Vol. 13 Iss. 18

Volume 13 Issue 18 - 05/04/2005

Holding To Her Artistry – (… for Mother’s day)

This is an unapologetic love song to my mother – artist of all artists – whose blood, sweat, and artistry gave birth to the existence that is me. This is an unapologetic love song to the artist, the woman – the thinking, feeling human being, whose extraordinary courage and vision brought nine children into the… Read more »

The Good Life – A Relationship of Mutual Respect

I do not adapt easily to gender stereotypes. During my years of living the single life, I was not one of those women, who for instance, follow a dating strategy of preparing elaborate romantic meals to impress potential partners. No, I was not one of those women, despite the fact that I love good food…. Read more »

Lost & Found – Afternoon Sky Over the Caprice

When I was six years old, my mother started going for chemotherapy treatments. My father would take me out for Saturday outings to the pictures. The Caprice was one of those grand old movie theatres that would no longer be economically feasible. It had marble-tiled floors in the foyer, red crushed velvet drapes covering 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 »

Women You Should Know – Gabrielle Roy (1909-1983)

Gabrielle Roy was a Canadian writer with many books and awards to her credit. Roy was born in Saint-Boniface, Manitoba on March 22, 1909. Her determination and strength of character would help her overcome many obstacles. Her impoverished upbringing caused Roy to work very hard at school where she received awards for both her French… Read more »

Dear Barb – Learning to communicate

Dear Barb, I seem to have a lot of difficulty maintaining relationships. As long as I can remember, I have had problems with my parents and my siblings. Then, when I began dating, my relationships all seemed to end after a few months. I never saw this as a problem within myself, but now I’m… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Health Symposium Available Those in one of the various health-related programs at AU might want to take a look at the Alberta sponsored Health Symposium (http://www.health.gov.ab.ca/symposium/) site. The Health Symposium is going on from May 3rd to May 5th, 2005, with the speakers present being streamed online live through that site. If, however, you can’t… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Happy Mother’s Day

Contrary to the media and retail hype, Mother’s Day is, I believe, the official day of reflection. Not the only day, just the official day, that mothers everywhere think about their role, their shortcomings, their successes, and their children. On November 23, 1977, our first child Greg was born. As a 23-year-old first-time mother I… Read more »

Downfall (Der Untergang). Film review by…

It is always fascinating to see how a German movie confronts that nation’s Nazi past. The main focus of Downfall (Eichinger and Hirschbiegel, 2005) is a twelve-day period in April and May of 1945 leading up to Hitler’s suicide and the collapse of the Third Reich. The movie’s North American showing is especially timely as… Read more »

I’ll Take What I Can Get:

I love spring cleaning. I love it so much that I do it all year long. You can feel free to stop reading now, but I promise I am not a total nerd. Spring cleaning is enormously rewarding. It’s the one time when I can take clutter and distractions, and eliminate them once and for… Read more »

The Lost Dreams of Childhood

In the halcyon days of my youth, like so many starry-eyed youngsters before me, I had wild dreams of a career in the pest control business. My father, unfortunately, had other plans. I’ll never forget the look of seething rage on his face when he caught me flipping through an old tattered, dog-eared catalogue of… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Golden Retirement Handshake Not Only For Politicians

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 GOLDEN RETIREMENT… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Response to Pub Night with Jack Layton, by Mandy Gardner

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. RE: Pub night with Jack Layton (v13 i17) I would like to thank Mandy Gardner for her timely tribute (in light of the probable early federal election) to one of the few bright… Read more »

Classified ads

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 »