Convocation is here! SUPPORT AU GRADS.

Send your best wishes for our graduating class, to be published in the next Voice. I will also forward best wishes up to the AUSU office to be taken to convocation, if there is time. Let them know how proud of them we all are.

The Voice would like to congratulate AUSU President Debbie Jabbour, who will graduate this week with Great Distinction! Way to kick ass, Debbie! Your accomplishment is immense, and we look forward to your final instalment of the graduation article.

Friday, June 13m – Convocation – Graduate Ceremony
Saturday, June 14 – Convocation – Undergraduate Ceremony


WORTH THE LOSS – An Exclusive interview with AUSU Council member Nicholas Palamarchuk. 7 weeks ago, Nicholas underwent a radical stomach bypass surgery, and he’s doing great. This week he shares his story with Voice readers. It is sure to inspire you.

Just CAUS – CAUS Chair Shirley Barg shares more insights about the proposed Alberta Government education bill 43

GRADUATION 2003 – Read Debbie Jabbour’s second graduation story – this time the convocation of her daughter, who obtained a chemistry degree, with distinction. Next week, hear more about Debbie’s own graduation.

AUSU Council Report – read my perspective on the most recent AUSU council meeting.

NEXT WEEK: A convocation special issue. Coverage of convocation will start next week, and follow through the next few issues. Don’t miss it! One day, it could be you.



AUSU Committees are looking for student members who can volunteer just a few hours a month to answer email or attend teleconferences. Anyone who wants to become more involved with AUSU Student Council can gain great experience and insight through committee work.

The External Committee, chaired by Shirley Barg, needs representatives from Atlantic Canada, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Canada. Contact Shirley at sbarg@ausu.org if you would like to get involved, and help improve services to AU students in your area.

The Academic Committee was dormant for awhile, but now it’s back up and running under chair Tamra Ross Low. We will be working on ways to help assess student satisfaction with AU’s academic services, and need student input into how we should collect data, and what questions we should be asking. A past project of the Academic Committee was the Course and Program surveys on the AUSU website. If you want to have some input into our next project, contact Tamra at trosslow@ausu.org for more information.