BIOFEEDBACK, Week Ending: November 29, 2007,
Volume 14, Number 38
Volume 14, Number 38
Submissions, questions, or comments - for the next issue please contact Olga Milligan at 2-1433 - firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Biofeedback
Submission deadline for the next issue is at noon on Wednesday, December 5.
December 5 Last Day of Fall Term Classes
december 5 ONEcard Programming
December 8-20 Fall Term Examinations
December 12 Department Council Meeting
December 13 Silent Auction
December 25-31 Christmas Holiday Period - University Buildings Closed
January 1 New Year's Day - University Buildings Closed
January 7 First Day of Winter Term Classes
Department News and Notices
Meeting of the Conservation Ecology Discussion Group
The next meeting of the Conservation Ecology Discussion Group will be December 4, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm in M-332. The papers are: "Species diversity or biodiversity". Journal of Environmental Management 2005 75:89-92 AND "Conserving biodiversity coldspots". American Scientist 2003 91:344-351.
ACWS Lecture Series
The University of Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society lecture series presents: "Translating Words into Actions: Global Biodiversity Conventions, National Strategies and Rural People; Lessons Learned in the Developing World" presented by Kashif M. Sheikh PhD., P. Biol. Lecture will take place on Monday, December 10, 2007 at 5:00 p.m., in CW 313 of Biological Sciences Building. Light refreshments (juice/pop) will be provided.
Ecology Movie Night
Today, Thursday the 29th of November we will be showing "Qallunaat: Why White People Are Funny" at 5pm in CW410 (the conference room next to the cafeteria). Come, bring your lab mates and a few snacks if you like.
Funny? What's so funny about white people, otherwise known as Qallunaat to the Inuit? Well, among other curious behaviours, Qallunaat ritualistically greet each other with inane salutations, repress natural bodily functions, complain a lot about being cold, and seem to want to dominate the world.
This week's film, "Qallunaat: Why White People Are Funny", is a humbling portrait of what it must feel like to be the object of the white man's gaze.
Fresh and original, this docu-comedy has that rare ability to educate with wit. - National Film Board of Canada
BGSA is Looking for Job Fair Coordinator
The BGSA is currently looking to fill a volunteer position in the department. We need a JOB FAIR COORDINATOR. The job fair will happen in mid January (tentatively January 15th or 16th) and is a way for graduate students to advertise and recruit undergraduate students for summer technician/assistant positions. This is a especially crucial for ecology students looking for field assistants for the coming summer. The job is relatively easy. You just need to get grad students/research labs to sign up for a spot in the job fair, ensure that they all have a designated spot to put up their information/posters, and do the advertising for it. There is an information binder available with all the details from last year's coordinator.
Donations Needed for Silent Auction
Please remember to bring a toiletry or food donation for the Campus Food Bank and enter your name in a special draw. Your donation to the Campus Food Bank is much appreciated. For those that need to access Food Hampers please go to http://www.ualberta.ca/~foodbank/
Donations for our Silent Auction to benefit the Youth Emergency Shelter have started coming in. Drop by CW 405 (at Deanne's desk) and have a look at some of your colleagues' beautiful handiwork and other donated items! We're very happy to accept donations of hand-crafted items, re-gifts, or donations from area businesses (see Olga for request letter, if needed). Everyone is welcome to join us in a seasonal celebration and take part in a very worthwhile fundraiser. Everyone is welcome to join us for this seasonal celebration and to take part in a very worthwhile fundraiser on Thurdsay, December 13 in CW410 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.. Silent Auction donations accepted in CW 405 – see Olga.
Kofi Garbrah offering tutorials on Photoshop in the GIS Lab on the following dates in December 2007:
Beginner Photoshop Session
12 pm - 1 pm
December 3 & 10
Advanced Photoshop Session
12 pm - 2 pm
December 4 & 11
Make a Donation to the Christmas Bureau
The Student Services Office (CW 312) will be collecting monetary donations for Christmas Bureau beginning November 14th through December 14th. If you are interested in making a donation, please drop off your contribution at the front desk or to Maggie Haag.
