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October 30, 2008
  Albertan oil fields vulnerable to attack, warns expertPDF files may take a moment to load

As the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are busy making arrests in the investigation of the two EnCana gas-pipeline bombings in British Columbia, national media commentator and terrorism expert Mercedes Stephenson warned that Albertan oil and gas installations could be vulnerable to a terrorist attack. She spoke at a Calgary conference for emergency officials Oct. 18.

Currently, there are 2,000 unsecured locations for gas around Calgary alone that lack security officers and cameras.

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October 23, 2008
  Cafe with peace on the menu opens soonPDF files may take a moment to load

In a city with growing crime rates and accounts of violence, Bob Stewart and the Canadian Centre for Teaching Peace is making headway in community peace education. CCTP hosted the fourth annual Alberta Peace Conference aimed at creating a sustainable culture of peace and an Albertan peace education strategy Oct. 16-18.

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October 16, 2008
  Rumours in Africa hurt vaccination campaignsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Alberta's Dr. Amy Kaler shared Africa's struggle with vaccination efforts on campus last week. Her guest lecture focused on reproductivity, rumours and counter-epistemic convergence in contemporary Africa.

Failure to reproduce in certain countries or among certain social groups is the most primal political threat to the continuity of community, argued Kaler.

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October 16, 2008
  Canada's mysterious identity explainedPDF files may take a moment to load

John Ralston Saul is a Canadian intellectual, a prolific author and essayist and very active in many cultural and political organizations around the world. He was recently in Calgary and gave a lecture at the Vertigo Theatre on his new book A Fair Country, Telling Truths About Canada.

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March 27, 2003
  Governor General's husband says:PDF files may take a moment to load

A standing ovation concluded His Excellency John Ralston Saul's speech, Struggling for Balance: Public Education and Civil Society on Tue., Mar. 25.

Saul took no prisoners, taking stabs at our education systems' vertical orientation; the illiteracy of the elite; citizenship and its responsibilities; rich peoples' vanity; differential tuition; and the responsibility of tenured professors. The list goes on--it truly was a great speech by the husband of Canada's Governor General.

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March 20, 2003
  Intercultural dialoguePDF files may take a moment to load

U of C Professor of Education Dr. Mathew Zachariah presented an educational, sometimes moving and humorous lecture on guidelines and challenges to intercultural dialogue at Memorial Park Library on Fri., Mar. 14 as part of the Living Research Series presented by the University of Calgary's Cultural Diversity Institute.

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March 20, 2003
  Scott Ritter lectures CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

"We are sick, we are ailing, and we need to cure the disease of Bush-ism."

Those were the words of former chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq, Scott Ritter. He lectured at the 2003 Dr. Irma Parhad Lecture and Roundtable at the University of Calgary on Fri., Mar. 14.

While admitting that he is not a media specialist, he feels that the media portrays the events of the Iraq Crisis as being simply black and white.

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March 13, 2003
  Conflict and the mediaPDF files may take a moment to load

The Faculty of Medicine, the International Centre and the Faculty of Communication and Culture will present the 2003 Dr. Irma Parhad Lecture and Roundtable on March 14-15. Entitled "Media Coverage of Life Threatening Conflicts," the conference will feature a lecture by Robert Hackett from Simon Fraser University and a Canadian media panel with David Bazay, Tony Burman, Robert Bragg, Marcus Gee and David Swann.

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March 13, 2003
  Navy woesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian Navy is a world leader in maritime policing, according to Commodore E. J. Lerhe's talk to the University of Calgary's Centre for Military and Strategic Studies on Thu., Mar. 6. In his lecture, Commodore Lerhe highlighted many of the recent accomplishments of the fleet in southwest Asia.

"We are more than fulfilling our obligations," Commodore Lerhe said.

Commodore Lehre also showed how the reduction in money spent on buying new equipment might lead to a crisis in the near future.

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March 13, 2003
  CAUS forum on post-secondary educationPDF files may take a moment to load

A crowd of 30 Calgarians listened to stakeholders discuss the future of post-secondary education at on Thu., Mar. 6. Panelists included lobbyists and stakeholders in post-secondary education.

Parent Joanne Cuthbertson, representing Albertans Promoting Public Education and Learning, felt that discussion about tuition issues has not sufficiently involved parents.

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