Vol. 11 Iss. 15

Volume 11 Issue 15 - 04/09/2003

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

Educating Rita.. and Jane, and Nancy, and.. Statistics Canada has recently released (http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/030331/d030331b.htm) a report showing enrolment trends in University. The gist of it is that the number of women starting to take post-secondary education is increasing much faster than the number of men, that mathematics and physical sciences are the areas experiencing the highest… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, My husband’s opinions on the war and the recent outbreak of SARS have made me wonder about the man I married. He believes that this stupid war is justified and acceptable, and that SARS is nothing to worry about. We live in Manitoba, which is right next to the highly infected province of… Read more »

From My Perspective – Tutors

I will be continuing my perspective of “being single” in next week’s Voice, but this week I simply had to write a response to last week’s Voice Sounding Off topic regarding tutors. I do realize that the nature of the column is intended to allow students to “vent”, but I was disappointed that the comments… Read more »

X-Press – Briefs from the world of education.

REDHEADS AND PAINKILLERS McGill Reporter [April 3, 2003; v35 n13] The McGill Reporter wrote this week that “Psychology professor Jeffrey Mogil has proved that a gene that causes red hair and fair skin also plays a role in how some women respond to painkillers.” “‘In a nutshell, what we found is red-headed women are more… Read more »

Dying For Gold: Book Review

Dying For Gold: The True Story Of The Giant Mine Murders By Authors Lee Selleck & Francis Thompson Published in 1997, Dying for Gold is an exhaustive work of investigative journalism written in the prose that one would expect of a riveting novel. Not only do the authors tell a true story that exhibits all… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Silly

The chicken smelled done. On the next commercial Fay eased her knitting off her lap, groaned herself to her feet and went off to the kitchen. Her daughter-in-law used a meat thermometer to see if a chicken was done. Young people were so silly. She was a good daughter-in-law though; she and Fay’s older boy… Read more »

Library 101

Continuing the series of Things You Should Know About the Library, librarian Elaine Magusin shares additional Frequently Asked Questions. Q: I had a student contact me after library hours stating that they were having trouble getting into one of the journal databases. Is there somewhere on the library web site that can help in this… Read more »

NEADS

Can you imagine that your ability to attain a post secondary education was inhibited or denied because of differences in the way you access the education environment, the learning materials or educational media, or complete the learning objectives? Many individuals with physical, sensory, learning and psychological disabilities encounter these types of struggles every day. Many… Read more »

SFU Students Confront 30% Tuition Hike

By Stephen Hui, The Peak BURNABY, B.C. (CUP) — Tempers flared and cries of “shame” filled the room as Simon Fraser University’s board of governors approved a 30 per cent hike in tuition fees – the second such increase in as many years. Almost 100 students attended the April 3 meeting, which also saw the… Read more »

AU/CMA Canada Strategic Alliance Develops Tomorrow’s Global Business Leaders

AU Press Release Mississauga, Ontario, March 17, 2003 – Two of Canada’s leading management education institutions are teaming up to offer advanced learning opportunities for Certified Management Accountants. Under the terms of a new strategic alliance, Athabasca University’s (AU) Centre for Innovative Management and Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) will work together to… Read more »

World Health Day – It’s Up To Us To Keep Our Children Safe.

World Health Day was recognized this year on April 7th with the theme “Shape The Future Of Life: Healthy Environments For Children.” To Commemorate the day, Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi A. Annan issued a message in which he stated that “healthy children are crucial to sustainable development. ” “A child’s world,” Annan continues,… Read more »

Nominate Tutors And Staff For Excellence Awards

Athabasca University is accepting nominations for the President’s Award for Tutoring/Mentoring Excellence, the Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Sue and Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award for Service Excellence. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by Athabasca University staff members for teaching, instructional service, or service excellence. Nominations should be forwarded to the Coordinator,… Read more »

News From AU – Middle States Accreditation – Continued

Spearheading AU’s Middle States accreditation efforts are Nancy Parker (liaison officer), Sandy Sales (committee recording secretary), and Ken Collier (committee chair). Athabasca University is proceeding with its efforts to achieve full accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an accomplishment that will help facilitate AU’s expansion into the US market. Last issue, we… Read more »

John Herron’s Motion Is On The Mark! – CASA News Release

[Ottawa – March 18, 2003] A serious flaw in the Canada Student Loan Program was debated this afternoon in the House of Commons. John Herron, the Conservative MP for Fundy Royal brought forward a Private Member’s Motion to address the often ignored issue of the parental contribution requirement for student loans. Herron’s motion reads “that… Read more »

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LIMITED PROGRAM (60) Value: $5000 DEADLINE: JULY 02, 2003 Administrator: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Notes: For students entering or in their first year of study who demonstrate financial need. $5,000 for an undergraduate university program. $3,500 for a college diploma program. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent… Read more »

CONFERENCE CONNECTIONS

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER “¢ 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 the Centre for Distance Education – May 15-17, 2003 – Edmonton, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe. Details: http://cde.athabascau.ca/DET/2003/ or contact… Read more »

Community Networks Group: Edmonton Events

EDMONTON EVENTS TO LIST EVENTS IN YOUR AREA, PLEASE WRITE VOICE@AUSU.ORG WITH ‘EVENT LISTING’ IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Men & Relationships April 25 – 27, 2003 Infoline: 944-5542 / 944-5543 Men & Relationships is an intensive weekend workshop designed to assist participants understand their current relationships and life journey. Men who have survived separation, divorce,… 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 »

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 »

News From AU – Middle States Accreditation – Continued

Spearheading AU’s Middle States accreditation efforts are Nancy Parker (liaison officer), Sandy Sales (committee recording secretary), and Ken Collier (committee chair). Athabasca University is proceeding with its efforts to achieve full accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an accomplishment that will help facilitate AU’s expansion into the US market. Last issue, we… Read more »

AU/CMA Canada Strategic Alliance Develops Tomorrow’s Global Business Leaders

AU Press Release Mississauga, Ontario, March 17, 2003 – Two of Canada’s leading management education institutions are teaming up to offer advanced learning opportunities for Certified Management Accountants. Under the terms of a new strategic alliance, Athabasca University’s (AU) Centre for Innovative Management and Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) will work together to… Read more »

CAUS Job Posting

Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) – Executive Director Job Description Reporting to the Council of Alberta University Students membership in general and the Chair of the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) in particular, the Campaign Coordinator for the CAUS will coordinate and develop campaigns based on CAUS policy and approved by the member… Read more »

CLASSIFIEDS

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 »