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AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with Vicki Irvine and Sylvia Pedrazzini at Convocation: Authors Note: One thing I noticed as I conducted these interviews at AU’s 2003 convocation was everyone’s reluctance to admit to the amount of time it took to complete their degree at AU. Out of all the interviews I conducted, I only spoke to… Read more »

AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with Daris Ruest and Mary Marguerite Butler at Convocation: AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF DARIS RUEST AGE: 34 LIVES IN: Hinton, AB TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 5 hours PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor Of Nursing YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 10 FAVORITE COURSE: Nursing Informatics LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: Nursing Research FAVORITE TUTOR: Liz Broad HIGHEST… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Why do some people’s joints hurt when the weather changes? Achy in Ontario Dear Achy, It always amazed me as a young child that my grandmother knew just when it was going to rain. If I wanted to go for a bike ride on a sunny day she would holler after me to… Read more »

Convocation 2003 – Photo Special – part 2

For full convocation coverage, see last week’s Voice issue for part one of this picture special, and for Debbie Jabbour’s personal convocation experience. This week look for AU’s own convocation report from The Insider and another graduate profile [more to follow in the coming weeks] Once outside of the doors they followed a Scottish piper… Read more »

Convocation 2003 – Photo Special

Be sure to read The Voice next week for complete convocation coverage, and many more photos. This week, part 1 : What’s it like to graduate? As a member of the Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) I was invited to attend this year’s convocation, Saturday, June 14th and I had the chance to finally put… Read more »


GRADUATE PROFILE – SANDRA A. MACISSAC Here’s what Sandra had to say on convocation day: AGE: 38 LIVES IN: Rochester, Minnesota TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 5 hours by plane & car PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor of Science YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 6 FAVORITE COURSE: Molecular Cell Biology LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: Historical Foundations Of Modern Science… Read more »

*Forum On Post-Secondary Education – The AU Perspective

For full coverage of the First National Forum on Post-Secondary Education, read last week’s Voice: On March 11 to March 14, 2003, the Student Union of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg hosted the first Nation Forum on Post-Secondary education. Judith Hughes of AU and Sandra Moore of AUSU attended the forum on behalf… Read more »

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Middle East Perspectives

Saturday March 8th was International Women’s Day. Formed in 1977 by the United Nations, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to ponder on the progress made to expand women’s equality, to gauge the challenges facing women in modern society, to contemplate future steps to improve the status of women, and of course, to commemorate the… Read more »

Buying Your First Home

The transition from renter to homeowner is likely the biggest investment you will ever make. It is frightening to know that you will now be responsible for a home. As a renter, if the basement wall fell in or the furnace went, it was the landlord’s problem not yours. As a renter you just paid… Read more »