Vol. 12 Iss. 33

Volume 12 Issue 33 - 08/25/2004

Dear Barb – Program Selection

Dear Barb: I am in my first year at AU. I haven’t chosen a major yet and I ‘m not sure what direction to pursue. I enjoy working with people, but my parents want me to go into accounting. Do you have any suggestions on how I can do what I want without hurting my… Read more »

Lost & Found – Notes From a Night Owl

For a summer job after grade eleven, I worked the graveyard shift bussing and washing dishes at an all night diner in Vancouver’s West End. On Friday and Saturday nights it was packed from midnight to sunrise, and at two or three in the morning it was possible to see every form of nocturnal human… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Provinces Funding Less than Half Statistics Canada released its annual report (http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/040819/d040819a.htm) on university finances last week, and it’s not a pretty picture. Notable is that nationally, students contribute over 20% of the total revenues of universities across the nation. While that doesn’t seem like much, this number is skewed because in Quebec, where tuition… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Comedy Film Review: The Party

August is Comedy For Dummies month Up on a mountain hundreds of people from India are fighting evil invaders. They are swathed in traditional garb and shooting rifles — shooting at their enemy. Along comes a foolish member of their troop who blows his bugle and keeps blowing. Won’t this fool shut up? No, because… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU On The Klein Paper

AUSU On Klein’s Paper AUSU members continue to write to The Voice concerned about AU’s response to Premier Klein’s essay earlier this year. Specifically, our members want to know how the media attention directed at the academic quality and marking of Mr. Klein’s essay will affect the integrity of their hard-earned degrees. The students’ union… Read more »

From My Perspective – The Olympics

I’m not much into sports, nor do I normally watch major sporting events. I’m aware of the Olympics, but they do not normally draw me. For some reason this year, I’ve found myself watching a lot of the events in Greece. Perhaps it was the opening ceremonies that drew me in. They were an impressive… Read more »

Private loans rejected by UBC

VANCOUVER (CUP) — The University of British Columbia’s discussions with a fledgling private student loan company based in Ontario have ended after the administration decided more information on student debt was needed. Formed a year ago, FirstStudentLoan was hoping to act as a third-party source of loans for UBC students, a proposition that had some… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Poetry by…

A Loyal Companion The pain in my heart Must remain in my heart For it if were known How my eyes fill with tears At the mention of your name No one would understand. My days are quieter now Your voice silenced from the world As now it only lives within my heart If others… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – IQ Less Important Than “EQ”

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 IQ LESS… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

WOMEN’S OPPORTUNITY AWARDS PROGRAM Value: varies Application Deadline: July-December Description: Residents of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries and territories; Female heads of household with primary financial responsibility for supporting their families (children, spouse, or parents); Enrolled or accepted to vocational/skills training or undergraduate degree program; Must not have already earned an undergraduate degree;… Read more »

Searching for Internships

Deloitte Internships Website: http://careers.deloitte.com/students_internships.aspx Deloitte is an international firm offering the following services: audit, consulting, emerging markets, enterprise risk services, financial advisory services, firm internal, legal and tax. They accept interns in numerous countries including Canada and each internship is different. To view available internships and information on internships in each country visit the website… 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 »

Klein issue not resolved! – Further response to Ron Tebo

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: Justice for AU – August 11, 2004 – v12 I 31 http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=3076 I was glad to see Ron Tebo’s article and the response by Patricia Brisebois concerning Ralph Klein’s… 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 »