Vol. 12 Iss. 42

Volume 12 Issue 42 - 11/03/2004

Alberta Election Vital to Athabasca Students

On November 22, Albertans will be going to the polls to elect a provincial government. This might seem like old hat for a province that has faced a federal and a municipal election in the past five months, but a provincial election is especially important for Athabasca students and others attending Alberta’s universities and colleges…. Read more »

Dear Barb – Saving for a home

Dear Barb; I have just graduated from university and will be starting a new job next week. I want to save for a house, but I’m not sure where to begin. During my university years I did some budgeting, but it really wasn’t very effective. My question is how can I learn to budget wisely?… Read more »

Lost & Found – Bad Tidings

When I was six years old the thing with the open sores and the razor sharp teeth lived in the shadows at the back of my closet. At night, unable to sleep but too afraid to open my eyes, I would lie in bed and listening to it rustling about, waiting for an opportunity when… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Elections, Elections Everywhere The US Election is over and once again George W. Bush has received the presidency. While this seems to be the wrong choice to most of the rest of the world (, it’s the one that Americans have made and, unlike in the 2000 elections, they have done so quite clearly. Not… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME THE APPRENTICE 2 Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004 Last week teams got the reshuffle and then were forced to clean up dog poop. Mosaic lost the task and Apex got to spend time with mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. Stacy was told that she bitched too much instead of stepping… Read more »

From Where I Sit – All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Farming

For over 20 years I’ve studied at the School of the Land at a campus near Andrew. The program name was Farming 101. The tuition was high. The courses were self-paced and tough. Electives like marketing, business, bookkeeping, computer literacy, risk management, succession planning and more rounded out the offerings. Entrance requirements are rigid, which… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Monster Moview Review: Armageddon

Focus on Bruce Willis I realized the other day that the majority of films in my collection star Bruce Willis, so I decided that I should do a Bruce Willis month. I therefore start with my personal favorite, Armageddon. Bruce stars as Harry Stamper, a loose cannon who know how to get things done on… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU Scholarships AUSU is pleased to announce new scholarships and awards for Fall 2004! These include Academic Achievement Scholarships, Financial Assistance Bursaries, Student Service Awards, Convocation Awards and Emergency Funding. The October 1st 2004 deadline is being extended to December 1st 2004 to give students time to learn about the revised program. For detailed information… Read more »

Volunteer Venture – Opening Toronto’s Doors

“Where the doors open for a weekend each year, during the spring season, brightening up the town with plenty of joy and cheer,” [1] I recalled, as I thought of continuing my spring travels in Toronto. This year, however, instead of traveling around with my backpack, I decided that I would trade it in for… Read more »

Harry Lime Walks Again

There is a scene in the great 1949 Orson Welles film The Third Man in which the characters played by Welles and Joseph Cotton are suspended in the enclosed cage of what was then the world’s largest ferris wheel. The period setting is the fairgrounds in the Russian-occupied sector of post WW II Vienna —… Read more »

Parade Of Lost Souls

It’s dusk at Grandview Park, the heart of Vancouver’s bohemian Commercial Drive neighbourhood, and the mummers are beginning to gather. Beside the usual vampires, mummies, wizards and catsuits, there are towering stilt-legged ravens, bicycle-riding dinosaurs, a bizarre snowy white creature with the wings of angel and the head of a wasp, and a huge assortment… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Research Initiative Leaves AU Out

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 STUDENT LOAN… Read more »

Education Funding A Hot Election Topic For Albertans

The results of Alberta’s It’s You Future survey are in, showing that education ranks just below health care as an issue of importance to Albertans. The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS), of which AUSU and AU students are members, reports that as of October 20, Education was ranked as a very high priority by… Read more »


The accommodation of students with disabilities has become a priority topic of discussion and planning within post-secondary education, nationally and internationally, in recent years. As legislation guides [educators to include] the accommodation requirements of students with disabilities as part of general policy and operations to ensure the opportunity for all students to participate fully; post-secondary… 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. CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES October 28-31, 2004 http://calacs.concordia.ca/ University of Guelph Guelph ON, Canada More than 100 speakers from around the world will explore the theme “Latin America and… Read more »

Searching for Internships

United Nations Headquarters Secretariat Internship Programme Location: New York City, NY USA Objectives: Graduate and post-graduate students may be assigned to various UN offices where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments; to expose interns to the work of the UN; to provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students… Read more »

Alberta not supporting Canadian firms

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: FedWatch, October 20, 2004 (v12 i41) Dear Editor, In regard to the article “Alberta Pays for Post-Secondary Office” why is it that they aren’t paying for Corel WordPerfect Office, which is owned… Read more »

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