Vol. 11 Iss. 10

Volume 11 Issue 10 - 03/05/2003

EDITORIAL – 2 new columns: Sounding Off, Dubious Reality

This week: 2 new columns Flicks & Folios: Reviews Of Books And Films, by Laura Seymour Sounding Off: Your take on the issues of today Everybody’s got an opinion, and everybody wants to be heard. Here’s your chance. In our new column, SOUNDING OFF, we’ll explore a different topic each week and print the best… Read more »

NEW COLUMN Flicks & Folios – Flick: Unbreakable

First, I should explain my column title. This is a new weekly column and I’ll be reviewing either films or books. I won’t be handling the “current” stuff – simply because twenty bucks and some for Larry and I to see a movie is ridiculous for us. I’ll also be reviewing books that aren’t on… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, For the past two months I have been corresponding in chat rooms, emails and telephone conversations with “Jim”. I met him in a chat room for people suffering from depression. We have so much in common and we are both in our early 20’s. He sent me a picture and I sent him… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

Foreign Affairs and You One of the most controversial issues being talked about today is of course the United States’ insistence upon waging war in Iraq. The Government of Canada has been criticized for its lack of stance and for fence-sitting on the issue. The United States and Canada have also been butting heads on… Read more »


POSTDOCS PICK DALHOUSIE AS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD FOR COLLABORATION Dalhousie University Press Release February 13, 2003: Halifax – Dalhousie has placed number one in a survey of best universities for postdoctoral fellows, conducted by The Scientist magazine. Dalhousie took first place for universities outside the United States “? and placed #4… Read more »

** VOICE Contest **

The Voice is going through some changes. Soon the website will be updated and more new content will be introduced. In order to make the new Voice everything that you want it to be, we need your input. As a thank you for taking the time to comment, we’ll enter everyone who fills out our… Read more »

AUSU Groups & Clubs Committee Announcement

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ UNION GROUPS AND CLUBS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT Welcome to the Student Moms Club! The Athabasca University Students’ Union would like to announce the addition of the second AU student club. The Student Mom’s Club web site is now up and running (http://www.ausu.org/clubs/smc/index.php). All student moms or moms-to-be are welcome to come and check… Read more »

A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Part six

Part 6 in a continuing series about the Canadian Television talent competition, Popstars: The One. For part one of this series, see: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=382 On Thursday when Amaya called from bootcamp to advise that she had been cut I was shocked. Everything had sounded so positive the day before: she was excited, said the judges liked… Read more »

Science and Technology Corner – Environmental Health

Environmental health is an issue of considerable concern to everyone these days. The nightly news is filled with stories of environmental disasters and warnings from scientists about the risks of pollution to our air, land and water. In political elections, the environment has become a significant topic on which each candidate is expected to comment…. Read more »

International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In Canada it will be marked by events across the country, including: OTTAWA Date of activity: Thursday, March 6, 2003 – Start: 6:00 p.m. End: 10:00 p.m. Title/Type of activity: International Women’s Week Celebration Dinner Organization: Algonquin College – 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Cafeteria, Building D, Salons A and B… Read more »


CFS National Chair speaks out against tuition hike Published: Fri-28-Feb-2003 By Lindsay Harding, The Muse ST. JOHN’S, NFLD. (CUP) — Three weeks after Memorial University approved a 33 per cent tuition hike for international students, student union leaders say they are solidifying plans to have the decision revisited and overturned. University spokesperson Peter Morris says… Read more »

Buying Your First Home

The transition from renter to homeowner is likely the biggest investment you will ever make. It is frightening to know that you will now be responsible for a home. As a renter, if the basement wall fell in or the furnace went, it was the landlord’s problem not yours. As a renter you just paid… Read more »


The Student Mom’s Club of Athabasca University is now online and ready for new members. As the SMC front page welcome message attests, this club is: LESS ACADEMIC ! MORE FANTASTIC !! SMC is dedicated to bringing together student moms across Canada to share study and parenting tips, easy quick recipes, articles and essays about… Read more »


NEW VOICE NAME – NEW VOICE LOOK Last week The Voice introduced a new cover design and logo. For now, the new design will be limited to the pdf version of the paper, but soon updates to the website will incorporate our new look. The Voice will also henceforth be known as The Voice Magazine,… Read more »


