Convocation 2003 – Photo Special

Be sure to read The Voice next week for complete convocation coverage, and many more photos. This week, part 1 : What’s it like to graduate? As a member of the Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) I was invited to attend this year’s convocation, Saturday, June 14th and I had the chance to finally put… Read more »

Convocation 2003: Address by the Graduate

Ramona DeRose was chosen to give this year’s Address by the Graduate. She has been kind enough to share her address with the Voice readers, and all those grads who were unable to attend this year’s convocation. Mr. Chairman Mr. President Elected Officials Distinguished Guests Members of the Platform Party Graduates Ladies and Gentlemen Today… Read more »

From My Perspective – Graduation Special – The Class of 2003

Author’s note: This is the third of three articles that will detail three very special and very different graduation experiences. I have the privilege this year of participating in three graduations – my youngest daughter has graduated from high school, my second eldest daughter has graduated from university, and I graduated on June 14! Each… Read more »


Convocation is here! SUPPORT AU GRADS. Send your best wishes for our graduating class, to be published in the next Voice. I will also forward best wishes up to the AUSU office to be taken to convocation, if there is time. Let them know how proud of them we all are. The Voice would like… Read more »

Editorial Pages

Convocation is almost here! For an upcoming Sounding Off column, send us your congratulatory messages for this year’s grads, or, if you are graduating, tell us what convocation means to you! Friday, June 13m – Convocation – Graduate Ceremony Saturday, June 14 – Convocation – Undergraduate Ceremony THIS WEEK THE AUSU 10TH ANNIVERSARY AGM –… Read more »

10th Anniversary AGM – Special Report

On May 24, 2003, AUSU held our 10th Anniversary AGM, at the Edmonton Learning Centre at 4 PM M.S.T. It was a beautiful, sunny day in Edmonton, with the temperature above 25 degrees celsius. In addition to all seven Council members, Mac, Karl, Shirley, Sandra, Nick, Karie-Anne and myself; and two staff members who are… Read more »

Editorial Pages

EDITORIAL PAGES THE VOICE: 1993 – 2003 10 YEARS AS YOUR STUDENT NEWSPAPER THIS WEEK NEW AU PROGRAM – The AU Masters of Nursing is Canada’s first online-only opportunity to obtain this high-demand degree Fiction Feature – Poetry by Shahzadi Bhatti Bass Lessons and Gratitude – Musings on the philosophy of giving: by Debbie Jabbour… Read more »

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THE VOICE: 1993 – 2003 10 YEARS AS YOUR STUDENT NEWSPAPER THIS WEEK Just CAUS: Newly appointed CAUS Chair and VP of AUSU, Shirley Barg, starts a new column to inform you of what is happening with post-secondary education in Alberta. Expect coverage of government policy changes, funding issues, and CAUS initiatives throughout the province…. Read more »


The Post-Secondary Learning Act, also known as Bill 43, received first reading in legislature last week before being tabled until fall. The Act is an attempt by the government to combine the Universities Act with acts governing other post-secondary institutes in the province. In putting forward Bill 43, the Alberta government seems to have found… Read more »