Vol. 11 Iss. 47

Volume 11 Issue 47 - 11/19/2003

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK FROM MY PERSPECTIVE – Student Unions. Debbie Jabbour reveals a disturbing new trend in the selection of student union representatives at the high-school level OLD DOG MIGHT JUST LEARN SOME NEW TRICKS – New writer Bill Phillips shares his thoughts about going back to school, the AU way. HOW THE LAW HAS CHANGED:… Read more »


This is the first Voice Annual Reader Survey in years! Your input is vital to help the Voice maintain relevance to its diverse audience, and it is also necessary in order to show that The Voice is read and enjoyed by AU students. At this time, we have no demographics on Voice readers. In order… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – AU Exam Scheduling

This column will focus on educational issues affecting post-secondary students. It will address a wide range of topics. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, or personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. AU EXAM SCHEDULING Did you know that you must… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I just read a Voice article about a woman and her pickles [Pickles by D. Jabbour, v11 i41, Oct 8/03]. My mother-in-law also makes pickles. Her pickles are absolutely delicious. She just made a new batch this time using Green Beans. She is unbelievable as a person and as a cook. She works… Read more »

Primetime Update

Week of November 14, 2003 Missed your favorite shows? No problem. Primetime updated gives you the rundown. Friends Rachel and Monica fight over who will receive the ugly painting from Phoebe’s apartment. Joey and Chandler go through a lit between their two careers, while Ross gets rejected by the grant committee (his girlfriend’s ex) as… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

The Alberta Advantaged Athabasca University’s importance to the Alberta Provincial Government was once again outlined in a recent press release (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200311/15476.html). The Alberta Government proudly proclaims in the headline that “The official launch of eCampus Alberta means Alberta’s post-secondary students will have access to courses offered by institutions throughout Alberta, without having to leave their… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Tower of Terror (1997)

Well, Hallowe’en was coming up soon when this flick aired on the Family Channel, so, the TV world decided to look up “scary” in the film purchase books. This film is a harmless Disney flick, but it’s entertaining and well done. I’d consider it ok for some of the older children out there as long… Read more »

The Net Nerd’s Profiles

The Kobe Bryant defense fund folded and now you need a new cause? Go quick to http://www.deregulationnation.com ! A lot of you out there have heard bits and pieces about Bill 43. Perhaps you’ve seen the poster in The Voice or you’ve been hearing about it here and there. Well this is the website to… Read more »

From My Perspective – Student Unions

During the last week there have been several interesting union-related activities in Edmonton. As president of the Athabasca University Students’ Union, I always look for relevance to the role I play in these types of events, hoping to learn from the process. The first activity that came to my attention was related to an Edmonton… Read more »

Students Invited to Join AU in Computer Conference

AU wants to talk to you. From November 28 to December 7, the university will be running an asynchronous computer conference which will take the form of an open meeting between the AU executive and AU students. For the 10 days that the conference is open, students and AU execs will post messages back and… Read more »

Old Dog Might Just Learn Some New Tricks

My apologies to all the young children who were shopping for back-to-school supplies earlier this year. I probably bowled some of them over as I searched out school supplies of my own. Thank goodness for the local ElderCollege because at least I won’t be the oldest student in town. Yes, I’ve decided to further my… Read more »

The Voice Fiction Feature – The Case of the Murdered Murderer

The alleys off Hastings in Vancouver’s east side are home to a number of unscrupulous characters. Vick MacDonnell walks these alleys like he owns them and the shadowy figures lurking there scurry quickly out of his way lest they have business with him. Under these circumstances you can understand the shock Vick experienced when he… Read more »

How The Law Has Changed…

Here I sit once again on a Sunday night in the University of Saskatchewan College of Law library. This week I am frantically working on an “open memo”, which is an exercise wherein I am provided with a fictitious fact pattern and must write a balanced legal opinion on its likely outcome if it were… Read more »

Students Invited To Join AU In Computer Conference

AU wants to talk to you. From November 28 to December 7, the university will be running an asynchronous computer conference which will take the form of an open meeting between the AU executive and AU students. For the 10 days that the conference is open, students and AU execs will post messages back and… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Students’ Union, see the AUSU website at www.ausu.org Athabasca University Awards and Scholarship Information The Office of the Registrar would like to advise students of pending deadlines for scholarships and awards: Award Name: Bursary Program for Indigenous Students Website: http://www.athabascau.ca/html/depts/registry/studawrd.htm#is Value: $varies Program: School of Business programs Basic… Read more »

News From AU – Contributed by The Insider

AU’s online MBA added to Financial Times’ list of top EMBAs by CIM staff CIM Executive Director, Dr. Peter Carr (right) was at Convocation June 13 to watch students graduate from one of the world’s top 75 EMBA programs, according to the Financial Times of London. Athabasca University’s (AU) Executive MBA has been included on… Read more »

Conference Connections

CUTC 2004 (Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference) January 22 – 24, 2004 Delta Toronto East Hotel The Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC) is about technology, innovative ideas, and the people who turn these ideas into reality. The Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference was started in 2000 by a few visionary students from the University of Waterloo, and… Read more »

Quote of the Week

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