CLASSIFIED SPACE: Students of AU may print classifieds in The Voice free of charge (maximum three per issue) as long as they are not representing a company or product. Classified ads should be submitted to the editor at voice@ausu.org with “?CLASSIFIED AD’ listed in the subject title. The Editor reserves the right to refuse any… Read more »

AUSU SPEAKS: January 19th Session – Provided By AUSU

News from the January 19, 2003 council meeting AUSU Council met on the evening of January 19th for a regularly scheduled council meeting. The main item of business for the evening was AUSU finance, and the annual audit for the 2002 financial year was reviewed and discussed. Following this, tentative plans were set for the… Read more »


THIS Magazine is now accepting poetry and short fiction entries for its 7th annual Great Canadian Literary Hunt. First prize in poetry is $1000 and national publication, first prize in fiction is $1000 and national publication. For entry guidelines and details visit http://www.thismagazine.ca

News From AU – Conference Connections

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER “¢ CASE District VIII – March 8-11, 2003 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – “Connect in Coeur d’Alene.” Details: http://www.connectincda.com “¢ CU Expo – Community-University Institute for Social Research – “Partnerships, Policy & Progress” – May 8-10, 2003, Saskatoon, SK. Details: http://www.usask.ca/cuisr/cuexpo “¢ Distance Education Technology Symposium (DETS-03) – sponsored by… Read more »

2003 Bryon Paege Memorial Award – Call For Nominations

CUPE Local 3911 is currently accepting nominations for the 2002 Bryon Paege Memorial Award. This annual $450 award, sponsored by CUPE Local 3911, is presented at the end of June in each year to a recipient selected by the Bryon Paege Memorial Award Selection Committee from among those nominated. The election committee is composed of… Read more »


Until May 31st the Edmonton Skydive Centre has student specials for groups of 10. The organizer gets his/her jump for free. Info to help you organize can be found at: http://www.edmontonskydive.com. A printable sign up sheet can be found at: http://www.edmontonskydive.com/iadsignupsheet.doc And a colour brochure is at: http://www.edmontonskydive.com/2003%20ESC%20Brochure.pdf Student groups are welcome and encouraged to… Read more »


Join us in a city near you to hear the latest information on creating next-generation applications. Learn all about developing and accessing XML Web Services on the Windows .NET Framework and Shared Source CLI (Rotor). Be one of the first to check out new mobile device programming techniques and preview the upcoming Visual Studio .NET… Read more »

ATTENTION: Psychology Students

Every Monday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM MST and Wednesday from 7-8 PM MST the Athabasca University Psychology Students’ Society gets together to chat about issues pertaining to the world of psychology at AU. Go to http://www.ausu.org/psychology/ and log on the discussion forum link, from there click on Psychology at the top written in blue… Read more »


Interview with the leading corporations recruiting for positions across South Africa Global Career Company, the international recruitment consultancy that specializes in the Africa region, will be hosting the “?Careers in Africa‘ recruitment summit on the 7-9 March 2003 in Boston, USA. This will be held in conjunction with the African Business Club Conference at Harvard… Read more »


CIM Surveys IT Professionals Peter Carr, director of the Centre for Innovative Management, and John Pickett, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of IT World Canada, recently delivered the results of this year’s national survey of Canadian managers and professionals working in IT. Conducted over a three-year period by AU and IT World Canada, the survey provides… Read more »

Scholarship News

CAROL THOMSON MEMORIAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES Value: $1000 APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2003 Administrator: Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Notes: Awarded to an individual with a diagnosed learning disability attending a Canadian college/vocational school. Must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have lived in Canada for at least two years…. Read more »

Community Networks Group

THEATRE NETWORK ~ LIVE AT THE ROXY PRESENTS: Kill Your Television’s STOP KISS by Diana Son Theatre Network ~ live at the Roxy / 10708 – 124 St. Tel: 453-2440 / website: http://www.attheroxy.com Feb. 27 – Mar 8 Tuesdays – Sundays @ 8pm & Saturdays @ 2pm 2 for 1 Tuesday March 4 STOP KISS… Read more »


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