Vol. 12 Iss. 37

Volume 12 Issue 37 - 09/22/2004


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 – Dealing with Infidelity

Dear Barb: I have been dating my boyfriend for one year. We get along great and share many similar interests. I thought everything was going fantastic until last week when I caught him with my girlfriend. I was devastated. However he was much more casual and told me it was nothing and that he really… Read more »

Lost & Found – So It All Began

In disobedience to the Will of God, the Mischievous Woman plucks an apple from the forbidden tree, polishes it on her bare arm, takes a big bite, hands it to her boyfriend. Suddenly, the garden changes. There are big black beetles in the shrubbery, wicked looking fish in the pond, snakes in the hedgerow. When… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME AMAZING RACE – Wednesdays – 9pm on CTV Last week, after two weeks of non-elimination rounds, Kami and Karli hit the road. This week, as usual, Colin and Christie start out ahead of the pack and book the last seats on a flight that will put them twelve hours ahead of… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Health Care From the Feds You probably heard about it already on the news: the Federal Government has agreed to provide 41 billion new dollars over the next ten years for health care (http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news.asp?id=260) across the provinces. In the next six years, 4.5 billion of that will be going into a “Wait Times Reduction” fund… Read more »

From Where I Sit – No Trespassing

We own farmland near Andrew. Our land has a gravel pit and a huge spring-fed dugout. Hopefully we’ll soon also have a gas well-site. At the entrance to this area is a No Trespassing sign. Written in English — the first language of most people in the area. Imagine my fury when for the second… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Pitch Black (2000)

Focus on Vin Diesel A transport ship holding 40 cryogenically frozen passengers is heading to another world for, among other things, creating a settlement: New Mecca. One passenger, Riddick (Vin Diesel), is a hardass criminal being transported to another cell. There is a very cool introduction to him on the ship — lots of mystery… 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 – On Being a Grandmother

This has been a hectic summer, full of happenings and activities, both positive and negative, that made the days fly by. It seemed like I had no summer at all. September is shaping up to be much the same. This year, however, I’ve resolved to adjust my schedule and my many activities to ensure that… Read more »

AUSU Council meeting, September 13th/04 – Student Coverage

This month, the AUSU student council was focused on going through the list of committees, evaluating which committees reflect the interests of AUSU, and eliminating dormant or unnecessary ones, since many committees currently overlap their purposes. (As one student council member aptly put it, “if we don’t know what committees are out there, how do… Read more »

Stump The Mastermind

In what we hope may or may not become a sort of regular feature, possibly appearing periodically from time to time on a monthly or perhaps annual basis, space permitting, but probably not, we are somewhat pleased to present a new column dubiously titled Stump the Mastermind, written by one Busby LeClair. Mr. LeClair, currently… Read more »

AU Library Has a New Look

Sporting more than just a newer, cleaner look, the AU Library has recently updated many of its resources to feature a cleaner, easier to navigate format (view it here: http://library.athabascau.ca/). One of the newest tools added to the site is a Digital Thesis & Project Room (DTPR), which has been designed to “provide researchers access… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Fine Arts Take Another Hit!

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 FINE ARTS… 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 »

Scholarships & Awards

CIBC ADVANCING CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP As a long-term sponsor of ACE, CIBC is helping to build an entrepreneurial culture in Canada. We are pleased to work with ACE in sharing a commitment to help small businesses succeed. Together, we can ensure young companies get the support and recognition they deserve. We launched the CIBC Student Entrepreneur… Read more »

Searching for Internships

Monkeysuit.ca and Export Edge Internships Monkeysuit.ca: http://www.monkeysuit.ca Export Edge: http://www.exportedge.net/english-welcome.html Monkeysuit.ca is a Canadian job search site for students, recent graduates and future executives. You can search the site for student jobs across Canada. Export Edge is an internship program sponsored by the Canadian Federal Government that uses monkeysuit.ca to collect applications. The information that… Read more »

Response to Editorial, September 15, 2004

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: Editoral, September 15, 2004 – v12 i36 As a staffer on the “Virtual Helpdesk”, I thank you for some of your points about email, but I have to disagree… Read more »

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