Vol. 11 Iss. 03

Volume 11 Issue 3 - 01/15/2003

From My Perspective – Understanding Suicide, Part Two

Last week I discussed some of the causal factors underlying suicidal behaviour. Suicide occurs when multiple stressors and loss deplete an individual’s internal resources. A person’s basic needs of safety, love and self-esteem are not being met. This leaves them in intolerable psychological pain; hopeless, helpless, and feeling completely alone. Suicide becomes the only solution… Read more »

DEAR SANDRA

Dear Sandra, Four years ago my daughter’s father left us. She is now seven, and her dad is rarely in the picture. Once or twice every six months he may drop in and deliver a present, but he’s in and out of the door before she even has a chance to spend any time with… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch News Across The Nation …

Costs of the Royal Treatment Manitoba has released (See: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/press/top/2003/01/2003-01-08-01.html) the preliminary estimates on how much it cost to host the Queen and Prince Phillip for an overnight stay. So far, the total has come to just over half a million dollars. So what does $505,000 purchase these days? Apparently it purchases staging, talent, and… Read more »

Feminotzi

I’m not a feminist (at least not in the more negative sense that word has taken on over time), but I do believe in as much equality as can be had between two such disparate species as men and women. What turns me off feminism as a system of belief and practice are the rabid,… Read more »

Art of Living Project: U of A Professor Seeks Submissions for AIDS book.

ART OF LIVING PROJECT Press Release: Dr. Diana Davisdon As people continue to be infected and affected by HIV, and the hope of an effective vaccine recedes longer and longer into the future, education and activism remain our best hopes in battling AIDS. Writing enables people to form arguments; provide testimony; break silences; trace histories;… Read more »

How’s Your Hygrometer?: A New Year Challenge!

It took me a while to learn what the thing is on my living room wall that reads my room’s humidity. It’s called a hygrometer. It’s obvious that it watches the humidity in our home but it isn’t obvious how much humidity we have or should have. I only know that when I start getting… Read more »

THE CLASSIFIEDS

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A Bug In Your Ear… NEW COUNSELLING RESOURCE: How To Write A Term Paper

Julia Nielsen of AU’s Counselling Services Unit [CSU] has created a fantastic resource to help students prepare term papers, available at: http://www.athabascau.ca/html/services/counselling/writing/. The interactive slideshow website takes students step by step through the process of planning, researching, writing, editing and documenting a term paper. Also included are links to sites describing the most popular citation… Read more »

New Tool For AU PSYC Students: History of Psychology Timeline

The Athabasca University Psychology Centre website recently added the History of Psychology Timeline – an exciting new interface for the psychology department’s existing Glossary of Psychological Terms. The Timeline (which can be accessed through http://library.athabascau.ca/drc/subject.htm) is based on data from the glossary, but uses an innovative graphical interface to display the terms and definitions in… Read more »

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COMMUNITY NETWORKS GROUP: Maharashtra Seva Samiti Organization, Casa de los Amigos and The Fireweed Institute

Community Networks Group is an Edmonton based organiztion that supports community programs locally and globally: . The Maharashtra Seva Samiti Organization [MSSO] MSSO was established in 1984 by immigrants from the Maharashtra State in India. It is a volunteer based registered charity which helps grassroots volunteer groups in India implement projects, locally deemed appropriate to… Read more »

Scholarship News – January 15, 2003

ESSAY CONTEST ON AYN RAND’S NOVEL: ATLAS SHRUGGED Value: 5,000.00 [1]; $1000 [3]; $400 [5]; $100 [20]; $50 [20] APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2003 Administrator: Ayn Rand Institute Award Information: Essay should be written on Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged.” See contest website for details and essay topics. Contact Information: Anthem Essay Contest, Dept. W… Read more »

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Internships with REALM Magazine

ONLINE INTERNSHIP WITH NATIONAL MAGAZINE Position: volunteer editorial intern Location: various – job is fully online Duration: TBD REALM is a national Canadian magazine about life and work in your twenties and creating work you want. Located on every college and university campus across the country, REALM provides young Canadians with the tools they need… Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR UNIVERSITY: News from AU

AU’S E-JOURNAL ON DISTANCE EDUCATION GETS A NEW LOOK Contributed by AU’s The Insider Paula Smith, managing editor of The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL)(http://www.irrodl.org/), provides an update: Every healthy child encounters growth spurts. And Athabasca University’s e-journal The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning is no… Read more »

AUSU Council News 2002 – WINTER, FALL, SPRING & SUMMER EDITIONS

on behalf of AUSU Winter Edition News from the November 28, 2002 council meeting AUSU met on November 28th, 2002, for a regularly scheduled council meeting. Items on the table for discussion included the post-secondary coalition to fight tuition increases and government under-funding (headed by CAUS), the CAUS media campaign to raise awareness about tuition… Read more »

AUSU Council – NEWS FROM THE AGM. Provided By AUSU Council

The 9th Annual General Meeting of AUSU was held this past Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 P.M. Eleven students were in attendance, nine in person and two via teleconference. Quorum was satisfied and the meeting could proceed. In the President’s welcome, Debbie Jabbour commented that the low attendance should not be taken as an indicator… 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 AMTEC (Association of Media & Technology in Education in Canada) -“E-convergence: Education, Media & Technology” – May 25-28, 2003, Montreal, Quebec. Call For Papers deadline is Dec. 15, 2002. Details: http://www.amtec.ca… Read more »

Are you an artist? AUSU Supports the arts!

AUSU is interested in purchasing original works of art from students for use in promotional purposes. These promotions may include: gifts from AUSU to graduates at convocation, tokens of appreciation for volunteers, special presentations, etc. The works of art must: -be created by an AU Student -be within a value range $0-$500. -be accessible or… Read more »

NFB Film Club Edmonton – Free Screening of Canadian Documentaries

Upcoming free screening of Canadian documentaries – feature films co-sponsored with the Edmonton Public Library & CBC Radio One Showing @ the Milner Library Theatre downtown, 7 Churchill SQ. Time: 7-9 p.m. February 04: The Journey of Lesra Martin … Directed by Cheryl Foggo / Produced by Selwyn Jacob Lesra Martin was poor, illiterate and… Read more »

News From AU – AU News From Academic Council

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER, DEC 18, 2002 Academic Council passed the following Action Items at its Nov. 6th meeting: · Step II & III approval of a Master of Nursing program (open for applications on April 1, 2003 with courses beginning Sept. 1, 2003) · Regulation changes to the Master of Health Studies program… Read more »

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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 must follow the direct guidelines and ethics stated in the Voice Policy and should be submitted to the editor at voice@ausu.org with “?CLASSIFIED AD’… Read more »

University Of Calgary Department Of Neuroscience Competition 2003

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Calgary is holding a second National Neuroscience Competition to identify students to fly to Calgary for an all-expense-paid trip for 4 days in March 2003 to visit with group members. We are interested in meeting with undergraduate students taking courses relevant to neuroscience as well as graduate… Read more »

NOTICE: To AU grad students and those considering entering grad 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 »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thanks to all of you who have been providing us with such great feedback on The Voice. Please continue providing your opinions, comments and support; any submissions can be sent to tmoore@ausu.org **PLEASE REMEMBER ALL LETTERS TO THE EDITOR INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION MUST BE MARKED “FOR PUBLICATION”. Accepted letters to the editor have not been… Read more »