Vol. 12 Iss. 17

Volume 12 Issue 17 - 04/28/2004

Making Your PC Work For You – Internet Ad Pop-Ups

NEW VOICE COLUMN — HELP FOR YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER Have you seen those pesky advertisements that appear while browsing the internet? I’m sure you have, and that like me, you have found them extremely annoying. But, we can stop them! To do this, first I must classify them into 2 categories. Browser Pop-ups — ads… Read more »

AU Student Profile – Jody Waddle

Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, got married & moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta, then moved to Taber, Alberta to have kids and after another move, we now live in Okotoks, Alberta : hmmm : I must like Alberta! What do you like… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Garden Delight

Are you part of Canada’s fastest growing pastime? Are you a gardener? If not, why not? The scope and variety of garden gizmos, gadgets, decorations and plant material has never been greater. The dollars spent are staggering. The possibilities are endless. I’ve noticed that individually and collectively, gardeners are characters. Gardeners have their own ‘look’…. Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Prime Minister Speaks, but Doesn’t Say Much The Prime Minister recently delivered a speech (http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news.asp?id=177) to the Empire Club and the Canadian Club in Toronto, Ontario. In it, he speaks of looking for transformative change in key aspects of Canadian life, notably health, learning, aboriginal peoples, communities and Canada’s place in the larger world. Unfortunately… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – AU Develops Doctorate Program

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 AU DEVELOPS… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather… I’ve heard so much about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and how overuse of antibiotics has caused this problem. What can I do to help fix it or to stop it from getting worse? Rick, Edmonton Dear Rick: This is an important question. We often hear about problems like antibiotic resistance, but rarely do our information… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends Last time, Chandler and Monica bought a house and Rachel was fired from her job and offered a new one, in Paris. This week, Ross hesitantly says yes to Rachel, but Joey refuses to even consider the idea. When Rachel leaves, Ross… Read more »

AUSU This Month – New Student Clubs

NEW AUSU SPONSORED CLUB The AU Science Students Society is now online. The Athabasca University Science Students Society is the newest AUSU sponsored club. Open to all AU students with an interest in any of the sciences, the AUSSS (or AUS3 as they prefer to be known) has a website featuring links to AU science… Read more »

CMIS 245 – Course Introduction

Do you use your PC merely as a word processor for typing essays and other coursework? Or do you think of your PC as an account manager, a graph and chart producer, a presentation tool, and a gateway to the world through the internet? Athabasca University’s new course, Microcomputer Applications in Business (CMIS 245), is… Read more »

From My Perspective – Burnout, pt.2

As noted last week, I’ve always managed a heavy schedule and task-load, and even though I had been apprehensive about whether I would be able to cope with the demands of my job once I had started Master’s studies, I did not find it that hard. Well, at least not for the first few months…. Read more »

AIDS Has Not Gone Away

VANCOUVER (CUP) — Although research shows that public awareness of the risks of AIDS is in decline, the disease continues to infect and kill thousands of people everyday, speakers told a crowd gathered to mark World AIDS Day in Vancouver. About 100 participants lit candles in memory of those lost to the disease outside the… Read more »

Sites of Interest

Early Canadiana http://www.canadiana.org/ A project to provide access to Canada’s published heritage Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a digital library providing access to over 1,522,000 pages of Canada’s printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century. elearningeuropa.info http://www.elearningeuropa.info/ Reviews, articles, and resources devoted… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

Science Collaborative Research Internships Value: Maximum $9,800 for university graduates and $9,200 for college graduates Deadline: None Specified Description: “¢ Internships for recent unemployed or underemployed college and university graduates “¢ Work with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in collaborative research with National Research Council (NRC) “¢ Internships last for up to six months… 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. 58TH ANNUAL QUALITY CONGRESS May 24-26 Metro Toronto Conference Centre, Toronto, ON, http://aqc.asq.org/ Conference Contact: Robin Barry; Phone: 414-298-8789 x7364; Email: rbarry@asq.org Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Administrators – Board Members/Trustees… Read more »

We Love to Hear From You!

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