Vol. 12 Iss. 45

Volume 12 Issue 45 - 11/24/2004

Voice Photo Feature – Edmonton’s Gay Pride Parade

As temperatures dip lower, and advertisers mount their annual Christmas season assault upon the shopping public, the parades of last summer may have become merely a distant memory. Certainly one of Edmonton’s most interesting and dazzling public spectacles of the summer was the Gay Pride Parade, held on June 19th, 2004. Aside from drag queens… Read more »

The Good Life – Yuletide and the Senses

Every year it begins right after Halloween, when the stores start erecting their window displays for the maelstrom of shopping that is about to descend on us. I’m talking about the annual complaints from friends, relatives and coworkers that the Christmas season has become “so commercialized” and that it has “lost its spirituality”. I often… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Are you in Need of Financial Assistance? AUSU Can Help You AUSU has many financial assistance, emergency and computer bursaries available to help students in need. Every year AUSU will give away 10 financial assistance bursaries, $6000 in emergency bursaries and $4800 in computer bursaries. Visit our website at http://www.ausu.org/services/scholarships.php to find out if you… Read more »

Dear Barb – Finding time for family

Dear Barb; I am a working mother of three in my mid thirties. My children are involved in many activities therefore my husband and I are very busy with work, household activities and driving our children here and there. As a result I am finding it hard to relax. Most of the time I feel… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Joy of Being Ordinary

As a child my birthday and Christmas wish lists were filled with chemistry sets, ant farms, microscopes and telescopes. I loved field trips to the swamp behind my elementary school to fill plastic baggies with plant samples and jam jars with microbe-infested water, and the subsequent hours spent in biology labs huddled over glass slides… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME THE AMAZING RACE This season’s 11 teams are listed below. For those who haven’t seen the show before, the gist is that eleven teams set out from somewhere in the US, and race through multiple legs around the world in which they must follow clues, and compete in detours (choice of… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Hooked on HGTV

A few years back my daughter Hilary and some of her friends toyed with the idea of starting a support group for teens. To join you must have a mother hooked on Home and Garden TV! Hilary knows whereof she speaks. After a lifetime of resisting, we finally said goodbye to Peasant TV (CFRN, CBC,… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: The Sixth Sense

Focus on Bruce Willis There are few films gave me the incredible gasp I had as I found the “solution” to this one. This one grabbed me by my breasts and wrung hard! OUCH! Bruce Willis, as Malcolm Crowe, is a happily married man who starts to have some problems when he and his wife… Read more »

Course Introduction – Custom Applications with VBA (CMIS 312)

If you’re like me, your curiosity has been piqued by the puzzling acronym in this new AU course’s title, “Custom Applications with VBA.” What could this mysterious “VBA” refer to? My less-than-stunning computer science background certainly didn’t help me out. Succumbing to my curiosity, I quickly opened my AU course calendar, and began to read:… Read more »

Elective Cosmetic Surgery for Fun and Profit

I was reading Nietzsche’s Man and Superman the other day when the doorbell rang. Well, okay, it wasn’t actually Nietzsche (thank God for spell check). It was, let’s say, the latest John Grisham novel. Alright, I was flipping through the lingerie ads in the Sears catalogue–the main point is that the doorbell rang, and I… Read more »

Check it Out

Ask An Expert – http://www.askanexpert.com/ Covering topics of all kinds, Ask An Expert provides information from real world experts who have volunteered to answer the questions you have. The site, which is primarily geared to the learner, is suitable for all persons, from kids to parents, from students to teachers. Some of the subjects covered… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Research Ethics Criticized

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 RESEARCH ETHICS… Read more »

Searching for Internships

Professional Career Training USA Objectives: PCT USA is a new program that offers non-students, graduates and young professionals the unique opportunity to gain international training in the US. It’s the kind of experience that adds a dynamic element to your CV and could secure your dream job in the future. Dates: Allows you to train… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

ROCK OR A HARD PLACE $500 GIC AND LAPTOP COMPUTER Award Amount: See below Deadline: December 15 NOTE: This scholarship is for high school students who are planning to enter university. This may not apply to AU students, but may apply to family members. Value: One (1) Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop computer pre-loaded with Microsoft®… 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. BETTER PATHWAYS TO VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION Ongoing New online forum to discuss education and training issues The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) believes that Canadian secondary schools are so focussed… Read more »

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