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Travelogues; A How-to

The benefit of travel is not simply the experience you have whilst doing it; the benefit is also the memories you take home from it. While most people simply carry along a camera for the purposes of capturing those memories, still others keep a travel journal of some sort. A picture may well be worth… Read more »

AU Profiles – Student: Patricia Boyle

The student/staff profile of those whose lives are involved with AU is a new column in The Voice. It is our hope that reading about those who are part of the make-up of what makes AU unique will draw our students closer together although we span countries and continents. We are a part of AU,… Read more »

Free Health Benefits for Children in Low-income Families

The Alberta Child Health Benefit (ACHB) provides children in low-income families with free: · Dental care · Prescription drugs · Eyewear · Emergency ambulance services · Essential diabetic supplies More families are now eligible for coverage through the ACHB because of increased income eligibility levels, which took effect July 1, 2002. These income levels are… Read more »

THE CLASSIFIEDS!

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. Classified ads must follow the direct guidelines and ethics stated in the Voice Policy and should be submitted to the editor at voice@ausu.org with “?CLASSIFIED AD’… Read more »

Beyond The Headlines

As you know, every month we highlight the work of an Alberta-based NGO (non-governmental organization) working locally or internationally on human development activities. In previous issues of Beyond the Headlines we have featured organizations such as HumanServe International, Change for Children, Cause Canada, Rainbow of Hope, RAFIKI Friends of Rwanda, Sombrilla, Friends of Nepal, Transgenus… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: AN AU ANNOUNCEMENT

Athabasca University’s Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment is now published online at http://www.athabascau.ca/html/services/counselling/math/ Two versions of this online test contain 30 or 70 questions that will help assess students’ mathematical skills. Based on their score, the assessment will recommend which Athabasca University mathematics course a student is likely ready to take successfully. You may also find the… Read more »

Strange Heirlooms: Fall Cleaning Impossibilities

Spring cleaning, or fall cleaning. Some of us like to us like to clear out our junk before the warm weather arrives; others pull out the brooms and dustpans as the summer fades. The changing of seasons marks the years, and we are reminded to clear out the clutter when we rake up the leaves… Read more »

The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People. By Authors David P. Barash, Ph.D. & Judith Eve Lipton, M.D.

One of my interests is science and I have, for years, subscribed to Scientific American magazine. One of its ongoing sections is dedicated to reviewing newly released science-related books and a couple of years ago (it takes me a while to get through my yet-to-read list) I bought a book on the magazine’s recommendation with… Read more »

A COUNTRY OF FAT FOLKS:And I’m One of Them!

My husband’s adoptive parents refer to him constantly by the nickname Skinny. He’s one of those people who are naturally slim, just as I was. But no more. I’ve joined the world of those who whine at the mirror, or avoid it. I’m right there along with others who keep “several sizes ago” of clothes… Read more »