Vol. 11 Iss. 11

Volume 11 Issue 11 - 03/12/2003

**NEW COLUMN** – Sounding Off

Last week we asked readers to send us their feelings on the US war against Iraq. You responded honestly, and eloquently. Our topic for next week is: The proposed new course extension policy at AU [For more info see Over Extended by Karl Low in this issue]. DEBASED Small meaningless men Egos of a king… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Are there any ways to tell if someone is lying is or not? I think my boyfriend may be lying to me about his past, but I have no way to prove it. Doubtful in Moncton Dear Doubtful, If you feel that he’s lying, he probably is. Gut feelings are usually right. Physically,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

TOBACCO COMPANY GETS BURNED The RCMP has filed criminal charges (http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/news/nr-03-08.htm) against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (a subsidiary of RJR Nabisco) and a host of its former executives for illegally smuggling cigarettes into Canada. Between 1991 and 1996, the RCMP alleges that the company and the executives worked together to defraud the government of over… Read more »


This week: The first edition of Sounding Off Pets and Peeves: Tell us what you love; Tell us what drives you bananas . . Last week I announced a new column, Sounding Off. The idea is simple – I introduce a topic, and readers send in their comments to be printed in the next issue…. Read more »

A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Part seven

Part 7 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 Friday morning I woke up, eager to have Amaya home and glad she would be here soon. Amaya was to be on the plane at 1 PM Toronto time (11 AM our… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Book Review: Facercise

Looking in the mirror has been quite a feat lately. I don’t know exactly when this happened but my face suddenly seemed to drop! It apparently happened one day when I wasn’t looking. This is embarrassing and frustrating as most of us think the only “fix” for the problem is to head to an expensive… Read more »

Write On

Keeping a journal, and personal writing in general, are topics very dear to my heart. Yet despite my love for the act of writing, I sometimes become stale, run out of ideas, and can find no story to tell. I am always on the lookout for ways to augment and enhance my writing, whether that… Read more »

Report on AUSU Council Meeting – March 4

On March 4th AUSU council convened for a regularly scheduled meeting. All council members were present, along with legislative committee chair Karl Low, Administrative Assistant Carla Benavides, who took minutes, and myself. The following report is based on my observations of what transpired, and is intended to allow students who could not attend understand what… Read more »

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Middle East Perspectives

Saturday March 8th was International Women’s Day. Formed in 1977 by the United Nations, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to ponder on the progress made to expand women’s equality, to gauge the challenges facing women in modern society, to contemplate future steps to improve the status of women, and of course, to commemorate the… Read more »

Film Review: Auto Focus – Depressingly Brilliant

I never thought a movie could pull me into a full depression; that is until I saw the film Auto Focus. This film is about the life of Bob Crane (played astonishingly well by Greg Kinnear), the witty and favourable star of the 1968-1971 television show Hogan’s Heroes. This movie starts out in a pleasant… 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 »


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 »


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 »


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


U. OF A. HUMAN RIGHTS LECTURE – DR. KEVIN BALES Monday, March 17th, 2003 / 7:30 p.m. @ The Myer Horowitz Theatre University of Alberta Students’ Union Building Info: http://www.ualberta.ca/~lecture Tickets $10 available at TicketMaster The world’s leading expert on contemporary slavery, Dr. Kevin Bales, will deliver the 2003 University of Alberta Visiting Lectureship in… Read more »

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 »


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 »

Scholarship News

EDGE DIRECTORIES SCHOLARSHIP Value: n/s APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2003 Administrator: EDge Interactive Notes: Award amount to be determined. Must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and have been or be helping to make Canada a better place to live. Must be entering into any accredited post-secondary institution in Canada. Students must also submit an… Read more »