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 »

Canadian Food Security Policy Group Canada’s position at WTO puts world’s poor farmers and hungry at greater risk…

OTTAWA. Canada risks failing to meet the urgent needs of poor farmers at the WTO agricultural negotiations, according to a coalition of international development and human rights organizations. “The government position as laid out today will disappoint the millions of small farmers in developing countries,” said Stuart Clark, spokesperson for the Canadian Food Security Policy… Read more »

Beyond the Headlines – SPHERE

As many of you may recall, a while back we started a monthly series of bulletins with the intent to highlight the good work of Alberta-based NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) working in international development and in partnership with the global South; Africa, Asia & Latin America. We have featured groups such as HumanServe International, Cause Canada,… Read more »