Columns

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 »

DEAR SANDRA

Dear Sandra, I am about 50 lbs overweight and I feel that every man ignores me because of this. I am becoming very lonely and desperate for a male companion. Everywhere I look I see couples together and my heart yearns for that companionship. I know that I am pretty and I have many other… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

31 Million Dollars to University of Victoria – 0 to Students. The British Columbia government, following the lead set by Ontario, is investing (see: http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/nrm_news_releases/2002MAE0054-001036.htm) a sizable amount of money in making a new building for the University of Victoria. 22 million dollars will be spent in creating a 7,800 square metre building for the… Read more »

DEAR SANDRA: The Advice Column

Dear Sandra, I need your help with my academic situation. To put it bluntly, I’m not doing as well as I thought I would. I study regularly, I spend a lot of time on my assignments and I maintain contact with my tutors, yet I can never get a mark over 80%. I have never… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation: Nova Scotia Conference on Adult Learning, Controlling Canadian Calls, National Summit on Innovation and Commercialisation?

Controlling Canadian Calls The Honourable Allan Rock, Minister of Industry, has announced a review toward changing the regulatory structure of telecommunication companies (see: http://www.ic.gc.ca/cmb/welcomeic.nsf/cdd9dc973c4bf6bc852564ca006418a0/85256a220056c2a485256c76004b4d93!OpenDocument). What this means in plain English is that he is looking at allowing foreign companies to acquire Canadian telephone companies. Doing this would mean that we would probably have to deal… Read more »