rebranded themselves as the School of Creative and Performing Arts.

October 17, 2013
  Balancing life and writing with a little humourPDF files may take a moment to load


Ali Bryan is a Calgary-based writer who published her first novel in April. The book, Roost is about Claudia, a single mother of two who struggles to raise her kids and hold the rest of her family together after the death of her mother. Bryan will be at WordFest on Oct. 19 with Lynn Coady and Cassie Stocks to talk about the desires and the obsessions of their characters.

October 16, 2013
  Tough to replace family with friendsPDF files may take a moment to load

We don’t always pick the people we love, and never the people who love us. As the traditional family unit has lost some of its popularity in recent years, more and more people have turned to friendships for replacement therapy. This is hard but not impossible to pull off. The phrase “blood is thicker than water” is an old proverb implying the resiliency of familial ties over friendships.

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