Thursday, November 29, 2007, 4:00 p.m., TBW-1, Tory Breezeway
Marie Djernaes, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"THE STERNUM V GLAND IN APHIESMENOPTERA: MORPHOLOGY AND FUNCTION"
Friday, November 30, 2007, 12:00 p.m., M 145 Biological Sciences Building
Carol Horvitz, Department of Biology, University of Miami
"INTEGRATED ELASTICITY IN VARIABLE ENVIRONMENTS"
Friday, November 30, 2007, 2:00 p.m., CW 313 Biological Sciences Building
Christopher L. Jerde, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"THE ARRIVAL AND ESTABLISHMENT OF NON-INDIGENOUS SPECIES: MECHANISMS, UNCERTAINTY, AND PREDICTION"
Friday, November 30, 2007, 3:30 p.m., M 149 Biological Sciences Building
Monique Zetka, Department of Biology, McGill University
"MATCH, BREAK, AND LOCK: COORDINATION OF MEIOTIC PROPHASE EVENTS BY THE HIM-3 FAMILY"
Monday, December 3, 2007, 12:00 p.m., M 145 Biological Sciences Building
Megan Sawchuk, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"A COUPLE OF SHADY CHARACTERS: NEW PLAYERS IN THE SHADE AVOIDANCE SYNDROME"
Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 12:00 p.m., B 121 Biological Sciences Building
Daniel Barreda, Department of Biological Sciences & Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta
"CROSS-TALK BETWEEN INNATE AND ADAPTIVE MECHANISMS OF IMMUNITY AT THE TLR-FC GAMMA RECEPTOR INTERFACE"
Thursday, December 6, 2007, 9:00 a.m., CW 313 Biological Sciences Building
Kiersten Stead, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"MAPPING THE INTROGRESSION OF THE BRASSICA CARINATA C AND B GENOMES INTO BRASSICA NAPUS"
Thursday, December 6, 2007, 12:30 p.m., M 141 Biological Sciences Building
Vincent Li, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"HUNTING FOR THE MECHANISM OF DNA REPEAT EXPANSION IN HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE"
Friday, December 7, 2007, 10:00 a.m., M 137 Biological Sciences Building
Christina Fung, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"VALIDATION OF REAL-TIME PCR METHODS FOR MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS OF MUMPS VIRUS"
Friday, December 7, 2007, 12:00 p.m., M 145 Biological Sciences Building
Mark Anielski, Adjunct Professor, School of Business, University of Alberta
"THE PATH TO AN ECONOMY OF WELL-BEING AND AN ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS"
Friday, December 7, 2007, 3:30 p.m., M 149 Biological Sciences Building
Pierre Leopold, National Center of Scientific Research, Nice, France
"DETERMINING THE FINAL SIZE OF A FLY"
Monday, December 10, 2007, 9:00 a.m., G 217 Biological Sciences Building
Darren A. Bugbee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"THE IDENTIFICATION OF GENES INVOLVED IN MITOTIC EXIT AND NUCLEAR POSITIONING IN THE YEAST Saccharomyces cerevisiae"
Thursday, December 13, 2007, 12:00 p.m., CW 313 Biological Sciences Building
Kylee A. Pawluk, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"CORALLINE ALGAE AS HABITAT FOR MARINE INVERTEBRATES ON ROCKY COASTS NEAR BAMFIELD, BRITISH COLUMBIA"
Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 9:00 a.m., G 217 Biological Sciences Building
Tammy L. McLash, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"RING-NECKED PHEASANT (PHASIANUS COLCHICUS) HABITAT SELECTION IN SOUTHEASTERN ALBERTA"
Thursday, December 20, 2007, 3:00 p.m., M 149 Biological Sciences Building
Dr. Herb Schellhorn, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
"TRANSITIONAL STATES IN BACTERIAL ADAPTATION - THE RPOS REGULON OF Escherichia coli"
Thursday, November 29, 2007, 1:00 p.m., Room 2-127 Natural Resources Engineering Facility
Judd M. Aiken, Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin
"ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PRION DISEASE"
Monday, December 3, 2007, 9:30 a.m., Alberta Research Council Auditorium, 250 Karl Clark Road, Edmonton
Dr. Susan D. Richardson, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Athens, GA
"EMERGING DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS: WHAT'S NEW?"
