Vol. 13 Iss. 30

Volume 13 Issue 30 - 08/05/2005

Interview with Dr. Frits Pannekoek – AU’s new president

Pictured: Dr. Frits Pannekoek and his wife Christine. On the morning before Convocation began, I had the opportunity to interview our new AU President, Dr. Frits Pannekoek. Although the university was a hub of activity, we managed to find a quiet spot inside the president’s office. I had met him previously, but this was my… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

The Missing Articles You might be wondering where Fed-Watch has been the last couple of weeks. Here at home, my computer finally gave up after six years of hard service. Along with stricter deadlines being imposed by our editor (I’m always notoriously late with these things) this means that I simply haven’t been able to… 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 – Lyme Disease Fears

Readers, this is a follow up to last week’s question from Jeremy. Dear Barb, my girlfriend and I are avid campers and have been camping for years. However, in the past few years we have been hearing a lot about Lyme disease and West Nile Virus. What precautions can we take to prevent exposure? If… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead (1901-1978), a world-renowned anthropologist, was born in Philadelphia to a Quaker family. She studied anthropology at Barnard University and received her degree in 1923. She continued her studies, receiving her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1929. At 23 years of age, Margaret went to Samoa in the South Pacific where she studied the… Read more »

Lost & Found – American Model

All memory is convulsed in an upheaval of violence. There is a fire burning over the Earth, taking with it plants and animals, cultures, languages, ancient skills and visionary wisdom. Quelling this flame and reinventing the poetry of diversity is the most important challenge of our time. (Wade Davis, 1999, p. 279) When I woke… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Buddy, part 2

Why is it that after publicly sharing my grief at the loss of a family pet I feel compelled to further explain? Readers may recall that recently my family’s twelve-year-old pooch named Buddy passed away after a very brief illness. I previously shared my perspective on end-of-life-issues, pain, suffering, and grief. The gamut of thoughts… Read more »

SOUNDING OFF – AU students sound off on tutor vacations

Last week Peter Tretter’s guest editorial addressed the issue of tutor vacations. While recognizing that tutors have a right to time off, and that with open enrolment it’s impossible to ensure that tutor leaves do not coincide with course end dates, it was suggested that when a tutor is away for even a period as… Read more »

The Power of One

It’s the power of the smallest candle in the darkness of a cave. It’s the power of recognizing a lie for what it is, no matter how many people repeat it, or how often, or how loudly. It’s the power of whistling in the graveyard, of laughter when you’re lost in the woods, of singing… Read more »

Click On This – Snapshot

We humans are fascinated by the visual. We like to preserve the oddest things — even things we shouldn’t. We capture candid moments, stages of a person’s life, the unimaginable and unbelievable, the poignant, and much more. We seem to use photographs, at times, to prevent the ravages of loss of memory, the wages of… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarships Funds for these awards are sponsored by Alberta Lottery Fund and administered by Alberta Scholarship Programs. The scholarship was established in honour of Jimmie Condon. Value: $1,800 Applicants must be Alberta residents and be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, professional or graduate program at a university, college or technical institute in… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. FRINGE A-GO-GO Edmonton, Alberta – 18-28 August 2005 For information: 780 448 9000 fta@fringetheatreadventures.ca http://www.fringetheatreadventures.ca/index.php/fta BANFF SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL Banff, Alberta – On now until August 26 2005 For information: 403 762 6100 box_office@banffcentre.ca http://www.banffcentre.ca/ SASKATOON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL Saskatoon, Saskatchewan… 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 »

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 »

Error Correction – PHIL 350 review, last issue

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. ERROR CORRECTION In last week’s issue, in the review of new AU course PHIL 350, we stated that the course was authored by AU philosophy tutor, Jill Hunter. However, it has come to… Read more »


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