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You’re a Thief At least, that’s what the music industry believes. They’ve organized into a group calling themselves the CPCC, or Canadian Private Copying Collective (http://www.cpcc.ca/English/english.html), and have already successfully lobbied the government to change the Copyright Act so that they can claim fees on blank cassette tapes, CD-R/RWs, and removable hard drives. Now they’re… Read more »

From My Perspective – Remembering Teachers

Teachers have still not reached an agreement with the Government of Alberta, and are withdrawing many services to students as a result; for example: supervision of field trips, graduation events, concerts, etc. Regardless of how the situation is eventually resolved, it is certain that for many students the effects of this year will have a… Read more »

Enlightening Information

WE NEED READER FEEDBACK! Any comments, suggestions, feedback, or submissions may be sent to Tammy Moore, Editor of The Voice at tmoore@ausu.org Many thanks for your writing contributions and support, and I look forward to hearing from you all! AUSU ACADEMIC COMMITTEE The AUSU Academic Committee is looking for new members interested in exploring new… Read more »

Labatt SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

BACKGROUNDER In its 25th year, Labatt and Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) have teamed up to sponsor the LPIA program which helps university/college students create their own summer jobs in their chosen field of study. As you know, it’s hard for most students to get “hands-on” work experience in their future career tracks. Each year… Read more »

Federal skills and innovation strategy gets lukewarm reviews

OTTAWA (CUP) — After months of delay, the federal government released two policy papers on skills and innovation last week. Despite the pre-release hype, student and faculty groups are unsure of the effect, if any, the papers will have on post-secondary education. Jim Turk, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, said the… Read more »

Law school tuition hike ‘road map’ to excellence

TORONTO (CUP) — With the University of Toronto law school passing a contentious five-year plan that will nearly double tuition fees to $22,000 per year, York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School may soon follow suit. Cheryl Sullivan, director of communications at U of T’s faculty of law, says the plan is not about tuition fees… Read more »