Recent Submissions

  • Peak Oil: An Ongoing Case Study in Unsuccessful Avoidance Behaviour 

    Grant, Lyle (2011-03-29)
    Peak oil is the point at which oil production reaches a maximum value and thereafter declines. Because of the dependence of industrialized society on oil, peak oil may be one of the most important, possibly cataclysmic, ...
  • If you Are What You Eat, Souldn't you Know What Is Inside That Package and Where It Comes From? 

    Smythe, Elizabeth (2011-03-29)
    This presentation examines national and international political struggles over food labeling, food scares, concerns about climate change and sustainable food production have increased public concern about food regulations ...
  • Making Equitable Education in Rural China through Distance Education 

    McQuaide, Shiling (2011-03-29)
    China has made great strides toward universalizing basic education in rural areas over the past two decades, yet wide urban-rural and East-West disparities in schooling access and quality not only remain, but are growing. ...
  • Northern Lights with Five Satellites 

    Connors, Martin (2011-03-29)
    Athabasca's contribution to studying the science of the Northern Lights started nearly 10 years ago with precision measurement of their magnetic fields. We now measure that effect in a number of places in North America ...
  • Reimagining Globalization: An Unfamiliar Narrative? 

    Shrivastava, Meenal (2011-03-29)
    As an idea or concept, globalization finds expression in the rhetoric and rationale for social and political action almost everywhere. However, the ebb and flow of this debate has ranged from declaring the 'End of History' ...
  • Transboundary Conservation: Citizens, Security, and Cross Border Collaboration 

    Stefanick, Lorna (2011-03-29)
    This talk examines the evolution of transboundary conservation initiatives; specifically, initiatives in the Rocky Mountains of southern Alberta and northern Montana. This is the home of the world's first Peace Park, the ...
  • Back Roads 

    Ferguson, Ted (2011-03-29)
    Athabasca University and NeWest Press are hosting Ted Ferguson, national journalist and author of the newly released autobiographical adventure, Back Roads, set in the woods somewhere near Athabasca. Hear about the Ferguson ...
  • Information Needs of Men and Their Partners about Prostate Surgery 

    Vandall-Walker, Virginia (2011-03-29)
    Prostate cancer is the single greatest cancer threat facing Canadian men, affecting one in eight men with a mortality rate of one in 27. Over 22,300 Canadian men were newly diagnosed in 2007, compared with 12,000 newly ...

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