Vol. 12 Iss. 21

Volume 12 Issue 21 - 05/26/2004

Editorial Pages

Are you ready to graduate? AU convocation 2004 takes place this year over the June 11th to 12th weekend. The undergraduate ceremony is on Friday June 11th, and the graduate ceremony is on Saturday, June 12th. You may be eligible to convocate this June if you have finished all of your degree requirements. Students who… Read more »

From Where I Sit – What Men Are Good For

At work the other day conversation turned to the relative value of men in our lives. Unscrewing pickle jars and checking oil were two quick responses. Assembling multi-part contraptions was another. Unfortunately, the end of coffee break signaled the end of the discussion — just before it got juicy! My interest was piqued. What better… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. The Bachelor Last week, Jesse went on three overnight dates with three wonderful women, and was confronted by Trish who offered him a key to her room. Jesse, however, blew her off and ended up spending the night with Mandy Jaye instead. In… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Voting for the Masses Every election year it happens. Among all the campaigning and hoopla, there’s always a group of those who refuse to vote. Most of them are fairly quiet about it, but there always seems to be a few who loudly claim that their refusal to vote isn’t just laziness, it’s a valid… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Mystery Film Review: Stiletto Dance

May is Mystery Month I admit that my choice of this film is biased. Eric Roberts is a solidly built hunk; take off Julia’s brother’s clothes and I will watch. In Stiletto Dance Eric does full frontal nudity on a bed (although everything is discretely tucked under) and some serious loving with the resident boob… Read more »

AU’S Newest Course! TAXX 401-Taxation II

It’s nearly the end of May. Like me, if you operate a small business, you probably filed your income tax return several months ago. But how familiar are you with our Canadian federal income tax system and its procedures? Is your knowledge of the system confined to constant perusals of the income tax guidebook or… Read more »

Modern Sexism

Many of us like to think that we live in a world that fosters equal opportunities for both sexes. We are wrong. There is only one truth, and that is all you can trust: Everything is subjective. As you will see toward the end of this article, the law can be twisted to serve a… Read more »

Searching for Internships

A new regular Voice opportunities column Check the News and Events section for new listings every two weeks PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF CANADA Website: http://www.jobs.gc.ca The government of Canada’s Public Service Commission website is a very valuable resource for students searching for internships. They have numerous programs for students including the Post-Secondary Recruitment Program, the… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

PETER ELZINGA FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS Value: $1000 Application Deadline: June 1 Notes: For Alberta residents. Awards are intended to assist anyone who has been away from formal education and/or any student who is continuing their education. Available for full- or part-time study at any recognized institution. Must complete an application form. Please contact for more… 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. CADE AND THIS IS IT 2004 CONFERENCE May 30-June 2 Conference Theme: Pioneers in a New Age York University, Toronto, Ontario, http://www.pioneers2004.yorku.ca/ Contact: Division of Continuing Education; Ph: 416-736-5616; Fax: 416-650-8042; Email: Pioneers2004@yorku.ca… Read more »


The Computing Services (CS) Help Desk’s summer hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m daily, from July 5 through August 27. The CS Help Desk can be contacted by using the online trouble reporting form at http://www.athabascau.ca/html/depts/compserv/helpdesk/students/helpdesk_students.html(with the form link in the upper left), emailing helpdesk@athabascau.ca or phoning 1-800-788-9041, ext 6405. Make sure you… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU Elects New Executive

NEW AUSU EXECUTIVE ELECTED This week, during the May 3rd council meeting, AUSU held an internal election to fill the three AUSU executive positions for this new term. The three positions were filled my acclamation, by a new President and Vice President External, and a returning VP Finance. The new Executive is: President: Mac McInnis… Read more »


Have you been looking for something to do with all those books you have laying around that you can’t keep for whatever reason? BookCrossing is one of the more unique ways to simply give your books away. The idea is to register your books with BookCrossing.com, then give them away to a friend, charity, or… Read more »

Sites of Interest

How Stuff Works – http://www.howstuffworks.com/ Widely recognized as the leading source for clear, reliable explanations of how everything around us actually works. Through their flagship site, a popular series of books, an acclaimed kids’ magazine, as well as many other ventures, the award-winning company has helped demystify the world for millions of curious people. NASA… Read more »

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Classified ads

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY AND REIKI. Tired of sore shoulders, back or neck? History of injury or overwork causing chronic pain? Stop treating the short term… treat long-term with Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki. Laura Seymour–level 4 graduate of Upledger Institute and teaching assistant. Calgary, (403) 262-5589… Read more »