Vol. 12 Iss. 22

Volume 12 Issue 22 - 06/02/2004

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 – Garden Delight II

Have you ever decided to spade up some established grassy area in your yard because you just had to plant more flowers? Have you ever moved rocks, concrete blocks, or timbers to add definition to your garden? Have you ever transplanted trees or shrubs by hand? Have you ever gone head to head with the… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Student Debt and Economy

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 STUDENT DEBT… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation…

Klein Broo-Ha-Ha Part Two The Provincial Government of Alberta has released a statement (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200405/16523.html) showing that Athabasca University has cleared Premier Ralph Klein of any plagiarism charges. In the release they include a letter from Athabasca University sent to Klein from Ken Collier. The letter says that upon reviewing the work with the tutor comments,… Read more »

Students launch campaign urging voters to ‘Think Education’

OTTAWA, May 27, 2004 “? With the launch of a national campaign today, students from coast-to-coast will challenge voters and political candidates to prioritize post-secondary education in next month’s federal election. An initiative of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, the ‘Think Education’ campaign also aims to promote youth participation in the electoral system. “It’s… Read more »

From The Outside: Flames Fans

When I moved to Calgary, more than ten years ago, those who encouraged the Flames were losers. The team hadn’t won much since 1989 and was going nowhere. Their recent pleas to the government and the fans for more funding can attest to that. Amazingly, this season, they’ve turned a complete 180. Captain Jarome Iginla… 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 »

Education will be election issue, student groups vow

BURNABY, B.C. (CUP) — If post-secondary education is not a major election issue, it should be, Canada’s leading student groups say. The Canadian Federation of Students and Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec, representing 600,000 students across the country, have joined forces to call for increased federal funding for post-secondary education and propose measures to reduce… 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

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AWARDS PROGRAM Value: Not specified Application Deadline: June 15 Notes: Inuit, Metis, status and non-status First Nations students enrolled in a post-secondary program of at least a two-year duration at a recognized technical institute, CEGEP, college or university in Canada Fields of study include business, science, engineering, information technology, education, social work and… 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. INTERFACE 2004 Jun 16-18 Conference Theme: e-Learning Magic Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, AB, http://centreforlearning.sait.ca/interface2004/ Conference Contact: Ingrid Stammer; Phone: 403-319-7245; Email: ingrid_stammer@cpr.ca Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Technology Coordinators/Technology… Read more »

RE: Modern Sexism, May 26, 2004 – v12 i21

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: Modern Sexism, May 26, 2004 – v12 i21 Dear Editor; I was surprised to find that the article entitled “Modern Sexism” in the May 26th issue of the voice… Read more »

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 »