Vol. 13 Iss. 17

Volume 13 Issue 17 - 04/27/2005

The Good Life – The Magic of Stories

My husband and I have a system worked out with our daughter, who is in grade two. Each day, one of us either bicycles or walks the six kilometres from our home to her French immersion elementary school. Six kilometres twice a day, when you’re seven years old, that is a pretty fair amount of… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Lost Roads

For his first forty days a child is given dreams of previous lives. Journeys, winding paths, a hundred small lessons and then the past is erased. ~From The Story, by Michael Ondaatje Gather them together. Loners, stoners, freaks and poets – meet me on the edge of town, the place where Neil Young says the… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AU SPORTS CLUB SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE The AU Sports Club is looking for AU students who are interested in serving on the AUSC executive. All that is required is a few hours a week to respond to emails, add new members to the discussion forum, and locate information to update the website or forum sections…. Read more »

Dear Barb – Smothered

Dear Barb: For the last few months I have been dating this terrific guy, well almost terrific. He is good looking, intelligent and has a great job. Although at times he makes me feel uncomfortable, because he’s very physical and always seems to be touching me. He also wants to be with me all the… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

A Partial Victory for NDP According to an NDP recent press release received by The Voice on April 22, 2005, Alexa McDonough, Advanced Education Critic for the NDP, said in the house of commons: “Mr. Speaker, during the 2004 election the Prime Minister promised to reinvest $8 billion, which he in fact had cut, back… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Florence Griffith Joyner, (1959-1998)

Florence Griffith Joyner, “Flo Jo,” as she was affectionately nicknamed, was born on December 21, 1959 in Los Angeles, California. Florence Joyner, track and field star, was a medalist during the 1988 Olympic Games held in Seoul, Korea. She captured three gold (100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter relay) and one silver medal (1600… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Pride Amid the Tears

Like most Canadians, I exercise my right to bitch and complain about those things that make me crazy. Those things may be the latest federal, provincial or municipal boondoggle. Or the dithering on important legislation for a total smoking ban. Or the immature, self-serving political posturing that occurs daily in government circles. Sometimes, I’m embarrassed… Read more »

Pub Night with Jack Layton

The evening of April 2nd offered a unique opportunity to anyone willing to partake of it. Jack Layton invited the occupants of a packed Convocation Hall out for drinks. The invitation followed a superb lecture given by Dr. David Suzuki at the University of Toronto. The event was presented by Layton and his New Democratic… Read more »

From My Perspective – Heart Scare! (part 2)

Continued from last week… In the days following my terrifying visit to emergency, I booked an appointment with my doctor and tried to figure out what might have caused my apparent heart attack. My primary suspicion was the condition of my blood and hemoglobin. I’ve been severely anemic for some time now. When this was… Read more »

Women and the Lack of Medical Research

I am a woman, not a shorter, less-hairy man. My body does not respond to illness the same way as a man’s body would. It does not function the same, it does not react to medication the same, nor is my chemical make-up the same. My diseases will be different, as will my recovery. While… Read more »

The Gift of Wellness from Me to You

As me dear old Ma used to say, after 15 or 16 “wee drams,” you can never go wrong by following your dreams. Unless, of course, your dreams involve using Bassett hounds as hand warmers, or disemboweling social workers, in which case, you should probably follow your doctor’s medication plan instead of your dreams. But… Read more »

Complaints filed against University of Alberta

EDMONTON (CUP) — The mother of a student with a disability has filed two more human rights complaints against the University of Alberta, bringing the total number of complaints to six. Susan Russell said the complaints, filed with the provincial human rights commission, criticize the university’s “inability to provide appropriate accommodations” to allow her son,… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Graduate Students May Be Losing Credit For Work

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 GRADUATE STUDENTS… 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 »

Searching for Internships

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 »

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Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. AU SPORTS CLUB SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE The AU Sports Club is looking for AU students who are interested in serving on the AUSC executive. All that is required is a few hours a week to respond to emails, add new members to the discussion… Read more »