Links to biosci-related seminars on campus:
Circumpolar Students Association -
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences -
Medicine (all groups) -
Renewable Resources -
News from the Chair
News from the Associate Chair Research
Special Registration numbers, Institutional Contacts and Business Identification for Grant Applications
Many applications request institutional information such as University Financial Officer, Institutional Grants/Contracts Administrator, Registered Charity or Business Number, etc.
Dec. 10 - Alberta Sport, Recreation Parks & Wildlife Foundation - Development Initiatives http://www.tprc.alberta.ca/asrpwf/programs/funding/dip/index.asp
Dec. 17 - Alberta North American Waterfowl Management Plan - Science Fund http://www.nawmp.ab.ca/AB_NAWMP_proposals2006.pdf Note: proposals must be discussed with Michael Barr by 4:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17. This is a mandatory requirement of all proposals. See link for contact info.
Dec. 17 - NSERC I2I http://www.nserc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=b4
Jan. 7 - GEIODE http://www.geoide.ulaval.ca/home_EN.html
Jan. 17 - ACA Grant Eligible Conservation Fund http://www.ab-conservation.com/grants/GECF_Guidelines_2007_2008.pdf
Jan. 17 - International Osprey Foundation http://www.ospreys.com/
Jan. 17 -
- EB Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellowships http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/eastburn/eastburn.html
News from the Associate Chair Graduate Studies
NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships
This award matches the interest of a faculty member, the needs of an industrial sponsor and the skills of the student. Two awards are available. The NSERC IPS1 is for 1st and 2nd years, or 2nd and 3rd years, of postgraduate study. The NSERC IPS2 is for 3rd and 4th years, or 4th and 5th years, of postgraduate study. For full-time students, NSERC pays $15,000 per year; the Industrial Sponsor must provide $6,000 per year minimum. For part-time students, NSERC pays $6,900 per year for up to 4 years; Industrial Sponsor must provide $2,750 per year minimum. There is no deadline for this award. For more information, visit www.nserc.ca.
This scholarship, valued at $5,000, will be offered to doctoral students enrolled in programs involving northern research. Preference will be given to studies that include northern fieldwork. Addition information can be found at: http://www.acuns.ca/cnstawards.htm#cnst Deadline: January 31, 2008
Northern Resident Scholarship
The Northern Scientific Training Program is sponsoring four scholarships, valued at $10,000 each, for students identified as long-term residents of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, or the Provincial North, currently enrolled in master or doctoral-level programs at a Canadian university. Additional information can be found at: http://www.acuns.ca/cnstawards.htm#cnst Deadline: January 31, 2008
Research Support Opportunity in Arctic Environmental Studies
The Meteorological Service of Canada (a division of Environment Canada) sponsors a unique research support opportunity by providing accommodation, facilities, and services at the High Arctic Weather Station (HAWS) at Eureka on Ellesmere Island, to students at the masters or doctoral level. Preference will be given to environmental research proposals in the physical or biological sciences. Additional information can be found at: http://www.acuns.ca/cnstawards.htm#cnst Deadline: January 31, 2008
Caribou Research Award
Sponsored by The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Scholarship Fund, this award valued at $1,500 is offered to students enrolled in college or university pursuing studies that contribute to the understanding of barren ground caribou in Canada and their habitat. Preference will be given to students who normally reside in the communities of the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq range. Additional information can be found at: http://www.acuns.ca/cnstawards.htm#cnst Deadline: January 31, 2008
Mackenzie King Open Scholarships
Value: $9,000. Graduates of any Canadian university who engage in postgraduate study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. Award is based on high academic achievements (all A's or very nearly so), personal qualities and demonstrated aptitudes. Consideration will also be given to the applicant's proposed program of study. Deadline at FGSR (Rm: 105 Admin Bldg.) is Feb. 1, 2008. Application information available at www.mkingscholarships.ca.
The Kennett Y. Spencer Memorial Scholarship
Value: $2,500 Eligibility: The award is granted to a student at the University of Alberta for high academic attainment and original research carried out in any discipline pertaining to northern studies. Additional information can be found at: http://www.ualberta.ca/~ccinst/GRANTS/scholarships.html
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Research Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE) and U of A Graduate Research in Germany Travel Award
Please see the attached notice regarding these two awards. Application deadlines are January 10 and January 31, 2008.
