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AU Profiles – Student: Taleathahh-Rae Livingstone

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 »

Can The English Language Survive E-Speak?

Most people use email now, and those of us in distance universities probably use it more than most. It was once thought that Email would come to replace regular postal mail, and to a large extent is has, but it differs from regular mail in sheer volume. Most people today receive far more emails than… Read more »

The Importance of Owning a Cell Phone

Technology has supplied the human race with a plethora of useless devices. It has given us the escalator, a device that exists for those of us who are too lazy to carry our own weight up a flight of stairs. Another product of science is the nuclear bomb. It efficiently kills a large number of… Read more »

Is Our Policy of Multiculturalism Too Lenient?

Canada is known for its multicultural heritage and the freedom that it offers refugees and immigrants from other countries. In high school we all learnt how important it is to remain open to things such as new cultures and religions. Since we live in a democratically free country all residents have rights such as the… Read more »

Martin’s Eye on the Sky

(photo provided by The Insider) Martin Connors has good reason to smile. AU’s own mathematician, physicist, and astronomer has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Space Science. His research in the measurement of the Northern Lights and their magnetic fields has led to an improved understanding of space weather. The Government of Canada announced… Read more »

New scholarship program awards $165,000 to apprentices

Edmonton… Apprentices in Alberta are reaping the benefits of a new $3.3 million scholarship created by industry, the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board, and Alberta Learning. In its inaugural year, 165 scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded from the endowment to encourage registered Alberta apprentices to complete their training. “The collaboration of industry… Read more »

Scholarship News

ESSAY CONTEST 2003 The Elie Wiesel PRIZE IN ETHICS SUGGESTED TOPICS: Reflect on the most profound, moral dilemma you have ever encountered and analyze what it taught you about ethics. How can human beings move beyond hate toward reconciliation? Explore ethical responses to fanaticism, hate and violence. What ethical issue concerns you most and what… Read more »

Play With Words

While letters form the basic elements of our language, they are, of themselves, without meaning. Typically, we don’t attach any sense to letters, and if someone was to utter “A, H, P, Z, N,” we would not have any means to understand what this person might be trying to say”?indeed, we would likely think that… Read more »