Vol. 12 Iss. 35

Volume 12 Issue 35 - 09/08/2004

From My Perspective – Alberta’s Universities Collaborate

Alberta’s four universities have embarked on an unusual collaborative venture, brought about by our province’s new debt-free status. Debt-free, you say? Yes – for those who are non-Albertans, our premier (none other than Ralph Klein), has announced that, due to aggressive budget cuts over the past few years and higher than anticipated oil revenues, Alberta… Read more »

Dear Barb – Doubting Derrick

Dear Barb: I am a 24-year-old student in my last year of university and have been dating the same woman for the past four years. We get along great and enjoy each other’s company. I know she wants to get married and start a family, but I don’t feel 100% sure that she is the… Read more »

Lost & Found – Nightdrive

Way past midnight on a moonless highway half way through Saskatchewan, headed back from a funeral, and the radio is playing a ballad by Journey or Air Supply. Probably the reason why some genius invented push buttons for car radios. Further down the dial a solemn CBC host interviews a man who has written a… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Praying for School Funding? Alberta Learning has decided to inject about twenty million dollars (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200408/16964CC2C7F2D-C66F-4A9E-A511A3CE887F08FC.html) into the educational system. Unfortunately, this money will go into only two school regions around St. Paul. The reason for the funding is to upgrade and expand the current facilities there in order to provide the Francophone, Protestant, and Catholic… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME AMAZING RACE – Wednesdays – 9pm on CTV I’m very mad about the way this show is progressing. We’re down to five teams, and there’s still five more non-elimination points in the race. Last week Kami and Karli were given their break and this week, the religious model couple who took… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Dining Alone

Dining alone is a character building exercise — particularly for a woman. Not so much at Wendy’s, where I absolutely adore the Mandarin Chicken Salad, or at the Kingsway Garden Mall food court, where the hustle and bustle and noise level can drive you batty. I mean some classy joint. Like the Pradera CafĂ© and… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Comedy Film Review: xXx

Focus on Vin Diesel This film is the big action flick that made Vin Diesel a serious name in Hollywood. His salary is now 20 million (supposedly), though I hear the agents, managers and associated expenses chew up the bulk of it. This film has a rather odd effect on me apparently. The following conversation… 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 »

All Folked Up

For the last three years, there has been something I often think about throughout the year, an added highlight to my summers, something that I used to hear from afar, or sometimes from right outside, but never was serious enough about going in. Now that I’ve had a part, the whole thing seems to pass… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Poetry by…

still life with avocadoes dogs at the door of the bungalow drawn by the heat of conversation the untouched bowl of avocadoes sitting on the kitchen table whiskey-fuelled and reincarnated two lovers naked in their history after years and too many conquests after too many wars waged with themselves they return to the scene of… Read more »

Walter the Farting Dog – Book Review

by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, illustrated by Audrey Colman Frog, Ltd., 2001 ISBN 1-58394-053-7 The story of Walter the Farting Dog gave me a sense of deja vu because I once had a dog like Walter. My dog Berkeley had a conspicuous case of flatulence, and the veterinarian actually suggested that I try giving… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Lines continue to blur between universities and colleges

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 LINES CONTINUE… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

ALBERTA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARDS – UKRAINE Value: $5000 each – five awards Application Deadline: November 15 Notes: To recognize the accomplishments of intern, co-op, practicum, apprenticeship, and research students. : The applicant must be a post-secondary student or an apprenticeship student taking a practicum, internship, co-op, apprenticeship program, or a student conducting research (one-term). The… Read more »

Searching for Internships

UBS Financial Services Internships Website: http://graduates.ubs.com/career/intern/en/ UBS has internships available in Chicago, Deutschsweiz, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, New York, Paris, Romandie, San Francisco, Singapore, Stamford, Sydney, Ticino, Tokyo, and Weehaken. On their website you can search for internships by location, field of work or business group. Available fields of… 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. GROWING SEEDS OF PEACE 2nd Annual Alberta Peace Education Conference in Athabasca, Alberta Oct 22, 23, 24 Keynote Speaker: Former Senator Doug Roche Roundtable with members of Edmonton Interfaith Centre Choose from over… Read more »

Thank You AUSU

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. Thank You, AUSU This letter has been a long time coming, but student life can be so busy! I am a student at Athabasca University and so is my husband…. Read more »

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