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The Voice

The Voice is the collective presence of the writers who submit on behalf of the magazine. All praise to them!


PREVENTING DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN ALLEVIATES ADULT CONDITION Researchers at McGill University have found that “prevention of depression in childhood is the best way to thwart the condition in adulthood.” John Abela, the McGill psychology professor who conducted the study, finds that “children are currently experiencing pessimism, sadness and depression at an unprecedented rate,” and that… Read more »

Sholarships and Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Student’s Union, see the AUSU website at ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY MILDRED ROWE WESTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Value: $600 DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2003 Administrator: Athabasca University Notes: Available to Alberta students with an academic standing of 80% or more. Must have completed between three and five courses at Athabasca within… Read more »

Conference Connections

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER CU Expo – Community-University Institute for Social Research – “Partnerships, Policy & Progress” – May 8-10, 2003, Saskatoon, SK. Details: Distance Education Technology Symposium (DETS-03) – sponsored by the Centre for Distance Education – May 15-17, 2003 – Edmonton, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe. Details: or contact Pat Fahy… Read more »

Community Networks Group

To suggest listings for events, conferences, or opportunities in your area, contact May Week Edmonton Labour Arts Festival! April 28 – May 10, 2003 Opening Night: April 28 International Day of Mourning Ceremony at Edmonton City Hall 7:00 p.m. See for a listing of events. Hotline: 471-1940 SPICE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: “A JOURNEY INTO… Read more »

Free Classifieds For AU Students

CLASSIFIED SPACE: Students of AU may print classifieds in The Voice free of charge (maximum three per issue) as long as they are not representing a company or product. Ads can be up to 60 words in length and may include a photo. Use The Voice classified space to sell or buy, research or find…. Read more »

AU Honors List, December 2002

AUSU would like to congratulate the following students who made the December 2002 Honours List: STUDENT – PROGRAM – YEAR – ADDRESS Baird, Joanne – BN – Year 3 – Grand Falls-Windsor, NL Balaski, Beverly – BN – Year 3 – Regina, SK Bech-Hansen, Angela – BADMN – Year 2 – Richmond Hill, ON Benedict,… Read more »


For a long time, Distance Education [DE] was considered inferior to traditional learning. That stigma is slowly being eroded, and AU has played a large role in legitimizing DE. For the next Sounding Off, tell me about your experiences as an AU student. How do people react to when they hear that you are attending… Read more »

Are You Graduating This June?

I want to feature graduating AU students for the profiles section in May and June. If you are graduating this year, write to me and I will send you a profile form to fill out or we can arrange for a more in-depth interview. Remember how hard it was when you started at distance education?… Read more »


NEW PROGRAM HELPS POST-SECONDARY GRADS LAUNCH CAREERS University of Victoria News Release For many post-secondary graduates, making the transition from school to the workplace can be difficult. However, thanks to a $680,000 grant from The Counselling Foundation of Canada, UVic is offering a new career program that allows grads from UVic and other post-secondary institutions… Read more »