Vol. 11 Iss. 04

Volume 11 Issue 4 - 01/22/2003

From My Perspective – Napping

This week I’d like to talk about something many of us probably do, but may not admit it – take an afternoon nap! The nap is highly under-rated and underestimated in its restorative effect, and for students, it can be a powerful tool for keeping us going:.and going:and going: If you are a parent, you… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I am truly Chicken Little; I always think the sky is falling. I really don’t want to be so pessimistic, but I am. It annoys my friends, family and co-workers to no end that I think everything is such a big crisis. What can I do? Chicken Little Dear Chicken Little, Living from… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

Ontario Planning to be Unprepared The Ontario Government has recently announced (SEE: http://www.newswire.ca/government/ontario/english/releases/January2003/17/c0997.html)how they have prepared the Universities to handle the combined grade 13 and grade 12 classes that will both be graduating this year. The Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Dianne Cunningham says in this report “I am pleased to report that the… Read more »

A VOICE INTERVIEW – U of A Scholar Has A Unique Approach to Understanding the Impact of AIDS.

Something you learn from attending university is that every one’s academic interests are a unique blend of disciplines that may derive from personal interests, professional experience, career goals, and the course offerings of their particular university. While many students eventually settle on a single focus, some may choose to split their time between two or… Read more »

U of A students occupy President’s office

Local media quizzed protestor Marika Schwandt over the office occupation. (Photo: Matt Frehner) President agrees to meet with students and discuss tuition increases Published: Wed-15-Jan-2003 By Shawn Hildebrandt, Gateway CUP Contribution EDMONTON (CUP) — More than 20 protestors crowded into University President Rod Fraser’s office in a peaceful occupation last Friday to protest proposed fee… Read more »

Profiles – Student: Arthur Setka

STUDENT: Arthur Setka What province and city/town do you live in? Peterborough, Ontario (I welcome all emails at roart@sympatico.ca). Do you have a family/ kids/ pets ? I am married to Roann, an Occupational Therapist at our local Hospital. We have a daughter “Jayah” who is 18 months and a Border Collie named “Blue”. Arthur… Read more »

From High Tech to Third World

My colleague said the other day, as I recounted my recent problems with my alternative energy system, “Sometimes I can’t tell whether you’re High Tech or Third World”. At which point I realized that sometimes it takes just a few minutes to go from one to the other. I’ve learned some important lessons recently about… Read more »

HE’S DEAD, JIM. The Effect TV and Movies Have on Us

Honesty is the best policy. I know, I know. You want to be cool or ignore the idea that you’ve done what countless others have done, but I’m here to hold my head up high and say, “Yes. I’ve said “He’s dead, Jim.” Okay it was probably at a most inappropriate time but I admit… Read more »

Home or Away

While the beauty of learning is that there is no set way to do it, two formally accepted ways of gaining educational accreditation are attending structured classes, or learning by correspondence. Which one proves more beneficial depends on the needs of each student, on their personality and their personal situations. The three main issues to… Read more »

Why Can’t I Get A Bra That Fits? Part 2

Last week I discussed the inadequacy of women’s bra sizing standards, and the notion that most women are wearing the wrong sized bra. This week is a continuation of that article. CUP SIZE UP, BAND SIZE DOWN Here is a little piece of information that I can’t believe I didn’t know. It’s a standard in… 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 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 »


Jobs-4-teachers is a free employment service that is offering jobs to graduates who are interested in experiencing a new culture, traveling overseas and teaching English as a second language in South Korea. No previous teaching experience is necessary. The only thing necessary is a degree in any field, a passport and the desire to try… 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 »

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 »


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 »

COMMUNITY NETWORKS GROUP – U of A International Week; Canada World Youth Seeks Applicants; Noche de la Cultura Cubana; Canada World Youth Employment Opportunity.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA’S INTERNATIONAL WEEK 2003 January 27 – February 01, 2003 Facing Fear: Human Security in a Globalizing World The 18th annual International Week is full of films, workshops, musical presentations, drama and discussion to encourage and empower you to fill your role as a global citizen! More than 60 events cover a… Read more »


ABOUT THE PRIZE This Magazine’s Prize for Creative Non-Fiction honours the brightest new voices in Canadian letters. Send us your work, and join This Magazine’s long tradition of publishing outstanding literary and creative non-fiction. We’re looking for personal and journalistic pieces with a strong voice, attention to narrative, experimental styles and, of course, compelling subject… 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 »


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 »

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 »

Scholarship News

LOUISE MCKINNEY POST-SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS Value: $2,500. APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 01, 2003 Administrator: Alberta Scholarship Programs Notes: Applicants must plan to enrol at a university, college or technical institute, in the second or subsequent year of full-time study. Alberta students studying outside the province because their program of study is not offered in Alberta will be… Read more »


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… Read more »


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 »


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 voice@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 »