Vol. 10 Iss. 30

Volume 10 Issue 30 - 08/07/2002

From My Perspective

Over the past few weeks a debate has been occurring in Edmonton regarding student bus passes. The University of Alberta Students’ Union, together with the Grant McEwan Community College and Northern Alberta Institute of Technology student unions have been negotiating a flat rate bus pass for students with Edmonton Transit. Currently, post-secondary students pay $50… Read more »

FED WATCH!

Aboriginal Students Getting Boost The British Columbia government is earmarking 1.27 million dollars to help aboriginal students obtain post-secondary educations.(SEE:http://os8150.pb.gov.bc.ca/4dcgi/nritem?5506) Unfortunately, the bulk of this money, over a million dollars of it is going to short term funding to develop new programs for aboriginals to take. Less than 20% of it will actually be going… 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 »

McMaster University goes No Sweat

On July 31, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario unveiled its new No Sweat policy for apparel products and other products bearing the university’s name or logo. For the past two years, students, staff and faculty at McMaster have worked to develop a “Code of Labour Practices for University Suppliers and Licensees,” which was approved by… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

The last few months have been very busy for Council members. The new group of 9 councillors met for the first time on March 16, and a variety of projects have been ongoing since then. Some of the highlights of the last few months: · New Council spent two days attending a board development workshop… Read more »

To Hell With The Trap, Now You Can Build A Better Mouse

A group of international scientists, organized under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in America, have recently completed a map of the genetic code of the common mouse. The study was the project of the NIH’s Trans-NIH Mouse Genomics and Genetics Resources Coordinating Group – an important sounding name for a group of researchers dedicated… Read more »

What I Did On My Summer Vacation:

Hey, allow me. I never got a chance to do one of these cornball reports in school. So, you’re elected to read it. I did bring you some cool pictures though! We had to get up at a ridiculous hour to get to the airport for the first flight of the day. Who does this?… Read more »

Sharing the Memoirs of My Father’s Life

My father, Peter Kutsak, turned 83 last January. Eight years ago, he sat down in front of a computer for the very first time in his life and taught himself how to use Word Perfect. Over the next four years he typed up pages and pages of notes, written with his age-wobbly hand, of his… Read more »

E-Etiquette for University Students

Communicating with your university can entail sending a quick e-mail to Library Services to see if they have a book you need, or sending a lengthy e-mail to your tutor about a problem you are having with a course. Remember these simple rules of e-etiquette when communicating by e-mail. The Salutation – How to Address… Read more »

:From my soapbox:

The Kyoto Accord is “dead as a Dodo”, largely because certain powerful western governments that can well afford to implement the protocol are taking a shortsighted approach and caving in to pressure from corporations that are even more shortsighted. What some politicians are feeding us is a totally different kind of do-do, and pretty soon… Read more »

The Banana Morality

There is nothing less than the potential for everything within the null space of the void. This is to say that both questions and answers appear as meaningless if there is only unlimited potential and nothing actual. Thus, when we consider the question, “how is something morally valuable?” we must do so within the context… Read more »

Congratulations, Tamra Ross Low!

The beginning of August marks Tamra’s one year anniversary of writing as a columnist for The Voice, and more than a year of contributing to our paper. Thank-you Tamra for your contributions, and your efforts to continue to improve The Voice!

Employment Opportunities: Rooftops Canada / Abri International. Contributed By The Community Networks Group

1) Overseas Job Posting: Senior Technical Advisor Cooperative Social Housing, 2 years, full time, Johannesburg, South Africa Starting Sept/Oct. 2002 Deadline for applications: August 16, 2002. Rooftops Canada /Abri International requires a Senior Technical Advisor work with the Social Housing Foundation to build skills in the emerging South African co-operative and social housing sector. The… Read more »

Notice to AU graduate students and those considering entering graduate studies at AU:

Athabasca University Students’ Union is in the process of establishing an AU Graduate Students’ Association. Here’s a sampling of benefits of belonging to a Graduate Students’ Association: · Graduate student representation on University Committees · University and government advocacy and lobbying · Affiliation with provincial and national graduate students’ organizations · Assistance with university/student dispute… Read more »