Vol. 12 Iss. 06

Volume 12 Issue 6 - 02/11/2004

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK The Voice sends congratulations to AUSU President Debbie Jabbour on the birth of her first grandson this week. Welcome new Voice columnist, Hazel Anaka. We are pleased to announce that Hazel’s column from Farmlife Magazine, entitled “From Where I Sit,” will be appearing weekly in The Voice beginning with this issue. Where you… Read more »

NEW COLUMN – From Where I Sit – Stand Proud

Okay, quick:who are your favorite Canadians? You decide the criteria: hero, role model, humanitarian, rich, successful, altruistic, brilliant, cute, famous, infamous, influential, living or dead. The no-brainer choice for me is Terry Fox. Twenty-three years after his death I still cry when I see footage of his unique double step / hop as he ran… Read more »

Sounding Off

Here are more responses to the questions: Which commercials anger you the most? and Which AU course is the toughest? Dear Tamra, I’m happy that you posed this question. The difficult courses for me have been the ones where exciting and fascinating topics are deflated into bottomless pits of excruciating boredom. Take ANTH 310 –… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends Friends: “The one Where the Stripper Cries,” (Thursday, February 05, 2004, 7:45pm) Before we watched a few weeks of reruns, Monica and Chandler bought a house outside of the city and broke the news to the rest of the crew, who weren’t… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather, I am a 30-year-old woman and have recently begun dating a wonderful man. The problem is that I am infected with genital herpes (a lovely parting gift from a previous boyfriend). My infection is well-controlled but of course I need to tell this new man that I am infected. This is my first… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Wolfen

Take a solid cast, add a solid script”?drop in stark visuals and shake well. This is the formula for Wolfen“?a creepy 1981 film that opens with a jogging former police detective (Albert Finney), who eats crappola food, “because it settles my stomach.” Finney’s boss phones after a wealthy developer and his wife are both torn… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye On Education – Perception of Online Education

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 Perception of… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Talking from the Throne The Throne Speech (http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/sft-ddt.asp) was read last week, and Prime-Minister Paul Martin also gave the traditional Prime Minister’s Response to the Speech (http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/sft-ddt.asp?id=2). I’ll be clear here, I’m not a big Paul Martin supporter. I have not seen a lot from the man that really differentiates him from the very standard… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AU Sports Club has arrived

AU SPORTS CLUB, NOW ONLINE! The AU Sports Club (AUSC) is now online and accepting new members. If you are a fan of sports or athletics, and would like to keep up to date on happenings in the world of sports, or just have an opportunity to speak with other sports fans, then this club… Read more »

Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On

As I get older, there are certain illusions that are being gradually stripped away from me. I have lately come to realize, for instance, that I will likely never be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on the strength of a heavy write-in vote from my friends. Furthermore, I am now willing to admit to myself… Read more »

COURSE REVIEW – CMNS 410: Audience Effects Research

The title of one of Athabasca University’s recently released courses has always intrigued me: “Audience Effects Research” (CMNS 410). Of what would such a course consist? What Centre offers it? It seemed to me that the best way to explore the above questions and determine the content of CMNS 410 was to write a course… Read more »

Luck & Good Legs

I usually constrain my hunting and hiking activities to areas of wilderness with which I am very familiar. However, on a few occasions I’ve allowed my arm to be twisted by an appropriate hunting partner who convinced me to strike out into places unknown to either of us. One of the earliest of these ventures… Read more »

From My Perspective – Girl or Boy?

As I await the imminent birth of my first grandchild, I find myself wondering whether it will be a boy or a girl. My daughter chose not to find out in advance at her ultrasound, preferring to wait. I’m not sure if I have a preference, although since I’ve only ever had daughters, I confess… Read more »

Scholarships and Awards

Lucent Global Science Scholars Award Value: $5000 Number: One Deadline: April 15, 2004 Notes: Winners will receive a $5,000 US award, visit the world-renowned Bell Labs in New Jersey and sightsee in New York for a weekend. Students must be in first year undergraduate study in: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a specialized… 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. ATLANTIC UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES BIOLOGY CONFERENCE AND AQUACULTURE CONFERENCE Mar 5-7 The annual Atlantic Undergraduate Universities Biology Conference and Aquaculture Conference is being hosted by the University College of Cape Breton (UCCB), in Sydney,… Read more »


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