Vol. 12 Iss. 23

Volume 12 Issue 23 - 06/09/2004

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 »

NEW COLUMN Lost & Found – Ghost in the Mirror

I’m looking for the face I had Before the world was made — W.B. Yeats Sometimes, standing before the bathroom mirror, I find myself confronting the wraith. Like a swamp creature, he rises up to meet me as if from the depths of a great dark pool. In a gesture of friendship or demonstration of… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Student Fakes Research, Gains Access to Hospital Backrooms

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 FAKES… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Announcing the AUBSA

THE AU BUSINESS STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION IS HERE! New AUBSA site, now online — see the Clubs pages for information Finally, the long anticipated AU Business Students’ Association (AUBSA) has a brand new website on the AUSU server, and the club is officially taking members. This club is open to all students with an interest in… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Billboards, Bumper Stickers, and More

I love reading. I’ll read anything, anytime, anywhere. Well, except Harlequins. Can’t take all that talk about heaving breasts, hard loins and happy endings. I read bumper stickers and cereal boxes. I read vanity licence plates and billboards. I read those yellow, portable, rental signs with do-it-yourself lettering. I read newspapers — dailies and weeklies…. Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation…

Alberta Pays the Privileged Student The Learning Ministry recently announced (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200406/16576.html) the recipients of the Grant MacEwan United World College Scholarships. These scholarships have a value of approximately $28,000 for each of the eight recipients. What is interesting about these awards is that nearly half of the recipients are from the Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School located just… Read more »

FLAMES: Retraction? I Think Not!!

When the time ran out on the Stanley Cup Final last night, the whole city of Calgary went totally quiet. No one here expected to lose. Everyone’s spirit and hopes were up in the clouds. Even I, a person who despises hockey to begin with, was waiting to see the lights flash as the puck… Read more »

UPEI Students Move to Leave CFS

TORONTO (CUP) — Calling the national lobby group’s efforts “woefully inadequate,” the University of Prince Edward Island student union has moved to sever its ties with the Canadian Federation of Students, joining its counterpart at York University. The UPEI student council voted in April to leave the CFS, following the presentation of a 35-page report… Read more »

Naomi Klein’s Latest Takes No Excuses

BURNABY, B.C. (CUP) — The Take is author and activist Naomi Klein’s latest effort to raise Canadian awareness about the consequences of globalisation. The documentary offers viewers a glimpse into the lives of Argentinean workers displaced by the spectacular turn-of-the-millennium economic collapse of their country. In 2001, as businesses went bankrupt and half the population… Read more »


STUDENTS DEMAND FOCUS ON TUITION “Canada’s university students say campaigning politicians should make higher learning a priority because rising tuitions are to blame for social problems from a doctor shortage to the rise of campus food banks.” http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&call_pageid=971358637177&c=Article&cid=1086041409529 MICROMANAGING EDUCATION “The increase in the government’s grant for Ontario schools comes with tighter rules on how… Read more »

Searching For Internships

Career Edge – Canada’s Internship Organization Website: http://www.careeredge.ca Career Edge is a non-profit organization offering internships with various organizations such as Canadian Tire, Bank of Montreal, GE Canada, RBC Financial Group, FedEx Express Canada Ltd. and many more. Once you register with Career Edge you can search their database of available internship opportunities and apply… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

NATIONAL UNION TOMMY DOUGLAS SCHOLARSHIP Value: $1000 Application Deadline: June 30 Administrator: SIAST Wascana Campus Notes: Open to all students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post secondary education Institution full-time and who are the children of, or foster children of a National Union of Public and General Employees member…. 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 »


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 »

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 »