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The first ever Voice writing contest!

THE FIRST VOICE MAGAZINE WRITING CONTEST! $600 in scholarships to be awarded $300 each in the fiction and non-fiction categories Write for The Voice and win money for your education. The Voice is launching its very first writing contest, with categories for both fiction, and non fiction. Non-Fiction: In 1500 words or less, tell us… Read more »

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK THREE NEW CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE! NIFTY FIFTY : MAYBE – The first contribution from Barbara Godin, celebrating the joys of being a mature student: A DAY IN THE PARK – Stacey Steele’s first article, a recollection of a perspective-changing afternoon during a class trip to Quebec: WORKING FOR THE RAILWAY- Wayne Benedict is… Read more »

The first ever Voice writing contest!

THE FIRST VOICE MAGAZINE WRITING CONTEST! $600 in scholarships to be awarded $300 each in the fiction and non-fiction categories Write for The Voice and win money for your education. The Voice is launching its very first writing contest, with categories for both fiction, and non fiction. Non-Fiction: In 1500 words or less, tell us… Read more »

Editorial Pages – Review of the new AU Calendar

THIS WEEK AU NOW CONTRIBUTING TO SCHOLARSHIP NEWS – Each month, the AU Awards Office will be forwarding The Voice a list of the scholarhips with upcoming deadlines, so that you can make sure to get your applications in time. See Scholarship News for the first instalment of this list: NATURE NOTES – Devious and… Read more »

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK FICTION FEATURE: Poetry from new fiction contributor, Sara Kinninmont: TEENS’ CARS: Sacrificing the glory of the ride for academic pursuits: MUSIC REVIEW: Harem by Sarah Brightman SOUNDING OFF: AU’s request to be removed from the tuition cap Hot weather blues: Author Ray Bradbury, in his classic Touched With Fire, argued that 92 degrees… Read more »

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK NO MORE RULES – THE IMPACT OF TUITION DEREGULATION by Sandra Moore Alberta’s bill 43 may mean the end of tuition regulations for students at AU. There are many opinions on how this will affect AU students. This week, read Sandra’s views on the issue, and then send us your comments for the… Read more »

No More Rules – The Impact Of Tution Deregulation

When gas prices and insurance costs increase consumers vehemently demand regulations from the government. Why? Because the government is capable of influencing these companies to keep prices relatively affordable. This is the reason why many post secondary institutions like AU fall under government legislation that imposes strict regulations against tuition increases. Currently AU is looking… Read more »

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THIS WEEK RateMyProfessors.com – It’s quickly becoming the most talked about web site for students in the US in Canada. Find out what RateMyProfessors.com can do ease the peer-support drought afflicting distance education students. Good China – family heirlooms should be for the pleasure of the family. Review – Think Tank by Blur – Not… Read more »

Tutor Demands: Variations And Frustrations

I have been taking courses, off and on, through Athabasca University since 1996 and for the most part I love to learn through distance education. In fact, distance education is an old friend of mine. I experienced difficulties in high school due to my own lack of self-discipline and rebellious attitude toward authority figures”?teachers in… Read more »