New Web Encyclopedia at AU!

Athabasca University is the new host for the Encyclopedia of Canadian Theatre on the web. The site provides a comprehensive listing of Canadian playwrights, plays, and theatre practitioners, from information submitted by academics and those involved in the business and pleasure of the theatre. It is updated regularly, and is cross-linked. The Encyclopedia was originally… Read more »

Library 101

Librarian Elaine Magusin continues the series “Things You Should Know About the Library.” Q: I’ve been having difficulty logging into the journal databases from home. I’ve entered my username and library/student id number but it still won’t let me in. Can you help? A: Patrons often encounter difficulties logging in from home. Generally, modifying your… Read more »

DEAR SANDRA: The Advice Column

Hi Sandra. I am very excited for you to achieve your future goals. I have a question though…I am having some major relationship problems in the area of trust. My father cheated on my mother and I’ve been cheated on before. I am having trouble trusting my current boyfriend for that reason. As a result,… Read more »

Delivery Devils

After searching for months for sandals that I like, and won’t kill my feet, I bumped into the right ones at the start of Fall in a discount shoe store. They’re my hubby’s favourite shoe brand, Merrell. The big problem is they were a size 12 and I’m a cozy 7 ½. I began looking… Read more »

The Dubious Privatization of BC Rail: The NDP Stance

Last week we began a discourse surrounding the issues of the privatization of BC Rail and examined the Liberal standpoint on the subject. This week, we continue with a closer look at the NDP viewpoint. During the run-up to the May 28, 1996 British Columbia general election, the two foremost contender parties”?the incumbent BC New… Read more »

Canadian SU at the Forefront of Battle for Free Speech

As a member of the Athabasca University Students’ Union, I am very interested in the activities of other students’ unions – especially those that represent students of Canadian universities. Students’ unions do not operate by a set list of activities, programs, or initiatives. Instead, we have guiding principles, and ethical and financial responsibilities that help… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: AU PROFILES

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 »


Re: People’s Movement for Human Rights Education (PDHRE) Human Rights are the greatest gift of contemporary thought to humanity. It is not only a vision for a better world, but also a tool for achieving it. Yet somehow, as we enter the new millennium, it is a term that has come to represent in the… Read more »