Vol. 13 Iss. 19

Volume 13 Issue 19 - 05/11/2005

Are we just passing courses?

Europeans say that Americans (and by that they mean the whole continent of America) are less intelligent than Europeans are. They deduce this from the fact that Americans don’t have as much difficulty studying as Europeans do. American students are considered less active in the schooling process; their participation in studies Europeans perceive as partying,… Read more »

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. The legislation to legalize same-sex marriage has passed its second reading in the House of Commons, 164 to 137. The bill now goes to… Read more »

The Good Life – Food as Adventure

It seems strange to say so now, but growing up in small town Southern Alberta in the 1970s and coming from a family of German and Norwegian heritage, there was a time for me when authentic Italian cooking was something that seemed indescribably exotic. I still remember going for dinner at the home of my… 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 – Cooking on a Shoestring

Dear Barb, A few months ago, your column included fast and easy recipes. I tried a couple of them and they were great, my roommates also enjoyed them. We want to know if you have any more main course recipes that would be fast and economical for struggling students. We would really appreciate it if… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Meeting of the Minds Back in March, the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, had a meeting. Why am I telling you now? Because on May 5th, the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat finally put up a notice(http://www.scics.gc.ca/cinfo05/860499004_e.html) informing people of this. I know I’m not the world’s fastest worker but this has taken them nearly… Read more »

Lost & Found – 2:42 a.m. on Planet Earth

It’s 2:42 a.m. and I’m in my office — a hopelessly cluttered space sealed off from the rest of the basement by a large wood and paper screen. There are precarious hoodoos of books on every available surface, including an old ironing board that now functions as a sideboard. There are cobwebs, mouse droppings and… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Janet Guthrie (1938 -)

Janet Guthrie was born in Iowa City, Iowa on March 7, 1938. After completing high school, she attended the University of Michigan where she graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She began working for Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, New York, as a research and development engineer. Soon after, Janet purchased a Jaguar… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Fax Fury

Replacement ink rollers for my Brother Intellifax 750 fax machine cost $52.19 for two. Not an insignificant amount! We have a fax machine for convenience. Our convenience and the convenience of people we deal with. In yet another example of intrusive marketing, we have become victims of the discount travel marketing scam promotion. I began… Read more »

From My Perspective – Baby Showers

A time-honoured tradition to welcome a new baby into the world is the baby shower – and they don’t seem to change much over the years. When I had my children, I had the opportunity to attend many baby (and wedding) showers for friends and acquaintances who were going through the same life events as… Read more »

The Voice Fiction Feature – Poetry by…

bat haikus in the old black barn moondrunk negligence leaves us unprepared hanging from rafters on the night of the solstice we sway to-and-fro as albino cats walk through mercury puddles with pale pink blossoms draw close my love wrap leather wings about me sing me sonic hymns of cool, cool planets, ultraviolet lands and… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – University and Earnings

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 UNIVERSITY AND… 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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