Vol. 13 Iss. 23

Volume 13 Issue 23 - 06/08/2005

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Research Receives More Money The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has announced funding for almost 1000 research projects (http://www.sshrc.ca/web/whatsnew/press_releases/2005/srg_e.asp), to the tune of $81.2 million dollars. If you’d care to know what that buys, you can take a look at the list of projects (http://www.sshrc.ca/web/winning/comp_results/2005_srg.pdf). While I don’t like to denigrate research… Read more »

Dear Barb – Planning a family

Dear Barb, My wife and I are in our early thirties. We have been married for 10 years and we both have successful careers. Throughout our marriage we have frequently discussed when would be the right time to start a family. We finally decided that this is the year. I really felt I was ready… 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 »

Women You Should Know – Mary Anderson, (1866-1953)

Mary Anderson was the Alabama-born inventor of the windshield wiper. Anderson began formulating the idea while on a trip from Alabama to New York City during the winter of 1902. She couldn’t help but notice drivers of streetcars struggling to keep their windshields clean. Drivers were continually stopping their vehicles to clear snow and ice… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Urban Cowboy

One only needs to watch the music stations on satellite TV for a few hours to notice a certain interchange-ability between the stars. It may be the continual shrinking of the world through media and technology. It may be that I’ve been around the block a time or two. It may be that the spate… 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. On June 1, 2005, Lynn Warren and Alex Ali of The Amazing Race 7 fame were married in Ottawa. They were invited to the… Read more »

It’s hard to be hopeful when voting

This is a very difficult column for me to write, and one that I’m not sure that I should be writing at all. However, it’s been preying on my mind since our latest British Columbia provincial election back on May 17th. Before I get into it, let me clarify a couple of things for the… Read more »

Click On This – Creepy Crawlies

Eyelash Creatures http://www.geocities.com/thesciencefiles/eyelash/creatures.html We know, logically, that the world is full of tiny things we cannot see, yet sometimes we’re not so comfortable with being reminded of that fact – like when we look at this site which shows us what’s creeping about on our eyelashes. Bug Bytes http://cmave.usda.ufl.edu/~rmankin/soundlibrary.html If you’re not comfortable with looking,… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – A New Online University!

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 »

Searching for Internships

PEARSON PEACEKEEPING CENTRE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM PO Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia B0S1E0 phone: (902) 638-8611 – fax: (902) 638-3315 Dates: all year Internship types: Economics, History, Humanities, International Relations, Library & Info Science, Political Science/Politics and Social Sciences Qualifications / skills needed: Interns must have a university degree (example BA/MA International Relations). Interns will be… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) Student RSVP Awards Value: $500, CMA membership, Strategy Magazine profile and subscription Application Deadline: Varies Must be attending any Canadian college or university in business, marketing, commerce, advertising or design. Must not be currently employed in a marketing-related position. Must submit marketing or creative campaign based on selected case study. Applicant… Read more »

Conference Connections

4th World Conference on Breast Cancer June 8, 2005 – June 12, 2005 – Halifax, Nova Scotia Home ScArt4: Science and Art 4th International Symposium June 9, 2005 – June 12, 2005 – New Brunswick, NJ, USA http://mechanical.rutgers.edu/scart4/ The 2005 Society for Arts In Healthcare Conference – No Borders: pARTners in HEALTHcare June 22, 2005… Read more »

We Love to Hear From You

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter.

Classifieds

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 »