Marijuana debate rages on in Ottawa

(CUP) OTTAWA (CUP) — Canadian adults may soon be legally entitled to “blaze”, “smoke up” or “hit up the phat chronic” if a report tabled by the Canadian Senate is accepted and passed into law. The report released by the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs, calls for the legalization of marijuana. “Judges, lawyers, college… Read more »

So far this semester $40,000 worth of bikes stolen at U of A

EDMONTON (CUP) — They’re fast, efficient and blend in with the throngs of other students wandering campus, and in the first two weeks of classes, bike thieves have had a heyday. With $40,000 in bike losses reported so far this year at the University of Alberta, the problem is reaching epidemic proportions. “The university is… Read more »

Library 101

Q: I searched the library catalogue and found a book that I want to take out but it’s currently out to someone else. Is there a way to put a hold on it? A: Yes. If you click on the “Request This Item” button in the catalogue record you will be asked for your name… 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 »

A Bug In Your Ear

AUSU met on the evening of September 16th for the last regular council meeting of the 2001/2002 fiscal year. Finances and our preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year were the main topics of discussion, and we laid the groundwork for some exciting new scholarships and student awards. Also under discussion was the possibility of… Read more »

A Conundrum For Medical Practitioners?

At one time, teenagers had little or no say in their medical treatment. Instead, decisions were made by consultation with doctors and parents, and teens had to accept whatever treatment was prescribed by a paternalistic medical system. Recently, however, more doctors allow mature teens to make informed medical decisions, often without the input of their… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

Nominations are being accepted for the President’s Award for Tutoring/Mentoring Excellence. Nominations must be submitted to the Coordinator, Staff Development in Human Resources by September 30, 2002. This award recognizes up to two individuals each year for excellence in instructional service to AU students. CUPE tutors, graduate instructors, and academic coaches are eligible for nomination… Read more »


The 9th Annual General Meeting of AUSU for 2000/2001 has been scheduled for September 28, 2002, at 1 PM MST. It will be held at the AUSU Office, #306, 10030 107 Street, North Tower, Edmonton, AB. All members of AUSU are invited to attend, either in person or by teleconference. This Annual General Meeting will… Read more »

What I’ve learned About AU Students

Most of the time I keep my position as a Voice columnist separate from my position as a councilor on AUSU, but from time to time, I enjoy sharing some of the insights that I have gained through my time with the council. With the approach of my first AUSU Annual General Meeting, I have… Read more »

From The Show About Nothing to the Column About Nothing

Seinfeld was a show supposedly about nothing. Is there really such a thing as writing about nothing? My mother used to say that there was no such thing as total silence: there is always sound:but is there a possibility of writing about no subject? Maybe you wander, and perhaps you don’t really pick one subject… Read more »