Vol. 13 Iss. 33

Volume 13 Issue 33 - 08/26/2005

AUSU This Month

“A Learning Alberta” Recently, the Alberta Government announced a comprehensive review of the Alberta post-secondary education system. Many discussion documents were placed online, and all stakeholders were invited to respond and make suggestions on our how post-secondary system can be improved. The students of the four universities of Alberta have responded through a document drafted… Read more »

The Good Life – A Grain of Truth

Like many of the women I know, I went through a couple of phases when I was younger during which I decided that I would be a lifelong confirmed vegetarian. Once or twice, I became fairly militant about it, and stopped eating cheese and eggs. Growing up in Alberta, surrounded by cattle farmers and hunters,… Read more »

Dear Barb – Updates!

Dear Readers, this week’s column will include responses to previous columns. Thank you to all who wrote in. I look forward to hearing from more of you. Barb Dear Barb: My best friend has just been diagnosed with bulimia. We have been friends for years, but I didn’t realize she had this problem. What are… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Things I Know For Sure

Every columnist is, when all is said and done, a collector–a collector of images, words, phrases, cartoons, books, clippings, memories. If this conjures up a picture of chaos and clutter, you’re probably right. I know I keep trying to set up systems and processes to make retrieval of this stuff easier. It doesn’t help that… Read more »

Lost & Found – A Night On The Mosquito Coast

It’s the ungodly hours before dawn, and the vicious vampire mosquitoes are gathered about my head. Despite the fact that it’s one of those humidity-drenched Bangkok-like Vancouver nights, my wife and I are completely swathed in bedclothes so that as little of our skin as possible is exposed to the relentless attack of these flesh-frenzied… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. Her father was a teacher who was well known for his controversial teaching methods. Louisa’s first poem “Sunlight” was published in 1852 under a pseudonym, Flora Fairfield. This would prove to be the first step in a successful career that would put… Read more »

We Are Not Made of Atoms

Every Saturday morning, soon after the sun comes up, I take my eight-year-old daughter down to our favourite breakfast spot to share a Spanish omelette. It’s about a forty-minute walk each way, and we pass the time by telling each other stories from our lives. For instance, I’ll tell her about the time her mother… Read more »

Reefer Madness

So Marc Emery, leader of the B.C. based Marijuana Party has been arrested by Vancouver RCMP. at the request of U.S. law enforcement. According to the CBC’s website (vancouver.cbc.ca), the self-styled “Prince of Pot,” a tireless political activist in the cause of reforming North America’s draconian marijuana laws, was arrested in Halifax, N.S. Simultaneously, his… 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 ONE VISION – MANY VOICES: A CROSS-CULTURAL / ANTI-RACISM EDUCATION CONFERENCE University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Nov. 17-19, 2005 http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/edpolicystudies/ INTRODUCING: ECOTREK – A RACE FOR… Read more »

Searching for Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Volunteer and Spanish Study – Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Celas Maya Home Duration of Program: 9-12 weeks – Dates: Throughout the year Volunteer and Spanish Study We provide Volunteer Work Projects for students to complement their language study. We work with a network of organizations in Quetzaltenango and throughout the region dedicated to activities that… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

W. H. (Howie) McClennan Scholarship Administrator: International Association of Fire Fighters Award Amount: $2,500.00 Award Deadline: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 Notes: Awarded annually to the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of fire fighters who have died in the line of duty to attend a university, accredited college or school of higher learning in the… 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 worth the trip

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: AU Convocation, 2005 It was awesome — I was there too! I was one of the Nursing program graduates. This was the best experience…better than high school(from what I remember). I, too,… Read more »


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