Vol. 12 Iss. 11

Volume 12 Issue 11 - 03/18/2004

AUSU Election Scrutineers Needed

AUSU needs two scrutineers for the 2004 AUSU elections. Applicants must be able to be present in the AUSU offices in downtown Edmonton from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon on Sunday, March 21st. Scrutineers will assist the Chief Returning officer in counting and verifying votes from the current AUSU council election. An honorarium of $20… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather, A couple of weeks ago [v12 i8 (http://www.ausu.org/voice/search/searchdisplay.php?ART=2607)], you printed a letter from a woman named Sara, who was struggling with other people’s nosy questions about her decision not to have children. I am in the same situation and found your reply very useful. I laughed at the list of questions childless people… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Empathy 101

In a recent “day from hell” I had Hilary’s car die for me not once, but twice in two different, busy Fort Saskatchewan highway intersections. The timing was bad, the locations worse. How instructive to see people’s reactions. The majority of people probably knew I didn’t choose this way to spend my day and simply… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AU SPORTS CLUB, NOW ONLINE! The AU Sports Club (AUSC) is now online and accepting new members. If you are a fan of sports or athletics, and would like to keep up to date on happenings in the world of sports, or just have an opportunity to speak with other sports fans, then this club… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – PSE an Investment

This column focuses on a wide range of issues affecting post-secondary students. 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. If suggest a topic or a course alert for Taking Notes, contact djabbour@ausu.org PSE an… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

AU Scores in New Brunswick New Brunswick, the Province that I’ve most often reported as doing good things for post-secondary education students, continues to impress me. This time by establishing a partnership (http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/news/ted/2004e0275te.htm) with AU for Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts. Under this program, Athabasca University will recognize graduates from the New Brunswick Community… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends No new episode this week. Friends airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary) Survivor – ALL STARS Last week Sue got all hot about sexual harassment and walked out of the game: This week we go… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Kid’s Film Review: Dr. Dolittle

Eddie Murphy isn’t always my cup of tea. Maybe it’s his over-the-top comedy style that sometimes irks me. This film is such an exception. Murphy is relatively low-key in his performance. We open the film with a young version of John Dolittle, who has a natural ability to speak to animals (hey, some people say… Read more »

From This Window

You don’t understand, my teacher. You were the most beautiful of them all. That’s why I had to do it. That’s why I had to shake you up and down like you were a box of cracker jacks. I just had to know if you were real… I couldn’t leave you not knowing. Here is… Read more »

The Sylmarillion – Album review

Proving that rock is far from dead, The Sylmarillion’s first release also affirms that the genre is a far more interesting beast than the one-trick-pony that’s galloped Can-rock staples like Nickelback to the realm of slick tour buses and multi-page riders. It’s easy to forget that there was a time when rock stations played everything… Read more »


My father has told me many stories of his youth. He quit school early, as did many of the children of his cohort, in order to enter the workforce. He was aged twelve through fifteen while World War Two raged in Europe, and a large proportion of working-class males were overseas fighting and falling in… Read more »

From My Perspective – Women in the Workplace

Women now earn six out of every ten university degrees. Yet, according to Lisa Belkin in the New York Times Magazine (October 26, 2003), the workplace has failed women and women are “rejecting the workplace.” In the U.S., it is estimated that between a quarter and a third of professional women are not in the… Read more »

Voice Event Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with the word “events” in the subject line. Slave Lake, Manning, Grande Prairie Night of Artists – http://www.nightofartists.com/ Night of Artists is a passion project from the heart of the arts community that brings art and music to the people in an exciting, comfortable, fun, and unintimidating… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LIMITED PROGRAM Value: $5000 Administrator: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Notes: For students entering or in their first year of study. $5,000 for an undergraduate university program. $3,500 for a college diploma program. Must be a full-time student and have a high academic average. Applications are by nomination only…. Read more »

Conference Connections

Know of a conference that is not on this list? Contact voice@ausu.org with the details and we’ll list it in Conference Connections. ATLANTIC UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES BIOLOGY CONFERENCE AND AQUACULTURE CONFERENCE Mar 5-7 The annual Atlantic Undergraduate Universities Biology Conference and Aquaculture Conference is being hosted by the University College of Cape Breton (UCCB), in Sydney,… Read more »

Student Writes

You’ve been given an assigned reading, and sure you’ve got the list of learning objectives, but still you ask yourself: How do I know what to look for? Chapters of texts are organised to show you what’s important, but there are ways to use the obvious organisers in a text. Think about the chapter titles…. Read more »

We love to hear from you

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Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. TEACH ENGLISH Overseas: Jobs $$ Guaranteed-Great Pay. TESOL Certified 5 days in-class, on-line or by correspondence. FREE Information Seminar. FREE Infopack: 1-888-270-2941 or globaltesol.com – http://www.globaltesol.com AU SPORTS CLUB, NOW ONLINE! The AU Student Sports Club is now online at http://www.ausu.org/clubs/ausc . If you… Read more »