<<Work Abroad Germany Summer 2008.pdf>>
Foreign Government Awards for Graduate Study in France
The Government of France, through the Scientific Services of the Embassy of France in Canada, is offering Master’s level scholarships to Canadians studying in Canada (excluding Québec*) for study at a French university. Application deadline is January 28, 2008. See http://www.scholarships.gc.ca/fga/FGAFRA-en.htmlfor details.
Ingenuity Fund- New Changes
Value: MSc -$23,000, PhD -$26,000 (plus $1,500 Research Allowance) Eligibility: Students entering a MSc or PhD graduate program IN SCIENCE or engineering.
As of December 31, 2007, eligible students will have completed not more than 12 months of a master’s program.
As of December 31, 2007, eligible students will have completed not more than 24 months of a doctoral program. For doctoral students who transferred from a masters program prior to completing the master’s degree, eligibility is calculated based on the start date of the master’s program.
Term of Award:
New master’s student
(at deadline, student is not registered in a master’s program)
Award term: 24 months
First year master’s student
(at deadline, student is registered in an master’s program and has completed up to 12 months)
Award term: 12 months
New doctoral student
(at deadline, student is not registered in a doctoral program but has completed a master’s degree prior to starting PhD or was admitted directly into PhD after completing a bachelor’s degree.)
Award term: 48 months
First year doctoral student
(at deadline, student has completed up to 12 months of PhD program)
Award term: 36 months
Second year doctoral student
(at deadline, student has completed between 12 and 24 months of PhD program) Award term: 24 months
An additional $7000 is available if you hold a concurrent major award (NSERC for example). Information and forms are available at the website: www.albertaingenuity.ca
Department Deadline: Tuesday, January 8th
in the Grad office, Room CW 312.
Northern Research Internships
NSERC’s Northern Research Internships program for senior undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is now entering its fifth year. These internships facilitate extended stays and subsidize the costs associated with research in the Canadian North.Students and fellows interested in applying should visit NSERC’s website for complete details: &http://www.nserc.gc.ca/sf_e.asp?nav=sfnav&lbi=nri.
Scholarship and Award Opportunities
Stan Rowe Home Place Graduate Award: offered by the Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (CCEA); application deadline is Dec 15, 2007. See http://www.ccea.org/stanroweaward.html for details.
NSERC's Summer Program in Taiwan: NSERC has extended the application deadline until Dec 7, 2007. This program provides graduate students in science and engineering with a two-month research experience at a university, national laboratory or institute in Taiwan. See www.nserc.gc.ca
ACWS Post-Graduate Award
The Alberta Chapter annually presents academic student awards to promote interest and reward excellence in the field of wildlife conservation. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in wildlife management. Student submissions for each award category are reviewed by ACTWS member committees. Successful candidates will be notified in March 2008. Please see the award descritipion here.
FGSR General Awards 2008
Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize
Value: $5,000 Eligibility: Available to full-time PhD candidates who have completed two or more years of their PhD program and are actively engaged in thesis research at the time the award is offered. Major scholarship holders may apply unless restricted by the granting agency. A student may hold the award only once. All fields are eligible for funding. No restrictions on citizenship. Twenty-five awards are granted each year. Selection is based partly on academic merit, but research accomplishment while registered in a doctoral program at the University of Alberta is the major criterion. Department Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2008
Value: $22,000 plus tuition and fees up to the maximum cost for registration in the equivalent of 9 normal credit weights in courses or thesis research per term (or Thesis 919) during the Fall/Winter Terms (September to April), as well as the International Graduate Student Differential Fee, if applicable.
Eligibility: Designed for students who have a firm expectation of completing a doctoral program within 12 months following tenure. Recipients must commence their tenure between 1 May and 1 October, and must pass their candidacy examinations before taking up the award. No other duties, teaching or otherwise, may be undertaken, and recipients must be working full-time on their program. Recipients are not eligible for any further assistance from scholarship or assistantship funds after the conclusion of the 12-month tenure. No restrictions on citizenship. All fields are eligible for funding. Approximately 30 awards are granted each year. Department Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2008
Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship
Value: $27,000 a year plus tuition and fees up to the maximum cost for registration in the equivalent of 9 normal credit weights (equivalent to 18 fee index units) in courses or thesis research per term (or Thesis 919) during the Fall/Winter Terms (September to April), plus $700. The scholarship also will cover the International Graduate Student Differential Fee, if applicable. There is also a one-time $2,000 research grant.
