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FED WATCH!

Summer Jobs Even though Athabasca University has a non-traditional school year, the government programs for student jobs still fall mostly around the summer. While many Athabasca University students are already working full time, for those of you that aren’t, there is always the possibility of getting a job in the federal government. If this strikes… Read more »

From My Perspective

Starting a new job is exciting, but just a bit scary too. For me it means leaving something secure and familiar for a job that is new and challenging, one that requires implementation of a different and yet untried skill set. So I had mixed emotions when I was advised that I had been successful… Read more »

Major in the Liberal Arts and You May Be Penalized

University students should focus on the quality of their education, rather than the marks they receive for individual assignments. Feedback from a teacher indicating that the student is doing well should be sufficient. Marks are only numbers, and cannot be properly evaluated unless they are compared to those of others students in the same class… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

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 »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I have recently received several “?Letters To The Editor’ in regards to the missing archive files. I thank you for your patience during this time of transition regarding our webpage, and I would like to assure all of you that the Archives will be available shortly. Thank-you for your support and concern, Tammy Moore, Editor

EDITOR’s ANNOUNCEMENT RE: ARCHIVES

I have recently received several “?Letters To The Editor’ in regards to the missing archive files. I thank you for your patience during this time of transition regarding our webpage, and I would like to assure all of you that the Archives will be available shortly. Thank-you for your support and concern, Tammy Moore, Editor

A Bug In Your Ear

Through many months of hard work, the new Voice site is now up and running. I hope you will be as pleased as we are with the results of our efforts, and will feel inspired to submit articles and provide copious amounts of feedback regarding further fine tuning and development of The Voice. I would… Read more »

The Empire Never Ended:

“The empire never ended,” was a phrase that science fiction author Philip K. Dick was fond of using now and then to describe the state of our world. He was referring to the alleged “fall” of the Roman Empire; however, his sentiment is that there was no fall, but only a changing of the guard…. Read more »

Same-Sex Equality Issues

On Friday, July 12th the Ontario Superior Court of Justice set a precedent by ruling that provinces are violating the constitutional rights of same-sex couples by refusing to issue marriage licenses. As a young gay male that actively participates in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) community here in Calgary, I reviewed the details of… Read more »

Is It Still Better To Give?

Everyone knows donating your old clothes is fine; just find the nearest bin. However, what if you are trying to donate something larger or you are uncertain they will be able to use your gift? Seeing old furniture discarded on streets and in alleys I felt sure these people just didn’t bother to call someone… Read more »