Vol. 13 Iss. 15

Volume 13 Issue 15 - 04/13/2005

Gay and Lesbian Update

This 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. A Cornell University expert says the term “gay adolescent” will soon disappear. According to Ritch Savin-Williams, professor and chair of human development in Cornell’s… Read more »

The Good Life – Recipe and Retraction

Firstly, part of my gradual maturing process as an individual is learning how to admit when I’m wrong, so here it goes… In a column a couple of weeks ago, I took a pretty sniffy attitude towards those people who have a keen appreciation for high quality wines. Quoting the cheeky and sardonic American writer… Read more »

Dear Barb – More Updates

Readers, this is the second of two issues featuring updates to previous columns. Dear Barb: My fiancé and I are planning our wedding. The problem is that my parents are divorced and both have remarried. I know tradition says my father should walk me down the aisle, but I don’t want to leave out my… Read more »

AUSU This Month

The AUSU Office is Moving this May The Edmonton Learning Center, which not only houses a number of AU services such as invigilation rooms and student advisors, but also the corporate offices of AUSU and The Voice, will be moving to a new location in downtown Edmonton in early May, 2005. The current location will… Read more »

Lost & Found – Desert Island Masterpieces

Back when I was growing up in England, I was one of those sickly, pimply, anemic looking children who seem to catch every form of contagion going around. Bronchitis, walking pneumonia, measles, mumps, whooping cough, scurvy, ptomaine, toe jam, beri beri, yellow fever – you name it, and it’s a pretty good bet that I… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Back on Track

In June 2003 it occurred to me that our baby girl Hilary would be leaving home to attend university. By this time Roy had been trucking into the United States for about a year and a half. At that point I had already been home and “semi-retired” for nearly two years. It dawned on me… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

A Tale of Two Provinces British Columbia and Saskatchewan both have the same problem. As our population grows older, there’s an increasing demand for health care professionals. Both provinces want to have more health care professionals available. Both provinces would also like to have them educated in their province rather than paying sufficiently high salaries… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Pitseolak Ashoona

Pitseolak Ashoona (1904-1983) Pitseolak Ashoona was born in Nottingham Island in the Northwest Territories. She was raised on Baffin Island and became a renowned Inuit Canadian artist. Pitseolak grew up living a traditional Inuit lifestyle that is reflected in her extensive artwork. She and her husband raised 12 children, some of whom followed her artistic… Read more »

From My Perspective – Love & Marriage & Divorce

As I struggle through the complex paperwork to finalize my second divorce, a difficult and unpleasant task at the best of times, I find myself becoming increasingly ambivalent and negative toward the notion of love and marriage. Why would anyone embark upon a legal arrangement that ends in failure almost 50% of the time? The… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Quebec Students Succeed in Having Grants Restored

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 QUEBEC STUDENTS… Read more »

Searching for Interships

EXPORT AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONSULTANTS. Placements Impact Canada Ltd, 1250 University Street (B.1073) Montreal, Quebec H3B 3K5 fax: (450) 6567116 Internship types: Accounting, Admin (Hospitality, Sports), Communications, Counselling, Economics, Engineering (Mechanical), Finance, International Relations, Labor & Industrial Relations, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Ad, PR, Political Science/Politics, Public Admin, Public Pol, Govt, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology,… Read more »

Conference Connections

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – PERSON. COLOR. NATURE. MUSIC May 18, 2005 – May 21, 2005 – Daugavpils Latvia “¢ Psychology for Sustainable Education: challenge or illusion? “¢ Sustainable Education for All. “¢ Innovation in Teachers Professional Development – Changes in Education. “¢ Problems of Art and Art Education. “¢ Generative Art. “¢ Tendences of Development… Read more »

Scholarships and Awards

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY AND STUDENTAWARDS.COM $500 BURSARY Value: $500 Application Deadline: May 30, 2005 Description: Athabasca University has an international reputation for excellence and innovation in online and distance education. It is a publicly funded university located in the province of Alberta, and is a full member of the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada. To… Read more »

We Love to Hear From You

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter.‘

Classified ads

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. AU SCIENCE STUDENTS’ SOCIETY (AUS3) ONLINE! The AU Science Students’ Society is online at http://www.ausu.org/clubs/ausss/index.php. If you are an AU science student or a student with an interest in science, this club is for you! Contact aus3@ausu.org for more information. It’s free to join!