Eligibility: Offered to outstanding students registered in, or admissible to, a doctoral program. Applicants must have completed at least one year of graduate work (master's or doctoral level) before start of tenure; tenure to begin 1 May or 1 September. Granted for two years (subject to review after the first year). No restrictions on citizenship. All fields are eligible for funding. Approximately 20 awards are granted each year. Department Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2008 http://www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca/awardsfunding/scholarships/general/index.htmQueen
Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral)
Value: $10,500 (12-month); $7,000 (8-month); $3,500 (4-month)
Eligibility: Candidates must have completed at least one year of graduate study and be registered full-time in the first, second, third, fourth, or fifth year of a doctoral (PhD or equivalent) degree program during the tenure of the award. This scholarship may be awarded for a 12-month period, 8-month period, or a 4-month period, depending on eligibility. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. All fields are eligible for funding. Approximately 70 awards are granted each year. Recipients of major awards are not permitted to concurrently hold a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship. Department Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2008
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Master's)
Value: $9,300 (12-month); $6,200 (8-month); $3,100 (4-month)
Eligibility: Candidates must be registered full-time in the first or second year of a master’s degree program during the tenure of the award. This scholarship may be awarded for a 12-month period, 8-month period, or a 4-month period, depending on eligibility. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. All fields are eligible for funding. Approximately 80 awards are granted each year. Recipients of major awards are not permitted to concurrently hold a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship. Department Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2008
Canadian Institutes of Health Research - CIHR
Graduate Scholarships - M.Sc. Level -Ph.D. Level
Value: $17,500 Eligibility: MSc students in a health-related field. Must have completed or be in last year of a BSc degree or have been registered for no more than 10 months as a full-time student in a MSc program. Or, have been registered for no more than ten months as a full-time PhD student and were admitted to the PhD program directly from the Bachelor's degree. Department Deadline: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 For more information, please visit: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/24190.html#How
U of A Graduate Research Travel in Germany Award
This award is open to all graduate students, in any discipline, participating in existing U of A collaborative research projects that involve a German university or research body. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2008. Applications are available in the Education Abroad Resource Library (University of Alberta International - 8902 HUB Mall) or online <http://www.mymailout.com/MyMailout/Redirect.aspx?u=71352&r=63216&qz=68849a1fb2f5abc7355e7010c2b4e6d5>.
The Lorraine Allison Scholarship - The Arctic Institute of North America
Value: $2,000 Eligibility: You must be enrolled at a Canadian university, in a graduate program related to northern issues. Graduate students in programs related to northern issues, whose application best addresses: 1) academic excellence, 2) a demonstrated commitment to northern Canadian research, and 3) desire for research results to be beneficial to northerners, especially Native northerners. Deadline to agency: January 10 For more information, please visit: http://www.ccghr.ca/default.cfm?content=frm72&lang=e&subnav=roadmap
The Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship - The Arctic Institute of North America
Value: $5,000 Eligibility: You must be enrolled in a graduate program related to northern biology. The selection committee looks for northern relevance and an emphasis on field-oriented research. Deadline to agency: January 10. For more information, please visit: http://www.ccghr.ca/default.cfm?content=frm71&lang=e&subnav=roadmap
Departmental Deadline: January 26, 2008 in CW 312, Graduate Studies Office
News from the Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies
Training and Workshops
Lunch and Learn
Sponsored by Health Promotion and WorkLife Services, Lunch & Learn Presentations are free, but seating is limited. Sessions from 12:05 - 12:55 p.m. See locations below. Register at: www.learningshop.ualberta.ca
December 6 - Avoid the Bulge, Don't Overindulge!, CAB 269
December 11 - Volunteering - It's Good for You Too, Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall
Biotechnology Employment Opportunities at UPEI's School of Business
The University of Prince Edward Island's School of Business Administration is currently seeking applicants for a newly created position in Biotechnology Management and Commercialization. Part of this position will be to implement plans for the new MBA program that is to begin in the fall of 2008. The successful candidate will be flexible and motivated to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; have an active research program; and be involved in external activities in the University and the community.
