Vol. 12 Iss. 14

Volume 12 Issue 14 - 04/07/2004

EDITORIAL PAGES

YOU MAY NOT HAVE NOTICED: If you visit the AUSU and Voice websites mostly to read articles, check out what’s new, and browse AUSU services, you might not notice anything different. If you spend any time in the AUSU forums, or the AUSU chatroom, you will surely notice the changes to the software, but not… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Show Me The Way

Do you feel the lure of the open road? Whether you drive for work or for pleasure chances are you’ve relied on the work of a cartographer or map maker. If you’re a professional truck driver you rely on every image, particularly the first time your work takes you into a new area. The degree… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – How Do You Define University

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 How Do… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

A Tale of Two Provinces “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Well, perhaps that’s exaggerating a little bit. For post-secondary students in Newfoundland and Labrador, however, this certainly is one of the better times to be going to school. The latest provincial budget (http://www.gov.nf.ca/releases/2004/edu/0330n05.htm) reflects their announcements of a… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather, Recently, there was a column in our local newspaper in which the columnist complained about people who wear too much perfume. Now I’m worried that I may be one of those people. I thought everyone liked the smell of perfume. I would hate to think that mine was bothering others. This is going… 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) The last episode of Friends, ever, will air on May 6th. Survivor – ALL STARS Last time Ethan and the viewers were blind-sided… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Meet your new council!

AUSU Election Results Are In Laura Seymour, AUSU Chief Returning Officer for 2004, and AUSU President Debbie Jabbour, are pleased to announce the results of the 2004 AUSU election: The top nine candidates will comprise your new AUSU council, and will assume their new positions after a changeover period which will end by April 30th…. Read more »

The Voice Fiction Feature – For Better or Worse

Dearly beloved we are gathered here today a man, a woman, and me my words, their words, so few words – – to alter two lives forever promises made for a life together – – for better or worse At our first meeting I ask the questions about bride and groom, attendants, music, process, flower… Read more »

ANTH 434: The History of Anthropological Thought. Course Introduction

Calling all Anthropology lovers! Athabasca University has released a new distance education course called the History of Anthropological Thought (ANTH 434). It is a 400-level course which delves right into the heart of anthropology by studying the progression and trends in anthropological thought over last the two centuries. Consisting of 12 units, ANTH 434 begins… Read more »

Gold & Gems

In 1986, while working for the BC Ministry of Forests, some of my co-workers and I were temporarily transferred to the Yukon to help battle the territory’s forest fire Bane. We spent about a week in Dawson City awaiting deployment and a couple of weeks battling a project forest fire near the Yukon-Alaska border. In… Read more »

From My Perspective – Face to face with homelessness

I recently came face-to-face with homelessness, when I allowed a young man who had been living on the street to spend the night in my home. This is not something I normally do, nor would I recommend it to others, since there are obvious risks involved. However, it was an important educational experience for me,… Read more »

Keeping Track

Where have all my records gone? They’ve all gone into large, yellow envelopes. For each course I take I have a separate envelope, and into that envelope goes things like the introductory letters you receive when you start a course, notification of extensions, letters from tutors, course grade papers, returned assignments, etc. I also keep… Read more »

Executive Director Required

The Organization The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) is a non-partisan group consisting of representatives from students’ unions at Alberta universities. CAUS, on behalf of undergraduate university students, addresses post-secondary education issues with the provincial government, acts as an education stakeholders group, and works with other groups to support students’ interests in post-secondary education…. Read more »

Voice Event Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with the word “events” in the subject line. VANCOUVER Manufacturing Mod: Metal Tunics to Paper Dresses Sponsored by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, curator Jamila Dunn examines the use of non-traditional materials such as paper, plastic, and metal, and other experimental forms that challenged the… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION Value: $5000 Deadline: April 5, 2004 Award Information: Administrator: University of Toronto JD/MBA Students’ Association Award Amount: $5,000.00 Award Deadline: Monday, April 05, 2004 http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/essaycompetition/rules.html Scholarship Criteria: Gender: n/s Year of Study: All Years Field of Study: Any Field of Study School of Study: n/s Region of Study:… 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. INTERNATIONAL CELTIC CONFERENCE Oct 14-17 From October 14-17th, 2004, the University College of Cape Breton will host the International Celtic Conference, Forging a Future for Celtic Languages and Cultures, under the direction of… Read more »

RE: John Buhler’s review of Passion of The Christ

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter in the Voice. RE: John Buhler’s review of Passion of The Christ http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2715 I also saw the Passion of the Christ and I thought it was a powerful experience. As a Christian, I… Read more »

Classified ads

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 AUSU OTTAWA COFFEE GROUP Come for Coffee! Meeting of the Ottawa Coffee Group Sunday, March 28, 2004, 1:00… Read more »