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Conference Connections. Contributed By AU’s The Insider

· CASE District VIII – March 8-11, 2003 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – “Connect in Coeur d’Alene.” Details: http://www.connectincda.com · ICDE World Conference – 21st annual – June 1-5, 2003 – Hong Kong. Deadline for abstract submission is Aug. 1, 2002. Details: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/HK2003 · CADE – June 7-11, 2003 – St. John’s NF · International… Read more »

NEWS FROM THE AGM Provided By AUSU Council

The 9th Annual General Meeting of AUSU was held this past Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 P.M. Eleven students were in attendance, nine in person and two via teleconference. Quorum was satisfied and the meeting could proceed. In the President’s welcome, Debbie Jabbour commented that the low attendance should not be taken as an indicator… Read more »

AUSU Council News 2002. FALL, SPRING & SUMMER EDITIONS

on behalf of AUSU FALL EDITION AUSU met on the evening of September 16th for the last regular council meeting of the 2001/2002 fiscal year. Finances and our preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year were the main topics of discussion, and we laid the groundwork for some exciting new scholarships and student awards. Also… Read more »

Notice to AU graduate students and those considering entering graduate studies at AU

Athabasca University Students’ Union is in the process of establishing an AU Graduate Students’ Association. Here’s a sampling of benefits of belonging to a Graduate Students’ Association: · Graduate student representation on University Committees · University and government advocacy and lobbying · Affiliation with provincial and national graduate students’ organizations · Assistance with university/student dispute… Read more »

The Importance of Owning a Cell Phone

Technology has supplied the human race with a plethora of useless devices. It has given us the escalator, a device that exists for those of us who are too lazy to carry our own weight up a flight of stairs. Another product of science is the nuclear bomb. It efficiently kills a large number of… Read more »

Can The English Language Survive E-Speak?

Most people use email now, and those of us in distance universities probably use it more than most. It was once thought that Email would come to replace regular postal mail, and to a large extent is has, but it differs from regular mail in sheer volume. Most people today receive far more emails than… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

31 Million Dollars to University of Victoria – 0 to Students. The British Columbia government, following the lead set by Ontario, is investing (see: http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/nrm_news_releases/2002MAE0054-001036.htm) a sizable amount of money in making a new building for the University of Victoria. 22 million dollars will be spent in creating a 7,800 square metre building for the… Read more »

Free Health Benefits for Children in Low-income Families

The Alberta Child Health Benefit (ACHB) provides children in low-income families with free: · Dental care · Prescription drugs · Eyewear · Emergency ambulance services · Essential diabetic supplies More families are now eligible for coverage through the ACHB because of increased income eligibility levels, which took effect July 1, 2002. These income levels are… Read more »

AU Profiles – Student: Taleathahh-Rae Livingstone

The student/staff profile of those whose lives are involved with AU is a new column in The Voice. It is our hope that reading about those who are part of the make-up of what makes AU unique will draw our students closer together although we span countries and continents. We are a part of AU,… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: White Ribbon Campaign 2002. Contributed by The Community Networks Group

Thousands of supporters around the country and around the world are busy organizing educational and awareness activities with the goal of ending men’s violence against women. Most people co-ordinate their activities around White Ribbon Days which runs from November 25th to December 06. Schools, community centres, businesses, unions and faith groups participate by spreading the… Read more »