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: 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 »

Myths & Challenges of Online Education

Photo provided by The Insider – AU’s Pierre Wilhelm in the company of Maestra Diana Bosco Hernandez, organizer of the “Primer Encuentro Iberamericano de Educacion Superior en Linea” in Mexico Pierre Wilhelm from the School of Business reports that he was fortunate to attend the first meeting of online Latin American universities organized by the… Read more »

Library 101

Librarian Elaine Magusin continues the series “Things You Should Know About the Library.” Q: What is the difference between a keyword and a subject search in AUCAT? A: Keyword searching is a simple way to look up information on a particular topic. Instead of using very specialized vocabulary (as you would in a subject heading… Read more »

The Measure of a Man

My somewhat socialistic sensibilities, and my sensibilities as a human being, become easily offended by those who would measure the worth of a person by the amount of money that person makes, by what university a person got their degree from, and by the number we label the intelligence quotient. Man cannot be measured by… Read more »


Dear Sandra, I am about 50 lbs overweight and I feel that every man ignores me because of this. I am becoming very lonely and desperate for a male companion. Everywhere I look I see couples together and my heart yearns for that companionship. I know that I am pretty and I have many other… Read more »