Vol. 12 Iss. 47

Volume 12 Issue 47 - 12/08/2004

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Nova Scotia Students Gain New Deal The Provincial Government of Nova Scotia has signed a deal (http://www.gov.ns.ca/news/details.asp?id=20041207002) with the local universities that will cap tuition increases for the next three years with the promise of guaranteed increased provincial funding. While many students and student organizations cry for tuition freezes like this, they often neglect to… Read more »

The Good Life – A Slice of Paradise

I no longer remember where it originally came from. It’s written in red permanent marker on a piece of yellow foolscap spattered with a couple of decades worth of spilled tomato sauce, red wine, oil and who-knows-what-else. For many years now it’s been committed to memory, and remains folded at the bottom of the kitchen… Read more »

Bud & Bridey’s Motion Picture Reviews – Glengarry Glenn Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Director: James Foley Adaptation: David Mamet Original play: David Mamet Actors: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Johnathan Pryce, Bruce Altman, Jude Ciccolella. BRIDEY: Always did love this picture. Love it the more each time I see it. Wow. That jazz is so jazzlike as… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU Christmas Hours Over the Christmas Holidays, AUSU will be closed for the same duration as the university. Our hours will be as follows: Dec 24, 2004: office closes at 3:00 pm, MST Dec 25, 2004 through Jan 3, 2005: Office Closed Jan 4, 2005: Office open at 8:30 am, MST Are you in Need… Read more »

Dear Barb – Helping a friend with fibromyalgia

Dear Barb; My friend has just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Until this year she has been a very active person. Now she seems totally incapacitated with this diagnosis. Is there anything I can do to help her accept and learn to live with this condition? Margaret in Mississauga Hi Margaret. I’ll try to give you… Read more »

Lost & Found – A Night at the Opera

Alone for the night, while my wife and daughter are away visiting family, I accept a friend’s offer of a free ticket to the opera. In the foyer, where the crowd mills about waiting to be ushered into the theatre, there’s a line-up for last-minute cappuccinos and wine. There’s a young woman with spiky purple… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME THE AMAZING RACE Last week, 10 teams departed from Iceland and arrived in Norway where teams lost clues and sunglasses and totally freaked out in general. Meredith and Maria suffered the most from their inability to drive a standard transmission vehicle, and were eliminated from the race. This week, Kris and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Stealing Time

Though we seeded fewer acres this spring, May was still pretty tense. After 24 years of service, our IH seed drill was replaced by an air seeder. Buying a used unit only adds to the adventure. The usual pre-sale reconditioning didn’t happen at the dealership but rather over 2 or 3 days in our yard…. Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Mars Mission (1992)

From UFOs to possible life on other planets, this column goes places! Mars Mission is really a videotape of a United Nations presentation by speaker Richard D. Hoagland. Talking to the honorable assembly would be pretty cool for me but to a former NASA scientist maybe not. He is easily the most interesting speaker I’ve… Read more »

NEW: Gay and Lesbian Update

This new monthly column features news and issues affecting gays and lesbians in Canada and around the world. Look for it on the second week of each month, only in The Voice. Update on Gay Marriage Rights Around the World In Canada, same-sex marriage is spreading like wildfire. One territory, the Yukon, and six provinces… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Bed, or Dead, and Breakfast

When I think back, it really is strange how it all happened. December 29, 2003 my boyfriend Devon*, and I acted on a whim to welcome in the New Year in the mountains. We chose a little mountain town in Flora, British Colombia, an old jewel tucked away, waiting to be discovered. The landscape there… Read more »

Check it Out

RefScout – http://www.refscout.com/ This is a weekly scientific reference mailing service that will update you weekly on emerging literature on whatever field you’re interested in. Just enter some keywords and RefScout will do the search work for you. Licensed by the National Library of Medicine, RefScout will screen MEDLINE data provided by MLM covering all… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – The Phoenix Rises in Calgary

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 THE PHOENIX… Read more »

Searching for Internships

National Democratic Institute – Internships at the National Democratic Institute Job Location: Washington, DC, United States Job Description: Administrative Fundraising/Development Program – Asia, South Asia Central and Eastern Europe Central and West Africa (CWA) Citizen Participation Programs – Democratic Governance Eurasia Department Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program –… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

SHELL CANADA ABORIGINAL SCHOLARSHIP Award Amount: n/s Deadline: n/s Administrator: National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Notes: Preference given to students studying business, engineering and science. Contact Information: National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation 70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 33A Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B9 Phone: (416) 926-0775 Fax: (416) 926-7554 Toll Free: (800) 329-9780 Web Site: http://www.naaf.ca E-mail: naaf@istar.ca UNIVERSITY… Read more »

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