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November 05, 2009
  Coca colonization or global adaptation?PDF files may take a moment to load

Starbucks and the other multinationals are contaminating the cultures of the world!" said the short message. "This is Coca Colonization, globalization and corporate imperialism! How can you travel just to go to another Starbucks?"

November 05, 2009
  Google: charting a course to the futurePDF files may take a moment to load

With Google's announcement of a free navigation service for its Android phone platform on Wed., Oct. 28, the friendly search giant is proving it is unwilling to play nice with other major technology industries. Google has also announced it would love to unleash this application on the iPhone, so long as Apple approves.

November 05, 2009
  TAs on strike at McMaster UniversityPDF files may take a moment to load

Teacher's assistants and research assistants are on strike at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3906, which represents 2,700 assistants, set up picket lines Monday at the university, reports the Canadian Press.

November 05, 2009
  H1N1 researcher, ICU doctor urges students to get vaccinatedPDF files may take a moment to load

A prominent doctor behind an H1N1 study says people who choose not to get the vaccination are "idiots."

"I think you'd have to be an idiot not to take the vaccine," said Dr. Anand Kumar in a telephone interview from Winnipeg.

Kumar is an intensivist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and an associate professor of critical care and infectious disease at the University of Manitoba.

November 05, 2009
  First Nations University officials cleared of academic freedom violation allegationsPDF files may take a moment to load

Four years ago, at the First Nations University of Canada, officials of the Regina institution searched employee's computers.

The audit was recently ruled not to have violated the academic freedom of the employees, according to the CBC's website.

At the time, five grievances were filed pertaining to the searches, but were dismissed by a three-person board examination.

After the searches were completed, several senior employees were terminated or quit.

November 05, 2009
  Campus Pro Life club's trespassing charges stayedPDF files may take a moment to load

Campus Pro Life won't be going to court after all. On Monday the group known for its Genocide Awareness Project was informed by the Alberta Crown Prosecutors' Office that the charges against them had been stayed.

"We're very pleased with the result," said CPL treasurer Alanna Campbell.

Campbell and five other member of the group were charged last fall for trespassing on University of Calgary property, after university administration told them not to set up GAP.

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November 05, 2009
  Detained Khadr's lawyer urges releasePDF files may take a moment to load

Outrage continues to build around the government's failure to end Canadian citizen Omar Khadr's seven year incarceration in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The solemn faces of almost 250 concerned Calgarians lined a lecture theater in Cragie Hall on Monday night to listen to Khadr's Edmonton lawyer Dennis Edney discuss the issue.

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