Vol. 13 Iss. 28

Volume 13 Issue 28 - 07/23/2005

The Good Life – Being Wrong

A young acquaintance of mine says that her interactions with the rest of human society can be roughly split into three disproportionate categories. First of all, there are about ten per cent of the people she meets that she takes an instant liking to. These are “her kind of people”–individuals who share similar values, passions,… 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 »

Dear Barb – Paternity Confusion

Dear Barb, I have never discussed this with anyone before. My husband and I have been married for five years and we have a three-year-old son. Just before I became pregnant with my son, my husband and I were having marital problems and separated temporarily. During this separation, I had a brief affair with another… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Marie Curie

Marie Curie was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867 as Maria Sklodowska. The premature death of her mother and one of her sisters is said to have caused her to become agnostic. This agnosticism would later encourage her faith in the sciences. Marie was a brilliant student with an unwavering focus. She secretly dreamed… Read more »

Lost & Found – By the Pricking of my Thumbs

Driving through Manning Park last Sunday afternoon, I’m one of the first dozen or so vehicles to arrive on the scene of a fatal highway accident. No emergency vehicles have arrived yet. There is a silver thermal blanket, the kind that comes in roadside emergency kits, that is shrouding a dead body. There is a… Read more »

From Where I Sit – If The Shoe Fits

Is there a woman alive, over the age of say 25 or 30 who doesn’t have a love/hate relationship with shoes? Is there a woman alive, of any age, who hasn’t bought the wrong shoes for the wrong reasons? Is there a woman alive who hasn’t suffered excruciating pain as a result of wearing poorly… Read more »

Cool Tools – del.icio.us & Bloglines

del.icio.us – http://del.icio.us/ Bloglines – http://www.bloglines.com/ If you’re at all like the vast majority who use the web, you have a massive collection of bookmarks or favourites crowding your browser-and very likely there’s no rhyme or reason to how they’re sorted, if they’re sorted at all. You find a site that is interesting or useful… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. PRINCE GEORGE FOLKFEST Prince George , British Columbia Jul 22 to 23, 2005 Telephone: (250) 563 2880 E-mail: info@pgfolkfest.com Website: www.pgfolkfest.com ARTWALK Whistler, BC – now til Jul 31, 2005 Telephone: (604) 938-8839 E-mail: info@whistlerartscouncil.com Website: www.whistlerartscouncil.com POWELL RIVER LOGGER SPORTS… Read more »

Searching for Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

INTERNSHIP Schools Without Borders – 3490 Aylmer Montreal, QC Canada internship types: Accounting, Social Work, Theater, Drama, Dance, Urban & Regional Planning Qualifications / skills needed: To be eligible to participate in a SWB seminar; – Applicants must be within the required age range (Kenya: 14-20 & Brazil: 15-20) at the time of the seminar,… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

John Gyles Education Awards Administrator: John Gyles Education Awards Award Amount: $3,000.00 Award Deadline: n/s Notes: Available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. Contact for more information. Contact… Read more »

Conference Connections

WIPCE 2005 Nov 27-Dec 1, 2005 – Hamilton, New Zealand http://www.wipce2005.com/ Te Wananga o Aotearoa is dedicated to promoting inspirational ideas and practices from Indigenous communities that can be applied on an international scale. It is pleased to host this world renowned gathering of indigenous educators, researchers and students. The 2005 conference is an opportunity… Read more »

Convocation coverage and AU’s location

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Thank you again for publishing the articles on convocation. After reading it makes me want to attend more upon my own graduation. I found it interesting when Debbie Jabbour talked about bringing Athabasca… Read more »


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