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The complex dynamics of the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship In 1969, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau described the relationship between Canada and the United States in a memorable analogy. “Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it …

Canada is a country rich in demographics — and a diverse age-range of voters is just one example of that. However, some age groups seem to be less represented in the democratic process than others — namely, the voting-age youth.

Art is being used as a therapeutic tool more and more often — but artists are faced with a higher probability of mental illness than the general population.

A student’s guide to creative part-time work Photo by Tina Wallace For most students, part-time work can be hard to find and difficult to maintain while juggling lectures, study sessions, and extracurricular activities. With the thousands of work-hungry students in Ottawa, the idea of job-hunting seems more scary than graduating. Check out these side-job ideas …

We hear all about the SFUO, but do we really know where our money goes? Infographic by Tina Wallace Dave Eaton, an international development student in the last year of his studies at the U of O, carries a heavier load of responsibility than the average 24-year-old. He’s the overseer of a multi-million dollar government …

In the documentary, Kilbourne says ads don’t only sell products. “They sell images, they sell concepts of love and sexuality, of success, and perhaps most important, of normalcy,” she says. “To a great extent they tell us who we are, and who we should be.”

Today, individuals follow special diets for as many reasons as there are types of cuisine; religious practices, ideological beliefs, and allergies can call play a part. Four foodies share their experiences living on different diets and offer students a spoonful of advice.

AT ONE POINT or another, most of us dream about making it big. Thanks to the Internet, becoming famous no longer requires theatrical or musical talent—all you need is a laptop, your winning personality, and a knowledge of all things social media. The Fulcrum gives you the low-down on using YouTube, Twitter, and blogging to …