Scholarships & Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Student’s Union, see the AUSU website at MICHAEL LUCHKOVICH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT Value: $3000 DEADLINE: n/s Administrator: Alberta Scholarship Programs Notes: Must have been working full-time in Alberta for a minimum of three years. Program of study may be up to six months of full-time study… Read more »

Shabab Reconstruction Project

A youth initiative for Palestine The Project statement The joint initiative of ZAJEL Youth Exchange Program, An-Najah National University, Nablus and SCI-Germany is a pilot project, which takes place in form of two international Workcamps in the summer 2003. Manual work of international and local volunteers supports the reconstruction of the youth institutions in… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, As a new AU student my life has been pretty busy. I’m always studying and that means my wife has had to pick up a lot of the slack. She is an amazing woman, wife and mother and this year I would like to get her an amazing Mother’s Day present to say… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Manitoba Students get Free Extension The Provincial Government of Manitoba has announced ( that it will be doubling the interest free period of student loans from six months to a full year. When combined with their recent budget that keeps tuition at 10% below 1999 levels, it seems like going to Manitoba to take your… Read more »

Do You Know The Cembalo?

The last two weeks I’ve been on a “special assignment” for The Voice. My husband and I did a transatlantic crossing starting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and finished in Genoa, Italy. I’ve decided, since we’re now broke, that I’d write a story to my fellow Athabasca University students to tell you about the entertainment value… Read more »

2003 Alberta Book Awards! Saturday May 10, 2003 6:00 p.m. @ the Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel 10222 – 102 Street, Edmonton – Tickets $45 The Writers Guild of Alberta and The Book Publishers Association of Alberta invite you to attend a gala dinner honouring the best writers and books of last year @ the 2003 ALBERTA BOOK… Read more »

Sounding Off

Last week Debbie Jabbour wrote about her experiences taking AU exams, and I asked students to send me their exam stories. I’m sure many of us have strange stories to tell about writing exams! I am currently working towards a Certificate in French language proficiency, so exams, especially in another language, can be unnerving. During… Read more »

AU Student Essays Inspiring

In contrast to the students with poor writing skills there are a number of AU students who write very well and who demonstrate not just good critical thinking but considerable creativity. These students are often in our senior English courses. I have selected a number of their essays and posted them in the home pages… Read more »

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK THE VOICE: 1993 – 2003; 10 YEARS AS YOUR STUDENT NEWSPAPER SPECIAL FEATURE: THE PAPER Join us for a retrospective reading of the very first issue of The Voice, then known as The Paper. How much as changed, and how can a study of the past prepare us for the future? SOUNDING OFF… Read more »