Vol. 13 Iss. 25

Volume 13 Issue 25 - 06/29/2005

Convocation Report, 2005 – Introduction & Installation of the President, Thursday, June 9

The Voice Magazine’s coverage of Convocation 2005 continues with reports from the grounds and more photos. Keep watching next week as our coverage continues… This year marked a significant change in the structure of the yearly Convocation at Athabasca. Each year the number of graduates has increased, and this year, Athabasca University’s 28th convocation, we… Read more »

Gay and Lesbian Update – Special Edition

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. Welcome to this special edition of Gay and Lesbian Update! The budget has passed! Late Thursday, June 23, the Liberals and NDP passed the… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Alberta’s Post-Secondary Review Once again the Alberta Government is conducting a review (http://www.advancededucation.gov.ab.ca/alearningalberta/) of post-secondary education. Once again, it completely misses its own learning commission’s recommendation that an independent review be conducted, and is conducting the review itself. That said, the current review is at least expanding beyond the Ministry of Advanced Education for the… Read more »

Dear Barb – Family obligations

Dear Barb, I don’t know if you can help me, but I thought I’d write anyway. I grew up in a severely dysfunctional home. All I ever wanted to do was get away. I was finally able to obtain an education and start a career. A few years later I met a wonderful man and… 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 »

Lost & Found – What You Need to Know About Werewolves

Amongst my happiest childhood memories are Friday nights spent watching late night horror movies with my brothers and sister in our family’s basement television room. Four decades later, I can still recall the smell of popcorn on the dank air and the flickering shadows playing across the walls. Films such as the Plan Nine From… Read more »

From Where I Sit – It’s About Time

Canadian pride is a rare and elusive thing. The stereotypical Canadian is self-effacing, humble, apologetic, and meek. In some perverse way, we’re actually proud of this image. I call it “aw shucks, little ol’ me” thinking accompanied by downcast eyes and a toe digging in the dirt. We don’t as a rule blow our own… Read more »

The Poor Are Out of Touch

On June 1st, I was appalled and dismayed to read an article in a local weekly newspaper about a man who is paying $375 a month to live in a storage shed attached to the back of a house. As President and CEO of Grasp Ventures Unlimited, a large property development company developing some of… Read more »

What Risk-takers Already Know

They took a running start. As fast as they could, they jumped into the water. Their laughter was followed by a splash. I stood behind them, peering out from between my fingers and shaking my head emphatically no way. They were jumping off a cliff. I was white-water rafting down the Bow River in Alberta…. Read more »

Women You Should Know – Bella Savitsky Abzug (1920-1998)

Bella Savitsky Abzug was a renowned American political activist and politician. She served in the United States House of Representatives from 1970 to 1977, representing her constituents of Manhattan, in the State of New York. Abzug’s famous saying was “This woman’s place is in the House — the House of Representatives.” Bella’s achievements include becoming… Read more »

Searching for Internships

The Hansard Scholars Programme London, England http://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/programmes/study_programme Autumn: Sep – Dec Internships in the British political system with placements with an MP in the House of Commons, a Peer in the House of Lords, a parliamentary clerk, or other political organisations that could involve work with think tanks, human rights groups, campaign groups, lobbyists, law… 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

The 2005 Society for Arts In Healthcare Conference – No Borders: pARTners in HEALTHcare June 22, 2005 – June 25, 2005 – Edmonton, Alberta http://www.thesah.org/annual 2005 Hawaii International Conference on Sciences June 18, 2005 – June 20, 2005 – Honollulu http://www.hicsciences.org Cultures of eBay August 24, 2005 – August 25, 2005 – Colchester, England http://www.essex.ac.uk/chimera/culturesofebay.html… Read more »

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