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Council Connection

The AUSU meeting on September 19, 2019 began a minute or two after 6:30pm but proceeded in a swift manner. Although the meeting wasn’t longer than an hour, there was plenty of new information shared and inspiration to initiate change . Councillors Darcie Fleming, Amanda Lipinski, and Josh Ryan were noted as absent with regrets,… Read more »

Editorial

You may not realize this, but writers for The Voice Magazine get recognized for their work and I couldn’t be prouder.  The latest of ours to receive an award is none other than Barb Godin.  The Professional Writer’s Association of Canada has decided that her article, Mary’s Story, published on January 4, 2019 in our… Read more »

Why, Lisa Bloom?

“We need to pay it forward.  As we have access to power, we need to bring others along.” – Helene Lerner While living in the Middle East, I was often struck by how arduously women competed for the approval of men.  I saw women driving, women holding positions of power in government and business, and… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—The Gift of Melancholy

Recently, suffering from a flu bug, I watched Melancholia, a 2011 psychological sci-fi drama film by the controversial Danish director Lars von Trier.  The film revolves around  a soon-to-be-married couple and a group of their guests who gather at an elegant country estate to celebrate the wedding, just as a rogue planet (named “Melancholia,” giving… Read more »

Why Mindful Art?

“Fully immersing ourselves in a creative project activates a different part of our brain.  We lose track of time and our surroundings.  Minutes blend into hours, and there are no thoughts apart from what’s happening in the present.  It’s very much an exercise in mindfulness.  I didn’t know it at the time, but my high school… Read more »

Editorial–The Rising Tides

A whirl of activism about climate change hit this week. With everything from a young girl scolding the leaders of the world at the UN to climate change rallies with school children in various nations around the globe. We’ve known about this stuff for over 30 years now.  We’ve had an amazingly strong consensus of… Read more »

Women of Interest—Amelia Jenks Bloomer

Amelia Jenks Bloomer (May 27, 1818­­­­–­December 30, 1894) was an editor who wrote for the women’s right and temperance movement.  She was the first woman to own and operate a newspaper (The Lily) written exclusively for women.  The Lily was published biweekly from 1849 to 1853 with an eventual circulation of over 4,000.  Most of… Read more »

Editorial—Do We Reward Learning?

The big news this week in politics, other than the campaign for the 43rd General Election officially starting, seems to be Mr. Trudeau’s photographs of him in “blackface” or “brownface” when he was younger. I’ll admit, at first, I didn’t really understand the big deal about this.  These weren’t obviously done to ridicule those races,… Read more »