Raffle Tickets for a Hummer 2 Electric Ride Toy Truck, Wrap Up Your Christmas Shopping!
My son’s Playschool (Blue Quill Playschool) is having a raffle fundraiser.
First prize: electric ride-on toy truck: Ages 3+, up to 110 lb capacity, 2.5 and 5 km speeds, rubber stripped tires, adjustable seat belts, two forward gears and one reverse, 12V/10Ah rechargable battery and charger included, retail value of $499.99!
Second Prize: Ratatouille and Transformers DVD’s
Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 tickets for $5.00, raffle closes on December 14 and the draw takes place on December 19.
Phone (2 2598), email (email@example.com) or drop into CW 448 to get your tickets now!
Hiking Boots for Sale
I have a bran new pair of Kayland Globo hiking boots for sale. 175$.
Worth 230$. Size: Woman 6.5. Dark brown leather, vibram sole, event membrane. I bought them on the net and they don't fit me. If interested, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Infant Car Seat
Free infant car seat approved for use in the UK/Europe. We have a Graco infant car seat with base that is about 4 years old and is not safety approved for use in Canada. However it is currently approved by the EU. So if you have a baby and are travelling to Europe or know someone who is please make use of it or it goes in the landfill.
Two oldies but goodies. Chevy S10 light truck and an Eagle Summit mini-van. Asking $1250 and $2250 rsp. email@example.com
Hockey Tickets for Sale
Edmonton Oilers, Hockey Tickets for sale; for more information contact Fred at:
Teaching and Learning Effectiveness Sessions
University Teaching Services offers a wide range of programs and services to support teaching, learning and scholarship on our campus. For more information, go to http://www.ualberta.ca/UTS/.
On/Off Campus News and Notices
17th Annual Butterdome Christmas Craft Sale
Butterdome Christmas Craft Sale will take place December 6 - 9, 2007.
Thursday & Friday - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Butterdome Craft Sale is Western Canada's favourite craft sale, attracting visitors from all over Alberta and neighbouring provinces. Here, you will find the best and uniquely special handmade gifts.
The Political Science Graduate Students' Association is going to have a new and used book sale on December 4 from 10AM to 5PM in the Business Atrium. We have fiction and non-fiction books on all topics including many academic disciplines. Part of the proceeds will be going to an Edmonton Women's Shelter.
Red Cross Urges Canadians to Give Generously in Wake of Cyclone in Gangladesh
On November 15th 2007, Cyclone Sidr slammed the coast of Bangladesh
leaving a trail of unimaginable destruction in its wake.
As the impact of Cyclone Sidr on Bangladesh is becoming apparent, the Canadian Red Cross is appealing to Canadians to help assist more than 3 million people affected by the devastating storm. Ferocious winds and widespread flooding have destroyed an estimated 700,000 homes and left millions of people in urgent need of shelter and basic supplies.
In response to this disaster, the Canadian International Development Agency has generously donated $250,000 to support Red Cross relief efforts in the area. The international Federation in Geneva has also released $217,000 from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support Bangladesh Red Crescent relief operations. Canadians have already given closed to $20,000 on the Canadian Red Cross website since Friday, but much more is needed.
Funds raised will be used to provide survivors with basic supplies, emergency shelter, and to ensure people have access to health care and clean water. More detailed assessments are being carreid out to determine the longer-term needs of the affected communities.
Canadians wishing to make a financial donation may give online at http://www.redcross.ca/, call 1-800-418-1111 or contact their local Canadian Red Cross office. The 24-hour toll free line accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked " Bangladesh Floods" and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.
For more information, photographs or to arrange an interview, please contact: Canadian Red Cross
Media Relations Line
This Week's Funny
Kids in Church
A little boy was overheard praying:
'Lord, if you can't make me a better boy,
Don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am.'
A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they
were on the way to church service,
'And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?'
One bright little girl replied,
'Because people are sleeping.'
A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.
The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
'If Jesus were sitting here, He would say,
'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
' Ryan , you be Jesus !'