Vol. 12 Iss. 36

Volume 12 Issue 36 - 09/15/2004

Editorial Pages – Ranting About Anonymous Emails

This little rant is not directed at anyone who has written me recently, and is not intended to isolate any individual student, but rather is aimed at those who use email in general, and specifically the majority of those who write to webmasters or computer helpdesks for assistance. I say this on behalf of myself,… Read more »


THE SECOND ANNUAL VOICE MAGAZINE WRITING CONTEST! $800 in scholarships to be awarded $400 each in the fiction and non-fiction categories Write for The Voice and win money for your education. The Voice is launching its second annual writing contest, with categories for both fiction, and non-fiction. Non-Fiction: In 2000 words or less, write about… Read more »

Dear Barb – Naturopaths

Dear Barb: Sometimes when I go to my family doctor I feel rushed, especially if my reason for being there is not really serious. Because of the shortage of doctors I’m concerned that maybe I’m taking up time that someone with a more serious condition may need. A friend of mine has been seeing a… 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 four teams, and there’s still another non-elimination point in the race. Last week Brandon and Nicole were excused from not being able to shave their precious religious heads. This week,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Are You Listening?

Have you listened to your body lately? No, I mean really listened. I find the older I get, the more interesting, albeit disconcerting, a process this is. Most of us are living in over-drive. Anaesthetized by food, drink, work. Overlooking the body’s early warning system. Oblivious to the whispered hints. Maybe not even getting the… Read more »

Lost & Found – Notes From an Island

It’s the last week of school vacation, and we’re spending it on Mayne, the smallest of the Gulf Islands. We’re camped on a low bluff overlooking the waters of Active Pass. We’ve been here for about a week, and have fallen into gloriously lazy daily rhythm. In the morning we make thick black coffee and… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Failure Earns More At least, if you’re an Olympic level athlete, it does. After a very disappointing Olympic showing this year (which I attribute mostly to the Canadian Olympic Committee for a ridiculous policy of only allowing people that are supposedly the 12th best in the world or better to go), the federal government has… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: A Man Apart

Focus on Vin Diesel This film starts out like a lot of cop films. The lead character is a tough guy cop, Sean Vetter, played by Vin Diesel. He’s dealing with the scum of society, but is different in that he doesn’t hang around cops and he started out on the wrong side of the… 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 »

New Course: Indigenous Studies I (INST 203)

Are you undecided as to which Athabasca U course to register in next? What about studying a bit of history blended with anthropology, with a dash of political science sprinkled overtop? Although this may sound like a culinary arts course, Athabasca University’s newest course, INST 203, doesn’t teach cooking — but it does introduce you… Read more »

NOTICE TO AU STUDENTS – Course Extensions and You

As of September 5, 2005, all course extensions will need to be purchased before the start of the final month in your course contract. This was the decision of Athabasca University’s Academic Council at the September 15, 2004 meeting. Your AUSU representative at the meeting spoke against this change and some concerns were noted by… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – MBAs

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 MBAs A… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

MR. SUB SCHOLARSHIP Value: $500 Application Deadline: September 2004 Notes: Awarded to a student that has completed first year (30 credit hours) and who is majoring in business computing in any undergraduate degree program. Please see Web site for more information. Contact Information: Ms. Judy Dyck Director, Awards & Financial Aid 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg,… 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 »

Searching for Internships

Canada West Foundation Internships Website: http://www.cwf.ca/abcalcwf/doc.nsf/doc/Employment The Canada West Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy research institute. Position description: The internships involve conducting public policy research and engaging citizens in the public policy process. Paid: Yes. Hourly wage. Time and length: The internships are 4 months long and take place from January-April, May-August… Read more »

Scholarships are not always free to apply for

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. SCHOLARSHIPS NOT ALWAYS FREE TO APPLY FOR Last week, when I read v12 i35 I clicked on the link for the “CBC Literary Awards Competition,” my excitement grew as I… Read more »

Classified ads

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. Adventure! Teach English Worldwide. Get TESOL Certified in 5-days. Study In-class, Online or by Correspondence. Travel & Earn $$$. Job Guarantee. Find out more at globaltesol.com or 1-888-270-2941. http://www.globaltesol.com AU BUSINESS STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (AUBSA) NOW ONLINE! The AU Business Students’ Association website is now… Read more »