Vol. 13 Iss. 02

Volume 13 Issue 2 - 01/12/2005

Editorial Pages

On This New Year I Resolve… Yeah, right. Like there is any point to making resolutions. Let’s face it, if you were motivated enough to do it, you would have done it by now. Swearing out a hasty resolution at five minutes to midnight, on the last day of the year, whacked out of your… 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. Aaron McKinney, one of the people convicted of killing Matthew Shepard, may be in violation of his plea bargain. McKinney bargained to avoid the… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Become a Master of Criminal Arts Well, it sounds good, doesn’t it? In reality, it’s a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, the first applied studies Master’s level degree that British Columbia is offering (http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/nrm_news_releases/2005MAE0001-000002.htm). British Columbia is pleased to also now be offering degrees in hospitality management and business administration. Maybe it’s just me,… Read more »

Sisters of the Earth – This Week in Global Women’s News

UNFPA Warning: Women and Girls Especially Vulnerable in Wake of Tsunami The United Nations Population Fund is calling on governments, sister UN agencies and other humanitarian partners to ensure that the special needs of women and girls are included in relief planning. Tens of thousands of pregnant and nursing women, especially susceptible to waterborne diseases… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Are you in Need of Financial Assistance? AUSU Can Help You AUSU has many financial assistance, emergency and computer bursaries available to help students in need. Every year AUSU will give away 10 financial assistance bursaries, $6000 in emergency bursaries and $4800 in computer bursaries. Visit our website at http://www.ausu.org/services/scholarships.php to find out if you… Read more »

Primetime Update

We have no updates on your favourite shows this week because Amanda has immersed herself in work and will no longer have time to report on the best in prime time reality TV. If there is a strong interest in seeing this coverage continue, we’ll seek another person to report on the shows. Let us… Read more »

The Good Life – Magic in the Streets

For the first time since I was five years old, I went Christmas caroling this year. A friend of mine has a birthday on December 18th, and this was the way she wanted to celebrate it. To be honest, I was a bit daunted by the prospect. It’s not that I wasn’t in the Christmas… Read more »

Dear Barb – Coping with an alcoholic family

Dear Barb; I just returned to school after spending Christmas with my family. I hate to admit it, but I couldn’t wait to leave and go back to school. My problem is my family’s drinking. Throughout the whole two weeks I was home there was drinking everyday. I know people usually drink more on special… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Accident

The defining moment of the holiday season came on Christmas Eve this year. We had invited a group over for turkey dinner, and one of our guests showed up about an hour late, just as we were carving up the bird, explaining that she’d been held up by a couple of minor accidents. Apparently she’d… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Say No to Resolutions

All of us put 2003 to bed in uniquely personal ways. Some, no doubt, polka-ed the night away. Others spent the evening at the movies with a tub of popcorn and Jack and Diane in “Something’s Gotta Give.” For those few souls who haven’t eaten their body weight in carbs in the past few weeks,… Read more »

Degrees Below Zero

Once upon a time the dissenters and the subversives would be put in stocks in the town square. They were put there as examples, as warnings to the rest. There, but for the grace of authority, sit you. They would be pelted with stones and clods of dirt and rotten vegetables by all the lucky… Read more »

What Are You Willing to Give?

I’m a bit of a softie and I like to help out where I can. I cry at the old Hallmark commercials, I stay far away from the local pound or I’d take every single one of those animals home with me, I bring a box of Kleenexes to any wedding I attend, and I… Read more »

Campus Food Banks Feed Growing Need

HAMILTON (CUP) — Rising tuition and housing costs are making it difficult for some students to make ends meet, and food banks are responding to the growing need. Erin White has been running the University of Guelph student union’s food bank since it opened in October. “This service is absolutely necessary on any campus because… Read more »

What’s in a Name?

We have names for everything, labels that help us identify each other, each thing, and each place. But there’s more to names than just a simple word. The Alias Collective – http://worldzone.net/art/alternika/alias/aliascollection.html Mainly designed for use by roleplayers, authors, and period re-creationists, this site hopes to focus on the individual and unusual, on names not… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Alberta Students May See Tuition Freeze

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 ALBERTA STUDENTS… Read more »

Conference Connections

CALL FOR PAPERS – Urban and Rural Flows and Counterflows February 10-12, 2005 Splendid Isolation: Urban and Rural Flows and Counterflows in Electronic Music and Related Media Berlin, Germany Held in conjunction with club transmediale.05 “The relationship between communication technologies and the city has been a long and complicated one, where the density of communicative… Read more »

Searching for Internships

AAAS – Science Policy Internship – Job Location: Washington, DC, United States Job Description: Interns will work closely with AAAS staff on a variety of projects, helping to prepare proposals, organize meetings, contribute to publications, manage computer databases, obtain resource materials, and participate in ongoing research. They will also have the opportunity to attend relevant… Read more »

Response to Editoral, December 22, 2004 (v12 I 49)

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Response to Editoral, December 22, 2004 (v12 I 49) http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/featuredisplay.php?ART=3436 Hello, Tamra: I found your [editorial on students’ struggles to balance school and family] to be quite interesting. I am a potential student… Read more »

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