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Since I’ve been here at Acadia, I’ve picked up quite a few brochures and flyers to read because I think that’s quite a good way to find out stuff about a new place.
And I found something interesting in this book. This is the Acadia University Academic Handbook. And inside here I found Acadia’s mission statement.
A mission statement, according to this dictionary, is a formal summary of the aims and values of an organization.
This is Acadia’s mission statement:
The mission of Acadia University is to provide a personalized and rigorous liberal education; promote a robust and respectful scholarly community; and inspire a diversity of students to become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and responsible global leaders.
I think that’s a pretty good mission. And I used to work at ECC in Japan and I quite liked their mission statement too.
IT IS OUR GOAL, THROUGH THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR STUDENTS’ CAPABILITIES, INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS AND LEADERSHIP QUALITIES. IN THIS WAY, WE HOPE TO PROMOTE MORE INTERACTION AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD, THUS HELPING TO CONTRIBUTE TO WORLD PEACE.
What do you think of mission statements? I guess they can be kind of pointless if the organization doesn’t really believe or want to follow the statement.
But I think they also can be useful. So I thought I might write one for The Daily English Show. Of course, I have a general idea of what our mission or purpose is. But I thought it might be a good idea to focus it with a mission statement.
Do you have any ideas?
Kia Ora in Stick News today, the loonie briefly matched the US dollar for the first time since 1976.
The Canadian dollar is nicknamed the “loonie” because it bears the image of a well-known Canadian bird called the loon.
Today, for the first time in more than 30 thirty years, the loonie matched the US dollar.
Back in 2002, one Canadian dollar bought 61 US cents.
According to Wikinews, the Canadian dollar’s recent rise is partly due to the soaring prices of oil, gold, copper, and wheat, which Canada exports in great quantities.
As a result of their rising currency, Canadians have enjoyed cheaper imports from the US and tourism in the US, while export industries have suffered.
And that was Stick News for Thursday the 20th of September.
What do you think of the Axe?
I’ve never been. I just, I’m new here and I have never been yet. You, you picked the wrong person.
Um, I think it’s alright. Ah, there’s some changes that I think … they’ve been trying to make which is good. It’s changed over the years I’ve been here. So I definitely enjoy it.
I’ve never ever visited there, but … so I can’t say.
I guess I like it. And I like the fact that they have wet dry nights for the people who are underage too.
Oh I think it’s good, it seems to be pretty fun, they have a lot of cool events, so…
conversations with sarah
#312 Did you get trashed?
Step 1: Repeat Mary’s lines.
Step 2: Read Mary’s lines and talk to Sarah.
Sarah I went to a wine tasting event last night.
Mary Cool. How was it?
Sarah Great. It was fun.
Mary Did you get trashed?
Sarah No, not at all, there was only a little bit in each glass.
Mary Was it at the university?
Sarah No, it was at a restaurant in Wolfville.
Mary How many wines did you try?
Sarah About eight.
Mary Were they local wines?
Sarah One of them was. And the rest were all from different countries. Not from New Zealand though, which was strange, because the poster said, from New Zealand to Nova Scotia.
The Axe (officially called The Axe Lounge) is the bar at Acadia University. This is their site.
trashed means very drunk
wet dry nights I don’t know what these are – I guess they are some kind of event which underage people can also attend. The drinking age in Canada is 19.
Temptest – the restaurant where the wine tasting event was
artist: San Sebastian
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