Start with mystery, seduction and an abundance of clever dialogue rife with sexual innuendo. Throw in a high-class-prostitute-cum-dangerous-spy and a nun with a mouth so foul it would make George Carlin blush, and the premise is set for the latest production out of the University of Calgary drama department, The True Life Fiction of Mata… Continue reading Sexpionage!

Addressing HIV/AIDS in Ghana

Between five and 11 per cent of the population in the tiny West-African country of Ghana are infected with HIV or AIDS. Dr. Sakyi Awuku Amoa, director general for the Ghana AIDS Commission, made a presentation on the HIV/AIDS pandemic as part of the University of Calgary Centre for Public Interest Accounting distinguished visitor speaker… Continue reading Addressing HIV/AIDS in Ghana

Solving poverty through cooperation

From sharing crayons, to playing together, cooperation is one of the earliest lessons children learn in school, and according to world-renowned Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, learning to cooperate is part of the key to economic prosperity in the developing world.De Soto, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002, addressed a… Continue reading Solving poverty through cooperation

John Raulston Saul talks intellectual property at U of C

Celebrated novelist and philosopher John Ralston Saul is coming to Calgary. Saul will be the keynote speaker at the Ethics, Creativity and Copyright Conference, sponsored by the University of Calgary and the Banff Centre. In his address, entitled, “From Birds of Prey to the Collapse of Globalism,” Saul will discuss the impact of globalism on… Continue reading John Raulston Saul talks intellectual property at U of C

Fighting western alienation

Dr. Jack M. Mintz, President and ceo of the Toronto-based C.D. Howe Institute spoke on the issues of Western Canadian alienation and the need for federal policies that promote economic growth on a national scale for the Canadian Club of Calgary, Tue, Jan 13. “As long as public policies are designed to buy votes in… Continue reading Fighting western alienation

Council of Canadians National Chairperson speaks at U of C

She was introduced to the audience as a woman of “knowledge, conviction and courage.” “She” is Maude Barlow and she spoke at the University of Calgary during a two-hour lecture Mon., June 16. Barlow is the elected Council of Canadians National Chairperson and covered a range of topics from the commodification of the world’s water… Continue reading Council of Canadians National Chairperson speaks at U of C

David Pratt’s military suggestions

“It’s not his fault,” were Dr. David Bercuson’s final words as he introduced David Pratt, Liberal Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton and chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans’ Affairs. Bercuson was referring to the current state of Canada’s military, bemoaned by many as one rapidly falling into disrepair.Last week, Pratt spoke… Continue reading David Pratt’s military suggestions

Social democracy at work

Former federal New Democratic Party Leader Ed Broadbent spoke on campus last week about the responsibilities of governments and individuals.Broadbent, a seven-time Member of Parliament first elected in 1968, served as NDP leader from 1974-1989. After leaving the NDP, Broadbent helped found the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, the purpose of which… Continue reading Social democracy at work