Vol. 12 Iss. 49

Volume 12 Issue 49 - 12/22/2004

Voice Writing Contest Update

Sorry folks, due to the timing of the contest (my bad!) and the large number of entries this year, you’ll have to wait until the new year for the official announcement of the contest winners. This year, we had more than twice the number of entries as last year, and the judges have been working… Read more »

Sisters of the Earth – This Week in Global Women’s News

Wangari Maathai for a Greener Tomorrow Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, said in her 2004 acceptance speech, “There can be no peace without equitable development and there can be no development without sustainable management of the environment in a democratic and peaceful space. This shift is an… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

What’s in a Name? Currently in the United States there’s a bit of a controversy about whether to call this time of year “Christmas” or the “Holiday Season.” I could make various suppositions about why the American media is more concerned with that than it is about Diebold, the maker of their election counting machines,… Read more »

The Good Life – The Smells of Home

Aaaah, now it finally feels like home. Having moved into a new house in a new neighbourhood almost a year ago to the day, I now realize that there is much more to what makes a house a home than the dwelling and even the people who live in it. One of the most important… 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 – Finding Meaning in Christmas

Dear Barb; I feel embarrassed to admit this, but I can’t wait for Christmas to be over. It just seems so phony to me. I really wish I didn’t feel this way. I’m not a religious person, so I can’t really find a reason to celebrate Christmas. Am I a real “scrooge” or are there… Read more »

Lost & Found – Remembering the Taste of Turkish Delight

I would imagine that anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of “Once upon a time,” the enchantment of a well told story, has examples they can cite of books, plays, essays, pieces of poetry, or songs that have fundamentally changed and enriched the way they see the world. It’s possible that this consciousness-altering… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME THE AMAZING RACE Last week, 8 teams set out for Stockholm, then Dakar (Africa) where they searched for a grave. Next this visited the village of Kayar where they had to either stack fish or catch fish. Then they conquered the salt mines and a pink lake. In the end, Kris… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Fresh Starts

One thing that distinguishes human beings from aardvarks, apple trees and apes is the ability to choose. To consciously, rationally, wisely choose life partners, homes, careers, what to eat for breakfast. Big or small the decisions are ours. As are the consequences. At no time is this ability to chart our own course, choose our… Read more »

The Joy of Hypocrisy

I find making New Year’s resolutions an enjoyable experience. Some of my favourite traditional resolutions are to quit smoking, reduce my cholesterol intake and stick to a proper fitness program. Another good one is not to throw up on my neighbour Cecil Idris Idris Jones’s shoes at the summer block party this year. I always… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – RESPs Not Just For Kids

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 RESPs Not… Read more »

Searching for Internships

LifeTime Media, Inc. – PR and Marketing Intern Job Location: New York – New York, NY, United States Job Description: We have a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to join our team as a Marketing and PR intern for immediately or during the spring semester. You will be trained for a variety of special… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

SPECIAL AWARD FOR NORTHERN RESIDENTS Award Amount: $2500 Deadline: January 31 Notes: Offered to long-time residents of the Canadian North requiring financial assistance. Application forms and further information may be obtained from the ACUNS Web site. Contact Information: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 405 -17 York Street Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J6 Phone: (613)… Read more »

Conference Connections

CALL FOR PAPERS – Urban and Rural Flows and Counterflows February 10-12, 2005 Splendid Isolation: Urban and Rural Flows and Counterflows in Electronic Music and Related Media Berlin, Germany Held in conjunction with club transmediale.05 “The relationship between communication technologies and the city has been a long and complicated one, where the density of communicative… Read more »

Response to Editoral, December 15, 2004 (v12 I 48)

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Response to Editoral, December 15, 2004 (v12 I 48) http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/featuredisplay.php?ART=3413 Dear Ms Editor, Although I don’t hold the same level of animosity for gay marriage as I would say Stephen Harper and his… Read more »

Response to Editoral, December 15, 2004 (v12 I 48)

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Response to Editoral, December 15, 2004 (v12 I 48) http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/featuredisplay.php?ART=3413 Your editorial on the issue of same-sex marriage was very well timed, given Ralph Klein’s entry into the debate. Apparently, Stephen Harper does… Read more »

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