Vol. 11 Iss. 21

Volume 11 Issue 21 - 05/21/2003

Editorial Pages

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 »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I have doubts about my relationship; hope you can help! I don’t know if I’m in love or in love with the idea of being in love?? How do you know if a relationship is right or wrong? How do you know whether to stay or move on to greener pastures? My boyfriend… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Alberta Attacking Students The Government of Alberta was pleased to announce (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200305/14359.html) Bill 43, in support of a seamless post-secondary system. Unfortunately for Alberta and Athabasca University post-secondary students; apparently seamless means sealing themselves away from pesky student requests. One of the most interesting things about the Act is that the tuition cap, that small… Read more »

Flicks & Folios

Once in a while a pocketbook comes along that completely blows me away. The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot is one of those books! Published in 1992 by HarperPerrenial it is an amazing find! The cover quote is from Jean Houston, Ph.D. author of The Possible Human: “One of the most important books of the… Read more »

Fiction Feature – The Transfer, Conclusion

To read part one of The Transfer, see May 14th issue of The Voice [v11 i 20] (http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=1550). “That’s a pretty doll Aggie. Can you bring it closer so I can see it?” The old woman shuffled forward until she stood a few paces from Angel’s bed. Tentatively the old women reach out and gingerly… Read more »

Science, Chemistry, Research, and AU Students

To read the first two parts of this article, see: Part 1: May 7th [v11 i19] (http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=1538) Part 2: May 14th [v11 i20] (http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=1551) My daughter presented her research the following afternoon, and I arrived with my textbook in tow so that I could sneak some study time in between sessions. I enjoyed a tour… Read more »


The progress of technology around the world has already turned some of our legends into reality. Nanotechnology is another emerging technology which has a promise to give life the fairy tale of dwarfs. In a few decades , this technology will make “supercomputers that fit on the head of the pin and fleets of tiny… Read more »

College vs University

As a society, we regard university as providing a higher education than a college. However, what we need to understand is that university is theory based while college is practical. The average population will look more highly upon an individual who has acquired a university degree than one who has graduated with a college diploma…. Read more »

Capital Campaign: What’s Coming For Autism

If you live in Calgary you’ve likely heard or seen information posted by Society for Treatment of Autism: radio spots, brochures, posters on the sides of Calgary’s buses and bus stops, as well as all kinds of interviews and media coverage. This has been part of the communication objective that Society for Treatment of Autism… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Student’s Union, see the AUSU website at www.ausu.org RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS Value: n/s DEADLINE: n/s Administrator: Queen’s University at Kingston Notes: Approximately £10 000 annually. Tenable at the University of Oxford and may be held for three years. Must be an unmarried Canadian citizen or resident in Canada between… Read more »

Conference Connections

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER AMTEC (Association of Media & Technology in Education in Canada) – “E-convergence: Education, Media & Technology” – May 25-28, 2003, Montreal, PQ. Details: http://www.amtec.ca ICDE World Conference – 21st annual – June 1-5, 2003 – Hong Kong. Details: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/HK2003 CADE – June 7-11, 2003 – St. John’s, NF. Details: http://www.cade-aced2003.ca/… Read more »

Community Networks Group

To suggest listings for events, conferences, or opportunities in your area, contact voice@ausu.org. Murungo Ano Penga African Art Gallery Spring Show! Friday May 30th 2003 > 6 – 11 p.m. The High Street, 12505 – 102 Avenue (Below Starbucks) Tickets $20 per couple – RSVP by Mon, May 26 (thanks) Infoline: 433-5504 / e-mail: murungo@telusplanet.net… Read more »

More advice on how to email your tutor…

Nimra brings up some excellent points that I’d like to build upon (Nimra’s letter can be found here: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/letterdisplay.php?ART=1535). Tutors often teach more than one course, and if you’re a student in any of the AU Admin or Management programs, you’re likely sending your course questions and assignments to the Call Centre, which oversees many… Read more »

New student concerned about student funding

Dear Voice Editor, I was delighted to read the editorial in The Voice, Vol 11 Issue 19 (http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/featuredisplay.php?ART=1517) re: student finances. It was informative and I hold strong feelings about this, being a grandmother and a brand new AU student (just today). I don’t even have the materials for my Course NURS 438 – I… Read more »


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