Vol. 12 Iss. 38

Volume 12 Issue 38 - 09/29/2004

Editorial Pages

Paralympics: Anyone Watching? Canadians agonized over this year’s Olympic games. Our athletes brought home only slightly more than half the number of medals they won in the previous games, and many hopefuls put in disappointing performances. The cause of the poor results will be discussed for years to come, and many within the Canadian Olympic… 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 – Adult Children of Alcoholics

Dear Barb: My parents drank heavily during my growing up years. In fact, I believe they are alcoholics. I didn’t’ realize the impact this had on my life until I moved away from home to attend university. When I go out with my friends I’m reluctant to have more than one or two drinks while… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Where has the summer gone?

Where, oh where has the summer gone? The inevitable signs of fall are in the air. Back-to-school ads are everywhere. Those annoying little green flies are back. Weather forecasters are talking about frost. Cool dewy mornings and mist rising off the sloughs tell us change is in the air. The smell of hay bales, sweet… Read more »

When We Were Trees

Have you ever wondered about those pieces of petrified wood they sell in tourist shops beside the boxes of incense and the Yanni CDs? If not, you really should, because they’re one of Nature’s great pieces of trickery. What happens, you see, is that a tree dies, let’s say on the edge of a swamp,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation…

Your Future Ends Later The Alberta Government has extended the deadline (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200409/1708286277045-49E7-4DAF-9B6E05FB5B498BE8.html) for the “It’s Your Future” survey to some unannounced date. This means if you haven’t already made your views known, you might still have the chance. By completing this survey you can help direct Alberta money to the areas that you think need… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME AMAZING RACE – Wednesdays – 9pm on CTV Last week, Chip and Kim kept Colin and Christie from gaining another lead, but in the end the strongest team in the game was granted a reprieve, but stripped of their money. This week Colin and Christie managed to beg enough money to… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Knockaround Guys

Vin Diesel is a supporting player in this film shot partially in Alberta. Unfortunately, the the stark “real” Canadian look is obvious and everywhere: lighting, clothing and sets. Deisel plays Taylor Reese, a Jewish gangster in the mob wearing mostly an undershirt and (finally) fairly tight blue jeans. We get our first look at him… 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 »

It’s All For The Love Of The World Wide Web

The Internet, and its child, the World Wide Web, are endlessly fascinating entities. In no other way would I be able to play a game, talk with friends, order food, shop for clothing, research a paper, and do my banking – all at the same time, while sitting in my jammies in the comfort of… Read more »

Breast Cancer Treatment On The Horizon

HAMILTON (CUP) — A team of researchers at McGill and McMaster universities may have discovered a way to treat breast cancer. The team extracted fragments of tumorous tissue from breast-cancer-prone mice and used recombinant technology to remove the beta1-integrin gene. “We are the first to demonstrate the requirement for beta1-integrin in the induction of breast… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Textbook Piracy

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 TEXTBOOK PIRACY… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

DAVIS AND HENDERSON ABORIGINAL YOUTH BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS Award Amount: $2,500.00 (15) Deadline: October 10 Description: Aboriginal students (Status, Non-Status, Metis, and Inuit) who are Canadian citizens, enrolled full-time in a program of study at a Canadian college, university, or technical institute. Based on academic performance, career goals, financial need and contributions made to both… 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

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 »

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