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November 21, 2002
  David SuzukiPDF files may take a moment to load

Variety proved successful for David Suzuki as he and a eclectic group of entertainers took the stage Tuesday evening at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, performing to a sold out crowd of anyone from middle-aged businessmen in suits to teenaged hippies.

In his tour of six Canadian cities, the famed environmentalist was promoting his organization's latest undertaking, the Nature Challenge, that challenges Canadians to choose three of a list of ten effective things Canadians can do to help save the environment.

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November 21, 2002
  Flying frogs in CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

"Flying Frogs in Borneo" will be the topic of Brian Keating's presentation next week. Keating, a U of C lecturer, is internationally recognized for his conservation work and his intimate knowledge of nature. He will present video gathered when he and his wife spent two months in Borneo in the areas of Sarawak and Sabah this summer.

"In the rainforests, we saw lizards with extended rib cage processes which allow them to glide through the tropical landscape and flying frogs with webbed fingers," said Keating.

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November 21, 2002
  CanWest executive analyses mediaPDF files may take a moment to load

From the ivory towers of CanWest Global, to Trailer B at the U of C, CanWest Chief Strategy Officer Kenneth J. Goldstein gave a talk about the evolving media of Canada on Thu., Nov. 14.

So just what can one of the leading Canadian experts in media tell us? One hell of a lot, apparently.

"If anyone tells you that there is one way of looking at the media, they are wrong," said Goldstein to a handful of students and professors. "This is a very complicated subject."

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November 14, 2002
  Iran not an evil forcePDF files may take a moment to load

Iran is neither a Heaven on Earth nor part of President Bush's "Axis of Evil," according to Philip MacKinnon, Canada's ambassador to the Islamic Republic. The ambassador spoke at the University of Calgary's Rozsa Centre last week.

"Iran is a blessed country in many ways," said MacKinnon, noting Iran's lack of external threats, appreciation for its culture, and its vast resource base.

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October 31, 2002
  Media evolved, audience subjectifiedPDF files may take a moment to load

Last Thu. Oct. 24, John Stackhouse, Globe and Mail foreign editor, spoke at the U of C on the relationship between the public's disengagement from issues of foreign development and the evolution of media agencies into institutions which rely upon the subjectification of their audience for survival.

"The post-modern media sees the world through a prism, which is not really a prism but a mirror," said Stackhouse referring to how media portrays international aid issues. "We don't see them as part of our world."

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October 31, 2002
  Culture and cocainePDF files may take a moment to load

As Canadians, we are all too familiar with the assumptions made about a country, although it is clear that we are not the only victim of this judgement.

With its less-than-favourable reputation, Colombia finds itself stigmatized for its unique economic situation, and although some U of C students may not know where to find the nation of 42 million people on a map, everyone knows that Colombia and cocaine go together like caffeine and early morning class.

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September 12, 2002
  Racist multiculturalismPDF files may take a moment to load

Diversity. Cultural imperialism. Multiculturalism. These are terms we all know and love to throw around, but what do they really mean? In recent years, Western nations have embraced the idea of multiculturalism, which purports that distinct ethnic groups contribute to the diverse mosaics that make up our societies.

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