Articles

Behind the Mask

I hide behind a carefully constructed façade of a self-achieving, ambitious individual, when inside I am really scared of achieving my goals because I might fail. I hide behind a care-fully constructed façade of a self-confident, my-own-best-friend person, when inside I am only a lonely child. I hide behind the façade of an intelligent and… Read more »

McGill won’t use Web-based plagiarism detectors

MONTREAL (CUP) — Members of the McGill University community are speaking out against new Internet technology designed to detect plagiarism in students’ papers, saying that such systems unfairly assume students will attempt to cheat. Web sites like Turnitin.com (http://www.turnitin.com), a non-profit site that hosts an ever-increasing Internet database of student papers and Internet resources, are… Read more »

From My Perspective – Trust

Trust is the foundation upon which all systems rely in order to function, whether it be trust between a husband and wife, trust between manager and employee, trust among members of an organization, or trust between countries. Ralph Waldo Emerson advised, “trust men and they will be true to you,” and Warren Bennis accurately observes,… Read more »

Credit Woes

Credit: You need it, but it can be difficult to get, especially if you have stopped working or are only working part time while you attend school. There was a time when you could manage quite well without a good credit rating. In fact, it used to be a mark of pride to always pay… Read more »

Education Revolutionary

America’s “National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education” is an organization funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, an American philanthropic organization. Both of these groups try hard to get their state and federal governments interested in the quality of their nation’s post-secondary system. The Center’s seasonal magazine Crosstalk has a really nice article about… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: How to be a Canadian

How to be a Canadian (Even if you already are one) Will and Ian Ferguson Douglas and McIntyre “The Canadian flag does not look like a giant nosebleed.” So say the brothers Ferguson in their first collaborative effort to describe the peculiar habits of this vast country and its elusive culture. How to Be a… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

NEWS FROM AUSU: FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Current Council is working hard to ensure that not only are we accountable to our members, but that our activities are open and transparent. In order to facilitate this, we are introducing this new feature in the Voice, “From Behind Closed Doors”, in which items discussed at Council… Read more »

Enjoying The Holidays And Keeping Resolutions

It’s resolution time again. New Year’s day is a time of reflection, and a time to evaluate ourselves, and our personal and professional progress over the past year. Everyone has things that they know they must change, and to facilitate this New Year’s has become the traditional day to practice a little radical self-applied pop… Read more »