Vol. 13 Iss. 21

Volume 13 Issue 21 - 05/25/2005

Dear Barb – On Hiatus

The Dear Barb column is on hiatus this week and next. Look for more new columns from Barb beginning in the June 1st Edition of The Voice. In the meantime, Barb would love you to send more questions for upcoming columns to her email box at: dearbarb.voice@ausu.org.

The Good Life – Why Teachers Matter

A few weeks ago, just before the recent B.C. provincial election, I was at a dinner party and the discussion turned to the severe funding cutbacks that the current government has inflicted upon our educational system. As a result of these provincial cuts over the last four years, teachers have been laid off, class sizes… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU Course Evaluations Would you like to know what your fellow students have thought of an AU course? If so, you are not alone. Many students find the input of their peers invaluable when selecting courses or a program of study. AU students may not have cafeterias and hallways in which to share this knowledge,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

The Grits Remain It was all over the news recently: Belinda Stronach “crossed the floor” of the Parliament to become a member of the official government caucus. The Prime Minister released a statement(http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news.asp?id=495) about the move, calling it “gutsy” and, of course, saying he was proud to have her on his team. For AU students,… Read more »

Lost & Found – My Week in Music

Monday We have a poltergeist in our house who randomly shuts lights on and off, hides batteries and undeveloped film, and changes stations on the clock radio. On any given day, I wake up listening to The Red Hot Chili Peppers or The Five Tops. This morning Kate Bush is weaving her way in and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Rest In Peace

As I struggle to come to grips with the death of yet another friend, I am confused. How can we prepare ourselves for death? How can we delay its approach? How can we live to our fullest potential? Recently, a motivational speaker reminded delegates at a conference that I attended that God’s question to each… Read more »

From My Perspective – Time

I began this long weekend with a bit of apprehension — on the one hand looking forward to having an extra day to get my work done, and on the other hand knowing that I don’t really have an extra day — I’m just spacing out my workload differently. A long weekend for me is… Read more »

Don’t Talk Me Your Talk

Yes, we are all angry about the kind of “democratic” culture that leaves so many of us feeling angry and powerless. Yes, we know what we must do (most of the time, anyway). So we do it. We act. One day we just do it. We get angry and heady and wordy. We write words… Read more »

Election Special – Mandy Gardner

Some day in the not too distant future, we may be off to the ballot boxes again. Casting that vote is not something to be taken lightly; the outcome affects our entire country. Before we all head off yet again to the polls, perhaps an overview of the past election results may be helpful. Better… Read more »

Rejection”?the bad weed

Rejection is the only thing you can count on. And here I thought I only had death and taxes. I have just spent $135 to attend a conference where the only thing I learned was that rejection is a sure thing. I attended the Get Publishing Conference at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. I listened… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – University Presidents Collaborate

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 voice@ausu.org, attn: Debbie… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

GREAT CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIP From the Rockies to the Maritimes, from the great lakes and rivers to the great white north, studentawards.com wants to celebrate all that’s great about Canada, especially our country’s most promising students. That’s why we’re kicking off our third annual Great Canadian Scholarship program! To thank you and all the studentawards.com members… Read more »

Searching for Internships

SOUND AND MUSIC RECORDING / MIDI Recording Arts Canada [Toronto and Montreal Campuses] 111 Peter Street Suite 708, Toronto, ON M5V 2H1 ph: 416-977-5074 – fax: 416-977-8945 Dates: September and March Internship types: Comm (Radio, TV, & Film), Music and Technology. Qualifications / skills needed: A minimum 80% gpa and a 95% attendance record must… Read more »

Conference Connections

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER iCORE (Informatics Circle of Research Excellence) Summit – Aug. 2005 -Banff. The second annual iCORE Banff Informatics Summit will bring together leading information and communications technology (ICT) researchers for three days. The field of informatics encompasses computer science, electrical and computer engineering, physics and mathematics. (403) 210-5335. http://www.icore.ca/. Sheldon Chumir… 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 »