Columns

Canadian Fed Watch. News Across The Nation …

Civil Silliness: The Gun Thing As has been on the news in Alberta and various places, the federal government’s gun legislation went into full effect on New Year’s Day. This means that if you are caught with a fire-arm that you have not yet registered, you can be charged, have your gun taken away, and… Read more »

Dear Sandra FROM OCTOBER 23, 2002

Dear Sandra, I am in my second semester at AU and I love the courses and all my tutors. I decided to quit working full-time and devote myself entirely to school and this is where my problem comes in; I desperately miss having co-workers to interact with daily. Besides the minimal contact I have with… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

Saskatchewan Strategy Paying Off The Provincial Government of Saskatchewan has begun to see results from its program of paying for health care students’ education on the condition that the students work within Saskatchewan once they’ve graduated. Over 250 students (SEE: http://www.gov.sk.ca/newsrel/2002/12/13-950.html) received bursaries ranging from $2,500 to $25,000, which means over 250 people have committed… Read more »

From My Perspective – A new grading system

AU is going to a new Alpha/4.0 grading scale for undergraduate studies, effective January 1, 2003. This is an important change; part of a province-wide project that will see all four of our universities moving to a common scale. What does this mean for students? Currently AU students are marked on a percent grade scale… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Last week my best friend’s father passed away after a brief fight with cancer. I want to be there for my friend in every way possible, but I don’t know how to deal with the delicate state she is in. She also has two children ages 5 and 7 whom I would like… Read more »

From My Perspective – Reading books

The other day I was having an email discussion with several other Voice writers when one of them brought up the topic of book reviews, stating that a particular book was one you would “not want to put down.” I responded with a semi-serious question, “you have time to read books???” His answer provided a… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

If you Drink & Drive – Avoid Manitoba With one of the toughest new programs to combat drinking and driving, the Manitoba government has passed a law (SEE: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/press/top/2002/12/2002-12-02-02.html) that allows the government to seize and sell your automobile if you are involved in drinking and driving. This can even happen on a first offence… Read more »

DEAR SANDRA: The Advice Column

Dear Sandra, I read your column last week about the overweight woman who felt men avoided her because of her weight, and I thought it was great! Since I now know that you answer questions related to weight issues, I was hoping you could help me with my problem. I am addicted to sugar. I… Read more »