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Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

New Brunswick for Education Premier Bernard Lord has set the province of New Brunswick on a course for future prosperity. His State of the Province Address (SEE: http://www.gnb.ca/0089/speeches-discours/sop2003/sop2003speech-e.asp), delivered on Jan 30th, shows that he is a man who understands the value brought by an educated populace. Unlike certain other Premiers (SEE: http://www.gov.ab.ca/premier/Bio.cfm), Premier Lord’s… Read more »

LIBRARY 101 – CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER

Continuing the series of Things You Should Know About the Library, librarian Elaine Magusin shares additional Frequently Asked Questions: Q: Why do I have to enter my username and password to get into the databases? A: The journal databases are subscription-based products. The AU Library has purchased subscriptions to these databases for the use of… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I am in a dilemma. I love two men. One is my ex-boyfriend, who desperately wants to come back to me; the other is my current boyfriend. Both are great men, but I feel more spiritually connected to my ex. I am unable to make a decision. Do you have any tips? Confused… Read more »

BOOK(s) REVIEW: THE WORKS OF H. MEL MALTON

Next week the Voice will feature part one of an interview with H. Mel Malton: Getting tired of waiting for the same authors to pen a new book? Want to find something fantastic and Canadian? How about one of the books of H. Mel Malton? In a world dominated by J.K. Rowling, perhaps you’re ready… Read more »

Voice Writer honoured: NEWS FROM THE INSIDER

Distinguished Alumni Award Audrey-Lynn Karperien is the recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Award. She graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of General Studies with great distinction and although her numerous scholarships and appearances on the honour’s list would suggest otherwise, Audrey didn’t devote all her energies to her studies. She has been an active… Read more »

THE HARRIED STUDENT BUYS A COMPUTER

Only by grace am I writing this now, for sadly, my new computer died this morning. Again. I bought it last week. Every harried distance ed student needs a computer. We rely on them to get our papers out on time, to contact our tutors:we depend on them. The one I’d been using was taken… Read more »

ERGONOMICS: WORK AND STUDY SAFE

What is Ergonomy Ergonomics is the application of scientific information concerning human physiology to the design of objects, systems and environments for human use. Ergonomics applies to everything that involves people. Work systems, sports and leisure, health and safety should all embody ergonomic principles if they are well designed. Well applied ergonomic principles ensure that… Read more »

A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Part three

Part 3 in a continuing series about the Canadian Television talent competition, Popstars: The One. For part one of this series, see:http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=382 In the weeks following the successful callback, we focused on the upcoming Toronto experience. Along with the other contestants, Amaya had signed a strict confidentiality agreement. The terms dictated that, with the exception… Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM AUSU

We are pleased to announce that a new editor for the Voice has been hired, effective immediately. Tamra Ross Low was the successful applicant. Tamra is an Athabasca University student enrolled in a BA Psychology/Women’s Studies, and has been a Voice writer for almost two years, writing a weekly column that addresses a variety of… Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The Voice wants to hear from you. Plans are underway for a new and improved students publication for AUSU members. Let us know what you like, what you don’t like, and what you would like to see. We also welcome comments on our articles and features. If you have something to say, drop a line… Read more »