Vol. 12 Iss. 28

Volume 12 Issue 28 - 07/21/2004

AUSU COUNCIL MEETING – July 19, 2004 – Student Coverage

Highlights of the July 19th Council Meeting The July 19th AUSU council meeting saw a proposal from the AUSU Marketing/PR Committee, who are looking to update and redesign the AUSU website. The committee will solicit student input on the accessibility, content, and navigation problems of the current site, before creating a new layout for ausu.org…. Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: I want to live a more healthy lifestyle, but not sure where to start. Do you have any suggestions? In addition, I am considering consulting a naturopathic doctor; do you think it would be beneficial? Ruth in Ottawa It’s good to hear that you are interested in pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Although I’m… Read more »

Lost & Found – In Praise of Words

Uncle Simon had a cat named Mephistopheles and a stuffed barn owl, both of which sat in the window of his book shop watching the world pass by. When he babysat us on Saturdays, he would let us rummage through the old rolltop desk in the back office, unearthing mysterious coins, peppermints, abandoned fountain pens,… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME AMAZING RACE – Wednesdays – 9pm on CTV Last week, Jim tripped in the first ten seconds of the race and needed medical attention for his leg, but Dad and daughter still made it to the airport in time for take off. Charla and Mirna were ostracized, Alison and Donny finished… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Sex Appeal, Redefined

I’ve always been partial to dark-haired men with moustaches. I even married one. A coincidence? I think not. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are some very attractive men out there who don’t fit that narrow, even shallow stereotype. Right now for instance I happen to think Mike Holmes is the sexiest guy on TV…. 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 »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Bankrupting the Student Loan There has been a change (http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inbsf-osb.nsf/en/br01439e.html) to what happens when you declare bankruptcy while on student loans. Currently, your student loan will not be written off if you declare bankruptcy within ten years of receiving financing. For those who took student loans and then found they were unable to graduate this… Read more »

From My Perspective – Roommates

Now that I’m entering the final week of summer school, I’m reflecting on what has been one of the more challenging aspects of the whole experience – staying at student residence and sharing a room. I’ve never had a true roommate experience. The closest I came was when I lived in Central America and roomed… Read more »

My Life as a Rock Star

When I was in grade twelve I answered an advertisement thumb-tacked to the school bulletin board and for a few months I was the drummer for Velvet Jones, a rock band named after a Saturday Night Live character and dedicated to exploring the musical middle ground between Tom Jones and The Velvet Underground. The audition… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Gender Disparity and Professors

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 GENDER DISPARITY… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

NORTHERN STUDENT SUPPLEMENT Value: $500 – $1500 Application Deadline: N/S Administrator: Northern Alberta Development Council Notes: An incentive for northern Alberta students with a high financial need to enter post-secondary programs. It supplements the Alberta Opportunities Bursary. $500 to $1500 depending on financial need. If you receive the Northern Student Supplement, your student loan will… 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. WLICSMB’2004 – HANGZHOU CHINA Oct 30 – Nov 1 The Sixth West Lake International Conference on Small & Medium Business The WLICSMB is an important international conference on small businesses. Its basic objectives… Read more »

Searching for Internships

General Motors Internships Website: http://www.gm.com/company/careers/student/intern.html Position description: General Motors offer internships and co-ops in the areas of business and engineering in the US. Pay: Paid. Competitive compensation. May be eligible for paid housing and reimbursement of travel expenses. Eligibility requirements: Must be a full time student registered at an accredited university who is pursuing a… Read more »

Classified ads

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. AU BUSINESS STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (AUBSA) NOW ONLINE! The AU Business Students’ Association website is now online at http://www.ausu.org/clubs/aubsa/index.php. If you are an AU business student, or a student with an interest in business, this club is for you! Contact aubsa@ausu.org for more information. It’s… Read more »